Infrastructure in Wyoming

Wyoming Infrastructure Overview

While the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Wyoming faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Wyoming costs each driver $341 per year, and 11.0% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Wyoming are an estimated $409.9 million, and wastewater needs total $91 million. 87 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $149 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Wyoming’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, Wyoming, and families can no longer afford.

Key Facts about Wyoming's Infrastructure

Aviation

33 public-use airports

Bridges

344 (11.00%) of the 3,128 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridge Funding

$13,197,824 spent on state bridge capital projects in 2013

Dams with EAPS

89% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

87 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$409.9 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

54.0 Trillion BTU of renewable energy every year, ranking it 40th

Hazardous Waste

2 sites on the National Priorities List

Levees

50 miles of levees

Public Parks

$0.5 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

1,860 miles of freight railroads across the state, ranking 33rd nationally

Roads

28,942 miles of Public Roads, with 9% in poor condition

Road Costs

$341 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair

Schools

$149 million gap in in estimated school capital expenditures

Transit

2,566,123 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$91 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Key Solutions

Our nation’s infrastructure problems are solvable if we have leadership and commit to making good ideas a reality. Raising the grades on our infrastructure will require that we seek and adopt a wide range of solutions.
Investment

We can no longer afford to defer investment in our nation’s critical infrastructure systems.

Leadership & Planning

Smart investment will only be possible with leadership, planning, and a clear vision for our nation’s infrastructure.

Preparing for the Future

We have to utilize new approaches, materials, and technologies to ensure our infrastructure is more resilient.

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