Policy Study

Kentucky Ranks 13th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Kentucky’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (1st), rural arterial pavement condition (8th), total disbursements per mile (14th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (14th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (14th).

Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017 Placeholder
Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017
1 to 10 Very Good 11 to 20 Good 21 to 30 Average 31 to 40 Bad 41 to 50 Very Bad 

Kentucky's Performance and Cost-Effectiveness Rankings
2017 Annual Highway Report

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Kentucky ranks 13th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Kentucky ranks 47th in fatality rate, 40th in deficient bridges, 19th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 20th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 26th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Kentucky ranks 14th in total disbursements per mile and 1st in administrative disbursements per mile.

Kentucky’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (1st), rural arterial pavement condition (8th), total disbursements per mile (14th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (14th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (14th).

Kentucky’s worst rankings are fatality rate (47th) and deficient bridges (40th).

Kentucky’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 8th largest system.