Policy Study

Virginia Ranks 27th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Virginia’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (4th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (5th) and total disbursements per mile (7th).

Virginia's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
7
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
5
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
24
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
15
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
12
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
4
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
49
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
21
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
42
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
36
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
10

Virginia's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Virginia ranks 27th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Virginia ranks 10th in fatality rate, 36th in deficient bridges, 12th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 21st in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 42nd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Virginia ranks 7th in total disbursements per mile and 15th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Virginia’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (4th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (5th) and total disbursements per mile (7th).

Virginia’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (49th) and urbanized area congestion (42nd).

Virginia’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 3rd largest system.