Policy Study

Idaho Ranks 7th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Idaho’s best rankings are urbanized area congestion (7th), rural arterial pavement condition (12th) and administrative disbursements per mile (13th).

Idaho's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
17
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
22
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
25
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
13
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
32
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
12
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
15
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
15
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
7
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
17
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
36

Idaho's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Idaho ranks 7th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Idaho ranks 36th in fatality rate, 17th in deficient bridges, 32nd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 15th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 7th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Idaho ranks 17th in total disbursements per mile and 13th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Idaho’s best rankings are urbanized area congestion (7th), rural arterial pavement condition (12th) and administrative disbursements per mile (13th).

Idaho’s worst rankings are fatality rate (36th) and rural Interstate pavement condition (32nd).

Idaho’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 43rd largest system.