Future road construction funding may be in limbo while we await progress a possible $50 billion fiscal backstop from the Federal government for State DOTs. And, yes, construction activity may be down in many states, particularly states that do not consider construction to be an essential business.
However, many states and municipalities have also taken advantage of reduced traffic on roads to expedite a number of road construction projects. AsphaltPro asked its readers across our social media platforms to share an on-the-ground perspective on construction activities in their states.
Westchester, New York: Mark Reuss of Asphalt Maintenance Services shares a snapshot from work on an airport in Westchester, New York.
O’ahu, Hawaii: SealPros LLC paves 1000 tons in five phases at a medical center in O’ahu, Hawaii. The company was able to move up its paving schedule for the project after another customer cancelled on them.
Oakland, California: Roberto Hernandes with the City of Oakland Street & Sidewalks in California reminds us to stay positive. Anytime he has a chance to pave, he says, he is pumped!
Columbus, Ohio: Storm Trucking continues its work in Columbus, Ohio.
Georgia: David Crowell reports that work continues in Georgia. “It never stopped,” he said. Thankfully, his asphalt producers have continued to provide mix during these uncertain times.
Portland, Oregon: Knife River Construction continues paving in Portland, Oregon.
New York: Milling continues for Blacktop Maintenance Corp in New York, reports Stewart Petrovits.
Oakland, California: Bay Cities Paving and Grading continues to pave in sunny, colorful California.
Tampa, Florida: Preferred Materials paves on atop I-75 in Tampa, Florida.
Washington: Washington State may have been only one of a handful of states that considered most construction non-essential, but Steve Anker and the team at Western Refinery Services had a chance to break in their new Carlson paver on an essential job.