Infrastructure in Louisiana

The 2017 Report Card for
Louisiana’s Infrastructure is coming soon!

Key Facts about Louisiana's Infrastructure


56 public-use airports


1,739 (13.50%) of the 12,915 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridge Funding

$203,727,913 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013

Dams with EAPS

100% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan


43 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$5.3 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years


142.9 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 25th

Hazardous Waste

12 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

2,820 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 2nd


2,858 miles of levees


544 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 1st nationally

Public Parks

$215.07 million of unmet needs for its parks system


2,927 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 23rd nationally


61,419 miles of Public Roads, with 26% in poor condition

Road Costs

$583 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair


$553 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures


33,914,123 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains


$4.46 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Key Solutions

Our nation’s infrastructure problems are solvable if we have leadership and commit to making good ideas a reality. Raising the grades on our infrastructure will require that we seek and adopt a wide range of solutions.

We can no longer afford to defer investment in our nation’s critical infrastructure systems.

Leadership & Planning

Smart investment will only be possible with leadership, planning, and a clear vision for our nation’s infrastructure.

Preparing for the Future

We have to utilize new approaches, materials, and technologies to ensure our infrastructure is more resilient.

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