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.