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While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, North Carolina faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in North Carolina costs each driver $500 per year, and 9.3% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in North Carolina are an estimated $16.8 billion. 1,307 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $660 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes North Carolina’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, North Carolina, and families can no longer afford.
14 major airports
18,407 bridges, 9.3% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
1307 high hazard dams
$16.8 billion total drinking water need over 20 years
982 outages between 2008 and 2017
46 Superfund sites
1,150 miles of inland waterways
59 miles of levees protect 570 residents.
$459,049,042 in deferred park maintenance
2 major water ports
3,161 miles of rail across the state
14% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $500 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$660 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
9,688,313 tons of municipal solid waste
$4.33 average monthly fee
68.8 million passenger trips in 2018
$5.3 billion in wastewater needs
April 27, 2021
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April 19, 2021
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