Annual Highway Report by the Reason Foundation
In a recent Annual Highway Report by the Reason Foundation, Alabama ranks 21st in the nation overall in highway performance and cost-effectiveness. This is an improvement over 2011 when Alabama ranked 28th. Alabama's highways rank 36th in fatality rate, 23rd in the percentage of deficient bridges, 32nd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 35th in urban Interstate pavement condition and 16th in urban Interstate congestion. Alabama's state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 25th largest system. Reason Foundation's Annual Highway Report is based on the most recent spending and performance data submitted by state highway agencies to the federal government.