Policy Study

Massachusetts Ranks 44th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Massachusetts’s best rankings are fatality rate (1st), rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (35th).

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

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Massachusetts ranks 44th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Massachusetts ranks 1st in fatality rate, 46th in deficient bridges, 40th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 35th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 45th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Massachusetts ranks 48th in total disbursements per mile and 49th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Massachusetts’s best rankings are fatality rate (1st), rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), and urban Interstate pavement condition (35th).

Massachusetts’s worst rankings are administrative disbursements per mile (49th) and total disbursements per mile (48th).

Massachusetts’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 46th largest system.