19th Annual Highway Report - California

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


  • Overall Rank in 2008 48
  • Overall Rank in 2007 48
  • Overall Rank in 2006 44
  • Overall Rank in 2005 44
  • Overall Rank in 2000 45

California ranks 48th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, with no change in position from last year’s report. California ranks 47th in total highway disbursements, 13th in fatalities, 14th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 50th in urban Interstate congestion. California’s best rankings come in state-controlled highway miles (11th), fatality rates (13th), and deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (14th). California’s lowest rankings are in urban Interstate congestion (50th), administrative disbursements (50), urban Interstate condition (49th), and rural Interstate condition (49th). California’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  11 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  48 
  • Total Disbursements  47 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  48 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  43 
  • Administrative Disbursements  50 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  49 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  43 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  49 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  50 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  14 
  • Fatality Rates  13 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  28

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

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