1929

19.-PUBLIC ROADS AND MOTOR VEHICLES
No, 400.-RURAL ROADS Irq' THE UNITED STATES
NOTE -Mileage data included for cOllnty and township l'o~ds in 1921( 1926, and 1927 were secured from
cou;'ty records; data for other years shown in this and subsequent taoles contain SOIllS estimates and are
uot llS OBcurato as to detail, Mileage data in most cases re~ar to calendar years; thoro aro, howevor,
exceptions in several States, Data relate to continental Umted States only oxcopt as notod

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1921 _

Milea.ge
at end
of year:
All types
.• ____________________________
2, 941, 294
3,006,089 3,000,190 3,013,584
Jo:arth roads _______________________ 2, 663, 534 2,995,m 3,002,917
2,556,380 2,535, all 2,484,822 2,450,126 2, 424, Sfl2
Surfaced roads____________________ 387,760
439,341
467,900
621,260
550,064
588,721
Sand, clay, gravel, etc._. __ .. __ 263,238
200,143
307,904
060,518
405,917
433.53;J
87,009
Mscadam_____________________
1m, 455
106,432
100,805
85,738
UO,273
Sheet asphalt and concrete____
22,190
33,983
40,850
48,507
53,202
59,885
Block pavoments___________ --- 1 14, 723 114,'100 114,637
5,803
5,206
ii,030
Mileage built during year:
51,638
110,976
76,238
73,776
116,413
86,454
All ~~~;fJ:i.,:o,jd8::
39,895
69,804
20,097
31,873
60,059
33,031
Surfaced r06d5 __ ... -. __ ... _______ _ 41,172
31,541
36,343
1iO,353
'11, U03
5a,424
Sond, clay, gravel, etc .. ______ _ 29,019
19,465
22,641
28,784
41,079
38, linO
Macadam ____________________ _
6,413
4,801
6,665
6,000
8,308
7,184
Sbeet Mphalt and concrete .. __
6,037
6,626
0,6<[0
6,798
7,2'[6
Block p"'·cments ____ ... ___ .. __
2703
2410
252
267
138
l:d:i1e~ge of State hiffhway systems at end
of yeltr: a
251, Gil
259,721
274,911
287,928
293,363
All ~~;:l\-i{;u{is:::::::::::::::::::::::
140,211
131,374
130,057
124,809
llG, '[86
Surfaced roads. _________________ . ___________ _ 111,400
14,j,854
128,3,17
103,059
I'IG,566
Sand, clay, gravel, etc __________________ _ 58,000
68,401
79,796
UO,682
98,675
1\{o.carlHJJL _______ _______ • __ _
27,151
28,922
28,814
31,356
31,·248
Sheet asphalt and concrete _________ • __ ._
22,475
28, 008
37,642
43,3l:,
33,059
Blocl, pavements _____ ._ ..... __
2,866
3, 017
3,185
H,380
3,330
Mil~ag8 of State highway systemB bllilt
during year: ,
All types. ___ ... ______________________ _
20,311
23, 164
23, 162
27,387
26,722
Earth roads_. __________________ . __
5,814
5, 957
5,316
7, 060
'i,151
:lurfRccd roads .. ___ . ____ ... ________________ _
17,207
14,496
17,836
20,327
19,571!
Sand, clay, gravel, etc___ . ___________ .. __
7,852
9,045
10,
005
13,073
11,132
Macadam ___________ • ____ • ___ _
2,007
2,464
2,1<1<1
2,258
2,812
Sheet asphalt !lnd concrete _____________ _
5,535
4,R89
1i,540
4,859
5,550
Ulock pavements __ .. _______ ._.
, 248
104
146
137
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Funds .. ,..nable for rural roa.d pm'pases
durin!: year, all authorities (1,000 dalltu's) :
'rot..L .... ___ ... _______________________ 1, 149,438 1,190,432 1,358, 60B 1,680,994 1,740, 390 1,941,22J,
Pruceeds of bonds ________________ . 4a8,109
216,969
259, 190
285, 816
272, 422
272,050
Federal aid' ___ .. ______________ .__
79,333
72,343
Dl, 101
92, 180
79, 103
80,100
IIfotor
vehicle
fees
and
gasoline
taxes_. ___________________ • ____ ._
122,626
202,804
266,455
360.553
436,440
516,7N
Other tuxes and appropriations ___ _ 415,680
410,038
415,1.55
467,705
'191,194
527,177
93,689
201,278
326,307
354,741
461,162
f-Il otber sources .. ------------.--544,451
E:penditures for rural roads aud bridges
(l.oon dollars):
All ro~ds, by all authorities ... ________ 1, 036, 668
996,781 I, lSI, 1i21 I, 288, 9~0 1,300,546 1,448, 121
CuDstruCtion _____________________ - 626,965
518,293
637,030
651,933
6111,941
089,219
I>Iaintenance __________ . _____ ._____ 248,593
265,8gg
297,170
310,877
338,853
376,754
Principal and interest of bonds.___
89,281
108,1)43
45,914
176,41ii
213,32.5
2<14,886
Equipment and miscellaneous ... __
71,748
166,677
138,370
144,710
131,427
137, ?otiS
B y or under ~upervision of State high.
'
way dep&rtments, incl. Federal aid__ 413,242
6M,665
441,862
649,125
C21,744
699,875
lI19hway construction under Federal aid:'
Projects completed
up
to
end
of
year•.• _____ • __________ .. _________________ _
27,212
37,117
52,016
56,717
01,020
F utal cos~ (1,000 dollars) ---. _____ • - ______ .. _ 460,943
632, '187
D02,920 1,051, 4fi6 1,240,302
b
. ' cderal ul(l \1,000 dollars) ________ _
197,713
270,305
42<1,964
466,010
518, 2m)
,roNcts
under construction~Ifles __ . _________ .-_ .. __ • __________________ _
18,048
17,837
10,978
14,681
13,433
j;,ojal COS~ (1,(){)Q dollars) _____ .. ____________ _ 356,550
394,971
204,113
365,730
353,41l7
.... d e e,al 81ft (1,000 ~lollars) ._ .. ___ .. __ . ______ _ 164,3S9
176,575
111,284
151,490
145,627
xC cl'al·mr! fund ava.Ilable Cor now
Projects (1,000 dolIal·s). _______________________ _ 70,635
55,627
119,771
113,070
110,803

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~1iles

:~~clu(lesmiscellancous roads, as follows: 1921,11,303 miles; 1923,9,975 miles; l~z.i, 9,996 miles .
• ]) "t Ut ('S miscellll1.\cous roads, as follows: 1921, :J08 Illiles; 1923, 46 miles; 1921,21 miles,
'I 3 a flor total United 8tates not oornpiled in 1921.
, I!'c1ur cs 16 miles miscellaneous roads,
01 0 1' roud and bridge purposes under sllpervision of State highway depsl'tment only,
proJ~;ll1' le~ data for HaWaii, as follows: Federal·aid fund available fOl' new projects, beginning 1D24;
, s un'.,er construction (all items), 1925; all items in 1920 and 1927,
Source: Bureau oll'ublic Roads, Department of Agriculture.

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