Historic Milton-Madison Bridge Project
Madison, Indiana & Milton
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Indiana faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Indiana costs each driver $272 per year, and 8.0% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Indiana are an estimated $5.9 billion, and wastewater needs total $7.16 billion. 240 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $518 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Indiana’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, Indiana, and families can no longer afford.
65 public-use airports
1,435 (7.43%) of the 19,291 bridges are structurally deficient
266 high hazard dams
Dams with EAPS
50% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
$7.52 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
40 sites on the National Priorities List
350 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 24th
395 miles of levees
73.2 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 12nd nationally
$510 million of unmet needs for its parks system
3,786 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 11th nationally
$480 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
96,790 miles of Public Roads, with 12% in poor condition
$518 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures
32,502,359 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
7.16 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
January 17, 2020
In 2019, we witnessed a drastic increase in hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, and more. We must be thinking about ways to make our infrastructure last and...
January 16, 2020
Late last week, in a historic action, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a proposed rule to revise the enforcement of the...
January 09, 2020
Bipartisan legislation is hard to come by these days in Congress, which is why the Sustainable Municipal Access to Resilient Technology in Infrastructure, or SMART...
ASCE urges the 116th Congress to focus on prioritizing infrastructure upgrades and modernization to sustain our economy, public health, and safety. Contact your Member of Congress to urge them to draft and pass legislation that moves toward closing the $2 trillion investment gap.Share Story
While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action.Share Story
Senate Appropriators have allocated funding to the High Hazard Potential Dams Program. 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