Policy Study

Alabama Ranks 17th Overall in Annual Highway Report Rankings

Alabama’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (1st), rural arterial pavement condition (10th), and urbanized area congestion (13th).

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Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017
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Alabama's Performance and Cost-Effectiveness Rankings
2017 Annual Highway Report

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Alabama ranks 17th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Alabama ranks 33rd in fatality rate, 26th in deficient bridges, 21st in rural Interstate pavement condition, 38th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 13th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Alabama ranks 22nd in total disbursements per mile and 34th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Alabama’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (1st), rural arterial pavement condition (10th), and urbanized area congestion (13th).

Alabama’s worst rankings are urban Interstate pavement condition (38th) and rural arterial lane-width (38th).

Alabama’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 26th largest system.