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While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Tennessee faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Tennessee costs each driver $209 per year, and 4.4% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Tennessee are an estimated $8.7 billion. 276 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $768 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Tennessee’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, Tennessee, and families can no longer afford.
8 major airports
20,226 bridges, 4.4% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
276 high hazard dams
$8.7 billion total drinking water need over 20 years
584 outages between 2008 and 2017
30 Superfund sites
950 miles of inland waterways
136 miles of levees protect $3.3 billion of property.
$290,551,195 in deferred park maintenance
3 major water ports
2,552 miles of rail across the state
5% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $209 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$768 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
6,008,722 tons of municipal solid waste
$3.58 average monthly fee
30.7 million passenger trips in 2018
$1.7 billion in wastewater needs
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