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Road Conditions

According to the latest TRIP analysis of FHWA data, North Carolina's overall road conditions are moderate to fairly positive.

  • 11% of state roads are considered to be in poor condition.
  • 22% of state roads are considered to be in mediocre condition.
  • 22% of state roads are considered to be in fair condition.
  • 45% of state roads are considered to be in good condition.
Bridge Conditions

According to the latest FHWA data, North Carolina's overall bridge conditions are moderate. 9% of state bridges are considered to be in poor condition, 52% are in fair condition, and 39% are considered to be in good shape, ranking the state as 13th in the nation according to the American Road Transportation Builders Association's deficiency rank (which takes into account the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico).

There are 18,407 bridges in the state, comprising 10,092,890 sq meters of overall bridge deck area.

Funding Report

Apportionments under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act:

2018 Total: $1,097,816,127.00

2019 Total: $1,126,340,465.00

2020 Total (estimated, before post-apportionment set-asides, penalties, and sequestration): $1,155,016,278.00

State Gas Tax (including any ancillary fees): 36.35 cents per gallon

1.19/1.13
Number of Road Fatalities per 100 Million Miles Traveled Vs. U.S. Average
These numbers break down as:

2.05/1.67 Rural
0.74/0.86 Urban
1,437
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Fatalities Statewide 2018
843/593
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Fatalities Statewide 2018 - Rural vs. Urban
A total of 1 death remains classified as "unknown."

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North Carolina Turnpike Authority’s existing Triangle Expressway
North Carolina Turnpike Authority’s existing Triangle Expressway can be seen at the top of the photo. The Complete 540 project, which will extend the toll road 28.8 miles to the south and turn east to complete the loop around Raleigh, broke ground in November 2019. Photo Credit: North Carolina DOT Aviation Unit
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