19th Annual Highway Report - Pennsylvania

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


  • Overall Rank in 2008 38
  • Overall Rank in 2007 38
  • Overall Rank in 2006 36
  • Overall Rank in 2005 36
  • Overall Rank in 2000 33

Pennsylvania ranks 38th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, with no change in position from last year’s report. Pennsylvania ranks 26th in total highway disbursements, 30th in fatalities, 49th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 24th in urban Interstate congestion. Pennsylvania’s best rankings come in state-controlled highway miles (4th), state highway agency miles (8th) and urban Interstate condition (18th). Pennsylvania’s lowest rankings are in narrow rural lanes (50th) and deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (49th). Pennsylvania’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  4 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  8 
  • Total Disbursements  26 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  20 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  39 
  • Administrative Disbursements  25 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  28 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  33 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  18 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  24 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  49 
  • Fatality Rates  30 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  50

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

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