5:56 am April 28, 2010, by Henry Unger
They can’t be driving on the same roads I am. Can they?
A new study says Georgia’s highways are the nation’s best, AJC reporter Bill Torpy writes.
Are they kidding?
“A lot of the answer is the age of the roads,” Phineas Baxandall, a senior analyst at U.S. Public Interest Researh Group, which conducted the survey, told Torpy.
“Georgia’s road stock is relatively new.,” he said. “It takes a while to deteriorate. So Georgians are enjoying that ‘new-car smell’ with their roads.”
I have never experienced a “new-car smell” on our roads — not 20 years ago when I moved here, not now and not anytime in between. I’m dodging potholes all the time — even on the highways.
What do you make of this survey?
Also, you can alert Bill Torpy to the locations of the biggest potholes and most bone-jarring roads on your commute by e-mailing him: email@example.com. He’s planning a follow-up story. Thanks.
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