What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges
The average West Virginia motorist pays 217¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.
- 93 cents/day through the state gas tax
- 42 cents/day through the federal gas tax
- 63 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
- 19 cents/day in tolls
The average West Virginia household spends 2 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.
West Virginia spends $396 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. West Virginia ranks #11 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:
Driving on poor roads costs the average West Virginia motorist $469 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.