Indiana highways rank below average in the country
A report from the Reason Foundation released Thursday morning ranks Indiana’s state-managed roads 32nd in the nation. The 25th Annual Highway Report benchmarks the condition and cost-effectiveness of state highways in 13 categories, which include pavement condition, traffic congestion, structurally deficient bridges, traffic fatalities and spending per mile based on spending and performance data submitted by state highway agencies to the federal government for 2018. In safety and performance categories, Indiana ranks 19th overall in fatality rate, 21st in structurally deficient bridges, 32nd in traffic congestion, 43rd in urban interstate pavement condition and 45th in rural interstate pavement condition, according to the report. On spending, Indiana ranks 27th in total spending per mile and 24th in capital and bridge costs per mile.