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The BIL influx of $3.6 billion over the next 5 years is a desperate need to help the state avoid futher failure of the roads and bridges infrastructure.

Mississippi has a diverse infrastructure system, with investments in transportation, energy, water and sewer, and telecommunications. However, the state faces challenges related to funding and maintenance of its infrastructure systems. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Mississippi a D+ on its infrastructure report card.

In terms of transportation, Mississippi has an extensive network of highways, with over 30,000 miles of state-maintained roads and highways. The state also has several major interstates, including I-55, I-20, and I-10, that pass through the state. However, the state's transportation infrastructure is in need of significant upgrades and maintenance. In 2021, over 30% of the state's roads were in poor or mediocre condition, and nearly 500 of the state's bridges were considered structurally deficient.

Mississippi has also invested in energy infrastructure, with a focus on natural gas and renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. The state has over 4,000 MW of installed natural gas capacity and over 1,000 MW of renewable energy capacity. However, the state's energy infrastructure also faces challenges related to aging equipment and a lack of investment in modernization.

The state's water and sewer infrastructure also faces significant challenges. Mississippi has over 1,500 public water systems and over 1,200 wastewater treatment systems, many of which are in need of repairs and upgrades. In 2019, over 100 water systems in the state had violations related to contamination or failure to meet water quality standards.

Finally, in terms of telecommunications, Mississippi has made progress in expanding broadband access to rural areas, but the state still lags behind the national average in terms of broadband adoption. As of 2021, approximately 21% of Mississippians did not have access to broadband internet with speeds of at least 25 Mbps.

Each driver pays this per year in costs due to driving on poorly maintained roads.
Formula funding alone will provide approximately this over 5 years for highways & bridges
$3.6 billion