Policy Study

Louisiana Ranks 37th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Louisiana’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (5th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (16th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (22nd).

Louisiana's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
23
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
16
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
22
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
5
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
42
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
40
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
26
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
49
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
31
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
39
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
44

Louisiana's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Louisiana ranks 37th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Louisiana ranks 44th in fatality rate, 39th in deficient bridges, 42nd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 49th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 31st in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Louisiana ranks 23rd in total disbursements per mile and 5th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Louisiana’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (5th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (16th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (22nd).

Louisiana’s worst rankings are urban Interstate pavement condition (49th) and fatality rate (44th).

Louisiana’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 12th largest system.