Florida roads & bridges score high marks

Skyway Bridge SpanThe Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently ranked each state’s roads and bridges and published the results in the USA Today newspaper. The FHWA study concluded one out of every 10 bridges in the U.S. are structurally deficient and only 38% of the nation’s roads are in “good condition.”
Thankfully, Florida’s roads and bridges scored high marks on the FHWA study in the following areas:

  • Structurally deficient bridges – 2 percent in Florida, tied for lowest percentage in the nation.
  • Roads in poor condition – 11 percent in Florida, ranked 13th best in the U.S.
  • Roads in good condition – 61.1 percent of roads in Florida are in good condition, 5th best in the nation

The FHWA study also found:

  • $85 billion is required annually to improve the condition of the nation’s roads and bridges
  • 42 percent of America’s major urban highways remain congested, costing the economy an estimated $101 billion in wasted time and fuel annually

The economic impact of an efficient transportation system is very clear.

For more information, contact the Florida Chamber of Commerce.