Mich Highway System Rated 30th in Nation


    U.P._News_UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A new study says Michigan’s state highway system is 30th in the nation in overall highway performance and efficiency.

    The latest Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation, found the state improved from it’s ranking of 35th in the previous report.

    Michigan ranks 9th in fatality rate, 21st in urban interstate congestion and 29th in deficient bridges. With 9,701 miles under the state highway control, it is the 30th largest highway system.

    Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report measures the condition and cost-effectiveness of state-owned roads in 11 categories.  The study’s rankings are based on data that states reported to the federal government for 2009, the most recent year with full spending statistics available.

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