Policy Study

Maryland Ranks 40th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Maryland’s best rankings are fatality rate (9th), rural arterial lane-width (17th), rural Interstate pavement condition (26th) and rural arterial pavement condition (26th).

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

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Maryland ranks 40th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Maryland ranks 9th in fatality rate, 32nd in deficient bridges, 26th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 41st in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 39th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Maryland ranks 47th in total disbursements per mile and 35th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Maryland’s best rankings are fatality rate (9th), rural arterial lane-width (17th), rural Interstate pavement condition (26th) and rural arterial pavement condition (26th).

Maryland’s worst rankings are total disbursements per mile (47th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (46th).

Maryland’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 42nd largest system.