Policy Study

Minnesota Ranks 25th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Minnesota’s best rankings are deficient bridges (2nd), fatality rate (3rd), and rural arterial lane-width (16th).

Minnesota's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
26
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
30
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
34
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
23
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
39
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
30
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
16
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
39
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
41
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
2
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
3

Minnesota's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Minnesota ranks 25th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Minnesota ranks 3rd in fatality rate, 2nd in deficient bridges, 39th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 39th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 41st in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Minnesota ranks 26th in total disbursements per mile and 23rd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Minnesota’s best rankings are deficient bridges (2nd), fatality rate (3rd), and rural arterial lane-width (16th).

Minnesota’s worst rankings are urban area congestion (41st), rural Interstate pavement condition (39th), and urban Interstate pavement condition (39th).

Minnesota’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 18th largest system.