FIGURE G-8 Public Expenditures on Construction of Highways and Streets: 1995-2007

FIGURE G-8 Public Expenditures on Construction of Highways and Streets: 1995-2007

Monthly data, seasonally adjusted

FIGURE G-8 Public Expenditures on Construction of Highways and Streets: 1995-2007. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 for further assistance.

TABLE G-8 Public Expenditures on Construction of Highways and Streets: January 2006-May 2007

Monthly data, seasonally adjusted (millions of dollars)

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  Total public expenditures Federal State and local
January 2006 65,515 622 64,893
February 2006 67,766 732 67,034
March 2006 70,572 727 69,845
April 2006 71,957 462 71,495
May 2006 73,708 554 73,154
June 2006 74,143 534 73,609
July 2006 74,516 426 74,090
August 2006 72,242 464 71,778
September 2006 69,895 394 69,501
October 2006 70,723 530 70,193
November 2006 71,025 668 70,357
December 2006 71,917 618 71,299
January 2007 76,832 560 76,272
February 2007 76,038 554 75,484
March 2007 76,123 541 75,582
April 2007 76,185 676 75,509
May 2007 74,722 693 74,029

NOTES: Data from 1995 to 2001 include state and local expenditures only. Data from the estimation of federal expenditures were not published until January 2002.

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

Highways and streets are the largest component of public transportation infrastructure spending. Pavement is by far the largest part of that spending, accounting for about 70 percent of state and local roadway expenditures.

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; available at: http://www.census.gov/const/www/c30index.html as of September 2007.