Contact Point State Park
Lake Havasu City, AZ
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Delaware faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Delaware costs each driver $394 per year, and 4.9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Delaware are an estimated $368.8 million, and wastewater needs total $206 million. 43 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $102 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Delaware’s ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. Success in a 21st century economy requires serious, sustained leadership on infrastructure investment at all levels of government. Delaying these investments only escalates the cost and risks of an aging infrastructure system, an option that the country, Delaware, and families can no longer afford.
4 public-use airports
43 (4.90%) of the 877 bridges are structurally deficient
$37,647,770 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
91% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
43 high hazard dams
$368.8 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
4.2 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 50th
13 sites on the National Priorities List
100 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 31st
13 miles of levees
14.4 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 31st nationally
$12.25 million of unmet needs for its parks system
250 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 48th nationally
6,416 miles of Public Roads, with 16% in poor condition
$394 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$102 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
10,257,127 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$206 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
April 26, 2017
The Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2017 Report Card for Louisiana Infrastructure on April 26. To assign grades, 50...
April 25, 2017
States are once again forging their own pathways to fund their roads and bridge programs. In the meantime, four more states (California, Indiana, Montana and...
April 07, 2017
On Wednesday, the New Hampshire Section of ASCE released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, giving the state’s infrastructure a “C-.” A team of professional engineers...
Continuing Resolutions have kept surface transportation funding at pre-FAST Act levels, and therefore states have not seen the increased federal investment into surface transportation they so badly need.Share Story
While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action.Share Story
Write your Members of Congress and ask them to fund this program so that our nation’s “D+” dams can receive the investment they need.Share Story