Stimulus Projects Bring Delays to Nation's Roads
"'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.