Nevada is second to last in the nation when it comes to states with the most urban roads in need of repair — meaning only 8 percent of the state‘s roads need work, according to the Washington Post, but what are the roads that need it most?
Washington, D.C., led the nation with "poor" roads, with 92 percent and none rated "good" by the Federal Highway Administration. The only state with more roads in tip-top shape than Nevada is Florida.
But not all of Las Vegas‘ roads were created equal, and many of the city‘s poorer roads are also a lot older.
We asked our Facebook fans for their input of road conditions in Las Vegas and received an overwhelming response for one stretch.
South Durango Drive from Tropicana Avenue to Desert Inn Road, a county road, is the road in most need of repair in the Las Vegas Valley, according to commenters.
“That is the worst stretch of road in town,” John Hildebrandt commented.
“I can‘t believe they haven‘t fixed it yet. It just got worse after the last 2, 3 rain falls. This is a main street on the west side,” said Jason Yord.
“When I ride my motorcycle on it it feels like I‘m about to get thrown off.” Curtis Raulerson said on Facebook.
While orange is the color of Nevada’s construction season, residents in the area haven’t seen much effort to have the road repaired, at least not in a speedy manner.
Other roads in Las Vegas mentioned by our readers included:
- Maryland Parkway between Tropicana Avenue and Desert Inn Road
- Hollywood Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Lake Mead Boulevard
- Pecos-McLeod Interconnect between Flamingo Road and Desert Inn Road
- Eastern Avenue near McCarran Airport
- The intersection of Hacienda Avenue and Jones Boulevard
- Rainbow Boulevard south of Blue Diamond Road
Clark County had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication, but this story will be updated if a response is received.