19th Annual Highway Report - Nebraska

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


  • Overall Rank in 2008 5
  • Overall Rank in 2007 7
  • Overall Rank in 2006 8
  • Overall Rank in 2005 19
  • Overall Rank in 2000 29

Nebraska ranks 5th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, improving two spots from last year’s report. Nebraska ranks 9th in total highway disbursements, 19th in fatalities, 27th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 22nd in urban Interstate congestion. Nebraska’s best rankings come in urban Interstate condition (1st), rural Interstate condition (1st), administrative disbursements (9th) and total disbursements (9th). Nebraska’s lowest rankings are in rural other principal arterial condition (34th) and state-controlled highway miles (28th). Nebraska’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  28 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  12 
  • Total Disbursements  9 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  11 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  15 
  • Administrative Disbursements  9 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  1 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  34 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  1 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  22 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  27 
  • Fatality Rates  19 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  11

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

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