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Road Conditions

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

  • 12% of state roads are considered to be in poor condition.
  • 22% of state roads are considered to be in mediocre condition.
  • 24% of state roads are considered to be in fair condition.
  • 42% of state roads are considered to be in good condition.
Bridge Conditions

According to the latest FHWA data, Virginia's overall bridge conditions are fairly positive. 4% of state bridges are considered to be in poor condition, 62% are in fair condition, and 34% are considered to be in good shape, ranking the state as 42nd 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 13,933 bridges in the state, comprising 10,199,966 sq meters of overall bridge deck area.

Funding Report

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

2018 Total: $1,071,151,543.00

2019 Total: $1,098,983,043.00

2020 Total (estimated, before post-apportionment set-asides, penalties, and sequestration): $1,126,962,342.00

State Gas Tax (including any ancillary fees): 21.95 cents per gallon

0.96/1.13
Number of Road Fatalities per 100 Million Miles Traveled Vs. U.S. Average
These numbers break down as:

1.57/1.67 Rural
0.60/0.86 Urban
820
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Fatalities Statewide 2018
454/338
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Fatalities Statewide 2018 - Rural vs. Urban
A total of 28 deaths remain classified as "unknown."

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In 1706, a woman thought to be a witch was “ducked” into the Lynnhaven River in what is now Virginia Beach. Local authorities tried her by tying her…
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