The percentage of poor-quality urban roads in Michigan increased slightly between 2014 and 2015. Urban road quality was worse in Michigan than the “Top Ten” and peer state averages. Michigan ranked 38th among all states. Among peers, only California had a greater percentage of urban roads in poor condition.

What It Is: Share of urban roads in poor condition, by length.

Why It Matters: A strong, reliable transportation system benefits both businesses and individuals. Poor road quality imposes many tangible costs and reduces productivity.

Note: Includes interstate highways, freeways, expressways, and major arterial roads in urban areas. Some values missing due to data reporting issues.

Urban Roads in Poor Condition Trends

Urban Roads in Poor Condition Standings

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation (Length by Pavement Roughness)