California road repair could cost $82 billion over the next ten years

New study says road repairs would cost billions

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Roads in Kern County and across the state have a bumpy future ahead, according to a new study.

The study, done by a coalition of local governments, projects road repairs for the states 482 cities would cost 82 billion dollars.

The study used a ranking system to rate current road conditions as "good", "at risk", or "failure".

The majority of California's roads were considered "at risk" and if nothing is done over the next ten years a quarter of the states streets would earn a "fail" rating.

Kern county alone would need around $3 billion dollars to keep our local roads and bridges up to par.

The study did not specify where the billions of dollars would come from to pay for repairs.

Below is a link to the study:

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