2018 ASCE MI Infrastructure Report Card

03.27.18

2018 ASCE MI Infrastructure Report Card

The grades are in! The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Michigan Section released Michigan's Infrastructure Report Card on March 6, 2018. Michigan's infrastructure earned an overall D+ grade. The report covers 13 categories of infrastructure including: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, navigation, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, stormwater, transit and wastewater.

SME's Myndi L. Bacon, PE, President of the Michigan section of The American Society of Civil Engineers, co-chaired the Report Card for Michigan's infrastructure, and co-authored the Roads and Bridges Reports. SME's Jeffery M. Krusinga, PE, GE also contributed to the report, co-authoring the Dams Report. Roads received a grade D- because 39% of the 120,000 miles of paved roads in Michigan are rated in poor condition, with 43% rated in fair condition and just 18% rated in good condition. Bridges received a C- because approximately 1,234 bridges (11%) of the state’s 11,156 bridges are structurally deficient. Dams earned a C- grade. Michigan’s approximately 2,600 dams support water supply, irrigation, hydropower, and in some cases, recreation. There are 140 high hazard potential dams in the state. The highest grade Michigan received was a C+ in Solid Waste.

To view the full report card for Michigan's infrastructure, click here.