HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A national highway research agency recently released a report and it doesn’t have good things to say about Connecticut’s highways.
A lot of people might not be surprised to hear Connecticut ranks so poorly when it comes to highways. Governor Malloy tried to put away $100 billion over the next 30 years to try and improve the infrastructure, but with the condition of the state, that didn’t go through.
Here’s how Connecticut ranks according to Trip Report, a national highway research agency:
- 3rd most vehicles per mile
- 5th worst bridges
- 10th most congested
We caught up with a retired UPS truck driver who says he knows how bad the highways are.
“A lot of traffic and then if there was an accident, you didn’t know how long it was going to tie you up for. It’s never any fun, but I’m glad I’m retired now so I don’t have to worry about it,” said Bill Neff, retired truck driver.
Connecticut is making progress, building a new Q-Bridge. Some new lanes on the bridge opened recently.