Policy Study

Wisconsin Ranks 38th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Wisconsin’s best rankings are deficient bridges (5th), rural arterial lane-width (11th), and fatality rate (11th).

Wisconsin's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
37
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
36
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
17
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
31
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
46
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
44
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
11
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
40
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
21
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
5
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
11

Wisconsin's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Wisconsin ranks 38th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Wisconsin ranks 11th in fatality rate, 5th in deficient bridges, 46th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 40th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 21st in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Wisconsin ranks 37th in total disbursements per mile and 31st in administrative disbursements per mile.

Wisconsin’s best rankings are deficient bridges (5th), rural arterial lane-width (11th), and fatality rate (11th).

Wisconsin’s worst rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (46th) and rural arterial pavement condition (44th).

Wisconsin’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 23rd largest system.