State of Our Roads & Bridges
1,126 miles of Kentucky’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Lexington to San Antonio, Texas — are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average Kentucky motorist $315 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
1,183 bridges in Kentucky 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 3.4 million times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there are 23 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Kentucky. 983 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in Kentucky spent $2 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.