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Thursday, 18 November 2021 11:44

Study Ranks States’ Highways on Road Conditions, Safety, Cost-Effectiveness

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...more than 15% of their bridges as deficient.

 

For total spending, three states---Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey---spent more than $250,000 per lane-mile of highway. In contrast, five states---Missouri, South Carolina, West Virginia, North Dakota and South Dakota---spent less than $30,000 per mile of highway.

 

"States need to ensure their highway spending produces safer roads, smoother pavement, fewer deficient bridges and less traffic congestion. The states with the best overall rankings maintain better-than-average highways with relatively efficient spending per mile," said Baruch Feigenbaum, lead author of the Annual Highway Report.

 

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Source: Reason Foundation

 

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