Policy Study

Arizona Ranks 16th Overall in Annual Highway Report Rankings

Arizona’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), deficient bridges (1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (4th).

Arizona's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
40
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
34
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
20
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
45
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
22
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
15
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
1
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
4
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
36
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
1
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
41

Arizona's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Arizona ranks 16th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Arizona ranks 41st in fatality rate, 1st in deficient bridges, 22nd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 4th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 36th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Arizona ranks 40th in total disbursements per mile and 45th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Arizona’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), deficient bridges (1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (4th).

Arizona’s worst rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (45th) and fatality rate (41st).

Arizona’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 38th largest system.