Policy Study

Arizona Ranks 16th Overall in Annual Highway Report Rankings

Arizona’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), deficient bridges (1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (4th).

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

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Arizona ranks 16th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Arizona ranks 41st in fatality rate, 1st in deficient bridges, 22nd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 4th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 36th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Arizona ranks 40th in total disbursements per mile and 45th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Arizona’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), deficient bridges (1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (4th).

Arizona’s worst rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (45th) and fatality rate (41st).

Arizona’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 38th largest system.