19th Annual Highway Report - Iowa

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

Iowa

  • Overall Rank in 2008 31
  • Overall Rank in 2007 30
  • Overall Rank in 2006 32
  • Overall Rank in 2005 35
  • Overall Rank in 2000 23


Iowa ranks 31st in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling one spot from last year’s report. Iowa ranks 16th in total highway disbursements, 28th in fatalities, 34th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges, and 19th in urban Interstate congestion. Iowa’s best rankings come in administrative disbursements (10th), total disbursements (16th), and narrow rural lanes (17th). Iowa’s lowest rankings are in rural other principal arterial condition (46th) and urban Interstate condition (43rd). Iowa’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  31 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  35 
  • Total Disbursements  16 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  18 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  23 
  • Administrative Disbursements  10 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  38 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  46 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  43 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  19 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  34 
  • Fatality Rates  28 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  17

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




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