Policy Study

Colorado Ranks 31st Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Colorado’s best rankings are deficient bridges (8th), fatality rate (22nd), rural arterial pavement condition (22nd) and administrative disbursements per mile (22nd).

Colorado's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
28
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
31
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
33
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
22
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
47
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
22
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
30
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
29
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
35
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
8
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
22

Colorado's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Colorado ranks 31st in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Colorado ranks 22nd in fatality rate, 8th in deficient bridges, 47th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 29th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 35th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Colorado ranks 28th in total disbursements per mile and 22nd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Colorado’s best rankings are deficient bridges (8th), fatality rate (22nd), rural arterial pavement condition (22nd) and administrative disbursements per mile (22nd).

Colorado’s worst rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (47th) and urbanized area congestion (35th).

Colorado’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 29th largest system.