Connecticut ranks 44th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Connecticut ranks 9th in fatality rate, 46th in deficient bridges, 24th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 26th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 31st in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Connecticut ranks 47th in total disbursements per mile and 50th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Connecticut’s best rankings are fatality rate (9th), rural arterial lane-width (12th), and rural Interstate pavement condition (24th).

Connecticut’s worst rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (50th) and total disbursements per mile (47th).

Connecticut’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 44th largest system.

Connecticut’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 44
Overall Rank in 2012: 44
Overall Rank in 2011: 43
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 47
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 42
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 32
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 50
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 24
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 44
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 12
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 26
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 31
Bridges Percent Deficient 46
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 9

The Annual Highway Report is based on spending and performance data submitted by state highway agencies to the federal government for 2013. For more details on the calculation of each of the 11 performance measures used in the report, as well as the overall performance measure, please refer to the appendix in the main report. The report’s dataset includes Interstate, federal and state roads but not county or local roads. All rankings are based on performance measures that are ratios rather than absolute values: the financial measures are disbursements per mile, the fatality rate is fatalities per 100 million vehicle-miles of travel, the urban congestion measure is the annual delay per auto commuter, and the others are percentages. For example, the state ranking 1st in deficient bridges has the smallest percentage of deficient bridges, not the smallest number of deficient bridges.

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