Construction activity in California is up 11.4 percent for the first eight months of 2004 compared with the same period last year, totaling $52.18 billion, the Construction Industry Research Board reported today. All construction sectors are up year-to-date in California except government-owned buildings construction, which is down 4.4 percent. This downturn was in spite of booming school construction, which is up 11.1 percent or $388.6 million from the same period last year. Heavy construction in the first eight months totals $5.54 billion, up 8.9 percent or $452.6 million more from last year. The largest project reported in August is a $67.8 million freeway project in San Diego County. In addition, a $1.39 billion suspension bridge project in San Francisco is pending. The bid ...
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