U.S. infrastructure gets near flunking grade from engineers

THE TOBEY STREET ON-RAMP for Route 6 West in Providence is an example of the nation's decaying transportation infrastructure, which is in need of a total of $2 trillion in addition to already budgeted investments to bring it all up to a "B" grade. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
THE TOBEY STREET ON-RAMP for Route 6 West in Providence is an example of the nation's decaying transportation infrastructure, which is in need of a total of $2 trillion in addition to already budgeted investments to bring it all up to a "B" grade. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The report card is in, and U.S. infrastructure is almost flunking. The American Society of Civil Engineers on Thursday assigned a grade of “D+” to the quality of U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure in a closely-watched assessment that the group publishes every four years. The group said an additional $2 trillion…

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