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Oklahoma
County Road and Bridge Facts

 

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Mileage in 2007
Ø      The County Highway System is composed of 85,109 miles. (75% of the State’s roadway network)
Ø      17,950 miles are on the Counties’ Major and Minor Collector System.
Ø      Counties maintain 4,361 miles of city streets within 437 cities.
Ø      Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled, DVMT, (Usage) totaled approx. 13,600,000 miles on the county highway system.  Ø      2,522 railroad crossings on the County Highway System.

Bridges in 2007
Ø      Oklahoma has the 3rd highest percentage of deficient
    bridges in
the 
nation because of poor county bridges.
Ø      14,176 county bridges. (62% of all Oklahoma’s bridges)
Ø      4,460 (32%) are deficient & 664 are obsolete (4.5%) 
     (1.6 billion 
replacement costs)
Ø      64 county bridges over 500 feet in length.

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Accidents, reported in 2003    
Ø      5,504 crashes on county roads.  (7.4% of the total number of crashes)
Ø      1,951 crashes involved unsafe speeds on county roads.  (21% of the total number of unsafe speed crashes)
Ø      682 rollover crashes on county roads.  (34.7% of the total number of rollover crashes)
Ø      26 train crashes. (44.8% of the total number of train crashes) 101 fatal crashes on county roads. (16.9%
    
of the total number of fatal crashes)

Funding in 2007
Ø      Federal Bridge Replacement, BR, funds for county bridges, 20 million/year.
    
(2.8 of the 20 million funds the Safety Bridge Inspection program in odd numbered years)
   
§         5 million/year of County funds to match federal BR construction funds.
    
§         1.5 million/year of County funds to pay for engineering fees. 
Ø      Federal Surface Transportation Program, STP, funds, 6 million/year.
   
§         $1.5 million/year of County funds to match federal STP construction funds.
  
§         $412,000/year of County funds to pay for engineering fees.  At current funding levels 
        
it would take  56 years to bring all current inadequate county bridges to an adequate level.

Costs in FY 2007
Ø      Diesel fuel costs have increased 185% since 2003.
Ø      Construction costs have increase 43% over the last 2½ years.
Accomplishments in FY 2007
Ø      57 Bridge Replacement, BR, projects let with a total cost of over 23.5 million.
Ø      9 Federal funded, STP, road  projects with a total cost of over 11 million.
Please Note:
Funding to ODOT does not fund maintenance and operation on the County Highway System.