Policy Study

Alabama Ranks 17th Overall in Annual Highway Report Rankings

Alabama’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (1st), rural arterial pavement condition (10th), and urbanized area congestion (13th).

Alabama's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
22
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
23
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
1
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
34
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
21
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
10
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
38
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
38
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
13
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
26
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
33

Alabama's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

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

Alabama ranks 33rd in fatality rate, 26th in deficient bridges, 21st in rural Interstate pavement condition, 38th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 13th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Alabama ranks 22nd in total disbursements per mile and 34th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Alabama’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (1st), rural arterial pavement condition (10th), and urbanized area congestion (13th).

Alabama’s worst rankings are urban Interstate pavement condition (38th) and rural arterial lane-width (38th).

Alabama’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 26th largest system.