Policy Study

Illinois Ranks 28th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Illinois’s best rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (tied for 1st), rural arterial pavement condition (3rd) and urban Interstate pavement condition (5th).

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

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Illinois ranks 28th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Illinois ranks 15th in fatality rate, 7th in deficient bridges, 1st (tie) in rural Interstate pavement condition, 5th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 46th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Illinois ranks 41st in total disbursements per mile and 29th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Illinois’s best rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (tied for 1st), rural arterial pavement condition (3rd) and urban Interstate pavement condition (5th).

Illinois’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (46th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (46th) and total disbursements per mile (41st).

Illinois’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 11th largest system.