FHWA STATISTICS SHOW STATES SPENDING LESS ON NEW HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

The construction of new highways or bridges accounts for less than 10% of the $74 billion, including federal aid, states are investing in highways annually, according to information released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in December 1998. In 1997, states spent $29.5 billion--some 40% of their highway expenditures--on improvements, including rehabilitation, widening, safety construction, traffic control projects, and environmental enhancement projects. Grants-in-aid to local governments amounted to 14.6%; physical maintenance, 10.7%; traffic services, such as snow removal, 4.6%; highway law enforcement and safety, 6.7%; planning and research, 6.2%; and debt service, 9%.

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    Civil Engineering News, Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1999-3

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 13
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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  • Accession Number: 00762886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1999 12:00AM