Policy Study

South Dakota Ranks 3rd Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

South Dakota’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (4th), maintenance disbursements per mile (5th) and urbanized area congestion (5th).

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

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
4
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
6
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
5
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
17
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
13
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
32
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
8
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
14
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
5
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
31
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
43

South Dakota's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

South Dakota ranks 3rd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

South Dakota ranks 43rd in fatality rate, 31st in deficient bridges, 13th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 14th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 5th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, South Dakota ranks 4th in total disbursements per mile and 17th in administrative disbursements per mile.

South Dakota’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (4th), maintenance disbursements per mile (5th) and urbanized area congestion (5th).

South Dakota’s worst rankings are fatality rate (43rd) and rural arterial pavement condition (32nd).

South Dakota’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 32nd largest system.