Policy Study

Mississippi Ranks 11th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Mississippi’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (4th), and rural arterial lane-width (10h) and total disbursements per mile (12th).

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

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Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Mississippi ranks 48th in fatality rate, 19th in deficient bridges, 37th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 31st in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 16th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Mississippi ranks 12th in total disbursements per mile and 14th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Mississippi’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (4th), and rural arterial lane-width (10h) and total disbursements per mile (12th).

Mississippi’s worst rankings are fatality rate (48th) and rural Interstate pavement condition (37th).

Mississippi’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 24th largest system.