Policy Study

Alaska Ranks 48th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Alaska’s best rankings are urbanized area congestion (8th), deficient bridges (18th) and rural arterial lane-width (19th).

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

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Alaska ranks 48th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Alaska ranks 35th in fatality rate, 18th in deficient bridges, 48th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 28th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 8th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Alaska ranks 20th in total disbursements per mile and 21st in administrative disbursements per mile.

Alaska’s best rankings are urbanized area congestion (8th), deficient bridges (18th) and rural arterial lane-width (19th).

Alaska’s worst rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (50th) and rural Interstate pavement condition (48th).

Alaska’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 35th largest system.