Policy Study

Tennessee Ranks 12th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Tennessee’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (5th), rural Interstate pavement condition (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (9th).

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

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Tennessee ranks 12th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Tennessee ranks 31st in fatality rate, 12th in deficient bridges, 7th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 9th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 32nd urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Tennessee ranks 16th in total disbursements per mile and 24th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Tennessee’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (5th), rural Interstate pavement condition (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (9th).

Tennessee’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (39th) and urbanized area congestion (32nd).

Tennessee’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 17th largest system.