Policy Study

Mississippi Ranks 11th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Mississippi’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (4th), and rural arterial lane-width (10h) and total disbursements per mile (12th).

Mississippi's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
12
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
15
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
4
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
14
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
37
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
23
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
10
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
31
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
16
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
19
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
48

Mississippi's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Mississippi ranks 48th in fatality rate, 19th in deficient bridges, 37th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 31st in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 16th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Mississippi ranks 12th in total disbursements per mile and 14th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Mississippi’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (4th), and rural arterial lane-width (10h) and total disbursements per mile (12th).

Mississippi’s worst rankings are fatality rate (48th) and rural Interstate pavement condition (37th).

Mississippi’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 24th largest system.