Illinois Ranks 29th in the Nation in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

In Politics by Michael Rae

Illinois’s Rankings in the27th Annual Highway ReportCategoryRankOverall29Capital-Bridge Disbursements Ratio34Maintenance Disbursements Ratio27Administrative Disbursements Ratio11Other Disbursements Ratio19Rural Interstate Pavement Condition26Urban Interstate Pavement Condition34Rural Other Principal Arterial Pavement Condition44Urban Other Principal Arterial Pavement Condition32Urbanized Area Congestion45Structurally Deficient Bridges38Rural Fatality Rate14Urban Fatality Rate26Other Fatality Rate28Illinois’s Overall Ranking in Recent Annual Highway Reports

Illinois’ highway system ranks 29th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation. This is an 11-spot improvement from 40th in the previous report. However, some categories in the report cannot be compared to previous years due to methodological changes that also impacted some