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While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Wyoming faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Wyoming costs each driver $295 per year, and 6.9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Wyoming are an estimated $458 million. 99 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $149 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Wyoming’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, Wyoming, and families can no longer afford.
9 major airports
3,114 bridges, 6.9% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
99 high hazard dams
$458 million total drinking water need over 20 years
94 outages between 2008 and 2017
3 Superfund sites
1,890 miles of inland waterways
50 miles of levees protect 10,900 residents.
$770,881,488 in deferred park maintenance
1,890 miles of rail across the state
5% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $295 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$149 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
764,000 tons of municipal solid waste
2.5 million passenger trips in 2018
$91 million in wastewater needs
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