Significant improvement is needed to meet Maine's transportation needs.
Favorable movement since the last available data
Benchmark: At least 85% of highway corridor Priority 1, 2 and 3 miles will be rated Excellent, Good, or Fair.
Maine’s transportation network connects us to each other and to the world. Together roads, rails, airports, and seaports can support an integrated transportation system that promotes economic activity by getting goods and people to their destinations efficiently and affordably. Public transportation is a critical component of this system, allowing people to access employment and services without a car, and reducing congestion and pollution.
Our roadways carry the vast majority of passengers and freight. Poor road conditions can lead to personal injury, property damage, and extended commute times. The Maine Department of Transportation grades roadways from A (excellent) to F (unacceptable). This measure shows grades for the most-traveled and economically significant (“Priority 1”) roadways.
In 2021, 982 miles (66%) of Priority 1 highways were graded A, B or C, and 504 miles (34%) received grades of D or F. This was a notable (7%) improvement from 2020, although the proportion of Maine highways receiving top grades is still below past levels.
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Highway Miles Rated Excellent, Good, or Fair
Maine Department of Transportation