“You expect to see cities like New York and Detroit there—partly because the freezing and thawing that accompany cold winters exacerbate existing damage. Sunny California’s dominance can be explained by very high rates of driving and inadequate maintenance, says Moretti.”
Embarrassing. Given the crazy taxes we pay for roads, they should be maintained far better. On a brighter note, I drove across the Altamont Pass this past weekend, and it’s being repaved; the newly completed sections are nice.