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Soaring Asphalt and Fuel Prices Spike Highway Paving Costs

Publication Date: 6/23/2010
Author: Tom Nicholson
Format: HTML

All eyes are on asphalt prices this summer as highway and paving contractors vie for dwindling opportunities amid rising materials costs. Indexes for May, which show an overall upward trend for paving asphalt, diesel fuel and paint for highway striping, are a cause for concern for contractors who fear a repeat of the price-hike wallop of 2008.

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