Policy Study

Illinois Ranks 28th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Illinois’s best rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (tied for 1st), rural arterial pavement condition (3rd) and urban Interstate pavement condition (5th).

Illinois's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
41
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
46
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
38
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
29
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
1
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
3
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
33
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
5
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
46
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
7
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
15

Illinois's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Illinois ranks 28th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Illinois ranks 15th in fatality rate, 7th in deficient bridges, 1st (tie) in rural Interstate pavement condition, 5th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 46th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Illinois ranks 41st in total disbursements per mile and 29th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Illinois’s best rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (tied for 1st), rural arterial pavement condition (3rd) and urban Interstate pavement condition (5th).

Illinois’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (46th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (46th) and total disbursements per mile (41st).

Illinois’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 11th largest system.