19th Annual Highway Report - North Carolina

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

North Carolina

  • Overall Rank in 2008 21
  • Overall Rank in 2007 20
  • Overall Rank in 2006 23
  • Overall Rank in 2005 31
  • Overall Rank in 2000 25

North Carolina ranks 21st in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling one spot from last year’s report. North Carolina ranks 3rd in total highway disbursements, 34th in fatalities, 41st in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 42nd in urban Interstate congestion. North Carolina’s best rankings come in state-controlled highway miles (1st), total disbursements (3rd), maintenance disbursements (4th) and state highway agency miles (4th). North Carolina’s lowest rankings are in urban Interstate congestion (42nd), narrow rural lanes (41st) and deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (41st). North Carolina’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  1 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  4 
  • Total Disbursements  3 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  5 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  4 
  • Administrative Disbursements  7 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  35 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  27 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  24 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  42 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  41 
  • Fatality Rates  34 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  41 

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