Bridges, Roads, Transit
Town of Shakopee Develops Alternative Intersection to Reduce Congestion and Improve Mobility
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Minnesota faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Minnesota costs each driver $480 per year, and 6.0% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Minnesota are an estimated $7.4 billion, and wastewater needs total $2.39 billion. 25 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $818 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Minnesota’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, Minnesota, and families can no longer afford.
97 public-use airports
800 (6.00%) of the 13,355 bridges are structurally deficient
$266,526,103 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013
Dams with EAPS
96% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
25 high hazard dams
$7.4 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
334.1 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 7th
25 sites on the National Priorities List
260 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 27th
182 miles of levees
43.5 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 17th nationally
$128.5 million of unmet needs for its parks system
4,450 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 8th nationally
138,767 miles of Public Roads, with 15% in poor condition
$480 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
$818 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures
110,926,805 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$2.39 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
April 13, 2018
The start of pothole season is here, and it is clear that states are gearing up to take on the challenges that follow winter. To...
March 12, 2018
The 2018 Report Card for the Twin Ports Area’s Infrastructure, released today, gives infrastructure in 10 northeast Minnesota counties and six northwest Wisconsin counties an...
December 15, 2017
General Motors, Alphabet Inc., and other innovators are racing to the finish line with the latest in transportation technology: autonomous vehicles. This week Florida, Montana,...
Continuing Resolutions have kept surface transportation funding at pre-FAST Act levels, and therefore states have not seen the increased federal investment into surface transportation they so badly need.Share Story
While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action.Share Story
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