What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges

The average Connecticut motorist pays 50¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.

  • 14 cents/day through the state gas tax
  • 29 cents/day through the federal gas tax
  • 7 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
  • 0 cents/day in tolls

The average Connecticut household spends 10 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.

Connecticut spends $221 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. Connecticut ranks #32 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:

Driving on poor roads costs the average Connecticut motorist $661 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.