What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges

The average Michigan motorist pays 96¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.

  • 31 cents/day through the state gas tax
  • 32 cents/day through the federal gas tax
  • 31 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
  • 2 cents/day in tolls

The average Michigan household spends 5 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.

Michigan spends $209 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. Michigan ranks #36 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:

Driving on poor roads costs the average Michigan motorist $539 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.