Ominous Sign #2
4/07/2006 11:31:00 PM | Author: baloghblog

Yahoo/AP:
The cost of building roads has gotten so high, not even dirt is cheap anymore. As a result, many states are postponing scores of highway projects.

The reconstruction work from the eight hurricanes that have hit the United States since 2004 has combined with a rise in population in some states to drive up the demand for labor, material and equipment. That, in turn, has pushed up wages and prices.

Surging fuel prices, China's immense demand for concrete and steel and the reconstruction of Iraq are also pushing U.S. road construction costs higher.

I think that I remember reading this somewhere (pg 265)... Something about how the cost of maintaining the roads would become too high and roads and bridges would quickly become impassable. Maybe Kunstler was right on, on this one.

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2 comments:

On 6:58 PM , RomeHater said...

"That, in turn, has pushed up wages and prices."

That's a shame. Gotta keep those wages down.

 
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