While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Ohio faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Ohio costs each driver $475 per year, and 6.9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Ohio are an estimated $12.2 billion, and wastewater needs total $14.58 billion. 362 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $683 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Ohio’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, Ohio, and families can no longer afford.
99 public-use airports
1,653 (6.04%) of the 27,345 bridges are structurally deficient
412 high hazard dams
Dams with EAPS
76% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan
$13.41 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
38 sites on the National Priorities List
440 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 21st
344 miles of levees
97.4 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 9th nationally
$23.71 million of unmet needs for its parks system
5,132 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 3rd nationally
$544 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair
122,987 miles of Public Roads, with 17% in poor condition
$683 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures
101,988,196 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains
$14.58 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years
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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