Civil engineers give Minnesota ‘C’ for infrastructure 10 Oct 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The American Society of Civil Engineers has given Minnesota a grade of ‘C’ for its infrastructure.

The organization analyzed the state’s roads, public transit, airports, wastewater systems and drinking water. In a report released Tuesday, the group said the state’s roadways are in poor condition, earning it a dismal ‘D+’ grade. The report says the average driver in the Twin Cities spends 41 peak hours in congestion every year, at an average cost of $1,442.

Aviation in Minnesota earned the highest grade. The Star Tribune says the group gave the state a ‘B,’ noting that the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and reliever airports have undergone $455 million in improvements over the last year.

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com