19th Annual Highway Report - Tennessee

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


  • Overall Rank in 2008 19
  • Overall Rank in 2007  19 
  • Overall Rank in 2006  19 
  • Overall Rank in 2005  20 
  • Overall Rank in 2000 20

Tennessee ranks 19th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, with no change in position from last year’s report. Tennessee ranks 17th in total highway disbursements, 36th in fatalities, 11th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 34th in urban Interstate congestion. Tennessee’s best rankings come in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (11th), urban Interstate condition (16th), state-controlled highway miles (17th) and total disbursements (17th). Tennessee’s lowest rankings are in narrow rural lanes (40th) and state highway agency miles (39th). Tennessee’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  17 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  39 
  • Total Disbursements  17 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  19 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  19 
  • Administrative Disbursements  26 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  25 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  22 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  16 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  34 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  11 
  • Fatality Rates  36 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  40

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

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