Idaho Roads Ranks 17th in Nation

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Updated: 7/07/2013 7:14 pm
         As americans get ready to hit the road and take their vacations, many of them might relise they will be driving on slightly smoother roads, crossing fewer deficient bridges and spending less time stuck in traffic across the nation  according to the latest annual highway report by reason foundation. 

        Idaho's state highway system is ranked 17th out of 50 in the nation in overall highway performance and efficiency. In urban interstate congestion and deficient bridges Idaho ranks 15th. 34th in rural interstate pavement condition, 39th in urban interstate pavement condition, and 40th in fatality rate.

        Nationwide there was small progress in every category except for pavement condition on rural arterial roads. New Jersey spends the most money per mile, a little over one million dollars and it is ranked 46th.

        The state that ranked in last place was Alaska. North Dakota has the country's top ranked state-controlled road system, followed by Wyoming in third,  and Montana in fifth.
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