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    Junior Member Poirier's Avatar
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    Connecticut and RI: worst road conditions in the country

    41% of the roads in CT and RI are in poor condition. Only 6 other states crack >20%.

    White House Report: Connecticut's Roads Worst In U.S. - Courant.com

    The roads where I ride in western CT are an absolute disgrace.

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    I can confirm that as well.

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    It keeps traffic down.

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    Is this something new, since the lousy winter? I ride Rt. 1 and surrounding roads between Bridgeport, CT and Westerly, RI every summer (going this week) and I don't remember them being that much worse than Long Island.
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    Agreed. It is not only the bad conditions of the roads but also many have extremely narrow shoulders that are full of sand, branches, etc. Go left, get hit. Stay in the lane, ride over horrible junk. That is why when I ride with my wife and 14 year old son, we go on rail trails. It seems here in CT that road repair is a 12-month to lifetime job security job.

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    How is this determined? I cycle all over New England I definately agree RI is the worst but no way Connecticut. At least not in the South Central or mid to South eastern side. Roads here are not anywhere as bad as most roads I ride in Vermont. Most area I've ridden in Mass are also terrible, much worst than roads in my area of CT.
    Maybe whoever wrote this lives in the overpopulated western part of the state?

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