Bad roads costing Bay Area drivers thousands

December 17, 2009 4:02:38 PM PST
Driving on congested Bay Area highways that are pocked with potholes costs drivers more than $2,000 a year.

TRIP, a national transportation research group identified Interstate 880 through Oakland as one of the Bay Area's worst roadways.

The group says California needs to spend $10 billion more every year to maintain its roads and freeways.

The $2,000, they say, is a result of crashes, delays and added vehicle maintenance from driving on bad roads.

O the plus side, Santa Clara County has been awarded $5 million in federal stimulus money to redesign the Highway 101 interchanges at Capitol Expressway and Yerba Buena Road.