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


Oklahoma Key Facts:

OK 2013 Report Card for Oklahoma’s Infrastructure

Oklahoma’s infrastructure is in need of immediate attention. This is the conclusion of the 2013 Report Card for Oklahoma’s Infrastructure, the first-ever report from the Oklahoma Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The report card exists to communicate the overall performance of infrastructure. An expert team of more than twenty civil engineers researched the major components of Oklahoma’s infrastructure for more than 18 months to arrive at the Report Card’s grades. The purpose of the Report Card is for the public to easily understand how their state’s infrastructure is being maintained.

Read the full 2013 Report Card for Oklahoma’s Infrastructure here.


Oklahoma Facts from the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure


  • Oklahoma’s dam safety program has 5.35 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 848.4 state regulated dams.
  • Oklahoma has 364 high hazard dams.
  • 95% of the state regulated dams in Oklahoma have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Oklahoma’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $166,972.

Drinking Water

  • Oklahoma has reported $4.1 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Oklahoma has 8 sites on the National Priorities List.


  • Oklahoma has approximately 129 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.


  • Oklahoma has reported $1.3 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.


  • There are 140 public-use airports in Oklahoma.


  • 5,382 of the 23,781 bridges in Oklahoma (22.6%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 1,604 of the 23,781 bridges in Oklahoma (6.7%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Oklahoma received $69.7 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • Oklahoma has 150 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 30th in the nation.


  • Oklahoma’s ports handled 3.8 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 36th in the nation.


  • Oklahoma has 19 freight railroads covering 3,273 miles across the state, ranking it 16th by mileage.


  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Oklahoma motorists $978 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $425 per motorist.
  • 70% of Oklahoma’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
  • Oklahoma has 113,325 public road miles.
  • Oklahoma’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 12,698 per capita, ranking it 4th in the nation.
  • Oklahoma’s gas tax of 17 cents per gallon has not been increased in 25 years.


  • Oklahoma has 7,234 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Oklahoma has reported an unmet need of $6.4 million for its parks system.


  • Public school districts in Oklahoma spent a total of $1.3 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Oklahoma schools have $2.4 billion in infrastructure funding needs.


  • Oklahoma produces 6.969 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 15th.


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