What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges
The average Missouri motorist pays 98¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.
- 40 cents/day through the state gas tax
- 41 cents/day through the federal gas tax
- 17 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
- 0 cents/day in tolls
The average Missouri 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.
Missouri spends $181 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. Missouri ranks #40 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:
Driving on poor roads costs the average Missouri motorist $380 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.