By the Numbers: Wisconsin Transportation

$4 to $5

The cost needed for future repairs for every $1 in road repairs deferred.


The percentage of the 14,253 bridges in the state – or 1,245 bridges – that are structurally deficient, meaning they have significant deterioration of the bridge deck, supports or other major components.


The number of cents-per-gallon tax we pay on gasoline that is considered a federal highway user fee. That goes up to 24.4 cents for diesel.


The percentage of Wisconsin roads considered in good shape.


The percentage spending increase the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends across the nation to address the $836 billion backlog in needed repairs and improvements to the nation’s roads and bridges.


The number of hours lost annually to drivers in Milwaukee, where the most congested roads are. Madison is right behind with 38 hours.


The percentage of locally and state-maintained roads and highways in the state that are in poor or mediocre condition.


The number of people employed full time in transportation or infrastructure jobs in the state.

1.4 million

The number of jobs in the state directly dependent on transportation, including agriculture, manufacturing, retail sales and tourism.

4.2 million

The approximate number of licensed drivers in the state (2016 figure).

$1.8 billion

The cost of traffic fatalities in which roadway features were a likely cause between 2014 and 2016.

$6.8 billion

The estimated annual cost to drivers for having to drive on deteriorated, congested roads.

64 billion

The annual vehicle miles of travel in the state.

$580 billion

The estimated worth of goods shipped by truck annually in Wisconsin.
Source: Wisconsin Transportation by the Numbers:  Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility, a September 2018 report prepared by TRIP, a national transportation-research group.