What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges

The average North Carolina motorist pays $1.29 per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.

  • 72 cents/day through the state gas tax
  • 33 cents/day through the federal gas tax
  • 24 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
  • 0 cents/day in tolls

The average North Carolina household spends 4 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.

North Carolina spends $268 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. North Carolina ranks #21 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:

Driving on poor roads costs the average North Carolina motorist $340 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.