JACKSON, Miss.–The highway you’re driving on is part of the tenth best highway system in the country, according to a new study by the Reason Foundation. Mississippi got the ranking in the annual “Highway Report of the Performance of State Highway Systems”.
LINK: Report: http://reason.org/studies/show/20th-annual-highway-report
The report is based on how much the state spends in both federal and state dollars on the highways and highway performance. That latest year studied was 2009.
“Mississippi ranks 13th in urban interstate congestion, 24th in urban interstate pavement condition,
30th in rural interstate pavement condition, 28th in deficient bridges and 45th in fatality rate,” said the report. “It ranks 10th in maintenance spending per mile and 15th in total disbursements per mile.”
It was unclear if the crew who compiled the data actually drove on any Mississippi highways.