Policy Study

Arkansas Ranks 29th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Arkansas’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (7th), total disbursements per mile (8th), maintenance disbursements per mile (11th) and urban area congestion (11th).

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

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Arkansas ranks 29th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Arkansas ranks 46th in fatality rate, 24th in deficient bridges, 36th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 44th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 11th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Arkansas ranks 8th in total disbursements per mile and 7th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Arkansas’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (7th), total disbursements per mile (8th), maintenance disbursements per mile (11th) and urban area congestion (11th).

Arkansas’s worst rankings are fatality rate (46th) and rural arterial lane-width (45th).

Arkansas’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 14th largest system.