Policy Study

Arkansas Ranks 29th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Arkansas’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (7th), total disbursements per mile (8th), maintenance disbursements per mile (11th) and urban area congestion (11th).

Arkansas's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
8
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
12
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
11
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
7
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
36
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
35
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
45
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
44
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
11
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
24
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
46

Arkansas's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Arkansas ranks 29th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Arkansas ranks 46th in fatality rate, 24th in deficient bridges, 36th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 44th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 11th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Arkansas ranks 8th in total disbursements per mile and 7th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Arkansas’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (7th), total disbursements per mile (8th), maintenance disbursements per mile (11th) and urban area congestion (11th).

Arkansas’s worst rankings are fatality rate (46th) and rural arterial lane-width (45th).

Arkansas’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 14th largest system.