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

Iowa

  • Overall Rank in 2008 31
  • Overall Rank in 2007 30
  • Overall Rank in 2006 32
  • Overall Rank in 2005 35
  • Overall Rank in 2000 23

Iowa ranks 31st in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling one spot from last year’s report. Iowa ranks 16th in total highway disbursements, 28th in fatalities, 34th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges, and 19th in urban Interstate congestion. Iowa’s best rankings come in administrative disbursements (10th), total disbursements (16th), and narrow rural lanes (17th). Iowa’s lowest rankings are in rural other principal arterial condition (46th) and urban Interstate condition (43rd). Iowa’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008 Rank

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles 31
  • State Highway Agency Miles 35
  • Total Disbursements 16
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements 18
  • Maintenance Disbursements 23
  • Administrative Disbursements 10
  • Rural Interstate Condition 38
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition 46
  • Urban Interstate Condition 43
  • Urban Interstate Congestion 19
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges 34
  • Fatality Rates 28
  • Narrow Rural Lanes 17

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