Policy Study

South Carolina Ranks 5th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

South Carolina’s best rankings are capital-bridge disbursements per mile (1st), total disbursements per mile (2nd), and administrative disbursements per mile (6th).

South Carolina's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
2
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
1
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
10
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
6
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
9
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
21
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
28
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
16
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
17
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
21
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
50

South Carolina's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

South Carolina ranks 5th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

South Carolina ranks 50th in fatality rate, 21st in deficient bridges, 9th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 16th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 17th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, South Carolina ranks 2nd in total disbursements per mile and 6th in administrative disbursements per mile.

South Carolina’s best rankings are capital-bridge disbursements per mile (1st), total disbursements per mile (2nd), and administrative disbursements per mile (6th).

South Carolina’s worst rankings are fatality rate (50th) and rural arterial lane-width (28th).

South Carolina’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 4th largest system.