February 20, 2019
Report: California ranks 42nd in the nation in highway performance
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – California gets low marks in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the latest Annual Highway Report from the Reason Foundation, a Los Angeles ‘think tank’.

Rankings: California 14th in fatality rate, 28th in deficient bridges, 33rd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 46th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 49th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, California ranks 43rd in total disbursements per mile and 46th in administrative disbursements per mile.

California’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (1st), fatality rate (14th), and deficient bridges (28th).

California’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (49th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (47th).

California’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 15th largest system.

Reason Foundation's Annual Highway Report utilizes data that states report to the federal government to track the performance of state-owned highway systems in 11 categories, including highway spending per mile, rural and urban pavement condition, deficient bridges, traffic congestion, and fatality rates.

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