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Highland Avenue, Interstate 5 cited as among L.A. area's most deteriorated roads

December 17, 2009 |  1:18 pm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/03/05/la_traffic1_2.jpgA Washington, D.C.-based transportation advocacy group says California’s roads and mass transit systems are so deteriorated that they cost the average commuter $2,400 a year because of higher vehicle operation costs, crashes and delays.

TRIP, which advocates for more funding for roads and transit projects, said that despite the news of stimulus money going for transportation projects, California still struggled to build new roads and properly maintain existing ones.

TRIP cited these roads as being among the most deteriorated in the region:

-- Highland Avenue from Santa Monica Boulevard to Franklin Avenue in Los Angeles.

-- Interstate 5 between Beach Boulevard and the L.A.-Orange county line.

-- The Santa Anita Avenue bridge over the Rio Hondo creek in El Monte.

-- The Old Road over the Santa Clara River in Santa Clarita Valley

-- Route 74 from 7th Street to Route 215 in Perris

-- Euclid Avenue from Walnut Avenue in Ontario to Route 210 in Upland.

-- Route 75 from south of Tulagi Road in Coronado to Route 5 in San Diego.

-- Route 78 from Lincoln Parkway and Broadway in Escondido to the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

-- Shelby Grad

File photo credit: Los Angeles Times

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