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

Rhode Island

  • Overall Rank in 2008 50
  • Overall Rank in 2007 49
  • Overall Rank in 2006 48
  • Overall Rank in 2005 47
  • Overall Rank in 2000 36

Rhode Island ranks last in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling one spot from last year’s report. Rhode Island ranks 43rd in total highway disbursements, 3rd in fatalities, 50th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 41st in urban Interstate congestion. Rhode Island’s best rankings come in rural Interstate condition (1st), urban Interstate condition (1st) and fatality rates (3rd). Rhode Island’s lowest rankings are in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (50th), rural other principal arterial condition (49th) and state-controlled highway miles (49th). Rhode Island’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008 Rank

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles 49
  • State Highway Agency Miles 41
  • Total Disbursements 43
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements 43
  • Maintenance Disbursements 46
  • Administrative Disbursements 36
  • Rural Interstate Condition 1
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition 49
  • Urban Interstate Condition 1
  • Urban Interstate Congestion 41
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges 50
  • Fatality Rates 3
  • Narrow Rural Lanes 15

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