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DOT Fact Sheets Highlight Grim State of U.S. Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON – The Highway Trust Fund is set to expire on July 31. Without action from Congress, federal funding for transportation will come to a screeching halt. And with it, so will traffic in many places across the country.

Over the last six years, Congress has passed 33 short-term measures rather than funding transportation for the long term. And our transportation system --our roads and bridges, especially-- is in a dire state of disrepair because of it. The table of state-by-state road and bridge conditions, shown below, demonstrates this.

Experts agree: The only way to prepare our transportation system for the next generation is to stop this cycle of short-term measures and pass a long-term transportation bill.


U.S. Road and Bridge Data by State

U.S. Road and Bridge Data by State
StateStructurally Deficient / Functionally Obsolete Bridges*Annual Total Extra Vehicle Repairs / Operating Costs Due to Driving on Roads in Need of Fixing**Percentage of Roads in Poor / Mediocre Condition**
ALABAMA3,608 of the 16,078 (22.4%)$530 million ($141 per motorist)25%
ALASKA290 of the 1,196 (24.2%)$181 million ($359 per motorist)49%
ARIZONA954 of the 7,862 (12.1%)$887 million ($205 per motorist)52%
ARKANSAS2,894 of the 12,748 (22.7%)$634 million ($308 per motorist)39%
CALIFORNIA6,953 of the 24,955 (27.9%)$13.892 billion ($586 per motorist)68%
COLORADO1,438 of the 8,612 (16.7%)$1.034 billion ($287 per motorist)70%
CONNECTICUT1,472 of the 4,218 (34.9%)$847 million ($294 per motorist)73%
DELAWARE177 of the 864 (20.5%)$168 million ($257 per motorist.36%
FLORIDA2,044 of the 12,070 (16.9%)$1.792 billion ($128 per motorist)26%
GEORGIA2,600 of the 14,769 (17.6%)$374 million ($60 per motorist)19%
HAWAII494 of the 1,125 (43.9%)$456 million ($515 per motorist)49%
IDAHO859 of the 4,232 (20.3%)$316 million ($305 per motorist)45%
ILLINOIS4,246 of the 26,621 (15.9%)$2.4 billion ($292 per motorist)73%
INDIANA4,168 of the 18,953 (22%)$1.249 billion ($225 per motorist)17%
IOWA6,271 of the 24,398 (25.7%)$756 million ($381 per motorist)46%
KANSAS4,465 of the 25,171 (17.7%)$646 million ($319 per motorist)62%
KENTUCKY4,436 of the 14,116 (31.4%)$543 million ($185 per motorist)34%
LOUISIANA3,790 of the 13,050 (29%)$1.2 billion ($408 per motorist)62%
MAINE791 of the 2,402 (32.9%)$246 million ($245 per motorist)53%
MARYLAND1,418 of the 5,291 (26.8%)$1.598 billion ($422 per motorist)55%
MASSACHUSETTS2,694 of the 5,136 (52.5%)$1.461 billion ($313 per motorist)42%
MICHIGAN3,018 of the 11,022 (27.4%)$2.534 billion ($357 per motorist)38%
MINNESOTA1,513 of the 13,137 (11.5%)$797 million ($250 per motorist)52%
MISSISSIPPI3,636 of the 17,044 (21.3%)$811 million ($419 per motorist)51%
MISSOURI6,633 of the 24,350 (27.2%)$1.6 billion ($380 per motorist)31%
MONTANA882 of the 5,126 (17.2%)$136 million ($184 per motorist)52%
NEBRASKA3,765 of the 15,370 (24.5%)$380 million ($282 per motorist)59%
NEVADA253 of the 1,853 (13.7%)$391 million ($233 per motorist)20%
NEW HAMPSHIRE790 of the 2,438 (32.4%)$267 million ($259 per motorist)54%
NEW JERSEY2,334 of the 6,566 (35.5%)$3.476 billion ($601 per motorist)66%
NEW MEXICO654 of the 3,935 (16.6%)$397 million ($291 per motorist)44%
NEW YORK6,775 of the 17,442 (38.8%)$4.551 billion ($403 per motorist)60%
NORTH CAROLINA5,534 of the 18,168 (30.5%)$1.555 billion ($241 per motorist)45%
NORTH DAKOTA966 of the 4,439 (21.8%)$112 million ($237 per motorist)44%
OHIO6,647 of the 27,015 (24.6%)$1.685 billion ($212 per motorist)42%
OKLAHOMA5,828 of the 22,912 (25.4%)$978 million ($425 per motorist)70%
OREGON1,754 of the 7,656 (22.9%)$495 million ($173 per motorist)65%
PENNSYLVANIA9,561 of the 22,660 (42.2%)$2.947 billion ($341 per motorist)57%
RHODE ISLAND433 of the 766 (56.5%)$350 million ($467 per motorist)70%
SOUTH CAROLINA1,920 of the 9,275 (20.7%)$811 million ($255 per motorist)40%
SOUTH DAKOTA1,459 of the 5,875 (24.8%)$194 million ($324 per motorist)61%
TENNESSEE3,802 of the 20,058 (19%)$809 million ($182 per motorist)38%
TEXAS9,998 of the 52,561 (19%)$5.27 billion ($343 per motorist)38%
UTAH437 of the 2,974 (14.7%)$332 million ($197 per motorist)25%
VERMONT903 of the 2,731 (33.1%)$230 million ($424 per motorist)45%
VIRGINIA3,588 of the 13,765 (26.1%)$1.344 billion ($254 per motorist)47%
WASHINGTON2,066 of the 7,902 (26.1%)$1.349 billion ($272 per motorist)67%
WEST VIRGINIA2,514 of the 7,125 (35.3%)$372 million ($273 per motorist)47%
WISCONSIN1,970 of the 14,088 (14%)$1.147 billion ($281 per motorist)71%
WYOMING723 of the 3,099 (23.3%)$96 million ($236 per motorist)47%

*According to 2013 data from the Federal Highway Administration

**According to the American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

Thursday, July 9, 2015
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