How much do states spend on their highway systems, and are these high costs worth it? This infographic takes an in-depth look at how much each state is spending per state-controlled mile, and how these costs break down into four different categories: administrative, maintenance, capital, and bridge, and the last category was a combination of costs including highway law enforcement and safety, interest, and bond retirement costs per mile. The infographic also includes the states with the most miles in poor conditions, the ones with the most structurally deficient bridges, as well as the states where commuters spend the most hours in congestion.
So which state’s high costs on their highway systems can be deemed “not worth it”? New Jersey is certainly in the running with the highest highway system costs in the country at $511,266 per mile, while also landing in the top 5 for states with the most roads in poor conditions and the most hours spent in congestion.