Kansas ranks 3rd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Kansas ranks 31st in fatality rate, 13th in deficient bridges, 1st (tie) in rural Interstate pavement condition, 3rd in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 20th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Kansas ranks 15th in total disbursements per mile and 18th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Kansas’s best rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (tied for 1st), rural arterial pavement condition (tied for 1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (3rd).

Kansas’s worst rankings are fatality rate (31st) and urbanized area congestion (20th).

Kansas’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 27th largest system.

Kansas’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 3
Overall Rank in 2012: 5
Overall Rank in 2011: 3
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 15
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 13
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 14
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 18
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 1
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 1
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 10
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 3
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 20
Bridges Percent Deficient 13
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 31

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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