State of Our Roads & Bridges
429 miles of DC’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from the White House to New York City and back — are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average DC motorist $1,061 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
10 bridges in DC 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 25 thousand times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there is 1 mile of structurally deficient bridges in DC. 5 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in DC spent $32 million on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.