State of Our Roads & Bridges
3,962 miles of New Jersey’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Newark to Albuquerque, New Mexico and back — are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average New Jersey motorist $605 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
596 bridges in New Jersey 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 10.3 million times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there are 22 miles of structurally deficient bridges in New Jersey. 268 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in New Jersey spent $5 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.