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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Highway, Street & Bridge Construction

Overview: the U.S. Highway, Street & Bridge Construction Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Highway, Street & Bridge Construction: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Construction Services Breakdown

The following products and services account for the largest source of revenues in the Highway, Street & Bridge Construction industry. Note that there are multiple levels of classification, so some line items are contained within other lines.

Type of Construction Total Sales ($ millions) New Construction ($ millions) Additions, Alterations, and Reconstruction ($ millions) Maintenance & Repair ($ millions)



Building construction, total


Other building construction


Nonbuilding construction, total


Highways, streets, and related work, such as public sidewalks, curbs, guardrails and signs


Airport runways and landing fields


Private driveways and parking areas, except garages


Bridges and elevated highways




Sewers, water mains, and related facilities


Sewers, sewer lines, septic systems, and related facilities


Water mains, storage, wells, and related facilities


Oil and gas pipelines, pumping stations, storage tanks, and mains


Power and communication transmission lines, cables, towers, and related facilities


Power plants


Sewage and water treatment plants


Mass transit, including railroad construction


Conservation and development construction, such as dams, drainage canals and flood control projects


Harbor and port facilities


Marine construction, such as dredging, navigational channels, and locks


Outdoor recreational areas, such as outdoor athletic fields, courts, golf courses, and camp grounds


Other nonbuilding construction


U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Highway, Street & Bridge Construction company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Highway, Street & Bridge Construction industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Highway, Street & Bridge Construction measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 67%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 8%
Construction Trades Workers 56%
Construction Laborers 24%
Construction Laborers 24%
Construction Equipment Operators 20%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 6%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 14%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11%
Motor Vehicle Operators 8%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 8%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highway, Street & Bridge Construction Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Riverside County trademarks "RCTC" - providing transportation and transit planning services for the general public - 02/14/2018
  • Traylor Bros. trademarks "BORAID" - Drilling lubricants for pressurized face tunneling; drilling and support fluids and mixtures for use with tunnel boring machines - 01/26/2018
  • Pavement Recycling Systems trademarks "MM | MICRO MICRO" - Road construction services featuring micro-milling and microsurfacing; Asphalting; Cold planning; Asphalt paving - 01/12/2018
  • Baldwin Paving patents Systems For Applying Roadway Surface Treatments, And Methods Of Using Same - 01/04/2018
  • A.l.m. Holding patents Stable Emulsions For Producing Polymer Modified Asphalt - 09/07/2017
  • Transtech Systems patents Determining Location Of Electromagnetic Impedance Spectrographic Analysis Using Electromagnetic Impedance Tomography - 07/13/2017
  • Summit Materials raises $21 million in funding. - 04/11/2014
  • Baker Concrete Construction raises $4 million in funding. - 08/26/2013
  • Flatiron Constructors raises $9 million in funding. - 12/30/2011

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Dayton Superior133
    A.l.m. Holding26
    Herzog Contracting8
    Transtech Systems
    Allan Myers

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Modest growth forecast for 2018 transportation construction market - The national decline in state and local highway and bridge spending drove the 2017 market ... Class 1 railroads and private driveway, street and parking lot construction associated with residential and commercial developments. The association also points ... (01/08/2018)
    • North Central Pa. Wraps Up 2017 Construction Season - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Montoursville-based Engineering District 3 is wrapping up another busy construction ... Road), and Route 220 at Route 199 (South Main Street), completed in April 2017, $2.9 million; • Route 549 ... (01/08/2018)
    • 10th Street bridge to close for 2 months - Construction on the 10th Street bridge is set to begin Monday ... Smith said the work will also allow the bridge to meet more recent Federal Highway Administration rules for lift bridges. Tenth Street’s bridge, he said, is considered a critical failure ... (01/07/2018)
    • Johnnie St. Vrain: That Longmont bridge is not officially open - Hi Johnnie: I live off Quail Road, and the street off Quail that takes you to Harvest ... the bridge to who knows where — because there's plenty of construction still going on between that bridge and Quail Road. I checked with the city and heard back ... (01/05/2018)
    • Construction on Monroe County covered bridge to begin this spring - Other improvements include changing the Walnut Street Pike and Rhorer Road intersection ... includes construction of a sidewalk on the south side of the roadway and a multi-use path on the north side. The county is planning repairs to a bridge along ... (01/04/2018)
    • Weekly Road Construction Report - Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 East bridge repair over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near the U.S. 27 interchange and safety improvements on the bridges over the CSX Railroad and over U.S. 27: Work on this ... (01/03/2018)
    • New Highway Construction Expected to Break Ground in 2018 - Since its construction, the bottleneck moved ... Little Rock and completing the portion of Highway 67 in Jacksonville where the Main Street Bridge and Redmond Road Overpass are being replaced. "The patience is about to payoff cause we're getting close ... (01/03/2018)
    • Dubai to open key bridge at Airport Street - “Upgrading the intersection of the Airport–Casablanca Streets includes the construction of an additional single-lane bridge ... Casablanca St.,” explained Al Tayer. “RTA is proceeding with the upgrading of the infrastructure of road networks ... (01/02/2018)
    • ROADWORK: Southern Colorado highway construction plans - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday --Northbound right-lane closure Santa Fe Avenue from Locust Street to C Street for bridge work. Speed reduction to 25 mph eastbound and westbound Northern Avenue, Elm Street to Taylor Avenue; speed reduction to 25 ... (12/31/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $2,022,443,908 on Highway, Street & Bridge Construction. It has awarded 6,604 contracts to 1,090 companies, with an average value of $1,855,453 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Tarring roads, Parking lot marking and line painting, Airport runway construction, Bridge construction, Grading, highway, road, street and airport runway, Bridge decking construction, Painting lines on highways, streets and bridges, Pothole filling, street or bridge, Traffic lane painting, Airport runway line painting (e.g., striping), Pavement, street, bridge or airport runway, construction, Guardrail construction, Repair, Street construction, Parkway construction, Runway, airport, line painting (e.g., Road construction, Overpass construction, Causeway construction, Abutment construction, Sign erection, roads street or bridge, Construction management, street and bridge, Elevated highway construction, Concrete paving (i.e., public sidewalk), Highway line painting, Oil field road construction, Highway construction, Asphalt paving (i.e., Sidewalk, public, Painting traffic lanes or parking lots, Underpass construction, Curbs and street gutters, road and street, Bridge approach construction, Resurfacing, Logging road construction, Trestle construction, Culverts, Surfacing, etc.

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