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North Dakota

North Dakota will receive nearly $2 billion for roads and bridges through the BIL, and another $335 million for water infrastructure improvements.

North Dakota is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is known for its vast open spaces, oil production, and agriculture. However, the state's infrastructure has been struggling to keep up with its growing population and economy.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave North Dakota a C on its infrastructure report card. The state received a D+ for its roads, a C- for bridges, a C for aviation, a C+ for rail, a C for wastewater, a C- for dams, and a C+ for drinking water.

North Dakota has over 107,000 miles of public roads, of which 27% are in poor condition. The ASCE estimates that driving on rough roads costs North Dakota motorists $377 million per year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs. Additionally, 32% of North Dakota's bridges are in need of repair or replacement.

In terms of aviation, North Dakota has 89 public-use airports and 4 commercial service airports. The state's airports contribute over $500 million to the economy each year. However, many of the state's airports are in need of upgrades and repairs.

North Dakota has over 3,600 miles of rail lines, which are primarily used to transport agricultural products and energy resources. However, the state's rail system has been strained in recent years due to the increase in crude oil shipments.

North Dakota's drinking water and wastewater systems have also been struggling. Many of the state's water and wastewater treatment plants are outdated and in need of upgrades. In addition, North Dakota has over 5,700 dams, many of which are in need of repairs to ensure public safety.

Overall, North Dakota's infrastructure is in need of significant investment to meet the demands of its growing population and economy. The state has made some progress in recent years, but there is still much work to be done to improve the state's roads, bridges, airports, rail system, and water and wastewater infrastructure.

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
$1.9 billion