New Study: Georgia’s Highways Rank 21st in US in Condition, Cost-Effectiveness

| September 27, 2016

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LOS ANGELES – Georgia ranks 21st in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the  new 22nd Annual Highway Report published today by Reason Foundation.

The state’s overall ranking has worsened, it was ranked 13th in the previous report.

Georgia ranks 28th in fatality rate, 16th in deficient bridges, 33rd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 22nd in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 37th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Georgia ranks 24th in total disbursements per mile and 33rd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Georgia’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (12th), deficient bridges (16th), capital- bridge disbursements per mile (17th), and maintenance disbursements per mile (17th).

Georgia’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (38th) and urbanized area congestion (37th). Georgia’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 11th largest system.

Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report is based on spending and performance data that state highway agencies submit themselves to the federal government. For more information about the overall rankings, methodology, 11 performance measures used, and each state’s performance, please see:

Reason Foundation’s Complete Annual Highway Report

http://reason.org/studies/show/22nd-annual-highway-report 

http://reason.org/files/22nd_annual_highway_report.pdf  (.pdf)

For additional information about an individual state, you can also visit:

http://reason.org/studies/show/22nd-annual-highway-report-states 

http://reason.org/files/highway_report_state_by_state_summaries.pdf   (.pdf)

 

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