Policy Study

Maryland Ranks 40th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Maryland’s best rankings are fatality rate (9th), rural arterial lane-width (17th), rural Interstate pavement condition (26th) and rural arterial pavement condition (26th).

Maryland's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
47
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
44
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
46
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
35
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
26
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
26
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
17
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
41
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
39
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
32
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
9

Maryland's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Maryland ranks 40th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Maryland ranks 9th in fatality rate, 32nd in deficient bridges, 26th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 41st in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 39th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Maryland ranks 47th in total disbursements per mile and 35th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Maryland’s best rankings are fatality rate (9th), rural arterial lane-width (17th), rural Interstate pavement condition (26th) and rural arterial pavement condition (26th).

Maryland’s worst rankings are total disbursements per mile (47th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (46th).

Maryland’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 42nd largest system.