Policy Study

North Dakota Ranks 1st Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

North Dakota’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (3rd), urban Interstate pavement condition (3rd), rural Interstate pavement condition (4th) and urbanized area congestion (4th).

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

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North Dakota ranks 1st in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

North Dakota ranks 37th in fatality rate, 15th in deficient bridges, 4th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 3rd in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 4th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, North Dakota ranks 15th in total disbursements per mile and 10th in administrative disbursements per mile.

North Dakota’s best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (3rd), urban Interstate pavement condition (3rd), rural Interstate pavement condition (4th) and urbanized area congestion (4th).

North Dakota’s worst rankings are fatality rate (37th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (29th).

North Dakota’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 37th largest system.