New report says bad roads in the Capital Region are costing drivers

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The congestion and poor condition of the roads are costing Capital Region drivers an average of $1,800 a year.

A new report from the TRIP Organization says that adds up to $28 million statewide.

Poor roads in the Capital Region led to 49 annual hours of delay for the average driver.

The report also says nearly half of major locally and state-maintained roads are in poor or mediocre condition. Driving on roads in the Capital Region costs the average driver $1,750 per year in the form of extra costs to cars as a result of driving on roads in need of repair, lost time and fuel because of traffic.

"The TRIP report found that 16% of the roads in the Capital District are in poor condition and another 22% are in mediocre condition. The report also found that 8% of the bridges in the Capital District area are structurally deficient and in need of significant repairs and in some case replacement," said Rocky Moretti, TRIP Director of Policy and Research.

TRIP also says the newly-passed federal infrastructure bill is expected to increase annual federal funding for New York roads, highways and bridges by 52%.

Read the report by clicking here.