Policy Study

Minnesota Ranks 25th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Minnesota’s best rankings are deficient bridges (2nd), fatality rate (3rd), and rural arterial lane-width (16th).

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

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Minnesota ranks 25th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Minnesota ranks 3rd in fatality rate, 2nd in deficient bridges, 39th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 39th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 41st in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Minnesota ranks 26th in total disbursements per mile and 23rd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Minnesota’s best rankings are deficient bridges (2nd), fatality rate (3rd), and rural arterial lane-width (16th).

Minnesota’s worst rankings are urban area congestion (41st), rural Interstate pavement condition (39th), and urban Interstate pavement condition (39th).

Minnesota’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 18th largest system.