Policy Study

North Carolina Ranks 14th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

North Carolina’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (3rd), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (4th), maintenance disbursements per mile (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (7th).

North Carolina's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
3
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
4
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
7
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
9
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
14
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
25
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
41
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
7
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
22
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
41
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
29

North Carolina's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

North Carolina ranks 14th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

North Carolina ranks 29th in fatality rate, 41st in deficient bridges, 14th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 7th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 22nd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, North Carolina ranks 3rd in total disbursements per mile and 9th in administrative disbursements per mile.

North Carolina’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (3rd), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (4th), maintenance disbursements per mile (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (7th).

North Carolina’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (41st) and deficient bridges (41st).

North Carolina’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 2nd largest system.