The Annual Highway Report, compiled by the Reason Foundation, ranks North Carolina at number 14 in highway performance and cost-effectiveness.

The Annual Highway Report utilizes data states report to the federal government to track the performance of state-owned highway systems in 11 categories, including highway spending per mile, rural and urban pavement condition, deficient bridges, traffic congestion, and fatality rates.

According to the report, North Carolina’s best rankings are total disbursements per mile (3rd), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (4th), maintenance disbursements per mile (7th) and urban Interstate pavement condition (7th).

North Carolina’s worst rankings are rural arterial lane-width (41st) and deficient bridges (41st). 

The state ranks 29th in fatality rate, and 22nd in urbanized area congestion.

North Carolina’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 2nd largest system.

For more information on North Carolina's results, please see the chart below or visit:
https://reason.org/policy_study/23rd-annual-highway-report/north-carolina/

The full report, featuring detailed explanations for each category, is available here:
https://reason.org/policy_study/23rd-annual-highway-report/  (html)
https://reason.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/23rd_annual_highway_report.pdf  (pdf)

The Reason Foundation is a libertarian think tank based in Los Angeles, whose transportation experts have advised five presidential administrations and numerous state and local transportation departments.