- Percent of rural roads in poor condition:25%
- Percent of bridges that are structurally deficient:13%
- Percent of state expenditures devoted to highways:6.00%
The impact of Mississippi’s crumbling infrastructure on the lives of citizens has been well documented. The prevalence of closed and unsafe bridges has been devastating the state’s economy, but bureaucratic mix-ups and inflation have not allowed for any decisive action to be taken at the government level.