Policy Study

Rhode Island Ranks 49th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Rhode Island’s best rankings are fatality rate (2nd), urbanized area congestion (29th) and rural arterial lane-width (31st).

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

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Rhode Island ranks 49th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Rhode Island ranks 2nd in fatality rate, 50th in deficient bridges, 34th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 32nd in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 29th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Rhode Island ranks 42nd in total disbursements per mile and 47th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Rhode Island’s best rankings are fatality rate (2nd), urbanized area congestion (29th) and rural arterial lane-width (31st).

Rhode Island’s worst rankings are deficient bridges (50th) and rural arterial pavement condition (49th).

Rhode Island’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 49th largest system.