Vermont ranks 41st in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Vermont ranks 17th in fatality rate, 41st in deficient bridges, 8th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 10th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 6th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Vermont ranks 26th in total disbursements per mile and 38th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Vermont’s best rankings are urbanized area congestion (6th), rural Interstate pavement condition (8th), and urban Interstate pavement condition (10th).

Vermont’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (50th) and rural arterial pavement condition (43rd).

Vermont’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 48th largest system.

Vermont’s Complete Results Ranking
Overall Rank in 2013: 41
Overall Rank in 2012: 38
Overall Rank in 2011: 39
Performance by Category in 2013 Ranking
Total Disbursement per Mile 26
Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile 14
Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 38
Administrative Disbursements per Mile 38
Rural Interstate Percent Poor Condition 8
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Poor Condition 43
Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent Narrow Lanes 50
Urban Interstate Percent Poor Condition 10
Urbanized Area Congestion, Annual Delay Per Auto Commuter 6
Bridges Percent Deficient 41
Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles of Travel 17

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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