Policy Study

North Carolina Ranks 14th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

North Carolina’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (3rd), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (4th), maintenance disbursements per mile (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (7th).

Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017 Placeholder
Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017
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North Carolina's Performance and Cost-Effectiveness Rankings
2017 Annual Highway Report

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North Carolina ranks 14th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

North Carolina ranks 29th in fatality rate, 41st in deficient bridges, 14th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 7th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 22nd in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, North Carolina ranks 3rd in total disbursements per mile and 9th in administrative disbursements per mile.

North Carolina’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (3rd), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (4th), maintenance disbursements per mile (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (7th).

North Carolina’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (41st) and deficient bridges (41st).

North Carolina’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 2nd largest system.