19th Annual Highway Report - Alabama

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


  • Overall Rank in 2008 20
  • Overall Rank in 2007 25
  • Overall Rank in 2006 29
  • Overall Rank in 2005 43
  • Overall Rank in 2000 11

Alabama ranks 20th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, an increase of five spots from last year’s report. Alabama ranks 23rd in total highway disbursements, 42nd in fatalities, 25th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 39th in urban Interstate congestion. Alabama’s best rankings come in rural other principal arterial condition (1st), maintenance disbursements (13th), and narrow rural lanes (20th). Alabama’s lowest rankings are in fatality rates (42nd), urban Interstate congestion (39th), and rural Interstate condition (39th). Alabama’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008    Rank

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles 25
  • State Highway Agency Miles 34
  • Total Disbursements 23
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements 28
  • Maintenance Disbursements 13
  • Administrative Disbursements 35
  • Rural Interstate Condition 39
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition 1
  • Urban Interstate Condition 22
  • Urban Interstate Congestion 39
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges 25
  • Fatality Rates 42
  • Narrow Rural Lanes 20

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

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