- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia’s infrastructure gets a C-minus in a report card issued by a civil engineer group.

The report card says it could cost $40 billion over 20 years to fix aging, outmoded and deteriorating infrastructure.

The Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the report card Tuesday.

Don Rissmeyer with the group tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1DYo4Jb ) that 10 infrastructure categories were graded by engineers and other experts. The categories included roads, drinking water and schools, and the criteria included capacity, condition and public safety.

Individual category grades ranged from a D for roads to a B-minus for solid waste.

The group’s last report card in 2009 gave Virginia’s infrastructure an overall D-plus. Rissmeyer says the latest grade is a slight improvement but it’s maintaining the status quo.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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