State DOTs Expedite Millions in Construction, With Highways Empty
But threat of funding shortages looms over future projects
Taking advantage of substantially reduced work-zone traffic volumes from COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, many state departments of transportation are accelerating road and bridge projects already underway or scheduled for 2020.
But there’s growing concern that any immediate benefits from fewer vehicles on the road won’t make up for the expected loss of millions of dollars in fuel-tax revenue.
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