Policy Study

Montana Ranks 6th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Montana’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (6th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (8th), maintenance disbursements per mile (8th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (8th).

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

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Montana ranks 6th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Montana ranks 49th in fatality rate, 14th in deficient bridges, 17th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 8th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 9th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Montana ranks 6th in total disbursements per mile and 18th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Montana’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (6th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (8th), maintenance disbursements per mile (8th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (8th).

Montana’s worst rankings are fatality rate (49th) and rural arterial pavement condition (28th).

Montana’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 25th largest system.