State of Our Roads & Bridges
3,562 miles of Georgia’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Atlanta to Phoenix and back— are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average Georgia motorist $260 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
729 bridges in Georgia 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 17 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Georgia. Over 1,000 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in Georgia spent $2 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.