What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges

The average Virginia motorist pays $1.08 per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.

  • 32 cents/day through the state gas tax
  • 38 cents/day through the federal gas tax
  • 35 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
  • 3 cents/day in tolls

The average Virginia 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.

Virginia spends $192 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. Virginia ranks #39 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:

Driving on poor roads costs the average Virginia motorist $334 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.