State of Our Roads & Bridges
1,403 miles of Maryland’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Baltimore to Houston, Texas — are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average Maryland motorist $460 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
306 bridges in Maryland 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 3.8 million times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there are 7 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Maryland. 524 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in Maryland spent $1 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.