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Wisconsin

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Infrastructure Matters to Wisconsin

Whether you’re driving across roads and bridges, taking a shower, or charging your cell phone, infrastructure affects everyone in Wisconsin. Here are two places you can visit to find out more about Wisconsin’s infrastructure:

Key Facts About Wisconsin Infrastructure

Aviation

87 public-use airports

Bridges

1,198 of the 14,088 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$18.30 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

79% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

188 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$7.1 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

4.586 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 27th

Hazardous Waste

38 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

230 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 29th nationally

Levees

134 miles of levees

Ports

31.6 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 24th nationally

Public Parks

$53.2 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

8 freight railroads covering 3,387 miles across the state, ranking 14th nationally by mileage

Roads

13,539 of the state’s 115,095 public roads are major roads, and 21% are in poor condition

Roads

$2.0 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $502 /yr per motorist

Schools

$4.4 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

70.1 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$6.4 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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