Policy Study

Tennessee Ranks 12th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Tennessee’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (5th), rural Interstate pavement condition (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (9th).

Tennessee's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
16
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
20
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
19
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
24
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
7
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
5
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
39
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
9
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
32
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
12
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
31

Tennessee's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Tennessee ranks 12th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Tennessee ranks 31st in fatality rate, 12th in deficient bridges, 7th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 9th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 32nd urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Tennessee ranks 16th in total disbursements per mile and 24th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Tennessee’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (5th), rural Interstate pavement condition (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (9th).

Tennessee’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (39th) and urbanized area congestion (32nd).

Tennessee’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 17th largest system.