Ohio ranks 9th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Ohio ranks 8th in fatality rate, 2nd in deficient bridges, 13th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 14th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 22nd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Ohio ranks 29th in total disbursements per mile and 21st in administrative disbursements per mile.

Ohio’s best rankings are deficient bridges (2nd), rural arterial pavement condition (6th), and fatality rate (8th).

Ohio’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (36th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (34th).

Ohio’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 9th largest system.

Ohio’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 9
Overall Rank in 2012: 14
Overall Rank in 2011: 19
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 29
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 34
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 25
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 21
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 13
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 6
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 36
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 14
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 22
Bridges Percent Deficient 2*
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 8

* Ohio does not include functionally obsolete bridges in its deficient bridges total.

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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