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Colorado ranks in bottom half of states for road infrastructure, study finds

The study found a correlation between states that spend on road maintenance and those that rank well for overall road infrastructure.
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The city is tearing up and repaving Speer through downtown, and this week it's been the bridge between Lawrence and Larimer that has slowed traffic.

COLORADO, USA — Colorado's road infrastructure ranks in the bottom half of U.S. states, according to a recent study.

Seattle-based QuoteWizard, LendingTree's online insurance marketplace, ranked the condition and investment in roads for all 50 states, based on an analysis of Federal Highway Administration data.

Rankings are a composite score based on percentage of roads in poor condition, annual cost per driver due to roads that need repair and the percentage of structurally deficient bridges.

The ranking did not include the percentage of state highway spending on road repairs, but it's included in the study to show which states are addressing the problem, officials said.

> Continue reading this story at the Denver Business Journal.

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