Policy Study

Colorado Ranks 31st Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Colorado’s best rankings are deficient bridges (8th), fatality rate (22nd), rural arterial pavement condition (22nd) and administrative disbursements per mile (22nd).

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

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Colorado ranks 31st in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Colorado ranks 22nd in fatality rate, 8th in deficient bridges, 47th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 29th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 35th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Colorado ranks 28th in total disbursements per mile and 22nd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Colorado’s best rankings are deficient bridges (8th), fatality rate (22nd), rural arterial pavement condition (22nd) and administrative disbursements per mile (22nd).

Colorado’s worst rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (47th) and urbanized area congestion (35th).

Colorado’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 29th largest system.