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Arizona ranks 24th in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the new 22nd Annual Highway Report published today by Reason Foundation.

Arizona ranks 41st in fatality rate, 3rd in deficient bridges, 29th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 9th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 41st in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Arizona ranks 40th in total disbursements per mile and 44th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Arizona’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), deficient bridges (3rd), and urban Interstate pavement condition (9th).

Arizona’s worst rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (44th), urbanized area congestion (41st), and fatality rate (41st).

Arizona’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 38th 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

http://reason.org/studies/show/22nd-annual-highway-report

http://reason.org/files/22nd_annual_highway_report.pdf (.pdf)

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