road·​build·​ing | \ ˈrōd-ˌbil-diŋ How to pronounce roadbuilding (audio) \

Definition of roadbuilding

: the laying of usually paved roads They envision mining the gravel for the next 30 years, and trucking it to asphalt and concrete plants for use in roadbuilding and construction projects …— Hannah Hoffman

Examples of roadbuilding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deadline for public comments on a plan that would allow more mining, logging and roadbuilding in the forest is Tuesday. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Gov. Dunleavy talks logging, budget in D.C. speech," 17 Dec. 2019 Nash, who at the time blamed roadbuilding requirements and washouts that temporarily closed Oilwell Road, sued the borough. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Mat-Su floats major new timber venture. But is it too good to be true?," 8 Apr. 2018 Outside of agriculture, Deere expanded its construction equipment unit last year with the acquisition of Wirtgen Group, a roadbuilding company, amid a global boom in building. Lydia Mulvany,, "Deere raises sales forecast amid signs of farm recovery," 16 Feb. 2018 Preckwinkle has also put more money into roadbuilding while cutting the size of the county workforce and reducing overall debt. Hal Dardick,, "How Preckwinkle's pop tax backfired," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of roadbuilding

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Roadbuilding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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