Stimulus Projects Bring Delays to Nation's Roads

Thousands of stimulus-funded transportation projects are underway this summer, creating thousands of delays on the nation's roads.
July 22, 2009, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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"'We're seeing an intersection of the peak summer driving season – July and August – combined with an influx of stimulus-related funding for construction,' says Troy Green, a national spokesman for AAA in Washington. 'It means this summer will probably be busier than normal for road construction.'

Nationwide, 2,000 stimulus-funded construction projects are under way, and another 5,600 have been approved for bidding, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) estimated last Tuesday."

Many states have between 80% and 100% of their transportation stimulus funding already contracted.

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Published on Monday, July 20, 2009 in The Christian Science Monitor
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