As businesses throughout the United States navigate their paths to reopening during COVID-19, many companies are having difficulty finding their footing. However, in the road construction industry, it could be the best path to recovery. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is reaching out to Congress to encourage them to make new infrastructure investments a major catalyst for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Construction Pros writes: The states of California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Florida are expanding their highway improvement efforts during the pandemic by taking advantage of lower traffic volumes. Florida DOT will accelerate schedules on more than 40 projects statewide with some expected to be completed two months early. FDOT says the accelerated work on $2.1 billion in projects should shave off 650 total contract days.