19th Annual Highway Report - Washington

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

Washington

  • Overall Rank in 2008 33
  • Overall Rank in 2007 35
  • Overall Rank in 2006 39
  • Overall Rank in 2005 32
  • Overall Rank in 2000 18


Washington ranks 33rd in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, improving two spots from last year’s report. Washington ranks 34th in total highway disbursements, 7th in fatalities, 33rd in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 14th in urban Interstate congestion. Washington’s best rankings come in fatality rates (7th), rural other principal arterial condition (10th) and state-controlled highway miles (12th). Washington’s lowest rankings are in narrow rural lanes (49th) and maintenance disbursements (40th). Washington’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  12 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  36 
  • Total Disbursements  34 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  34 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  40 
  • Administrative Disbursements  23 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  37 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  10 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  26 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  14 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  33 
  • Fatality Rates  7 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  49 

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



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