Policy Study

Washington Ranks 43rd Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Washington’s best rankings are fatality rate (16th), administrative disbursements per mile (25th) and rural arterial pavement condition (27th).

Washington's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
39
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
40
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
39
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
25
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
45
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
27
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
43
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
37
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
43
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
35
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
16

Washington's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Washington ranks 43rd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Washington ranks 16th in fatality rate, 35th in deficient bridges, 45th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 37th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 43rd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Washington ranks 39th in total disbursements per mile and 25th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Washington’s best rankings are fatality rate (16th), administrative disbursements per mile (25th) and rural arterial pavement condition (27th).

Washington’s worst rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (45th), rural arterial lane-width (43rd) and urbanized area congestion (43rd).

Washington’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 16th largest system.