Oregon ranks 23rd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Oregon ranks 14th in fatality rate, 27th in deficient bridges, 25th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 29th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 39th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Oregon ranks 23rd in total disbursements per mile and 34th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Oregon’s best rankings are fatality rate (14th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (15th), and rural arterial lane-width (22nd).

Oregon’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (39th) and administrative disbursements per mile (34th).

Oregon’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 34th largest system.

Oregon’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 23
Overall Rank in 2012: 26
Overall Rank in 2011: 15
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 23
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 15
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 31
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 34
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 25
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 28
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 22
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 29
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 39
Bridges Percent Deficient 27
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 14

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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