Policy Study

Montana Ranks 6th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Montana’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (6th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (8th), maintenance disbursements per mile (8th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (8th).

Montana's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
6
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
8
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
8
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
18
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
17
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
28
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
25
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
8
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
9
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
14
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
49

Montana's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Montana ranks 6th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Montana ranks 49th in fatality rate, 14th in deficient bridges, 17th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 8th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 9th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Montana ranks 6th in total disbursements per mile and 18th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Montana’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (6th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (8th), maintenance disbursements per mile (8th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (8th).

Montana’s worst rankings are fatality rate (49th) and rural arterial pavement condition (28th).

Montana’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 25th largest system.