The Southern Idaho Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their 2018 Report Card for Idaho’s Infrastructure on March 8 during a press event hosted by GeoEngineers’ Braydan DuRee. The Idaho Section released letter grades for seven categories of infrastructure, and an overall average grade of “C-” for the state.
The annual report is written by a team of experienced infrastructure engineers and grades bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, roads, schools and wastewater. Although some areas show improvement from 2017’s report, the failing overall grade still reflects inadequacies in some areas of Idaho’s infrastructure, especially aging bridges. Visit the Southern Idaho Section of the ASCE’s website for the full report.
Braydan DuRee is a former president of the chapter and remains involved in ASCE and this review of the state of Idaho’s infrastructure. Braydan and GeoEngineers’ staff in our Boise office are continuing to target transportation projects and encourage state investment in improved infrastructure.