W. Va. DOT Secretary: High construction costs raise issues for Roads to Prosperity » West Virginia’s top transportation official says that his department is concerned about a reported 8.8 percent inflation rate for construction costs as the state embarks on its $2.8 billion “Roads to Prosperity” initiative. Among the reasons for the sharp price hike: higher prices on asphalt and tariffs that imported steel.
California Department of Water » Crews continue to place leveling concrete on the upper chute of the Lake Oroville main spillway, while other workers install forms over a structural rebar panel to prepare for the placement of more structural concrete. Meanwhile, mechanical demolition continues on the dentates, the big tooth-like structures that disperse water at the bottom of the main spillway.