Construction aggregates are among the most basic of economic drivers. Aggregates are the second most commonly consumed commodity by modern society; only water is more important to our way of life. These commodities are responsible for building and maintaining our modern infrastructure including roads, building foundations, hospitals, bridges, pipelines, office buildings, schools and the like. Without construction aggregates, our communities would quickly become decadent eye sores and all commerce would cease.
With the presidential election campaign season is in full swing, the experts at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. decided to publish a report analyzing the economic benefactors of the Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Written by Alyssa Burley.
According to the San Diego County News Center, within the budget, $58.7 million is allocated towards transportation and infrastructure projects:
- $24 million – Maintaining Roads
- $13.3 million – Road Reconstruction and Improvements
- $1.3 million – New Sidewalks and Pathways
- $1.8 million – Traffic Signal Improvements
- $6.6 million – Intersection Improvements
- $3.2 million – Drainage Improvements
- $8.5 million – Ensure County Bridges Remain Structurally Sound and Safe
This means the region will need to ensure local construction aggregates supplies are available for these projects.
California became a state because of its mineral wealth. People from around the world flocked to the gold fields of central California and turned over the earth in the promise of riches to come. Small towns sprouted up and a continuous stream of people flowed into the state. The gold rush lasted a few years and, what had been a geographically isolated area on the west coast of North America, was suddenly home to 300,000 residents.