Policy Study

Massachusetts Ranks 44th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Massachusetts’s best rankings are fatality rate (1st), rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (35th).

Massachusetts's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
48
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
47
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
45
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
49
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
40
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
41
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
1
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
35
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
45
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
46
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
1

Massachusetts's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Massachusetts ranks 44th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Massachusetts ranks 1st in fatality rate, 46th in deficient bridges, 40th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 35th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 45th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Massachusetts ranks 48th in total disbursements per mile and 49th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Massachusetts’s best rankings are fatality rate (1st), rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (35th).

Massachusetts’s worst rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (49th) and total disbursements per mile (48th).

Massachusetts’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 46th largest system.