19th Annual Highway Report - Alaska

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


  • Overall Rank in 2008 49
  • Overall Rank in 2007 50
  • Overall Rank in 2006 49
  • Overall Rank in 2005 49
  • Overall Rank in 2000 40

Alaska ranks 49th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, an improvement of one spot from last year’s report. Alaska ranks 15th in total highway disbursements, 24th in fatalities, 23rd in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 7th in urban Interstate congestion. Alaska’s best rankings come in state highway agency miles (2nd), urban Interstate congestion (7th), and capital and bridge disbursements (13th). Alaska’s lowest rankings are in rural other principal arterial condition (50th) and rural Interstate condition (48th). Alaska’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  34 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  2 
  • Total Disbursements  15 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  13 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  33 
  • Administrative Disbursements  14 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  48 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  50 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  17 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  7 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  23 
  • Fatality Rates  24 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  26

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

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