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America's GPA: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion

Minnesota

Minnesota Key Facts:

Dams

  • Minnesota’s dam safety program has 5.5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 199 state regulated dams.
  • Minnesota has 24 high hazard dams.
  • 96% of the state regulated dams in Minnesota have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Minnesota’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $388,000.

Drinking Water

  • Minnesota has reported $7.4 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Minnesota has 25 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • Minnesota has approximately 239 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • Minnesota has reported $4.1 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 154 public-use airports in Minnesota.

Bridges

  • 1,086 of the 13,137 bridges in Minnesota (8.3%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 427 of the 13,137 bridges in Minnesota (3.2%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Minnesota received $31.5 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • Minnesota has 260 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 27th in the nation.

Ports

  • Minnesota’s ports handled 42.9 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 18th in the nation.

Rail

  • Minnesota has 18 freight railroads covering 4,521 miles across the state, ranking it 8th by mileage.

Roads

  • Minnesota has 138,832 miles of public roads.
  • Minnesota has 14,584 miles of major roads, 11% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Minnesota motorists $1.2 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $396.25 per motorist.

Transit

  • Minnesota has 101.8 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Minnesota has reported an unmet need of $375 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in Minnesota spent a total of $3.3 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Minnesota schools have $3.7 billion in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • Minnesota produces 7.480 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 12th.
 
Source: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

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