19th Annual Highway Report - Rhode Island

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

Rhode Island

  • Overall Rank in 2008 50
  • Overall Rank in 2007 49
  • Overall Rank in 2006 48
  • Overall Rank in 2005 47
  • Overall Rank in 2000 36


Rhode Island ranks last in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling one spot from last year’s report. Rhode Island ranks 43rd in total highway disbursements, 3rd in fatalities, 50th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 41st in urban Interstate congestion. Rhode Island’s best rankings come in rural Interstate condition (1st), urban Interstate condition (1st) and fatality rates (3rd). Rhode Island’s lowest rankings are in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (50th), rural other principal arterial condition (49th) and state-controlled highway miles (49th). Rhode Island’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  49 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  41 
  • Total Disbursements  43 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  43 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  46 
  • Administrative Disbursements  36 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  1 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  49 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  1 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  41 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  50 
  • Fatality Rates  3 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  15

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



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