Yesterday on The Daily Weekly Ellis E. Conklin wrote about the condition of Washington's roads - which according to a 2013 report of the American Society of Civil Engineers, are largely in shitty shape. The report states that 67 percent of the roads in this state are in poor or mediocre condition, an observation many Daily Weekly commenters seemed to agree with.
As the post notes:
Some 67 percent of the roads in this state are in poor or mediocre condition -- this, according to the 2013 report of the American Society of Civil Engineers. (Click here to see how Washington fares against the rest of the country.) Overall, Washington roads earned a solid 'D' grade.
Our bridges are no great shakes, either. Nearly 5 percent of the state's 7,840 bridges are considered structurally deficient by this organization of civil engineers, and almost 21.6 percent were rated functionally obsolete. Again, a 'D' was meted out.
As far as road conditions go, we can take some solace that Oregon is nearly as bad, with 65 percent of its highways and byways in mediocre and poor condition, and that California is even trifle worse, with 68 percent.
To which commenter Holly Equality Homan responds:
have you driven down Alki Avenue? That road as you drive from the bridge to the beach is almost as bad as a third world country. It's messed up my tire sensor and banged up my hweels. Fortunately I was able to have the wheel pounded back into shape so I wasn't losing air all the time. The tire guy said it could easily have been from bad roads and I drive along Alki Ave five days a week. It's a gorgeous drive, but treacherous