AAA: 6 in 10 rate Wisconsin roads fair or poor

Madison (WQOW) – As spring begins, so does “pothole season” for many drivers.

According to AAA, potholes cost drivers in the United States $3 billion annually.

Over 60 percent of Wisconsinites believe that current transportation funding is not adequate to maintain roadways in their current condition, AAA says.

While the options that Wisconsin residents support to increase transportation funding remain mixed, only 21 percent said that they do not support any effort to increase transportation funding.

Increase gasoline tax 25%
Charge tolls on existing toll-free roads 19%
Increase registration/plate fees 18%
Tax based on vehicle miles traveled (road usage charge) 15%

According to the American Society of Engineers (ASCE), over 1/4 of the public roads in Wisconsin are in “poor” condition.  ASCE states that Wisconsin motorists are paying an average of $637 per motorist in vehicle repairs due to poor road conditions.

AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey

The AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey was conducted online among residents living in Wisconsin from January 28, 2019 – February 8, 2019. A total of 408 completed the survey. Results have a margin of error of ± 1.5 percentage points. Responses are weighted by gender and age to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the adult population (18+) in Wisconsin.

Clint Berge

Clint Berge

Clint Berge is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for Eau Claire's Own WQOW News 18. Report any website issues to him at cberge@wqow.com

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