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DOT highlights grim state of U.S. roads and bridges

July 14th, 2015 / By: / Industry News, News

In a July 9 press release, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) noted that the Highway Trust Fund is set to expire July 31. Without action from Congress, federal funding for transportation will come to a halt. And with it, so will traffic in many places across the country.

During the last six years, Congress has passed 33 short-term measures rather than funding transportation for the long term. The DOT release stated: “… our transportation system—our roads and bridges especially—is in a dire state of disrepair … The table of state-by-state road and bridge conditions, shown below, demonstrates this.”

The statistics for the USDOT’s bridge and road conditions come from 2013 data from the Federal Highway Administration and the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

Alabama
• 22.4% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 25% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $530.0 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Alaska
• 24.2% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 49% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $181.0 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Arizona
• 12.1% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 52% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $887 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Arkansas
• 22.7% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 39% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $634 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

California
• 27.9% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 68% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $13.9 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Colorado
• 16.7% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 70% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.0 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Connecticut
• 34.9% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 73% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $847.0 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Delaware
• 20.5% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 36% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $168.0 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Florida
• 16.9% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 26% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.8 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Georgia
• 17.6% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 19% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $374.0 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Hawaii
• 43.9% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 19% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $374.0 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Idaho
• 20.3% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 45% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $316 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Illinois
• 15.9% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 73% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $2.4 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Indiana
• 22% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 17% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.2 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Iowa
• 25.7% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 46% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $756 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Kansas
• 17.7% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 62% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $646 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Kentucky
• 31.4% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 34% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $543 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Louisiana
• 29% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 62% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.2 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Maine
• 32.9% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 53% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $246 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Maryland
• 26.8% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 55% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.6 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Massachusetts
• 52.5% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 42% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.5 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Michigan
• 27.4% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 38% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $2.5 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Minnesota
• 11.5% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 52% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $797 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Mississippi
• 21.3% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 51% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $811 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Missouri
• 27.2% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 31% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.6 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Montana
• 17.2% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 52% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $136 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Nebraska
• 24.5% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 59% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $380 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Nevada
• 13.7% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 20% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $391 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

New Hampshire
• 32.4% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 54% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $267 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

New Jersey
• 35.5% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 66% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $3.5 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

New Mexico
• 16.6% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 44% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $397 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

New York
• 38.8% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 60% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $4.6 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

North Carolina
• 30.5% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 45% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.6 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

North Dakota
• 21.8% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 44% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $112 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Ohio
• 24.6% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 42% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.7 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Oklahoma
• 25.4% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 70% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $978 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Oregon
• 22.9% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 65% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $495 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Pennsylvania
• 42.2% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 57% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $2.9 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Rhode Island
• 56.5% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 70% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $350 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

South Carolina
• 20.7% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 40% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $811 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

South Dakota
• 24.8% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 61% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $194 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Tennessee
• 19% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 38% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $809 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Texas
• 19% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 38% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $5.3 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Utah
• 14.7% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 25% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $332 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Vermont
• 33.1% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 45% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $230 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Virginia
• 26.1% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 47% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.3 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Washington
• 26.1% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 67% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.3 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

West Virginia
• 35.3% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 47% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $372 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Wisconsin
• 14% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 71% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $1.1 billion in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

Wyoming
• 23.3% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
• 47% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition
• $96 million in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs due to road conditions

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