Policy Study

Maine Ranks 23rd Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Maine’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (4th), rural Interstate pavement condition (6th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (9th).

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Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017
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Maine's Performance and Cost-Effectiveness Rankings
2017 Annual Highway Report

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Maine ranks 23rd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Maine ranks 21st in fatality rate, 43rd in deficient bridges, 6th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 24th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 12th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Maine ranks 11th in total disbursements per mile and 4th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Maine’s best rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (4th), rural Interstate pavement condition (6th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (9th).

Maine’s worst rankings are deficient bridges (43rd) and rural arterial lane-width (42nd).

Maine’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 34th largest system.