Across the Texas & Louisiana region, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a variety of impacts for contractors, project owners and other industry firms as they deal with new policies and procedures for ensuring the health and safety of workers and their local communities. Collected below is the latest news and commentary about the pandemic’s impact on construction in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

ENR’s latest national updates on the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.



Louisiana Contractors Hope for Infrastructure Stimulus

Contractors Prioritizing Safety Across Texas & Louisiana Region

Critics Urge Feds to Pull Plug on Texas Bullet Train, Citing Uncertainties Caused by Pandemic

COVID-19 Forces Builders Firstsource, Forterra To Cut Executive Pay

Coronavirus In Austin: Construction Crews Back At Job Sites As Work Ban Lifted

Crews Still Hard At Work On Trump's Border Wall, Despite Stay-Home Orders And Coronavirus Pandemic

Houston Construction Could Slow as Coronavirus Takes Toll on the Economy

Uber Pausing Dallas Hiring, Postponing Construction Until 2021 Due To Coronavirus

County To Pause Construction On Some Inessential Public Works Projects

Uber Pausing Dallas Hiring, Postponing Construction Until 2021 Due To Coronavirus

Travis County To Pause Construction On Some Inessential Public Works Projects



Texas High-Speed Rail Staff Laid Off Due to COVID-19

Shell Withdraws From Energy Transfer's Lake Charles LNG Project

Dallas Developers With New Projects Say They're Moving Ahead Through The Uncertainties

Timetable For Dallas-To-Houston Bullet Train Uncertain After Company Lays Off 28 Employees Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Subcontractor Working On Rangers' Globe Life Field Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Construction Is Deemed 'Essential' But Is Still Slowing In D-FW And U.S.

Austin FC Stadium Construction Not Exempt From Shelter-In-Place Order

Border Wall Construction Must Stop During COVID-19 Pandemic, Advocates Say

Coronavirus In Austin: Builders Push Back Against Construction Ban

Eyeing COVID Fallout, Metro Moves Slowly On Next Round Of Houston Bus And Rail Projects

Hidalgo Orders Stay-At-Home For Harris County, A Fundamental Change To Daily Life For Houston Area

'All Workers Are Essential': Collin County Orders Residents To Stay Home, But Businesses Can Remain Open

Harris County Prepares Shelter-In-Place Order As Hidalgo Mulls Options

Creditors Give Tellurian An 18-Month Life Line

Dallas County Residents Ordered To Stay Home As New Shelter-In-Place Rules Are Put In Place

Construction of US-Mexico Border Wall Proceeds Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

As Texans Flood State With Unemployment Apps, Reserves To Pay Benefits Are Dangerously Low

New Orleans Issues 'Stay Home' Mandate, Construction Exempt

Tenaris Lays Off 900 As Demand For Pipeline Projects Crumbles

Construction Sector Starting To Feel Pandemic Spread

Houston Construction Sites To Remain Open For Now

D-FW Builders And Developers Say They Hope Business Shutdowns Don't Include Construction

Commentary: Corona, Construction and Contracts: How COVID-19 May Affect Construction