Policy Study

New Jersey Ranks 50th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

New Jersey’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), fatality rate (4th), and rural Interstate pavement condition (31st).

New Jersey's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
50
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
50
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
50
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
48
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
31
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
47
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
1
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
47
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
50
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
42
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
4

New Jersey's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

New Jersey ranks 50th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

New Jersey ranks 4th in fatality rate, 42nd in deficient bridges, 31st in rural Interstate pavement condition, 47th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 50th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, New Jersey ranks 50th in total disbursements per mile and 48th in administrative disbursements per mile.

New Jersey’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), fatality rate (4th), and rural Interstate pavement condition (31st).

New Jersey’s worst rankings are total disbursements per mile (50th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (50th), maintenance disbursements per mile (50th), and urbanized area congestion (50th).

New Jersey’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 47th largest system.