State of Our Roads & Bridges
2,593 miles of Connecticut’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from New Haven to Las Vegas — are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average Connecticut motorist $661 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
357 bridges in Connecticut 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 5.2 million times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there are 18 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Connecticut. 59 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in Connecticut spent $1 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.