Table 1-2 - Highway Pavement Conditions: 1994-97

Table 1-2 - Highway Pavement Conditions: 1994-97

Highway functional class Year Poor Mediocre Fair Good Very good Total miles reported Poor or mediocre Fair or better
URBAN                  
Interstate 1994 13.0% 29.9% 24.2% 26.7% 6.2% 12,338 42.9% 57.1%
  1995 10.4% 26.8% 23.8% 27.5% 11.4% 12,307 37.2% 62.7%
  1996 8.6% 28.3% 24.7% 30.7% 7.6% 12,430 36.9% 63.0%
  1997 9.0% 27.0% 24.4% 32.9% 6.7% 12,477 36.0% 64.0%
Other freeways/expressways 1994 5.3% 12.7% 58.1% 20.9% 2.9% 7,618 18.0% 81.9%
  1995 4.8% 9.8% 54.7% 20.4% 10.3% 7,804 14.6% 85.4%
  1996 3.4% 8.7% 54.7% 26.3% 6.8% 8,410 12.1% 87.8%
  1997 12.0% 34.2% 24.3% 25.2% 4.2% 8,480 12.0% 88.0%
Other principal arterials 1994 12.5% 16.3% 50.8% 16.6% 3.8% 38,598 28.7% 71.2%
  1995 12.4% 14.7% 47.2% 15.9% 9.7% 41,444 27.1% 72.8%
  1996 11.8% 14.1% 48.9% 17.5% 7.7% 44,498 25.9% 74.1%
  1997 26.7% 33.0% 16.5% 17.8% 6.0% 45,009 26.7% 73.3%
Minor arterials 1994 6.7% 12.3% 38.1% 20.5% 22.1% 87,852 19.0% 80.7%
  1995 6.7% 13.6% 36.9% 20.4% 22.1% 88,510 20.3% 79.4%
  1996 6.9% 13.0% 37.9% 20.7% 21.1% 89,020 19.9% 79.7%
  1997 7.2% 13.0% 37.9% 21.4% 20.6% 88,484 20.2% 79.8%
Collectors 1994 9.8% 16.2% 40.0% 17.0% 16.0% 86,098 26.0% 73.0%
  1995 9.7% 16.8% 39.0% 17.2% 16.6% 87,331 26.5% 72.8%
  1996 9.7% 16.6% 39.2% 18.2% 15.4% 87,790 26.3% 72.8%
  1997 10.6% 16.0% 39.0% 18.4% 15.9% 86,666 26.6% 73.4%
Urban subtotal 1994 9.1% 15.4% 40.8% 18.9% 15.3% 232,504 24.4% 75.1%
  1995 8.9% 15.5% 39.4% 18.8% 17.0% 237,396 24.5% 75.2%
  1996 8.8% 15.1% 40.3% 19.9% 15.4% 242,148 23.9% 75.6%
  1997 9.3% 15.0% 40.5% 20.4% 14.9% 241,116 24.3% 75.8%
RURAL                  
Interstates 1994 6.5% 26.5% 23.9% 33.2% 9.9% 31,502 33.0% 67.0%
  1995 6.2% 20.7% 22.3% 36.9% 13.9% 31,254 26.9% 73.1%
  1996 3.9% 19.1% 21.7% 38.8% 16.6% 31,312 23.3% 76.6%
  1997 3.6% 19.1% 20.7% 41.0% 15.7% 31,431 22.7% 77.3%
Other principal arterials 1994 2.4% 8.2% 57.4% 26.6% 5.4% 89,506 10.6% 89.4%
  1995 4.4% 7.6% 51.1% 27.9% 9.0% 89,265 12.0% 88.0%
  1996 1.4% 5.8% 49.1% 34.4% 9.3% 92,103 7.4% 92.6%
  1997 1.6% 4.9% 47.7% 37.2% 8.6% 92,170 6.5% 93.5%
Minor arterials 1994 3.5% 10.5% 57.9% 23.6% 4.5% 124,877 14.0% 86.0%
  1995 3.7% 9.0% 54.7% 23.9% 8.7% 121,443 12.7% 87.3%
  1996 2.3% 8.2% 50.7% 31.0% 7.7% 126,381 10.6% 89.4%
  1997 2.3% 6.7% 50.4% 33.6% 7.0% 126,525 9.0% 91.0%
Major collectors 1994 6.5% 11.3% 33.5% 16.1% 21.9% 431,111 17.8% 71.5%
  1995 6.5% 11.4% 30.8% 17.4% 23.7% 431,712 17.9% 71.9%
  1996 6.7% 10.3% 34.4% 20.0% 18.4% 432,117 19.8% 70.1%
  1997 7.8% 12.3% 37.6% 23.0% 19.3% 386,122 20.1% 79.9%
Rural subtotal 1994 5.4% 11.4% 40.7% 19.7% 16.0% 676,996 16.9% 76.3%
  1995 5.7% 10.4% 38.1% 20.1% 18.8% 643,749 16.1% 77.0%
  1996 5.0% 9.7% 38.8% 24.8% 14.8% 681,913 14.7% 78.4%
  1997 5.6% 10.4% 40.8% 28.1% 15.1% 636,248 16.0% 84.0%
URBAN AND RURAL                  
  1994 6.3% 12.4% 40.7% 19.5% 15.8% 909,500 18.8% 76.0%
  1995 6.6% 11.8% 38.4% 19.8% 18.3% 881,145 18.4% 76.5%
  1996 6.0% 11.2% 39.2% 23.5% 15.2% 924,061 17.2% 79.2%
  1997 6.6% 11.7% 40.7% 26.0% 15.0% 877,364 18.3% 81.7%

NOTES: Numbers may not total due to rounding. Condition for rural and urban Interstates and other principal arterials, urban other freeways and expressways, and rural minor arterials based on International Roughness Index data from the Federal Highway Administration. Condition for urban minor arterials and collectors and rural major collectors based on Present Serviceability Rating data from the Federal Highway Administration.

KEY:Poor= needs immediate improvement.Mediocre= needs improvement in the near future to preserve usability.Fair= will likely need improvement in the near future, but depends on traffic use.Good= in good condition; will not require improvement in the near future.Very good= new or almost new pavement; will not require improvement for some time.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual editions), tables HM-63 and HM-64. U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of