By Lital Shair Nada, market research associate, ARTBA 

Contractors are doing more work and feeling optimistic about the future, according to the latest results of the ARTBA Transportation Construction Industry Conditions Survey. Despite growing backlogs, participants in the latest quarterly survey said they still have significant capacity to take on more work. Finding skilled and unskilled labor continues to be a challenge in some parts of the country.

ARTBA members can view the full survey results, broken down by highway, bridge and airport work, in the members-only section of the ARTBA website.