Policy Study

Kansas Ranks 2nd Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Kansas’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (6th), deficient bridges (6th) and rural Interstate pavement condition (10th).

Kansas's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
18
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
21
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
13
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
16
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
10
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
6
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
12
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
22
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
15
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
6
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
24

Kansas's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Kansas ranks 2nd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Kansas ranks 24th in fatality rate, 6th in deficient bridges, 10th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 22nd in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 15th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Kansas ranks 18th in total disbursements per mile and 16th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Kansas’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (6th), deficient bridges (6th) and rural Interstate pavement condition (10th).

Kansas’s worst rankings are fatality rate (24th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (22nd).

Kansas’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 27th largest system.