Companies that help design transportation projects also are watching closely to
see whether they can team up with contractors to speed up new work. Stephen
Sawyer, vice president of transportation at Sebago Technics in Westbrook, said
his firm hasn't designed a new road project in years, relying mostly on
commercial real estate work during the building boom. Now that's drying up, so
public sector road work looks promising. "The design community is hopeful there
will be opportunity for us," Sawyer said.
- John C.L. Morgan