Policy Study

North Dakota Ranks 1st Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

North Dakota’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (3rd), urban Interstate pavement condition (3rd), rural Interstate pavement condition (4th) and urbanized area congestion (4th).

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

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
15
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
29
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
3
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
10
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
4
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
18
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
13
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
3
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
4
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
15
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
37

North Dakota's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

North Dakota ranks 1st in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

North Dakota ranks 37th in fatality rate, 15th in deficient bridges, 4th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 3rd in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 4th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, North Dakota ranks 15th in total disbursements per mile and 10th in administrative disbursements per mile.

North Dakota’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (3rd), urban Interstate pavement condition (3rd), rural Interstate pavement condition (4th) and urbanized area congestion (4th).

North Dakota’s worst rankings are fatality rate (37th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (29th).

North Dakota’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 37th largest system.