Maine roads, bridges get 'C-' in engineer group's report
Posted 12:15 p.m. Tuesday
AUGUSTA, Maine — An engineers' group has given Maine an overall grade of C minus for its roads, bridges and other infrastructure, slightly higher than the national average of D plus.
The American Society of Civil Engineers report released Monday says Maine's facilities have declined since 2012 in eight of the 14 categories it reviewed.
The report says Maine's dams and levees, municipal wastewater, roads and passenger transportation are in poor condition. Only ports and energy were deemed in good condition.
The state also received a C minus grade in 2012.
Republican President-elect Donald Trump has called for a massive push to rebuild roads, airports, the power grid and other infrastructure.
One plan would cost as much as $1 trillion. It would be funded primarily through private investment encouraged by big tax incentives.