Why Missouri's infrastructure gets poor grades

Jun 17, 2013

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The state of Missouri is getting less than stellar ratings on its infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave the state a C minus grade overall for its roads, bridges and dams. According to that report released last month, 31% of the state’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and nearly 14% of its bridges are functionally obsolete. 

So what could be done to raise money for roads? How will the state repair its aging infrastructure in the future? And how long do we have before we begin to feel the effects? Today on Intersection, we’ll take a closer look at the infrastructure needs of the state, and talk about some ways to pay for it.

Panelists:

Roberta Broeker, chief financial officer, Missouri Dept. of Transportation
Bill McKenna, spokesperson, Missouri Transportation Alliance
Sen. John Lamping, R-St. Louis, 24th Senate District (joining by phone)