Could Oklahoma City-area roads actually be improving?
Could roads around Oklahoma City be getting better?
Compared to other big cities, that may be the case, based on a report by the Washington, D.C., nonprofit transportation research organization TRIP.
The report found Oklahoma City-area major roads and highways are 20th worst among urban areas with 500,000 or more residents.
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Two years ago, TRIP said major roads in Oklahoma City were eighth-worst.
The latest analysis uses 2016 data submitted by the state to the Federal Highway Administration. Learn more at http://www.tripnet.org.
In 2016, TRIP said Oklahoma City motorists paid more than motorists in any other big city in repair bills, depreciation and fuel costs attributed to poorly maintained roads and highways.
This year's report ranks Oklahoma City sixth in that category, with an annual average cost of $897.