Turning the Corner


RR041819 roadApril 18, 2019 – Maybe we have turned the corner in 2019. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, highway and bridge construction starts in March grew 4%, showing improvement after declines in January (down 5%) and February (down 6%). According to Robert A. Murray, the organization's chief economist, the passage of federal appropriations for fiscal year 2019 in mid-February seems to be helping the public works sector. The top five states for highway and bridge construction starts in March, ranked by dollar volume, were Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina.