Source: ARTBA analysis of federal Census Bureau data for value of construction work in November 2009-2014, adjusted with the ARTBA Price Index to account for changes in material costs, wages and inflation.


The real value of pavement work was $4 billion in November 2014, up slightly from $3.8 billion in November 2013, when adjusted for material prices, wages and inflation.  Highway contractors have been slightly busier in 2014 overall, with the total value of work reaching $45.6 billion through November, compared to $43.1 billion during the same time period in 2013.

The real value of bridge work was fairly flat at $2.7 billion in November 2014, compared to $2.75 billion in November 2013.  Contractors have completed $28.4 billion in bridge work between January and November 2014, compared to $28.7 billion for the same period in 2013.

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