Policy Study

Missouri Ranks 9th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Missouri’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (3rd), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (3rd) and total disbursements per mile (5th).

Missouri's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
5
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
3
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
12
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
3
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
16
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
9
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
37
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
19
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
24
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
30
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
26

Missouri's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Missouri ranks 9th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Missouri ranks 26th in fatality rate, 30th in deficient bridges, 16th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 19th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 24th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Missouri ranks 5th in total disbursements per mile and 3rd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Missouri’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (3rd), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (3rd) and total disbursements per mile (5th).

Missouri’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (37th) and deficient bridges (30th).

Missouri’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 7th largest system.