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America’s Decaying Infrastructure .

September 23, 2012

How will we ever hope to repair our infrastructure once it goes ? Especially since the majority of our heavy industry has been shipped to China.

Some Facts :

* The American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s crumbling infrastructure an overall grade of D.

* Approximately one-third of all roads in the United States are in substandard condition.

* Close to a third of all highway fatalities are due “to substandard road conditions, obsolete road designs, or roadside hazards.”

*All over America, asphalt roads are being ground up and are being replaced with gravel roads because they are cheaper to maintain.  The state of South Dakota has transformed over 100 miles of asphalt roads into gravel roads, and 38 out of the 83 counties in the state of Michigan have transformed at least some of their asphalt roads into gravel roads.

*Today, the U.S. spends about 2.4 percent of GDP on infrastructure.  Meanwhile, China spends about 9 percent of GDP on infrastructure.( If only America would spend some of this on infrastructure ).

* The World Economic Forum ranks U.S. infrastructure 23rd in the world, and we fall a little bit farther behind the rest of the developed world every single day.

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