The American Society of Engineers gave Michigan a D+ grade its latest scorecard of the state's infrastructure.
The annual report ranks 13 sections of infrastructure, from aviation to rail, dams to energy.
By the report card’s definition, a score of “D” means “the infrastructure is in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard, with many elements approaching the end of their service life.”
Our cursed potholes aren't the only issue, either. Our drinking water, schools, and stormwater all got D marks in the report.
The report includes an extensive review of each section’s grade and potential solutions to improving that score. From supporting innovative policies, increasing state funding, and prioritizing public health and safety, many steps are available to improve conditions.
A more in-depth list of grades is below: