Connecticut

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Infrastructure Matters to Connecticut

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

Key Facts About Connecticut Infrastructure

Bridges

413 of the 4,218 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$127.70 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

58% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

261 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$3.6 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

1.13 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 44th

Hazardous Waste

14 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

120 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 31st nationally

Levees

29 miles of levees

Ports

10.6 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 34th nationally

Public Parks

$84.0 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

8 freight railroads covering 364 miles across the state, ranking 47th nationally by mileage

Roads

$1.6 billion a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $661 /yr per motorist

Roads

3,350 of the state’s 21,431 public roads are major roads, and 41% are in poor condition

Schools

$2.6 billion in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

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

Wastewater

$3.6 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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