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19th Annual Highway Report - Illinois

The state's detailed results in highway performance and cost-effectiveness


Illinois ranks 40th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling four spots from last year’s report. Illinois ranks 42nd in total highway disbursements, 9th in fatalities, 9th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 25th in urban Interstate congestion. Illinois’s best rankings come in rural Interstate condition (1st), deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (9th), and fatality rates (9th). Illinois’s lowest rankings are in capital and bridge disbursements (45th) and total disbursements (42nd). Illinois’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

The full 19th Annual Highway Report and other states' rankings are here.

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