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While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Delaware faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Delaware costs each driver $456 per year, and 3.2% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Delaware are an estimated $806 million. 63 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $102 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Delaware’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, Delaware, and families can no longer afford.
2 major airports
879 bridges, 3.2% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
63 high hazard dams
$806 million total drinking water need over 20 years
136 outages between 2008 and 2017
24 Superfund sites
100 miles of inland waterways
9 miles of levees protect 170 residents.
$1,313,499 in deferred park maintenance
2 major water ports
243 miles of rail across the state
16% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $456 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$102 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
883,257 tons of municipal solid waste
$5.24 average monthly fee
8.1 million passenger trips in 2018
$206 million in wastewater needs
October 07, 2021
As Congress continues to negotiate passage of President Biden’s agenda, multiple committees met this week to discuss the administration’s response to Hurricane Ida, which caused...
September 23, 2021
ASCE’s Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives team has been focused the past few months on working with ASCE members to press Congress to pass the...
September 22, 2021
The House of Representatives on Sept. 21 passed a continuing resolution that does not include an extension for transportation programs, signaling Congressional leaders may be...