Project Insight: Road Construction Projects - The Americas

Project Insight: Road Construction Projects - The Americas

  • January 2019 •
  • 29 pages •
  • Report ID: 5185328 •
  • Format: PDF
Project Insight: Road Construction Projects - The Americas

GlobalData’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) is currently tracking road related construction projects in the Americas with a total value of US$ 270.5 billion. Of this, US$166.4 billion is in the execution stage and US$43.0 billion is in the planning stage. The US accounts for the highest value with US$115.6 billion, followed by Brazil with projects valuing US$37.8 billion. Canada and Colombia follow with road construction projects with a value of US$27.6 billion and US$26.1 billion respectively. The highest value road projects in the region are the US$8.0 billion Autopista De La Prosperidad Development which involves the construction of a 1,500km highway in Colombia, and the US$5.4 billion Northern Beltline which involves the construction of an 83.6km highway corridor from Interstate 59 to Interstate 459 in Alabama, the US.

The US is the dominant economic market in the Americas, and has the most developed road infrastructure however the Americas Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimated that the US had accumulated a US$836 billion backlog of highway and bridge capital investment needs, with US$420 billion of this earmarked for existing highway repairs. Latin America invests 2.8% of its GDP in infrastructure - a low level compared with other developing regions, such as 7.7% for East Asia and the Pacific and 6.9% for the Middle East and North Africa. More than 60% of the region’s roads are unpaved, compared with 46% in emerging economies in Asia and 17% in Europe.

Key Highlights
- The total pipeline of projects is valued at US$270.5 billion with US$9.6 billion being spent in 2018 and US$15.4 billion in 2019.
- The highest value of projects are at the execution stage with a total value of US$166.4 billion, followed by projects in planning with US$43.0 billion.
- Projects in the pre-execution stage amount to US$39.6 billion, while those at the pre-planning stage total US$21.6 billion.
- Assuming all projects in the current pipeline proceed as planned, spending will reach US$43.0 billion in 2019 and fall to US$20.09 billion in 2022. The highest value of project completions will be in 2020, with a value of US$16.6 billion.
- The top engineers in the region are Jacobs Engineering based in the US and WSP Global based in Canada. The top project owner is the Texas Department of Transportation.

- The report provides analysis based on CIC projects showing total project values for the Americas and analysis by stage and funding for the top ten countries.
- The top 50 projects are listed for the region giving country, stage, value of road construction.
- Ranked listings of the key operators for the sector are also provided showing the leading contractors, consulting engineers and project owners.
- Country profiles are provided for the top 10 countries including the US, Brazil and Canada.

Reasons to buy
- Gain insight into the development of the road construction sector.
- Assess all major projects by value, start date, scope and stage of development for the region and top 10 countries to support business development activities.
- Plan campaigns by country based on specific project opportunities and align resources to the most attractive markets.

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