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Wilmington roads cost drivers more than $1K a year

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Roads in Wilmington are costing drivers more than $1,000 a year, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation organization. Roads in Wilmington are costing drivers more than $1,000 a year, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation organization.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Roads in Wilmington are costing drivers more than $1,000 a year, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation organization.

The report says 11% of roads in North Carolina are in poor conditions and nearly 1/3 of the bridges are deficient.

Driving on these roads costs each driver in Wilmington $1,300 a year in vehicle operating costs, lost time and fuel.

According to the report, 48% of major roads in the Wilmington urban area are in either poor or mediocre condition.

"Traffic congestion in the area is worsening, causing 18 annual hours of delay for the average Wilmington motorist and costing each driver $360 annually in lost time and wasted fuel," the report reads.

Read the entire report here: http://bit.ly/NOQAFf 

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