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ARTBA Survey: Most Construction Continues

April 1, 2020
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ARTBA says most transportation construction is still going on, but with precautions.

Most transportation-related construction continues as project owners take necessary precautions to protect their workforce from COVID-19, according to a new survey of American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) members.
 
With a few exceptions, transportation design and construction projects continue across the country, but survey respondents say they are feeling the effects of the pandemic. More than two-thirds are experiencing changes or adjustments to project schedules.  Nearly 75 percent are expecting some or major financial impacts on their businesses.
 
The survey also showed transportation construction firms have taken additional measures to protect the health and safety of their workers. Nearly 80 percent are rotating office employees between work and home or allowing them to work remotely. 
 
Respondents said they are taking additional project site safety and health measures, including more regular cleaning of portable toilets (78 percent), third-party cleaning (70 percent), and improved handwashing stations (61 percent).

The March 23-27 survey, initiated by ARTBA chief economist Dr. Alison Premo Black, included 225 respondents representing the association’s eight membership divisions: contractors, planning and design firms, traffic safety and equipment manufacturers, materials and services firms, public officials, and university professors/researchers.  
 
A link to the full results can be found here.

Source: ARTBA

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