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Tulsa roads ranked fifth-worst in country, costing locals thousands in car repairs

Posted at 11:26 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 00:27:38-04

It isn't a list we want to be on, but probably no surprise either.

A study out shows Tulsans pay more - when it comes the damage done to their cars because of horrible roads.

According to a study that AAA pushed out this week, Tulsa ranks 5th in the country when it comes to the average maintenance costs we pay for our cars because of our bumpy roads.

The study shows Americans pay nearly $600-per-year on maintenance costs, but here in Tulsa drivers pay nearly $300 more.

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Oklahoma City is right there with Tulsa--sitting in the number 6 spot, but we're right up there with  Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“This is one of those lists we don't want to be on in Oklahoma and unfortunately we're on the top 10 of yet another disappointing list of bad roads," said Mark Madeja, Spokesman for AAA Oklahoma.

Help is on the way.

All that road construction you see here in Tulsa on the surface streets.

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That's because voters approved millions in resurfacing and infrastructure upgrades starting back in 2008, again in 2014 and most recently with the Vision sales tax package.

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