Kentucky’s local road, highway and bridge network includes a total of 80,000 miles of roadway on major highways and interstates, rural secondary roads, county roads, municipal roads, and nearly 14,000 bridges. This extensive road network connects Kentucky’s citizens to a variety of life enhancing opportunities including education, employment, health care, social services, and retail facilities. The road network also provides opportunities for Kentucky’s industrial, agricultural, and commercial entities who utilize the transportation network to move freight in a timely and efficient manner.New construction needs require significant investments in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Roads in need of repair cost Kentucky drivers an average of $331 each year.
Kentucky has almost twice the number of narrow rural roads compared to the U.S. average.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet estimates that an additional $205 million per year is needed to maintain our current road and bridge system.