Infrastructure in Wyoming

Wyoming Infrastructure Overview

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.

Key Facts about Wyoming's Infrastructure

aviation infrastructure

Aviation

9 major airports

bridge infrastructure

Bridges

3,114 bridges, 6.9% of which were structurally deficient in 2019

dam infrastructure

Dams

99 high hazard dams

water infrastructure

Drinking Water

$458 million total drinking water need over 20 years

energy infrastructure

Energy

94 outages between 2008 and 2017

hazardous waste infrastructure

Hazardous Waste

3 Superfund sites

inland waterways

Inland Waterways

1,890 miles of inland waterways

levees

Levees

50 miles of levees protect 10,900 residents.

public parks

Public Parks

$770,881,488 in deferred park maintenance

rail infrastructure

Rail

1,890 miles of rail across the state

road infrastructure

Roads

5% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $295 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair

school infrastructure

Schools

$149 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.

solid waste infrastructure

Solid Waste

764,000 tons of municipal solid waste

transportation infrastructure

Transit

2.5 million passenger trips in 2018

wastewater infrastructure

Wastewater

$91 million in wastewater needs

Key Solutions

Our nation’s infrastructure problems are solvable if we have leadership and commit to making good ideas a reality. Raising the grades on our infrastructure will require that we seek and adopt a wide range of solutions.
Leadership & Action

Smart investment will only be possible with strong leadership, decisive action, and a clear vision for our nation’s infrastructure.

Investment

If the United States is serious about achieving an infrastructure system fit for the future some specific steps must be taken, beginning with increased, long-term, consistent investment.

Resilience

We must utilize new approaches, materials, and technologies to ensure our infrastructure can withstand or quickly recover from natural or man-made hazards.

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