Policy Study

New Mexico Ranks 24th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

New Mexico’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (2nd), deficient bridges (4th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (7th).

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

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
13
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
7
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
2
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
44
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
18
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
14
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
46
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
10
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
14
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
4
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
23

New Mexico's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

New Mexico ranks 24th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

New Mexico ranks 23rd in fatality rate, 4th in deficient bridges, 18th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 10th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 14th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, New Mexico ranks 13th in total disbursements per mile and 44th in administrative disbursements per mile.

New Mexico’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (2nd), deficient bridges (4th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (7th).

New Mexico’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (46th) and administrative disbursements per mile (44th).

New Mexico’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 21st largest system.