In the current economic crisis, a lot of money is being spent on roads and bridges. This is a good thing if it gets people working, but perhaps it is not such a good thing if you are worried about the carbon footprint of concrete and of the cars that will be using all these new roads and bridges. They spent a lot of money on these things in GD1, like the Triborough Bridge in New York, but they did a lot of other investing in infrastructure as well.
More on the current investment in roads: $27 Billion in Stimulus Package for Highways to Hell
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