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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

2016 FINANCIAL CONDITION REPORT

Transportation


Highway Conditon Ratings in New York Deficient Bridges in New York and the Rest of the U.S.

Highway Conditions Have Improved Slightly Since 2011

  • The State is responsible for maintaining more than 42,700 lane miles of highway.
  • The number of highway lane miles rated poor to fair has decreased by 2.0 percent since 2011.
  • In 2015, 62.0 percent of the highways were rated good to excellent, a 2.0 percent increase since 2011.

Bridge Conditions Have Worsened Since 2011

  • The State is responsible for maintaining nearly 7,900 bridges.
  • In 2015, 35.1 percent of bridges were rated deficient as compared to 33.1 percent in 2011. A deficient rating means a bridge is either structurally or functionally deficient, but not a current safety threat.
  • The State‚Äôs percentage of deficient bridges compares unfavorably to the nationwide percentage of 19 percent.

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