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North Carolina

2013 Report Card GPA:
C

2013 North Carolina Report Card for Infrastructure
North Carolina report card for Infrastructure complied by the American Society of Civil Engineers

As North Carolinians, we owe our economic prosperity, public safety, and quality of life to the infrastructure that serves us every day. As stewards of that infrastructure, civil engineers are obliged to inform the public and policy makers about its condition and how best to make improvements.

What Will Raise North Carolina’s Infrastructure Grades?

ASCE’s key solutions may be ambitious and will not be achieved overnight, but Americans are capable of such real and positive change if we focus on solutions like these:

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North Carolina Infrastructure Grades

2013 Report Card GPA:
C
Aviation
D+
Bridges
C-
Coastal Areas
C-
Dams
D
Drinking Water
C+
Energy
B+
Rail
C+
Roads
C
School Facilities
C
Stormwater
C-
Wastewater
C

A: Exceptional, B: Good, C: Mediocre, D: Poor, F: Failing, ?: Incomplete

Each category was evaluated on the basis of capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation

Key Facts About North Carolina Infrastructure

Aviation

72 public-use airports

Bridges

2,308 of the 18,168 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$110.40 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

38% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

1183 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$10 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

6.84 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 13th

Hazardous Waste

37 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

1,150 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 7th nationally

Levees

46 miles of levees

Ports

11 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 33rd nationally

Public Parks

$1.4 billion of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

22 freight railroads covering 3,245 miles across the state, ranking 18th nationally by mileage

Roads

11,268 of the state’s 106,063 public roads are major roads, and 11% are in poor condition

Roads

$2.3 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $340 /yr per motorist

Schools

$9.8 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$6.6 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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