The number of poor-quality urban roads in Michigan declined by 1.2 percent between 2015 and 2016. Urban road quality was worse in Michigan than the “Top Ten” and peer state averages. Michigan ranks 39th among all states. Among peers, only California and North Carolina have 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.