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Fatalities affect Arizona's ranking in annual state road system report

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Nov 30, 2020

When it comes to state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, a new report ranks Arizona as, well, middle-of-the-road.

Even so, the Grand Canyon State improved six places to land at No. 23 in Reason Foundation’s 25th Annual Highway Report, which measures state-controlled roads on performance and cost-effectiveness.

The 2020 report bases its rankings on its assessments in 13 categories, including pavement condition, traffic congestion, fatalities and spending per mile.

Arizona ranked in the nation’s top five in two categories.

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