Stimulus Spot Check: Where the states stand

Who’s getting stimulus projects off the ground fastest? The chart shows what percentage of a state’s approved road and bridge projects have received a construction go-ahead, and how much of the state’s overall stimulus funding those projects represent. The dollar totals represent stimulus funding only; in some cases a project’s overall budget may include additional funds.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation data as of Aug. 7.

State Approved (Projects) ← % Underway (Projects) % Underway (Funding) → Approved (Funding)
Alabama 120 35% 28% $363,178,823
Alaska 16 40% 43% $100,021,945
Arizona 139 74% 52% $311,053,741
Arkansas 71 83% 55% $177,098,736
California 489 8% 24% $1,798,981,949
Colorado 72 44% 62% $269,217,923
Connecticut 28 19% 42% $185,449,858
Delaware 29 66% 66% $60,220,396
District of Columbia 13 15% 5% $112,713,552
Florida 313 4% 32% $1,059,869,809
Georgia 142 30% 22% $527,019,946
Hawaii 11 27% 5% $51,950,517
Idaho 36 14% 32% $121,934,532
Illinois 371 65% 73% $686,860,686
Indiana 483 62% 65% $432,585,108
Iowa 176 77% 85% $318,653,100
Kansas 36 32% 72% $216,816,243
Kentucky 44 18% 38% $280,922,263
Louisiana 41 15% 30% $225,241,839
Maine 71 93% 72% $130,752,032
Maryland 106 60% 55% $282,124,329
Massachusetts 36 50% 30% $186,051,903
Michigan 337 20% 51% $481,403,043
Minnesota 127 52% 41% $351,892,783
Mississippi 67 37% 36% $289,188,086
Missouri 151 68% 50% $393,670,358
Montana 60 73% 60% $121,364,684
Nebraska 42 57% 50% $154,193,611
Nevada 14 43% 43% $70,487,516
New Hampshire 24 83% 98% $102,779,723
New Jersey 58 40% 70% $463,188,645
New Mexico 10 100% 66% $157,393,729
New York 344 23% 24% $759,171,055
North Carolina 153 47% 80% $437,888,029
North Dakota 96 63% 81% $90,296,637
Ohio 180 32% 15% $457,532,836
Oklahoma 155 74% 86% $405,028,484
Oregon 201 41% 73% $191,387,881
Pennsylvania 242 65% 55% $836,403,469
Rhode Island 48 83% 25% $113,599,727
South Carolina 81 47% 18% $218,465,906
South Dakota 17 71% 88% $93,113,756
Tennessee 222 86% 92% $472,768,073
Texas 223 74% 43% $1,133,066,364
Utah 97 42% 59% $199,423,783
Vermont 26 88% 73% $72,212,176
Virginia 45 31% 30% $285,186,164
Washington 172 27% 43% $371,134,668
West Virginia 90 34% 26% $173,294,314
Wisconsin 208 46% 63% $357,395,134
Wyoming 58 78% 82% $151,788,474

This chart and other stories are part of Eye on the Stimulus, our blog dedicated to tracking the stimulus from bill to building.