Indiana ranks 36th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Indiana ranks 19th in fatality rate, 21st in deficient bridges, 44th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 36th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 28th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Indiana ranks 36th in total disbursements per mile and 20th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Indiana’s best rankings are fatality rate (19th), administrative disbursements per mile (20th), and deficient bridges (21st).

Indiana’s worst rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (44th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (40th).

Indiana’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 25th largest system.

Indiana’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 36
Overall Rank in 2012: 36
Overall Rank in 2011: 41
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 36
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 39
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 40
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 20
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 44
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 33
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 33
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 36
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 28
Bridges Percent Deficient 21
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 19

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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