State of Our Roads & Bridges

1,408 miles of Massachusetts’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Boston to Gulfport, Mississippi — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average Massachusetts motorist $478 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.

461 bridges in Massachusetts 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 10.2 million times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 20 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts. 428 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in Massachusetts spent $3 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.