Indiana highways ranked 36th in annual highway report that rates nation's top-performing roadways

Posted at 10:02 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 22:02:10-04

INDIANA - Indiana ranks 36th in highway performance and cost effectiveness, according to a report from the Reason Foundation that was released on Thursday. 

The report, which ranks the nation's highway systems found that 40 states now have traffic delays that cost drivers at least 20 hours per year.  

The rankings look at everything from highway spending to bridge conditions and the number of people who die on the roads annually. 

The study found the top-performing and most cost effective highways in South Carolina, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska and Maine. 

Overall the study found that the number of deficient bridges across the country is also going down in nearly every state, including Indiana. 

The study finds the worst-performing, least cost-effective highway systems are in Alaska, New Jersey, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.