State of Our Roads & Bridges
8,724 miles of Oklahoma’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Oklahoma City to Paterson, New Jersey and back three times— are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average Oklahoma motorist $626 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
3,776 bridges in Oklahoma 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 4.5 million times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there are 57 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Oklahoma. Over 3,500 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in Oklahoma spent $2 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.