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New Study: Nebraska’s Highways Rank 4th in US in Condition, Cost-Effectiveness | KRVN Radio

New Study: Nebraska’s Highways Rank 4th in US in Condition, Cost-Effectiveness

Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report ranks every state’s highway system on pavement condition, traffic congestion, deficient bridges, traffic fatality rates, spending per-mile and more.


Los Angeles – Nebraska ranks 4th in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the new 22nd Annual Highway Report published by Reason Foundation.   The state’s overall ranking has worsened, it was ranked 2nd in the previous report.

Nebraska ranks 30th in fatality rate, 26th in deficient bridges, 1st (tie) in rural Interstate pavement condition, 18th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 10th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Nebraska ranks 9th in total disbursements per mile and 6th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Nebraska’s best rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (tied for 1st), administrative disbursements per mile (6th), and rural arterial lane-width (7th).

Nebraska’s worst rankings are fatality rate (30th) and deficient bridges (26th). Nebraska’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 28th largest system.

Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report is based on spending and performance data that state highway agencies submit themselves to the federal government. For more information about the overall rankings, methodology, 11 performance measures used, and each state’s performance, please see:

Reason Foundation’s Complete Annual Highway Report (.pdf)

For additional information about an individual state, you can also visit: (.pdf)

Reason Foundation is a nonprofit, libertarian think tank that has advised four presidential administrations on transportation experts and its policy analysts regularly testify before Congress on infrastructure issues.


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