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Poor grades on infrastructure report card a cause for concern

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North Carolina certainly didn't score high marks on this year’s infrastructure report card.

The state is looking at a C- for the condition of area bridges, roads, and structures.

"In North Carolina, and around the US, there are certainly a backlog of infrastructure improvements,” said Matt Jordan of Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

The American Society of Civil Engineers scored nine categories across the state. Airports got a D+, with serious structural and pavement issues. Bridges are considered structurally deficient and at risk of causing major traffic congestion. They got a C-. Our roads aren't doing well either, scoring a D- because engineers say poor road conditions contribute to billions of dollars in motorist repairs. Our schools scored a C-. They are in need of drastic renovations.

Here's some good news though, drinking water and wastewater systems both improved their grades from last year. It may be time for North Carolina to raise their grades, but making infrastructure repairs cost money. The Cape Fear Utility Authority said they'll to their best to choose what projects are essential during these hard economic times. For more information, you can visit the ASCE web site.

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NC Education Lottery should help fix the schools... The airport should pay for their on renovations and runways or the airlines should stop flying there... Roads and bridges, I have a novel idea... Actually use the money from the gas tax to pay for improvements. Quit putting that money in the general fund.