Policy Study

West Virginia Ranks 36th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

West Virginia’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (1st), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (2nd) and urbanized area congestion (2nd).

West Virginia's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
1
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
2
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
6
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
8
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
25
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
42
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
50
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
17
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
2
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
47
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
39

West Virginia's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

West Virginia ranks 36th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

West Virginia ranks 39th in fatality rate, 47th in deficient bridges, 25th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 17th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 2nd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, West Virginia ranks 1st in total disbursements per mile and 8th in administrative disbursements per mile.

West Virginia’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (1st), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (2nd) and urbanized area congestion (2nd).

West Virginia’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane width (50th) and deficient bridges (47th).

West Virginia’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 6th largest system.