asce michigan rptWhile the nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Michigan faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Michigan costs each driver $540 per year, and 11.1% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Michigan are an estimated $13.8 billion, and wastewater needs total $2.07 billion. 88 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $1.3 billion. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Michigan’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, Michigan, and families can no longer afford. Read more