We know our roads are bad, but we don’t want to pay to fix them.
That’s according to a Stockton University poll released Tuesday, which found that a majority of New Jersey residents said our roads and bridges are in mediocre condition. But, many would rather use other people’s money to fix them. Specifically, tax-weary Garden State residents would like the federal government to pay for it.
Of the 650 drivers polled by Stockton, 80% ranked the condition of the state’s roads and highways as fair or poor. They were a little kinder to the bridges and tunnels, with 63% rating them as fair or poor. Thirty-eight percent said they have felt concern for their safety when traveling over a bridge or through a tunnel.