19th Annual Highway Report - South Carolina

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

South Carolina

  • Overall Rank in 2008 6
  • Overall Rank in 2007 4
  • Overall Rank in 2006 6
  • Overall Rank in 2005 2
  • Overall Rank in 2000 3

South Carolina ranks 6th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling two spots from last year’s report. South Carolina ranks 1st in total highway disbursements, 48th in fatalities, 22nd in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 38th in urban Interstate congestion. South Carolina’s best rankings come in total disbursements (1st), capital and bridge disbursements (1st) and maintenance disbursements (3rd). South Carolina’s lowest rankings are in fatality rates (48th) and urban Interstate congestion (38th). South Carolina’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  5 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  6 
  • Total Disbursements  1 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  1 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  3 
  • Administrative Disbursements  20 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  26 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  15 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  12 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  38 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  22 
  • Fatality Rates  48 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  21 

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

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