PennDOT, as a monopsony, is in a unique position to influence the level of competition in the paving market. As has been documented in several studies, including most recently from work published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, healthy competition in the paving market enhances quality, it stimulates investments in people and new equipment, and it lowers unit costs for both asphalt and concrete pavement. Click on the following article from the latest edition of Concrete Pavement Progress to learn more about how Pavement Type Competition Benefits Owners and Taxpayers.
Click HERE to view a short video, with photos from projects all across Pennsylvania, on why Concrete should be the pavement of choice for the Commonwealth. Video originally produced for the Cement Concrete & Aggregates of Australia; we recommend that you not drive on the wrong side of the road here in the United States.