Hawaii ranks 48th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Hawaii ranks 21st in fatality rate, 48th in deficient bridges, 50th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 40th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Hawaii ranks 42nd in total disbursements per mile and 49th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Hawaii’s best rankings are fatality rate (21st), rural arterial lane-width (24th), and urbanized area congestion (40th).

Hawaii’s worst rankings are urban Interstate pavement condition (50th) and administrative disbursements per mile (49th).

Hawaii’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the smallest system.

Hawaii’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 48
Overall Rank in 2012: 50
Overall Rank in 2011: 49
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 42
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 44
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 41
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 49
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition NA*
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 46
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 24
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 50
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 40
Bridges Percent Deficient 48
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 21

*Hawaii has no rural Interstate mileage for 2013

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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