Contact Point State Park
Lake Havasu City, AZ
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Kentucky faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Kentucky costs each driver $331 per year, and 8.1% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Kentucky are an estimated $6.2 billion, and wastewater needs total $6.24 billion. 182 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $453 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Kentucky’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, Kentucky, and families can no longer afford.
55 public-use airports
1,157 (8.10%) of the 14,265 bridges are structurally deficient
$286,506,101 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
76% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
235 high hazard dams
$6.2 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
75.3 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 34th
13 sites on the National Priorities List
1,590 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 4th
118 miles of levees
101.1 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 7th nationally
$9 million of unmet needs for its parks system
2,608 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 28th nationally
79,857 miles of Public Roads, with 8% in poor condition
$331 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$453 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures
26,776,761 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$6.24 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
March 23, 2017
The White House released its budget blueprint for FY 2018 last week, signaling its priorities to Congress as it ramps up the annual appropriations process....
March 22, 2017
Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4), the top Democrat on the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to raise approximately $500 billion to repair America’s...
March 21, 2017
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee held hearings focused on infrastructure. Among them were two featuring ASCE members’ testimonies—both focusing...
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