ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A new analysis of New York’s infrastructure is giving the state’s bridges, roads and wastewater systems a bad grade.
The New York chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers releases the state’s infrastructure report card on Tuesday. The organization rated several categories of infrastructure including airports, drinking water, transit, dams and parks.
The state’s overall grade is a C-minus.
New York earned Ds when it came to bridges, roads and sewers, however. The report notes that many roads and highways are in poor condition, most bridges are at least 75 years old and the state’s wastewater systems need $36 billion in repairs and upgrades.
On the positive side, the state earned B-minuses for parks and solid waste.