19th Annual Highway Report - New Mexico

The state's detailed results in highway performance and cost-effectiveness

New Mexico

  • Overall Rank in 2008 4
  • Overall Rank in 2007 2
  • Overall Rank in 2006 3
  • Overall Rank in 2005 4
  • Overall Rank in 2000 27


New Mexico ranks 4th in the nation in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, falling two spots from last year’s report. New Mexico ranks 11th in total highway disbursements, 32nd in fatalities, 8th in deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and 9th in urban Interstate congestion. New Mexico’s best rankings come in rural Interstate condition (1st), urban Interstate condition (1st) and capital and bridge disbursements (2nd). New Mexico’s lowest rankings are in administrative disbursements (34th) and fatality rates (32nd). New Mexico’s complete results:

Performance by Category in 2008  Rank 

  • State-Controlled Highway Miles  20 
  • State Highway Agency Miles  24 
  • Total Disbursements  11 
  • Capital and Bridge Disbursements  2 
  • Maintenance Disbursements  22 
  • Administrative Disbursements  34 
  • Rural Interstate Condition  1 
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial Condition  11 
  • Urban Interstate Condition  1 
  • Urban Interstate Congestion  9 
  • Deficient or Functionally Obsolete Bridges  8 
  • Fatality Rates  32 
  • Narrow Rural Lanes  23

The full 19th Annual Highway Report and other states' rankings are here.



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