Policy Study

West Virginia Ranks 36th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

West Virginia’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (1st), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (2nd) and urbanized area congestion (2nd).

Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017 Placeholder
Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017
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West Virginia's Performance and Cost-Effectiveness Rankings
2017 Annual Highway Report

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West Virginia ranks 36th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

West Virginia ranks 39th in fatality rate, 47th in deficient bridges, 25th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 17th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 2nd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, West Virginia ranks 1st in total disbursements per mile and 8th in administrative disbursements per mile.

West Virginia’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (1st), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (2nd) and urbanized area congestion (2nd).

West Virginia’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane width (50th) and deficient bridges (47th).

West Virginia’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 6th largest system.