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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 over 95 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.

 

 

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 The Contractors Association of West Virginia serves its members, the construction industry and general public through communication, education, representation and promotion.

 

   


 

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CIVIL ENGINEERS GIVE WEST VIRGINIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE A “D” IN FIRST-EVER INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD

 

On December 2, the West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2020 Report Card for West Virginia's Infrastructure, the Section's inaugural report card. West Virginia civil engineers gave five categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a 'D,' meaning the state's infrastructure is in poor condition, with many elements approaching the end of their service life. Civil engineers graded bridges (D+), dams (D), drinking water (D), roads (D+) and wastewater (D). The funding gap for surface transportation systems is deep, but lawmakers have taken recent action to correct the issue. In 2017, West Virginia approved the Roads to Prosperity Program, which invests $2.8 billion in capital projects over a four-year period. The program is set to fund more than 700 projects that will provide new roads and bridges while simultaneously fixing existing ones, thus creating over 48,000 jobs. Additionally, the state also increased its motor fuel tax to 35.7 cents per gallon, which is 17.3 cents higher than the national fuel tax (18.4 cents per gallon). West Virginia also receives federal funds from the Highway Trust Fund, which allocated $460 million to the state in 2018. While these recent funding measures should improve conditions in the future, the report indicates that current conditions of the state's infrastructure systems are not adequate for the needs of West Virginians... To obtain the full story, as well as a link to the  Report Card and recording of the Press Conference, click here.

 

 


 

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Contractors Association of West Virginia

2114 Kanawha Blvd. E. Charleston, WV 25311 Phone 304.342.1166 Fax 304.342.1074 cawv@cawv.org


  

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