Infrastructure projects totaling more than $9.6 billion have been delayed or canceled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Sixteen states announced project delays or cancellations worth approximately $5 billion, while another 20 local governments and authorities have scratched or put off projects worth another $4.54 billion, the report asserts. In addition, at least 44 states, transportation authorities and local governments have projected declining revenues. Overall heavy and civil engineering construction employment total fell 10% in April, according to AGC chief economist Ken Simonson, slightly less than the 14% drop for all of construction. But while total construction employment rebounded 8% in May and June, heavy and civil employment increased just 3% in May before dropping 1% in June.