Policy Study

Wisconsin Ranks 38th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Wisconsin’s best rankings are deficient bridges (5th), rural arterial lane-width (11th), and fatality rate (11th).

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

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Wisconsin ranks 38th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Wisconsin ranks 11th in fatality rate, 5th in deficient bridges, 46th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 40th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 21st in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Wisconsin ranks 37th in total disbursements per mile and 31st in administrative disbursements per mile.

Wisconsin’s best rankings are deficient bridges (5th), rural arterial lane-width (11th), and fatality rate (11th).

Wisconsin’s worst rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (46th) and rural arterial pavement condition (44th).

Wisconsin’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 23rd largest system.