Roadways Construction Business Startup Guide

Starting a roadway construction business means securing substantial capital for heavy equipment needed for the work. It also means making decisions like what type of company should you be.

Read from our guide about some important considerations that you need to think over before staring your own roadway construction business.

A roadway construction business is a capital-intensive business, especially if the company plans to own its own dump trucks, pavers, rollers, motor vehicles, cranes, mechanized equipment, and aerial lifts. If you are planning to start a roadway construction business, the question on top of your head when you do your business plan will most likely be how many of these should you have. Indeed, determining the size of this type of company is one of the most crucial decisions a business owner would have to make.

Roadway Construction Business - Size and Type

What type of company would you be? A large one or small but specialized? Large companies, with its fleet of vehicles and numerous employees, are preferred by contractors for large projects like interstate highways, and development roadways for big subdivisions. You can offer a full service that would include project design, land surveying, construction management. On the other hand, as a specialized roadway construction firm, you can focus on building roads, paveway, driveway, and parking lots for small commercial and residential projects. An advantage of being a small company is you can work closely with clients and build a strong relationship with them.

But whether you are a large or a small company, it remains true that a good reputation is your best asset.

  • Ensure that you do your job well from beginning to end
  • Aside from doing your job right, see to it that you finish on time and within budget
  • After the project is completed, make a follow up to see whether your client’s every specification was met
  • While work is in progress, see to it that you minimize its negative impact to the community, especially to motorists. Put measures to minimize disruption to traffic. This is a proof that you are a company with a good project management strategy.

Roadway Construction Business – Safety Issues

A good part of running a roadway construction business is ensuring the safety of workers, by-passers, and motorists. You have to have a safety program that would minimize the risk of injury and death of workers on-site, and accidents of passing vehicles. Injury and death by workers could arise from electrocution, slips, and falloffs. You must have electrical hazard and fall protection for workers, work zone traffic control as well as implements to warn motorists of roadway hazards in relation to ongoing construction. To protect your business from financial damages that could arise from these risks, you would have to seriously consider getting liability insurance for your business.

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22 Comments

  • SOMESH KUTE said on January 4, 2011
    I am Final year Civil engg. student. I want to start my career as entrepreneur in construction firm, so please guide me.
  • swapna wankhede said on July 9, 2011
    need a business plan for road construction business. Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • samukelisiwe sikhosana said on May 14, 2012
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  • Andrian said on May 29, 2012
    Hi there, I am looking for a good business plan on road construction business. Can you please send an idea if it is possible to organize and if not what other alternatives could be helpful. Thank you. Andrian. Moscow, Russia.
  • Kualum Tande said on January 6, 2013
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  • Sukhbaatar.G said on January 25, 2013
    Hi. I'm looking for business plan for road construction company. Can you send me some plan and advice to start this type of business.
  • Barbara L said on May 3, 2013
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  • Ishan Shaw beginner adviser said on January 5, 2014

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  • Lazarus kambonde said on March 25, 2014
    Hi there, i'm looking for the best business plan for road construction company. Can you email me a road construction business plan, i live in Namibia in town called Rundu.
  • Charles A.Urey said on November 22, 2014
    Hi, have an Associates in Construction Technology, Bachelors of Science in civil engineering and have been working in the field of road construction for sometime. I am also pursuing a Masters of Science in Project Management. I am looking forward to starting a small road construction company. The information you presented is very resourceful and I believe you can be of tremendous help to me in starting this company. I currently live and work in the US but have a desire to move back to Africa. Please, your help is high appreciated. 119 Ashby Road, Upper Darby Pa, 19082
  • Thamsanqa said on November 28, 2014
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  • Opelo Oratile said on February 3, 2015
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  • Biswajit Paul said on June 10, 2015
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  • nto said on June 25, 2015
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  • Rajesh said on June 25, 2015
    Hi All, Start your business in Chennai(India), Place where huge market is available for different sectors like Real estate, CAll Center / BPO and IT services. It is easy to start business here with the help of government and others. My Interest and passion: Starting a construction business in Chennai, since there is high possibilities of establishing the business in this area. I myself assure you that i will act as genuine partners and help you to establish your company in this location for now and can look forward in other location too. So please let me know if you are still looking for the serious and genuine partners to work together. regards, rajesh. Email: reachrajesh2012@gmail.com
  • ritesh agarwal said on July 19, 2015
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  • honore said on September 17, 2015
    Hello , I would like to ask a guide to start a a small road construction company , I live in Canada , but I want to go back in Africa , I m willing to pay for a good guide , or a business plan. best regards, Honore
  • saba karim said on November 13, 2015
    I want to start a business in construction line especially govt projects.I want to know what all documents are required so that I can apply for tenders issued by bihar govt or central govt.
  • Sipho said on February 16, 2016
    Hi guy m frm bfn free state province in south africa, i need 2 open road construction company so i dnt knw wr 2 start plz help me, my number is 0781785084 and email is xenxesiphoGmail.com
  • Vinay Kulkarni said on September 1, 2016
    Hi my name is vinay i want to startup my one road construction company with support of my father and i want my company to be tied up to government projects i am very much trying hard to find out in which stream should i start my company i stay in bangalore ,karnataka plz advice me sir
  • vineet sharma said on March 9, 2017
    hi, i am from jaipur, rajasthan. it is an emerging place for real estate. i am graduated in civil engineering. i have a dream of my own road construction company, but i need a better assistance and guide. please help me out.
  • Mohammed haneef khan said on July 24, 2017
    Hey I need to start road work please guide me

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