Policy Study

South Carolina Ranks 5th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

South Carolina’s best rankings are capital-bridge disbursements per mile (1st), total disbursements per mile (2nd), and administrative disbursements per mile (6th).

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 

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

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South Carolina ranks 5th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

South Carolina ranks 50th in fatality rate, 21st in deficient bridges, 9th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 16th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 17th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, South Carolina ranks 2nd in total disbursements per mile and 6th in administrative disbursements per mile.

South Carolina’s best rankings are capital-bridge disbursements per mile (1st), total disbursements per mile (2nd), and administrative disbursements per mile (6th).

South Carolina’s worst rankings are fatality rate (50th) and rural arterial lane-width (28th).

South Carolina’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 4th largest system.