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While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Arkansas faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Arkansas costs each driver $671 per year, and 4.9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Arkansas are an estimated $7.4 billion. 193 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $350 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Arkansas’s ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. Success in a 21st-century economy requires serious, sustained leadership on infrastructure investment at all levels of government. Delaying these investments only escalates the cost and risks of an aging infrastructure system, an option that the country, Arkansas, and families can no longer afford.
$17.6 million in 2022 airport improvement grants across 6 major airports
$7.4 billion total drinking water need
3.1 million passenger trips across 36 systems in 2021
12,941 bridges, 5.2% of which were structurally deficient in 2021
17 Superfund sites
$715 million total wastewater need
192 high hazard dams
1,593 miles of levees protect $53.1 billion of property.
58% of roads are in poor or fair condition.
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