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Road repair and maintenance programme for Mexico
A budget of US$5 billion has been set for road construction, maintenance and modernisation projects in Mexico during 2014.
World Highways – 4/21/2014

Global equipment sales to grow +5% in 2014
Sales of construction equipment in China, Europe, India, Japan and North America are set to grow +5% in unit terms this year, according to specialist consultant Off-Highway Research.
International Construction – 4/17/2014

Cost of bridge across Kerch Strait between Russia and Crimea doubles
The cost of building a bridge across the Kerch Strait between the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea and the Taman Peninsula of Russia's Krasnodar Krai may be double the initial forecast, according to Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.
World Highways – 4/16/2014

Highway projects underway in Brazil
Work is underway securing the finances for key highway projects in Brazil.
World Highways – 4/11/2014

Odebrecht Transport consortium tipped for key road project in Parana, Brazil
A consortium headed by Odebrecht Transport that has Tucuman Engenharia, Goetze Lobato Engenharia and America Empreendimento is reported to be the favourite to land a project to widen PR-323 motorway in Brazil's Parana state through a public-private partnership.
World Highways – 4/9/2014

Asphalt shortage in Mexico delaying road building?
Mexico's road building programme could be hit hard by insufficient asphalt supplies. Bot construction companies and asphalt distributors have warned that the country is suffering a 20% shortage of the material.
World Highways – 4/7/2014

14.47bn Euros to fix England and Wales local road network, ALARM Survey claims
The 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey published today reports that the estimated cost to get England and Wales' local road network back into reasonable condition has increased to ?14.47 billion (12 billion) from ?12.06 billion (10.5 billion) in 2013.
World Highways – 4/3/2014

Sacyr looks to invest in Colombian road concession projects
Spanish construction firm Sacyr is set to invest around US$1.5 billion in Colombian road concession projects.
World Highways – 4/3/2014

China's Hebei province and Yibin city reveal big road spending plans
China's Hebei province plans to spend US$3.47 billion (CNY 21.6 billion) in 2014 to build and maintain rural and normal trunk roads.
World Highways – 4/2/2014

Section II of Indonesia's Cinere-Jagorawi Toll Road project launched
Work has begun on Section II of Indonesia's Cinere-Jagorawi Toll Road. The 5.5km route is costing US$210.25 million (IDR 2.4 trillion) and Section II will have a length of 5.5km.
World Highways – 3/31/2014