Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
Photo collage: temporary lane closure, road marking installation, cone with mounted warning light, and drum separated work zones.
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Facts and Statistics – Work Zone Activity

Amount of Highway Construction Activity

Many road projects involve setting up active work zones on existing roads with traffic present.

  • In 2014, 48% of federal funds for roadway projects were obligated towards reconstruction, 25% for resurfacing, 17% for restoration and rehabilitation, and 10% for new routes. (Highway Statistics 2014)
  • In 2014, 68% of obligations were for system preservation, 23% for capacity addition, and 9% for new route construction. (Highway Statistics 2014)
  • For the National Highway System (NHS), system rehabilitation expenditures of $27.3 billion constituted 61.5% of total NHS capital spending in 2010. This is up from 48.5% of total NHS capital spending in 2008. (2013 C&P Report)
  • Total capital outlay on the Interstate system increased at an average annual rate of 3.9% between 2000 and 2010. System rehabilitation expenditures grew by 6.2% per year during that time period, whereas system expansion decreased an average of 0.3% per year during that same time. (2013 C&P Report)

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