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.