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Infrastructure Matters to Delaware

Whether you’re driving across roads and bridges, taking a shower, or charging your cell phone, infrastructure affects everyone in Delaware. Here are two places you can visit to find out more about Delaware’s infrastructure:

 

Key Facts About Delaware Infrastructure

Aviation

4 public-use airports

Bridges

56 of the 864 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$10.70 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

18% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

44 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$283 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

0.138 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 50th

Hazardous Waste

13 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

100 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 31st nationally

Levees

12 miles of levees

Ports

15.8 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 31st nationally

Public Parks

$15.5 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

6 freight railroads covering 227 miles across the state, ranking 48th nationally by mileage

Roads

$274 million a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $381 /yr per motorist

Roads

715 of the state’s 6,377 public roads are major roads, and 16% are in poor condition

Schools

$530.0 million in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

10.2 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$222.0 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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