The American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave the state of South Carolina a D+ when it comes to infrastructure. We thought that grade only existed in the movie, Tommy Boy, but there it was this week for all to see.
From a Fox Carolina story about the grade:
“SC civil engineers graded aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, ports, roads, transit and wastewater. ACSE mentions that SC Ports is a top-10 container port in the United States, responsible for 1-in-10 South Carolina jobs and generating more than $63 billion in economic output for the state. SC’s ports received a B in the report. However, the roads and bridges face an estimate funding gap of $43 billion by 2040, and more than 50% of the roads are in poor condition. The roads also have the highest fatality rate in the U.S. at 1.72 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.”