19th Annual Highway Report - South Dakota

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

South Dakota

  • Overall Rank in 2008 12
  • Overall Rank in 2007 8
  • Overall Rank in 2006 7
  • Overall Rank in 2005 11
  • Overall Rank in 2000 30

South Dakota ranks 12th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling four spots from last year’s report. South Dakota ranks 4th in total highway disbursements, 26th in fatalities, 30th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 1st in urban Interstate congestion. South Dakota’s best rankings come in narrow rural lanes (1st), urban Interstate congestion (1st) and rural Interstate condition (1st). South Dakota’s lowest rankings are in rural other principal arterial condition (45th) and urban Interstate condition (36th). South Dakota’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  32 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  17 
  • Total Disbursements  4 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  6 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  5 
  • Administrative Disbursements  11 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  1 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  45 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  36 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  1 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  30 
  • Fatality Rates  26 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  1 

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

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