Rotting infrastructure and a worsening internal divide, alongside a government ever more apathetic towards actually governing (both federally and locally), doesn't really bode well.
With dams bursting, railroads rotting away, highways in desperate need of centrally coordinated investment, and construction being hand-waved as the responsibility of corporations because [insert pure ideology], at some point all the for-profit corner-cutting will come back to bite everyone in the ass. And despite January 20th, there doesn't seem to be any political capital to put effort towards this immense backlog of work (or interest, for that matter) .
While Biden is trying to push through a ~$2 trillion package intended for infrastructure projects, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that the annual funding shortfall lies around 3 trillion. Annually.
Assuming the package passes and is entirely put on maintenance, it only covers a single year and is still insufficient for doing anything beyond the critical. Not to even speak of funding improvements or new developments. And, considering that people already whine that the intended government funding for that project (and related taxation) is bad for business, somehow… Yeah. The arteries of the nation are not faring well.
But I'm rambling.