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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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