Policy Study

Alaska Ranks 48th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Alaska’s best rankings are urbanized area congestion (8th), deficient bridges (18th) and rural arterial lane-width (19th).

Alaska's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
20
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
32
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
28
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
21
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
48
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
50
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
19
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
28
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
8
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
18
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
35

Alaska's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Alaska ranks 48th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Alaska ranks 35th in fatality rate, 18th in deficient bridges, 48th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 28th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 8th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Alaska ranks 20th in total disbursements per mile and 21st in administrative disbursements per mile.

Alaska’s best rankings are urbanized area congestion (8th), deficient bridges (18th) and rural arterial lane-width (19th).

Alaska’s worst rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (50th) and rural Interstate pavement condition (48th).

Alaska’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 35th largest system.