Rural Roads, Bridges in South Dakota Get Poor Rating
Streets in Sioux Falls are bad enough, but the roads across South Dakota are much worse. The numbers are in and South Dakota has one of the poorest grades when it comes to rural roads and bridges.
TRIP, "a private nonprofit organization that researches, evaluates and distributes economic and technical data on surface transportation issues," has released the latest numbers for states with the highest percentage of major rural roads in poor condition. South Dakota is at number 22. Our neighbors in Minnesota ranked 25 and Iowa at 20.
The report on structurally deficient rural bridges is much worse. South Dakota has the fourth highest percentage. Iowa is number 2.
Worst roads in the country? Rhode Island.
You can download the complete report from their website.