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While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Nebraska faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Nebraska costs each driver $461 per year, and 8.8% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Nebraska are an estimated $1.6 billion. 149 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $292 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Nebraska’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, Nebraska, and families can no longer afford.
9 major airports
15,332 bridges, 8.8% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
149 high hazard dams
$1.6 billion total drinking water need over 20 years
319 outages between 2008 and 2017
18 Superfund sites
320 miles of inland waterways
377 miles of levees protect 48,700 residents.
$6,698,453 in deferred park maintenance
3,117 miles of rail across the state
11% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $461 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$292 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
1,982,035 tons of municipal solid waste
$2 average monthly fee
6.7 million passenger trips in 2018
$2.6 billion in wastewater needs
June 02, 2022
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May 25, 2022
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