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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.
11 major airports
19,284 bridges, 6% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
266 high hazard dams
$7.5 billion total drinking water need over 20 years
686 outages between 2008 and 2017
53 Superfund sites
350 miles of inland waterways
355 miles of levees protect $16.6 billion of property.
$34,150,059 in deferred park maintenance
5 major water ports
3,786 miles of rail across the state
23% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $638 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$518 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
8,828,985 tons of municipal solid waste
$6.25 average monthly fee
32.2 million passenger trips in 2018
$7.2 billion in wastewater needs
Smart investment will only be possible with strong leadership, decisive action, and a clear vision for our nation’s infrastructure.
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.
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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