TRIP also rated 34 percent of Connecticut's rural roads as being in a mediocre state, while 8 percent of the bridges in rural areas were deemed structurally inefficient. […] the traffic fatality rate on Connecticut's rural roads, 1.45 per 100 million vehicle miles of travel, was nearly double the rate on the roads in the state's urban and suburban areas. “Rural transportation accessibility and connectivity is critical to transportation-dependent business sectors including the growing energy production sector, advanced manufacturing and tourism,” the report stated.
Source: Report finds Connecticut's rural roads among the nation's worst – Connecticut Post
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