Policy Study

New Mexico Ranks 24th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

New Mexico’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (2nd), deficient bridges (4th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (7th).

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

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New Mexico ranks 24th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

New Mexico ranks 23rd in fatality rate, 4th in deficient bridges, 18th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 10th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 14th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, New Mexico ranks 13th in total disbursements per mile and 44th in administrative disbursements per mile.

New Mexico’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (2nd), deficient bridges (4th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (7th).

New Mexico’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (46th) and administrative disbursements per mile (44th).

New Mexico’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 21st largest system.