Aggregates Facts

July 20, 2021 – Did you know that 38,000 tons of aggregate go into each lane mile of interstate highway? Construction of the average home requires 400 tons of aggregate, while the average size school or hospital requires 15,000 tons. Every state and roughly three-quarters of the nation’s counties are home to an aggregate operation, producing nearly 2.4 billion tons…

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Highway Work Bounces Back

Aug. 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…

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Construction Spending Rises; Highway Construction Falls

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,257.0 billion, 0.8 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised October estimate of $1,247.1 billion. The November figure is 2.4 percent (±1.5 percent) above the November 2016 estimate of $1,227.0 billion. 

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ARTBA Honors Highway, Bridge, Tunnel Projects

Highway, bridge and tunnel projects from Arizona, New Jersey and Florida were recognized for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 16th annual “Globe Awards” event, held April 14 in the Nation’s Capital as part of the association’s Federal Issues Program.

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NAM Study Details Economic Benefits of Infrastructure Investment

A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view into the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with a more concerted effort to address the nation’s infrastructure needs.

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A 10-Month Band-Aid

August 11, 2014 – President Obama has signed a $10.8 billion measure that will fund highway and bridge repairs for the next 10 months. The short-term measure, approved by lawmakers last month, is paid for using a budgeting maneuver called pension smoothing, which allows corporations to reduce their contributions to employee retirement plans. By allowing companies to do so, the…

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Temporary Funding Measure Passes

Congress passed temporary funding to continue road, highway and bridge construction, but once again punted on a multiyear reauthorization that includes a sustainable funding mechanism, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.

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