Report on Highway and Street Construction Sector in the U.S.

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Highway and Street Construction" report to their offering.

The US highway and street construction industry includes about 9,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $85 billion. Major companies include divisions of large construction companies such as Bechtel Group, Fluor, Jacobs Engineering, and KBR. The industry is highly fragmented: the 50 largest companies account for about 15 percent of industry revenue.


Demand is largely driven by the availability of government roadbuilding funds. The profitability of individual companies depends on operating efficiencies and the ability to correctly estimate costs. Big companies have the resources and engineering skills necessary for large construction jobs. Small companies can compete effectively by bidding for smaller projects or by working as subcontractors on large projects. The industry is labor-intensive: average annual revenue per employee is about $300,000.


The US has 2.7 million miles of paved roads and 1.3 million miles of unpaved roads. New street and highway construction can involve complicated engineering, and skilled operations like earthmoving, grading, and bridge, curb, sidewalk, and water drainage system construction. The typical small construction company does light new construction work and concentrates mainly on reconstruction and maintenance. Engineering design work is important for new construction. The typical large construction company designs and constructs complex road and highway projects.

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Industry Overview

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