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GBNRTC ratings for all 2,400 miles of Erie County roads reach highest combined score since 2001; federal-aid roads in Erie County receive highest rating since 1985
Conditions of roads owned and maintained by Erie County have earned improved grades from an independent and nonpartisan transportation advisory organization, with a comprehensive study recently completed by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council providing an update on the surface conditions of the entire county highway system.
According to the Erie County Department of Public Works’ Highways Division, the results of the 2021 Highway Assessment Survey for Erie County roads show the county’s overall road score rising to 7.25, attaining the GBNRTC’s “good” category with an increase from the 6.66 grade received in 2019. This is the highest mark the county has received since 2001. At the same time, federal aid roads in Erie County are at their highest rating (7.47) since ratings began in 1985.
“These recent independent ratings from the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council prove the good work that my administration and our Department of Public Works have been doing to maintain and improve our transportation infrastructure, having invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the years,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said. “Our road scores have improved significantly over the pasts several years, especially since 2015, and have now reached our highest combined score in 20 years. Additionally, federal aid roads are at their highest score since 1985, when ratings began. This is an example of what good government does: continuing investment in our infrastructure by maintaining, protecting and improving our roads and bridges, and providing the roads that residents and motorists expect and deserve.”