North Dakota’s Highways Rank 7th in US in Condition, Cost-Effectiveness

BISMARCK – Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report ranks every state’s highway system on pavement condition, traffic congestion, deficient bridges, traffic fatality rates, spending per-mile and more. North Dakota ranks 7th in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the new 22nd Annual Highway Report published by Reason Foundation.

The state’s overall ranking has worsened, it was ranked 6th in the previous report. North Dakota ranks 44th in fatality rate, 19th in deficient bridges, 12th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 7th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 8th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, North Dakota ranks 17th in total disbursements per mile and 7th in administrative disbursements per mile.

North Dakota’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (2nd), administrative disbursements per mile (7th), and urban Interstate pavement condition (7th).

North Dakota’s worst rankings are fatality rate (44th) and rural arterial pavement condition (38th). North Dakota’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 37th largest system.

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