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OCT 2016

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Page 8 of 63 ROCK products • October 2016 • 7 Furthermore, traffic congestion is so bad in eight states – California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Washington – that it causes more than 50 hours of delay annually per auto commuter in those states. Some states significantly improved in the report's overall cost-effectiveness rankings this year. Maine jumped from 16th into the top five. Utah made the biggest gains, moving from from 29th in the previous edition to 13th overall. And Idaho improved 14 spots, from 30th to 16th. In contrast, Wyoming, the top ranked state in the previous report, dropped to 8th due to middle-of-the-road rankings in urban Interstate pavement condi- tion (32nd), rural arterial pavement condition (30th), and deficient bridges (30th). Iowa plummeted from 18th in the previous report to 40th overall due in part to poor rankings in rural arterial pavement condition (48th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (46th). And Wisconsin fell 13 spots, from 15th to 28th overall. The size of state highway systems varies tremendously. The smallest systems are in Hawaii (1,016 state-con- trolled miles) and Rhode Island (1,139 miles). The largest state high- way systems belong to Texas (80,490 state-controlled miles) and North Car- olina (80,453 miles). In total, the 50 states disbursed about $131.2 billion for state-owned roads in 2013, which was just under the $132.1 billion spent in 2012. Total state spend- ing on maintenance, capital and bridge disbursements, and administrative costs all decreased slightly in 2013. There is large variance in the amount of money states spend on their highways. South Carolina and West Virginia spent less than $37,000 per state-controlled mile. In contrast, according to data the state submitted to the FHWA, New Jersey spent $2,186,447 per mile in 2013 on state highways, far more than the next highest state – Florida, which spent $741,292 per mile. State highway administrative costs, usually thought of as office costs, also differ significantly from state to state. On average, states spent $10,000 on administrative costs for each mile of road they control. The lowest admin- istrative spending was in Kentucky, at just $1,107 per mile. In contrast, Con- necticut spent $83,282 and Hawaii spent $77,962 per mile on administra- tive costs. BTI ROCKBREAKER SYSTEMS OPERATE AT PEAK PERFORMANCE 30625 Solon Industrial Pkwy. • Solon, Ohio 44139 USA 440.542.3720 • BREAK INTO PROFITABILITY

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