State of Our Roads & Bridges

2,676 miles of Kansas’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Kansas City to Las Vegas and back — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average Kansas motorist $435 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.

2,303 bridges in Kansas 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 757,284 times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 29 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Kansas. Over 7,000 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in Kansas spent $707 million on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.