Infrastructure in Indiana

Indiana Infrastructure Overview

While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Indiana faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Indiana costs each driver $638 per year, and 6% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Indiana are an estimated $7.5 billion. 266 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $518 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Indiana’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, Indiana, and families can no longer afford.

Key Facts about Indiana's Infrastructure

aviation infrastructure

Aviation

$8.5 million in 2022 airport improvement grants across 11 major airports

water infrastructure

Drinking Water

$11.8 billion total drinking water need

transportation infrastructure

Transit

17 million passenger trips across 66 systems in 2021

bridge infrastructure

Bridges

19,337 bridges, 5.6% of which were structurally deficient in 2021

hazardous waste infrastructure

Hazardous Waste

53 Superfund sites

wastewater infrastructure

Wastewater

$7.2 billion total wastewater need

dam infrastructure

Dams

281 high hazard dams

levees

Levees

355 miles of levees protect $16.6 billion of property

road infrastructure

Roads

37% of roads are in poor or fair condition

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grants

$33M to buses and facilities for Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation
$13.8M for Fort Wayne International Airport
$7M for Michigan City Harbor
$500K to E. Central Indiana Regional Planning District for brownfield improvements

Key Solutions

Our nation’s infrastructure problems are solvable if we have leadership and commit to making good ideas a reality. Raising the grades on our infrastructure will require that we seek and adopt a wide range of solutions.
Leadership & Action

Smart investment will only be possible with strong leadership, decisive action, and a clear vision for our nation’s infrastructure.

Investment

If the United States is serious about achieving an infrastructure system fit for the future some specific steps must be taken, beginning with increased, long-term, consistent investment.

Resilience

We must utilize new approaches, materials, and technologies to ensure our infrastructure can withstand or quickly recover from natural or man-made hazards.

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