Alabama highways could use some improvement

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — According to a yearly highway report, state transportation could use some overall improvement.

The Reason Foundation uses 11 indicators to figure out each state’s ranking.

According to the report, the indicators “cover highway expenditures, interstate and primary road  pavement condition, bridge condition, urban interstate congestion, fatality rates and narrow rural
lanes.”

Alabama, which came in 20th during the last report, placed 27th in the new report.

The reason for the change hinges on the total disbursements for improvements and changes going up, but the system performance dropped.

Alabama also has a high fatality rate, coming in at 41st in the nation.

A total of 11,107 miles of roadways fall under state highway control.

The full report can be found by clicking here.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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