What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges

The average South Carolina motorist pays 98¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.

  • 42 cents/day through the state gas tax
  • 37 cents/day through the federal gas tax
  • 12 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
  • 0 cents/day in tolls

The average South Carolina 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.

South Carolina spends $180 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. South Carolina ranks #42 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:

Driving on poor roads costs the average South Carolina motorist $306 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.