State of Our Roads & Bridges

4,103 miles of Virginia’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Arlington to Salt Lake City and back — are in poor condition.

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

1,063 bridges in Virginia 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 5.2 million times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 27 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Virginia. Over 1,000 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in Virginia spent $2 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.