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Highway Work Bounces Back


RR082619 roadAug. 26, 2019 – You don't expect highway and bridge construction to dip during the summer construction season, but that is exactly what happened in June. Fortunately, July was a different story. Highway and bridge construction in July improved 9%, rebounding after a 5% decline in June, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Large highway and bridge projects entered as July construction starts were the $238 million project to repair the approaches and arches of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, a $235 million road paving project in Portsmouth, Va., and a $118 million highway expansion project in Bakersfield, Calif. For the month of July, the top five states in terms of the dollar amount of highway and bridge construction starts were – California, Texas, New York, Virginia and Florida.