A Washington-based group pushing for more road construction says Missouri is in need of road work.
The report from a group called TRIP says 22% of Missouri’s roads maintained by state or local governments are considered to be in poor condition.
It also says more than half of the major roads in Kansas City are in poor or mediocre condition.
The report says the shape of the roads costs Kansas City drivers $1,327 each year in costs.
The motorist cost, according to TRIP is highest in St. Louis; $1,511.
In Jefferson City the cost to a motorist is $1,316.
In Springfield it is $1,1,34.
Missouri has one of the nation’s biggest road system.
The State Highway Department says it is cutting back on road repairs because of a lack of funds.