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19th Annual Highway Report - Rhode Island

The state's detailed results in highway performance and cost-effectiveness

Rhode Island


Rhode Island ranks last in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling one spot from last year’s report. Rhode Island ranks 43rd in total highway disbursements, 3rd in fatalities, 50th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 41st in urban Interstate congestion. Rhode Island’s best rankings come in rural Interstate condition (1st), urban Interstate condition (1st) and fatality rates (3rd). Rhode Island’s lowest rankings are in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (50th), rural other principal arterial condition (49th) and state-controlled highway miles (49th). Rhode Island’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

The full 19th Annual Highway Report and other states' rankings are here.



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