Policy Study

Maine Ranks 23rd Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Maine’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (4th), rural Interstate pavement condition (6th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (9th).

Maine's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
11
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
9
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
23
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
4
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
6
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
31
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
42
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
24
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
12
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
43
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
21

Maine's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Maine ranks 23rd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Maine ranks 21st in fatality rate, 43rd in deficient bridges, 6th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 24th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 12th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Maine ranks 11th in total disbursements per mile and 4th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Maine’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (4th), rural Interstate pavement condition (6th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (9th).

Maine’s worst rankings are deficient bridges (43rd) and rural arterial lane-width (42nd).

Maine’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 34th largest system.