JACKSON, Miss– You think with the bumpy roads and constant cones you see during your commute that your state highways are horrible. The Reason Foundation says they’re better than most highways.
Orange cones and signs reminding you that speeding fines are doubled could lead you to believe that Mississippi highways are in pretty bad shape. Magnolia State highways were ranked 8th in the nation for performance and cost-efficiency by the Reason Foundation in their 21st Annual Highway Report. That’s up two spots since 2009. Mississippi also scored 2nd in the Nation for urban interstate congestion and 6th for interstate pavement condition.
There were some not-so-great scores on the list as well. The 21st Annual Foundation Report shows Mississippi at 30th in the nation for rural highway pavements and 43rd in the nation for road fatality rates.
You can see the whole report here.