• Highway Trust Fund to expire, Oklahoma roads in disrepair

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    Quick Facts:

    • The Federal Highway Administration reported 25 percent of bridges in Okla. are structurally deficient
    • Oklahoma drivers spent about $425 each in extra vehicle repairs
    • 70 percent of Oklahoma roads are in poor or mediocre condition

    As the Highway Trust Fund is set to expire, the Department of Transportation released a factsheet highlighting the poor condition of Oklahoma roads and bridges.

    In the fact sheet, the Federal Highway Administration reported over 25 percent of Oklahoma bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.

    The American Society of Civil Engineers noted that Oklahoma drivers spend $425 each every year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs.

    Additionally, 70 percent of Oklahoma roads are in poor or mediocre condition. This means Oklahoma is fourth place in rankings of bad road percentages.  

    The information comes as the Highway Trust fund is set to expire. Over the last six years, congress has passed 33 short-term measures to extend the fund. 

    View other states' statistics here

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