Kansas roads ranked 2nd best in the US, study says

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A Consumer Affairs study has ranked Kansas roads as the second best in the United States.

The study analyzed road conditions by states this year and determined each state's ranking by comparing the following four factors:

  • Amount spent per mile of road
  • Motor crash fatalities on roads per mile
  • Percentage of roads in poor, fair and good condition
  • ConsumerAffairs email survey

“Each factor was normalized, rescaled and weighted, which allowed our researchers to assign some data greater or lesser importance,” the Consumer Affairs website says. “Next, the scores from each factor were combined to produce final scores.”

The study found South Carolina has the worst roads followed by Louisiana, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Delaware. It says Wyoming has the best roads followed by Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana.

Click here to view the full study.

Consumer Affairs is not a government organization or a non-profit organization.

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