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Transportation Air Quality Selected Facts and Figures

Roads and Spending

How Much Are We Spending on Roads?

In 2013, $19 billion in federal funds were obligated, and 65,500 miles of federal-aid roadway projects were implemented.

Obligation of Federal Funds for Roads (2013)

Title: Pie chart showing obligation of federal funds for roads in 2013 by project category - Description: The pie chart shows that 67% of the obligated federal funds involved system preservation, 9% were for new construction, and 24% were for additional capacity.

Sixty-seven percent of the obligated funds went towards system preservation, new construction comprised nine percent, and additional capacity projects received 24 percent.

Miles of Federal-Aid Roadway Projects (2013)

Title: Pie chart showing the percentage of miles of federal-aid roadway projects in 2013 by project category - Description: The pie chart show that 91% of the project miles involved system preservation, 5% percent involved new construction, and 4% involved additional capacity.

Ninety-one percent of the project miles involved system preservation, five percent of the miles involved new construction, and four percent involved additional capacity.

Source: Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2011, Table FA-10, Obligation of Federal-Aid Highway Funds for Highway Improvements,

Note: This chart excludes funds and miles related to safety and environmentally related projects, and new bridges and bridge replacement/rehabilitation.

Updated: 5/3/2016
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