Nebraska

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Infrastructure Matters to Nebraska

Whether you’re driving across roads and bridges, taking a shower, or charging your cell phone, infrastructure affects everyone in Nebraska. Here are three places you can visit to find out more about Nebraska’s infrastructure:

Key Facts About Nebraska Infrastructure

Aviation

72 public-use airports

Bridges

2,739 of the 15,370 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$23.10 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

136 high hazard dams

Dams

95% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Drinking Water

$1.8 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

1.807 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 47th

Hazardous Waste

13 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

320 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 25th nationally

Levees

459 miles of levees

Public Parks

$110.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

11 freight railroads covering 3,236 miles across the state, ranking 19th nationally by mileage

Roads

8,625 of the state’s 93,797 public roads are major roads, and 6% are in poor condition

Roads

$476.0 million a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $349 /yr per motorist

Schools

$2.8 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

6.1 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$3.2 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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