Nearly half of Oklahoma City's roads are in fair to poor condition. Taxpayers authorize hundreds of millions of dollars to attack the problem, but the annual community survey shows persistent dissatisfaction with bumpy, rutted and cracked asphalt and concrete.
The city grades 13,679 streets or street segments on a scale of 0-100, compiling the results in a Pavement Condition Index in order to target roads most in need of work. City leaders say heavily traveled roads and those in the worst condition are their highest priority.
Whether an aggressive maintenance and construction schedule can shift seemingly entrenched public opinion remains to be seen.