Policy Study

New Jersey Ranks 50th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

New Jersey’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), fatality rate (4th), and rural Interstate pavement condition (31st).

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

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New Jersey ranks 50th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

New Jersey ranks 4th in fatality rate, 42nd in deficient bridges, 31st in rural Interstate pavement condition, 47th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 50th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, New Jersey ranks 50th in total disbursements per mile and 48th in administrative disbursements per mile.

New Jersey’s best rankings are rural arterial lane-width (tied for 1st), fatality rate (4th), and rural Interstate pavement condition (31st).

New Jersey’s worst rankings are total disbursements per mile (50th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (50th), maintenance disbursements per mile (50th), and urbanized area congestion (50th).

New Jersey’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 47th largest system.