In 2017, projects reporting $0 costs or projects reporting deobligated funds were excluded from analysis. Costs ranged widely. Some projects were small in scope and cost, such as installing a pedestrian signal. Others were higher cost projects, such as resurfacing a highway or realigning a curve. Figure 5 shows the breakdown by project cost, grouped into general categories with breakpoints at $100,000, $500,000, and $1,000,000.
Roughly 69 percent of the projects had costs less than $500K. A small percentage (12 percent) fell into the $500K - $1M category. The remaining 19 percent were higher cost projects totaling $1M or more. The top five sub categories selected for these higher cost projects are:
- Roadway – other (73 projects)
- Widen shoulder – paved or other (50 projects ranging from 0.11 to 25 miles treated)
- Rumble strips – edge or shoulder (38 projects)
- Barrier – cable (38 projects ranging from 0.1 to 103 miles treated)
- Intersection geometry – other (29 projects)
In 2016, the breakdowns were similar. Over two-thirds of the projects had costs less than $500K, about 12 percent fell into the $500K - $1M category, and about 19 percent were more than $1M.