19th Annual Highway Report - Delaware

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


  • Overall Rank in 2008 11
  • Overall Rank in 2007 11
  • Overall Rank in 2006 28
  • Overall Rank in 2005 40
  • Overall Rank in 2000 41

Delaware ranks 11th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, with no change in position from last year’s report. Delaware ranks 22nd in total highway disbursements, 29th in fatalities, 13th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 12th in urban Interstate congestion. Delaware’s best rankings come in narrow rural lanes (1st), rural other principal arterial condition (1st) and state highway agency miles (7th). Delaware’s lowest rankings are in state-controlled highway miles (42nd) and urban Interstate condition (34th). Delaware’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  42 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  7 
  • Total Disbursements  22 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  15 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  26 
  • Administrative Disbursements  31 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  NA 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  1 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  34 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  12 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  13 
  • Fatality Rates  29 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  1

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

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