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19th Annual Highway Report - Tennessee

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


Tennessee ranks 19th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, with no change in position from last year’s report. Tennessee ranks 17th in total highway disbursements, 36th in fatalities, 11th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 34th in urban Interstate congestion. Tennessee’s best rankings come in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges (11th), urban Interstate condition (16th), state-controlled highway miles (17th) and total disbursements (17th). Tennessee’s lowest rankings are in narrow rural lanes (40th) and state highway agency miles (39th). Tennessee’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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