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


Virginia Key Facts:

VA2009 Report Card for Virginia’s Infrastructure

Virginia’s infrastructure is aging, and in some cases, close to failing. At stake are issues affecting Virginia’s quality of life, the safety of it
s citizens and its economic well-being. Using publicly available data, the Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
graded the condition of the state’s infrastructure assets, identifying the need for critical improvements and funding. Grades were assigned in 13 primary category based on the reported condition of existing assets, expected service life,current functionality and level of service, future growth needs, and anticipated level of funding required to maintain
current levels of service, safety and reliability.

Virginia’s Key Facts from the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure


  • Virginia’s dam safety program has 8 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 211.3 state regulated dams.
  • Virginia has 184 high hazard dams.
  • 74% of the state regulated dams in Virginia have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Virginia’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $617,404.

Drinking Water

  • Virginia has reported $6.1 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Virginia has 31 sites on the National Priorities List.


  • Virginia has approximately 16 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.


  • Virginia has reported $6.9 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.


  • There are 66 public-use airports in Virginia.


  • 1,250 of the 13,769 bridges in Virginia (9.1%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 2,421 of the 13,769 bridges in Virginia (17.6%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Virginia received $96.3 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • Virginia has 670 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 17th in the nation.


  • Virginia’s ports handled 67.2 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 11th in the nation.


  • Virginia has 9 freight railroads covering 3,214 miles across the state, ranking it 21th by mileage.


  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Virginia motorists $1.344 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $254 per motorist.
  • 47% of Virginia’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
  • Virginia has 74,181 public road miles.
  • Virginia’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 10,241 per capita, ranking it 26th in the nation.
  • Virginia’s gas tax of 19.9 cents per gallon has not been increased in 25 years.


  • Virginia has 72,792 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Virginia has reported an unmet need of $532.8 million for its parks system.


  • Public school districts in Virginia spent a total of $4.4 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Virginia schools have $8.5 billion in infrastructure funding needs.


  • Virginia produces 3.720 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 26th.


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