Business Journal: Infrastructure Gets Low Grades

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, July 4, 2006

The levees in the Sacramento region rated a D- in a report card from the American Society of Engineers. Their Sacramento chapter also gave the area roadways a D. An extra $100 million needs to be spent annually to keep the roads up. Right now there’s more than $1 billion worth of catch-up work necessary, they say, which corresponds with earlier publicized estimates. 

Bridges, drinking water, the flood bypass system, and heavy rail – none earned higher than a C.
Acknowledging that some would accuse them of trying to create more business for themselves, the society says it’s their duty as engineer to protect the community.