Connecticut roads among nation’s worst, but who pays to fix them?

Pot holes in East Hampton in this file photo.

Pot holes in East Hampton in this file photo.

Many Connecticut motorists bemoan the blacktop conditions on numerous other areas of the state’s roads, which are ranked by various organizations as some of the worst in the nation.

“Connecticut’s people suffer every day in traffic and endure potentially dangerous conditions because our roads, bridges and highways are in disrepair,” says Carol Platt Liebau, the president of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a conservative think tank in Hartford.

Three other organizations — the national transportation research group TRIP, the Reason Foundation think tank and the American Society of Civil Engineers — analyzed federal government data and concluded in separate studies that nearly all states’ roads are in better condition than those in Connecticut.

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