19th Annual Highway Report - Colorado

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


  • Overall Rank in 2008 34
  • Overall Rank in 2007 33
  • Overall Rank in 2006 31
  • Overall Rank in 2005 29
  • Overall Rank in 2000 19

Colorado ranks 34th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, a decrease of one spot from last year’s report. Colorado ranks 27th in total highway disbursements, 21st in fatalities, 5th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 33rd in urban Interstate congestion. Colorado’s best rankings come in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (5th), fatality rates (21st), and capital and bridge disbursements (24th). Colorado’s lowest rankings are in rural Interstate condition (41st) and rural other principal arterial condition (41st). Colorado’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  29 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  29 
  • Total Disbursements  27 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  24 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  30 
  • Administrative Disbursements  38 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  41 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  41 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  37 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  33 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  5 
  • Fatality Rates  21 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  35

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

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