Construction activity in response to the COVID-19 epidemic is either underway or limited or completely restricted in Colorado, depending upon the county.
Pitkin County, in the center east part of the state where the county seat is Aspen, has imposed a full suspension of construction projects.
But Boulder County in the north central part of the state, along with Eagle County in center east Colorado, and Larimer County in Larimer County where the county seat is Fort Collins, have imposed only partial suspensions.
According to a new survey just published by Engineering News-Record, some 36 states are currently classified as “construction unrestricted.”
In that category is Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
A smaller group of eight states, mostly in the Plains region of the country, are for the present classified as “construction restricted.”
Three states on the East and West coast are defined as “construction restricted in some counties,” while two other states, Michigan and New York, are now in the “non-essential construction stopped” category.
Thus far, according to the website Construct Connect, Arizona has seen 42 construction projects cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus; the number of cancelled Colorado projects now stands at 97; while 25 projects have been called off in New Mexico.
By Garry Boulard
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