As you drive over what seems like the fifth pothole in just as many minutes, you can’t help but to wonder where all that money for the roads is going to.
Well, wonder no more with this chart that breaks down the annual costs for the highways systems in each state. Using color coded bars that show just how much the states are investing into each of their state-controlled miles, we can see how much goes to a variety of costs: administrative, maintenance, capital and bridge, and highway law enforcement and safety, interest, and bond retirement costs per mile. When you multiply these costs by the number of miles each state controls, supplied within the middle of the chart, you will be amazed at the massive amounts of money that the highways systems cost the states each year. One of the smallest states, New Jersey, had the biggest cost per mile which more than doubled Florida in second place with $241,100 per mile.
Which of these state highway budgets were you the most surprised to see?
Infographic by: www.yourlawyer.com