Policy Study

Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile — 23rd Annual Highway Report

Maintenance Disbursements Per State-Controlled Mile
2017 Annual Highway Report

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Maintenance Disbursements - Annual Highway Report 2017
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Maintenance disbursements are the costs to perform routine upkeep, such as filling in potholes and repaving roads. Maintenance disbursements comprise about 15.7% of total disbursements, totaling $22.81 billion in 2015, about 7.6% more than in 2013 ($21.19 billion), the last time this assessment was completed.

On a per-mile basis, maintenance disbursements averaged about $28,020 per state, up 7.8% from $25,996 in 2013 (Table 8, Maintenance Disbursements per State-Controlled Mile, 2015). This increase continues a generally upward trend over the last decade. Since 2006 per-mile maintenance disbursements have increased about 34%, relative to a 46% increase in total disbursements and an 18% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The lowest per-mile maintenance disbursement was $2,692 in Alabama, the highest was $208,736 per mile in New Jersey.

Maintenance Disbursements Per State-Controlled Mile"
RankNameDollars
1Alabama$2,692
2New Mexico$3,856
3North Dakota$4,088
4Mississippi$6,639
5South Dakota$8,299
6West Virginia$9,055
7North Carolina$10,964
8Montana$11,571
9Wyoming$11,807
10South Carolina$12,397
11Arkansas$12,895
12Missouri$13,942
13Kansas$15,515
14Kentucky$17,168
15Georgia$19,271
16Nevada$20,262
17Wisconsin$20,412
18Nebraska$21,160
19Tennessee$22,120
20Arizona$22,618
21Iowa$23,759
22Louisiana$24,285
23Maine$24,619
24Virginia$24,926
25Idaho$25,265
26Ohio$25,379
27Oregon$26,919
28Alaska$28,545
29Texas$28,632
30Michigan$32,152
31Connecticut$35,384
32Pennsylvania$35,519
33Colorado$36,695
34Minnesota$40,783
35Delaware$42,949
36Vermont$45,410
37Oklahoma $47,769
38Illinois$48,651
39Washington$50,199
40Utah$57,761
41Hawaii$57,833
42Indiana $58,183
43New Hampshire$59,215
44Florida$80,165
45Massachusetts*$80,573
46Maryland$81,912
47California$84,005
48Rhode Island**$84,603
49New York$91,861
50New Jersey$208,736
Weighted Average$28,020
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