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Highway Statistics 2002 - FHWA

DISTRIBUTION OF COSTS ON FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS OVER $1,000,000 ON THE
NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM REPORTED DURING
CALENDAR YEAR 2002- AS COMPLETED

Materials and Supplies
Equipment, Overhead & Profit 1/ 33.9
Wages 6/ 19.7
Other 17.5
Steel 5/3.7
Bitumens 4/ 7.8
Portland Cement 3/ 0.6
Aggregates 2/ 16.7
  99.9

Chart: Distribution Of Costs On Federal-aid Highway Construction Contracts Over $1,000,000 On The National Highway System Reported During calendar Year 2002 As Completed - Materials and Supplies: Aggregates 2/ 16.7%, Portland Cement 3/ 0.6%, Bituments  7.8%, Steel  3.7%, Other 17.5%, Wages  19.7%, Equipment, Overhead & Profit 1/ 33.9%

Aggregates 2/ 16.7% Equipment, Overhead and Profit 1/ 33.9% Portland Cement 3/ 0.6% Bitumens 4/ 7.8% Steel 5/ 3.7% Wages 19.7%

Source:
Office of Program Administration
Office of Infrastructure, FHWA
(202) 366-4636

1/ Equipment includes fuel and lubricants 2.9%, but excludes operators' and mechanics' wages. Overhead includes contractors' on-site expenses such as mobilization, office, rental, licenses, insurance, etc.

2/ Aggregates consists of sand, gravel, slag, crushed stone, ect., for use in bases, portland cement, concrete and bituminous surfaces, and portland cement concrete structures.

3/ For both roadway and structures.

4/ For various types of bituminous surfaces and bases.

5/ Includes structural, reinforcing, culvert and miscellaneous steel.

6/ Gross earnings of contractors' employees in the following classifications: Administrative and Supervisory, Skilled, Intermediate, and Unskilled labor.


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