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19th Annual Highway Report - Washington

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


Washington ranks 33rd in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, improving two spots from last year’s report. Washington ranks 34th in total highway disbursements, 7th in fatalities, 33rd in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 14th in urban Interstate congestion. Washington’s best rankings come in fatality rates (7th), rural other principal arterial condition (10th) and state-controlled highway miles (12th). Washington’s lowest rankings are in narrow rural lanes (49th) and maintenance disbursements (40th). Washington’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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