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December 19, 2014

Report: Bad roads in state cost Minnesotans $797M in repairs per year

The American Society of Civil Engineers claims bad roads are costing Minnesota drivers $797 million in vehicle repairs a year, KSTP-TV reports.

That’s according to a new report by the ASCE published online.

The amount averages out to about $250 in repairs per driver.

The ASCE report also claims 52 percent of Minnesota’s roads are in poor or mediocre conditions.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, however, disagrees with the figures.

“We’re not going to try and tell anybody there aren’t potholes or crack roads or issues with the roads we have and the roads people are driving on,” Curt Turgeon of MnDOT told KSTP. “But I don’t see where it’s certainly 50 percent.”

See the report from KSTP below.