PUBLIC EXPENDITURES ON CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

PUBLIC EXPENDITURES ON CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

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Public Expenditure on Construction: Highways and Streets (monthly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate)

Public Expenditure on Construction: Highways and Streets (monthly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate)

NOTE: Data from 1993 to 2001 include state and local expenditures only. Data for the estimation of Federal expenditures were not published until January 2002. There is a break in the line to show where the change occurs. The resulting increase is less than two percent.

Component Expenditures of Highway and Street Construction (state and local only, seasonally adjusted annual rate)

Component Expenditures of Highway and Street Construction (state and local only, seasonally adjusted annual rate)

Highways and streets are the largest component of public transportation infrastructure spending. Pavement is by far the largest part of that spending, accounting for 73 percent of state and local roadway expenditures in 2001.

Public Expenditure on Construction Jun-02 Jul-02
Total public expenditures on roadways (millions) 51,375 53,713
Percent change from previous month  -2.28   4.55
Total state and local expenditures (millions) 50,755 53,215
Percent change from previous month  -2.29   4.85
Total Federal expenditures (millions)    620    498
Percent change from previous month  -1.74 -19.68

 

Component Expenditures for Highway and Street Construction (state and local only) Jun-02 Jul-02
Pavement 36,695 37,890
Percent change from previous month  -4.03   3.26
Bridges 10,198 10,920
Percent change from previous month  -0.15   7.08
Lighting and rest facilities  2,231  2,161
Percent change from previous month  49.23  -3.14

NOTES: The data have changed due to new Census Bureau estimating methodologies. The series used previously is still published; however, the series on this page are comparable to the series found on the following pages. More information is available at: http://www.census.gov/pub/const/C30/newtc.html.

Construction includes new buildings, renovations, mechanical and electrical installations, site preparation, and other materials and structures incidental to construction. Maintenance is not included.

Federal data is not disaggregated at the monthly level, and no yearly data exists because data publication started in 2002. There are additional highway and street components that are published on an annual basis: retaining walls, tunnels, toll/weight stations, and maintenance facilities.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Sept. 4, 2002; available at: http://www.census.gov/pub/const/C30/newtc.html.