Which U.S. Cities Have the Worst Roads?

Many people complain about the condition of roads in their cities. From potholes to the amount it costs to repair a vehicle that frequently travels on roads in poor condition, bad roads can really take a toll on a car. Which cities in the U.S. have the worst maintained roads? The team at TeletracNavman.com looked at data from the U.S. Department of Transportation to see which American cities have the worst roads, and how their ranking has changed since their original study in 2016.

At the top of the list is the San Francisco, CA metro area. 71% of the roads in the area are considered to be in “poor” condition. San Francisco was also at the top of the list in 2016 when the last study was reported. Due to the poor road conditions in the area, drivers pay an additional $1,049 in vehicle maintenance and repair costs. Many California cities rank highly on the list – in fact, the top three cities with the worst roads are located in California. In addition to San Francisco, San Jose is listed in second and the Los Angeles metro area is listed in third.


On the other end of the spectrum, Orlando, FL is ranked as the city with the highest percentage of roads that are in “good” condition. 69% of roads in Orlando are considered good. Additionally, Buffalo, NY is ranked as the area with the lowest additional vehicle maintenance costs due to road conditions ($305).


Which city’s placement on the list was the most shocking to you?

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