The American Society of Civil Engineers has given Kentucky’s roads and bridges both a D grade in its annual Infrastructure Report Card for 2011.
The report states that the condition of Kentucky’s bridges has deteriorated because of a lack of funding. It estimates the cost of repairing or replacing the state’s structurally-deficient bridges at over a billion dollars.
Further, the report cites more than forty billion dollars worth of road projects on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s work list that are in need of funding..
The society gave Kentucky a grade of C on its overall infrastructure, which includes school facilities, hazardous waste, drinking water and energy. US infrastructure as a whole received a grade