Compilation: State Spends Big on Roads, Gets Poor Return

Hawaii has the smallest state highway system in the nation and spends nearly the most among all the states to maintain its roads. But the Aloha State still ranked 48th out of 50 in overall performance and efficiency for its state highways, a new study by a Los Angeles-based think tank found.

The Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report, released today, found that Hawaii’s urban state-maintained system had the worst rate of decline in the country from 1989 to 2009. That urban system includes the vast majority of Hawaii’s 1,011 state-run miles — and major arteries on Oahu such as H-1, H-2 and Pali Highway.

(source: Honolulu StarAdvertiser, click here for complete story – subscription required)


This story was also covered by:

From the Hawaii Free Press – 07/02/13 (click here) – 20th Annual Highway Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems

From – 07/02/13 (click here) – Hawaii freeway conditions and costs are ‘disgraceful’

From KITV4 – 07/02/13 (click here) – Hawaii highways ranked nearly last among U.S. states

From the Honolulu StarAdvertiser – 07/03/13 (click here – subscription required) – Our View: Redouble fixes of bad state roads

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