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19th Annual Highway Report - Iowa

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


Iowa ranks 31st in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling one spot from last year’s report. Iowa ranks 16th in total highway disbursements, 28th in fatalities, 34th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges, and 19th in urban Interstate congestion. Iowa’s best rankings come in administrative disbursements (10th), total disbursements (16th), and narrow rural lanes (17th). Iowa’s lowest rankings are in rural other principal arterial condition (46th) and urban Interstate condition (43rd). Iowa’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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