Does Rhode Island deserve its reputation for having among the worst roads in the nation?

BAD ROADS: Local communities are responsible for keeping track of their own road-repair projects. An effort in the late 1980s to ensure consistent pavement quality for local roads failed once state funding ran out. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
ARE RHODE ISLAND roads really among the worst in the nation? The state was recently ranked third worst for potholes in the U.S. based on internet searches on pothole-related complaints. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
A new yearlong study of internet searches on pothole-related complaints ranks Rhode Island third worst in the nation. The Nov. 14 study from QuoteWizard by Lendingtree found Michigan had the most complaints about potholes, with Indiana second worst. Washington and Vermont were fourth and fifth respectively. Providence, ranked 45th, was one of three New England…

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