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Bay Area roads rank among worst in nation

On Thursday the San Francisco Chronicle via the Associated Press reported on the San Francisco Bay Area’s roads being among the worst in the nation. This information comes from the national report transportation group TRIP. The report came from an analysis of road conditions done in 2008.

Topping the list as the worst in the nation are Silicon Valley roads, with 64 percent considered to be in poor condition. The Concord area was ranked fourth while the San Francisco-Oakland Metropolitan area came in fifth, both with 58 percent of roads in poor condition. All of which are worse than New York, Baltimore and New Orleans.

The report also says that poor Bay Area roads affect cars as well as wallets with drivers paying an upwards of $690 annually in additional repair and maintenance cost. For drivers in San Jose, the tab runs to $756 a year.