Tennessee's infrastructure is deteriorating and is in critical need of maintenance and improvement to meet current and future demands. While the condition of Tennessee's roads, bridges and airports exceeds nationwide scores, Tennessee's schools and public park facilities lag behind the rest of the country.
The ASCE Tennessee Section 2009 Infrastructure Report Card is the first comprehensive assessment of the condition of the state's infrastructure. The Report Card presents an informed assessment made by the state's professional engineering community of the condition of the infrastructure critical to our quality of life in Tennessee.
Tennessee's infrastructure received an overall grade of C with individual grades in nine infrastructure categories. This report card offers guidance to Tennesseans and their leaders about where public works funds would be best spent to improve the overall quality of life.Download the Report Card
A: Exceptional, B: Good, C: Mediocre, D: Poor, F: Failing
Each category was evaluated on the basis of capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation
May 22, 2015
Just in time for the start of summer travel and construction season, the Highway Trust Fund received yet another short-term extension this week. Congress has “punted” once again on passing a long-term highway and transit...Read More >>
May 21, 2015
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May 15, 2015
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May 14, 2015
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