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While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Oklahoma faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Oklahoma costs each driver $394 per year, and 10.2% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Oklahoma are an estimated $6.9 billion. 449 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $624 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Oklahoma’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, Oklahoma, and families can no longer afford.
$5.6 million in 2022 airport improvement grants across 4 major airports
$6.9 billion total drinking water need
5.7 million passenger trips across 37 systems in 2021
23,220 bridges, 9.9% of which were structurally deficient in 2021
17 Superfund sites
$2.4 billion total wastewater need
446 high hazard dams
100 miles of levees protect 17,000 residents.
24% of roads are in poor or fair condition.
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