State of Our Roads & Bridges

862 miles of Arizona’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Tuscon to San Francisco — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average Arizona motorist $247 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.

246 bridges in Arizona are classified as structurally deficient. This means one or more of the key bridge elements, such as the deck, superstructure or substructure, is considered to be in “poor” or worse condition by government inspectors. These bridges are crossed 1.6 million times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 10 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Arizona. 135 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in Arizona spent $510 million on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.