Policy Study

Kentucky Ranks 13th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Kentucky’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (1st), rural arterial pavement condition (8th), total disbursements per mile (14th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (14th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (14th).

Kentucky's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
14
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
14
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
14
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
1
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
19
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
8
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
35
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
20
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
26
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
40
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
47

Kentucky's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Kentucky ranks 13th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Kentucky ranks 47th in fatality rate, 40th in deficient bridges, 19th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 20th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 26th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Kentucky ranks 14th in total disbursements per mile and 1st in administrative disbursements per mile.

Kentucky’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (1st), rural arterial pavement condition (8th), total disbursements per mile (14th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (14th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (14th).

Kentucky’s worst rankings are fatality rate (47th) and deficient bridges (40th).

Kentucky’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 8th largest system.