April 17, 2014
2014 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year in terms of planned highway and road construction projects. States are investing millions of dollars into expansions, resurfacing, ongoing maintenance, and other miscellaneous additions, such as traffic signals, bridges, and ramps.
For example, this year’s highway project list in Omaha, Nebraska includes $37 million in work, while $11.6 million is going exclusively into street resurfacing in Naperville, Ohio. Minnesota’s construction outlook includes 308 projects at a near $1.1 billion investment in an “amazingly robust construction program.”
Although drivers may be frustrated by closures or increased traffic congestion, city officials and construction engineers are working together to minimize disruptions to the daily commute. Some cities will spread projects between different time periods, while others will distribute work through strategic locations.
Read our April issue of Construction Headline News to learn more about road construction due to take place this spring and summer.