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.