Most Miles of Road: Texas

I was wondering the other day how many miles of road were in every state, and guessed that Texas must be the highest. It turns out it is, according to this list of the road mileage of every state. It’s about 70% more than the runner-up, California. After TX and CA, it’s Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri.

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Well, my wife returns from taking
My little girl to school
She got beads of perspiration
As she tries to keep her cool

She says that mess it don’t get no better
There’s gonna come a day
Someone’s gonna get killed out there
And I turn to her and say


She says, “what?”
I said, “Texas”
She says, “what?”
“They’ve got big long roads out there”

— Chris Rea, “Texas”