Oklahoma ranks 17th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Oklahoma ranks 42nd in fatality rate, 28th in deficient bridges, 14th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 34th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 38th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Oklahoma ranks 21st in total disbursements per mile and 17th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Oklahoma’s best rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (14th), maintenance disbursements per mile (15th), and administrative disbursements per mile (17th).

Oklahoma’s worst rankings are fatality rate (42nd) and rural arterial pavement condition (39th).

Oklahoma’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 19th largest system.

Oklahoma’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 17
Overall Rank in 2012: 22
Overall Rank in 2011: 32
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 21
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 28
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 15
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 17
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 14
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 39
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 18
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 34
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 38
Bridges Percent Deficient 28
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 42

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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