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.