Better Roads Staff
Do you anticipate that the levels of highway and bridge work (construction, repair, maintenance) put up for bid by your state in 2013 will increase, decrease or stay about the same?
Stay about the same 45.5%
Do you expect funding available for transportation infrastructure work in our region will be more, less or about the same in 2013 as it was in 2012?
About the same 43.9%
Will you employ more or less people in 2013?
It will be the same 56.1%
How many more will you employ?
Significantly more 17.6%
Just a few more 76.5%
Just one or two 5.9%
Do you anticipate that levels of highway and bridge construction/maintenance/repair work put up for bids by your agency in 2013 will increase, decrease or stay about the same, compared to 2012? Increase 31.4%
Stay about the same 50.0%
Do you anticipate that the majority of highway and bridge construction/maintenance/repair work put up for bids by your agency in 2012 will change in makeup (e.g. more of some sort of work and less of another)?
Will funding available for bridge and road work in 2013 in your area, compared to 2012, be more, less or about the same?
About the same 60.2%
Do you foresee making changes in the way you work with contractors, e.g. in bids, design/build, bonuses, specs, other?
Do you expect to take advantage of more flexibility and authority in how state and regional agencies can use federal funds because of reforms in MAP-21?
The American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) predicts that the nation’s transportation construction infrastructure market is expected to show modest growth in 2013, increasing 3 percent from $126.5 billion to $130.3 billion.
ARTBA predicts the bridge market, which showed substantial growth over the past 10 years, remains flat this year.
The annual predictions are the work of Dr. Alison Premo Black, the association’s chief economist. Black says growth is expected in highway and street pavements, private work for driveways and parking lots, airport terminal and runway work, railroads, and port and waterway construction.
Black says the pavements market will be sluggish in 2013, growing 2.8 percent to $58.4 billion. This includes $47.7 billion in public and private investment in highways, roads and streets, and $10.7 billion in largely private investments.
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