What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges
The average Illinois motorist pays $1.20 per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.
- 25 cents/day through the state gas tax
- 32 cents/day through the federal gas tax
- 30 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
- 33 cents/day in tolls
The average Illinois household spends 4 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.
Illinois spends $269 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. Illinois ranks #20 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:
Driving on poor roads costs the average Illinois motorist $449 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.