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North Carolina
Road Conditions

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

  • 14% of state roads are considered to be in poor condition.
  • 23% of state roads are considered to be in mediocre condition.
  • 24% of state roads are considered to be in fair condition.
  • 40% 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. 7.9% of state bridges are considered to be in poor condition, 51.5% are in fair condition, and 40.6% are considered to be in good shape, ranking the state as 21st 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 18,749 bridges in the state, comprising 10,512,002 sq meters of overall bridge deck area.

Funding Report

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

2019 Total: $1,126,340,465.00

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

2021: Reauthorization of 2020 funding levels through September 1, 2021

State Gas Tax (including federal 18.4 cpg and any ancillary fees): 54.75 cents per gallon

Apportionment (est.) from "Highway Infrastructure Programs" in Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, dated Dec. 2020 (source: AASHTO): $260,622,083

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If you’ve driven through North Carolina on I-95 recently, you may have experienced some congestion between the cities of Fayetteville and Dunn. The…
October 05, 2021
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
In December 2012, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) opened the six-lane, 18.8-mile Triangle Expressway. The state’s first modern, all-…
April 01, 2021

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