Welcome to The Contractors Association of West Virginia
The CAWV represents over 450 businesses and 20,000 employees in the building, highway, industrial and utility contracting industries. Our members are “Hard at Work” building safe roads and bridges, modern schools and hospitals, and water and sewer infrastructure that increases the quality of life for all West Virginians. The CAWV is the state’s only full service organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the construction industry in West Virginia. The CAWV is one of the most respected trade organizations in the state, and for more than 75 years has been a traditional leader of the business community in advancing legislative and public policy issues. We are “Hard at Work” building a better West Virginia.
Featured News from the CAWV
WEST VIRGINIA MOVES TO FIFTH WORST BRIDGES IN NATION NEW TRANSPORTATION REPORT SHOWS
A news conference was held on Thursday, February 16, at the West Virginia State Capitol to announce the release of TRIP’s latest report, West Virginia Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility. The report found that 29 percent of the major roads in West Virginia were in poor condition, 55 percent were in mediocre or fair condition and 17 percent were in good condition. According to the report, driving on deficient roads costs West Virginia motorists a total of $1.4 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays and traffic crashes. TRIP estimates that driving on rough roads costs the average West Virginia motorists an average of $647 annually in extra vehicle operating costs. The report concludes that seventeen percent of West Virginia’s bridges were structurally deficient in 2016, meaning the state has the fifth highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges in the country, up from 8th last year and 12th just two years ago. West Virginia’s rate of highway fatalities ranks three times the national average.
Members can read the entire report by clicking here. Members can also learn more on the report in the January/February issue of West Virginia Construction News.
ARTBA DEVELOPS HIGHWAY ECONOMIC REPORT
ARTBA has developed a program showing the economic benefits of each state’s highway program. “Transportation Makes West Virginia Work! Investment Makes It Possible” shows how West Virginia’s economy, quality of life and security depend on its transportation infrastructure. The report details what West Virginians invests in roads and bridges, how the state’s money is spend, employment and tax impact, and the state of West Virginia’s roads and bridges. Click here to see the new report.