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Minnesota

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Infrastructure Matters to Minnesota

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

 

Key Facts About Minnesota Infrastructure

Aviation

97 public-use airports

Bridges

1,086 of the 13,137 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$31.50 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

24 high hazard dams

Dams

96% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Drinking Water

$7.4 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

7.48 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 12th

Hazardous Waste

25 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

260 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 27th nationally

Levees

239 miles of levees

Ports

42.9 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 18th nationally

Public Parks

$375.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

18 freight railroads covering 4,521 miles across the state, ranking 8th nationally by mileage

Roads

14,584 of the state’s 138,832 public roads are major roads, and 11% are in poor condition

Roads

$1.2 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $369 /yr per motorist

Schools

$3.7 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$4.1 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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