Hawaii infrastructure receives D+ grade from ASCE

The new 2019 Hawaii Infrastructure Report Card released by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Hawaii Section, gives the state’s infrastructure an overall “D+” in 11 categories, the Star Advertiser reports. Bridges received a C+, while roads received a D+.

The report recommends an increase in the state gas tax, as well as additional funding measures, to pay for the backlog of repairs needed for roads and bridges.

“The state’s roadways are among the most congested in the nation, and there is a $23 billion transportation infrastructure funding gap over the next 20 years,” ASCE Hawaii Section said in a press release, according to the news agency.