Michigan Receives “D+” On American Society of Civil Engineers’ Infrastructure Report Card
Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rates every state's and the nation's infrastructure, and this year they gave both Michigan and the United States a bad grade.
Both Michigan and the United States received a "D+" as a grade for their infrastructure from the ASCE. They derive their grade by evaluating several different criteria like bridges, drinking water, energy, public parks, roads, and schools.
The ASCE divides each report card into several individual categories like: Airports, Bridges, Roads, Railways, Schools, Energy, etc.
Michigan has 122,286 miles of public roads, with 25,680 miles (21%) in poor condition. This costs Michigan motorists an average of $540 per motorist per year in costs from driving on roads in need of repair.
But don't worry. Not everything is doom and gloom. The ASCE also provides solutions to our state's and our nation's infrastructure crisis.