Georgia ranks 21st in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Georgia ranks 28th in fatality rate, 16th in deficient bridges, 33rd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 22nd in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 37th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Georgia ranks 24th in total disbursements per mile and 33rd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Georgia’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (12th), deficient bridges (16th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (17th), and maintenance disbursements per mile (17th).

Georgia’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (38th) and urbanized area congestion (37th).

Georgia’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 11th largest system.

Georgia’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 21
Overall Rank in 2012: 13
Overall Rank in 2011: 11
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 24
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 17
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 17
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 33
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 33
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 12
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 38
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 22
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 37
Bridges Percent Deficient 16
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 28

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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