Bid Inflation for Highway and Bridge Projects: Challenges & Solutions—A Report to the Maine Department of Transportation
Publication URL: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mcspc_transport/12/
The past two years have been a challenging time for both firms and state authorities in Maine’s highway and bridge construction industry. This report examines the factors affecting bid inflation for highway and bridge projects in Maine. It explores trends in contract bidding behavior, construction cost inflation, supply side challenges in Maine, and competition in Maine’s public roadways paving industry.