Policy Study

Washington Ranks 43rd Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Washington’s best rankings are fatality rate (16th), administrative disbursements per mile (25th) and rural arterial pavement condition (27th).

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

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Washington ranks 43rd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Washington ranks 16th in fatality rate, 35th in deficient bridges, 45th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 37th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 43rd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Washington ranks 39th in total disbursements per mile and 25th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Washington’s best rankings are fatality rate (16th), administrative disbursements per mile (25th) and rural arterial pavement condition (27th).

Washington’s worst rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (45th), rural arterial lane-width (43rd) and urbanized area congestion (43rd).

Washington’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 16th largest system.