State commission finds TN has more than $68 billion worth of public infrastructure needs

Jan 26, 2024


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It could take around $68 billion for all of Tennessee's infrastructure needs to be met. Those include internet needs, wastewater needs, education needs and recreation needs. More than half of that cost would go towards meeting transportation and utilities needs, according to a report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

On Thursday, the commission met and discussed some of the state's most pressing infrastructure needs. In a report titled "Building Tennessee's Tomorrow," the second-most-expensive infrastructure need included post-secondary education costing around $6.8 billion and the third most was water and wastewater infrastructure, costing around $6.3 billion.

Transportation and utilities infrastructure needs totaled around $34.7 billion, according to the report.

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