Michigan Received A “D+” On Its Infrastructure Report Card
As part of President Biden's "American Jobs Plan", the White House issued a State-by-State Fact Sheets that graded each state's infrastructure and Michigan didn't do well. But, in all fairness, most other states didn't do well either.
According to the press release by the White House, "The fact sheets highlight the number of bridges and miles of road in each state in poor condition, the percentage of households without access to broadband, the billions of dollars required for water infrastructure, among other infrastructure needs."
The state's infrastructures were graded on a scale from "A+" to "D-" and Michigan was given a solid "D+". Oof. The grading system looks at a dozen different factors ranging from roads and bridges, to drinking water, to housing.
Highlighting a few of those metrics, Michigan has 1,219 bridges and over 7,300 miles of highway in poor condition. As far as drinking water goes, the report says "Over the next 20 years, Michigan’s drinking water infrastructure will require $13 billion in additional funding." And in regards to the state's housing, "In part due to a lack of available and affordable housing, 514,000 renters in Michigan are rent burdened, meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on rent."
The total cost of the American Jobs Plan is estimated to be about $2.65 trillion over the next 8 years. You can see an estimated breakdown of the costs by project on the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's website.
If you want to read more about the American Jobs Plan, you can check out the "Fact Sheet" from the White House.