5 Michigan cities get 'poor' marks for the quality of their roads

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A new report ranks several Michigan cities as having some of the worst roads in the nation.

Rough ride?   Five Michigan cities have made a national list for having "substandard" streets
Rough ride? Five Michigan cities have made a national list for having "substandard" streets
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Flint and Lansing all have a high percentage of their roads in “poor” condition.  

That’s according to a new report from, TRIP, a national transportation research group, funded by businesses and unions tied to road construction. 

The report claims more than half the roads in Detroit, Flint and Grand Rapids give motorists a “rough ride”.

The findings shouldn’t be a surprise.  Earlier this year, TRIP ranked Michigan among the states with the worst roads.

The report recommends cities do a better job of maintaining good roads and patching potholes and says more federal funding is needed for local road repair.