Policy Study

Rhode Island Ranks 49th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Rhode Island’s best rankings are fatality rate (2nd), urbanized area congestion (29th) and rural arterial lane-width (31st).

Rhode Island's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
42
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
43
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
48
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
47
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
34
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
49
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
31
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
32
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
29
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
50
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
2

Rhode Island's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Rhode Island ranks 49th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Rhode Island ranks 2nd in fatality rate, 50th in deficient bridges, 34th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 32nd in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 29th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Rhode Island ranks 42nd in total disbursements per mile and 47th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Rhode Island’s best rankings are fatality rate (2nd), urbanized area congestion (29th) and rural arterial lane-width (31st).

Rhode Island’s worst rankings are deficient bridges (50th) and rural arterial pavement condition (49th).

Rhode Island’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 49th largest system.