Nebraska’s Failing Infrastructure
23% of Nebraska’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
There are 124 high hazard dams in Nebraska. A high hazard dam is defined as a dam whose failure would cause a loss of life and significant property damage.
6% of high hazard dams in Nebraska have no emergency action plan (EAP). An EAP is a predetermined plan of action to be taken including roles, responsibilities and procedures for surveillance, notification and evacuation to reduce the potential for loss of life and property damage in an area affected by a failure or mis-operation of a dam.
Nebraska’s drinking water infrastructure needs and investment of $1.35 billion over the next 20 years.
Nebraska ranked 37th in the quantity of hazardous waste produced and 38th in the total number of hazardous waste producers.
Nebraska reported an unnment need of $14.9 million for it’s state public outdoor recreation facilities and parkland acquisition
24% of Nebraska’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition
30% of Nebraskan urban highways are congested
Vehicle travel on Nebraska highways has increased 39% from 1990 to 2007
Nebraska state transportation managers ascertain that the level of funding encessary to manitain the current system is $170 million
Nebraska has $1.31 billion in waste water infrastructure needs
LB 84 passed into law by the State Legislature would provide for 1/4 of a cent of state sales tax to be reallocated to the Department of Roads adding an additionl $80 Million a year for the next ten years for road projects throughout the state, mainly in Omaha.