2019 MassDOT contract price adjustments

Adjusted prices for liquid asphalt, Portland cement, diesel fuel, gasoline, structural steel, and reinforcing steel.

Due to the uncertainty of liquid asphalt, Portland cement, diesel fuel, gasoline, structural steel, and reinforcing steel prices, and in accordance with the requirements of M.G.L. c. 30, sec. 38A, MassDOT Highway Division uses special provisions on selected projects to make contract adjustments to account for the prices in effect at the time the work is performed.

Metric measurements are no longer required but will be listed separately until all projects using metric measurement are complete.

Municipalities are required to include price adjustment clauses for diesel fuel, gasoline, liquid asphalt, Portland cement concrete, structural steel and reinforcing steel in the bid documents of all construction contracts funded by the Chapter 90 Program. For more information please refer to the Price Adjustment Requirements for Cities and Towns.

Period Prices - 2019

Please Note That This Page Has Been Updated on August 15, 2019 at 1:30 PM.

Adjustment Period Liquid Asphalt
(Ton)
Diesel
(Gallon)
Gasoline
(Gallon)
Portland Cement
(Ton)
August $547.50     $122.38
July $547.50 $2.348 $2.254 $122.38
June $547.50 $2.289 $2.150 $121.37
May $547.50 $2.504 $2.338 $121.37
April $545.00 $2.527 $2.329 $120.46
March $535.00 $2.469 $2.108 $125.86
February $527.50 $2.426 $1.962 $125.86
January $527.50 $2.302 $1.793 $125.00

Metric Period Prices - 2019

Adjustment Period Liquid Asphalt
(Megagram)
Diesel
(Liter)
Gasoline
(Liter)
Portland Cement
(Megagram)
August $603.62     $134.90
July $603.62 $0.620 $0.595 $134.90
June $603.62 $0.604 $0.568 $133.79
May $603.62 $0.661 $0.617 $133.79
April $600.86 $0.667 $0.615 $132.78
March $589.84 $0.652 $0.557 $138.73
February $581.57 $0.640 $0.518 $138.73
January $581.57 $0.608 $0.473 $137.79

Producer Price Index from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website

PPI Commodity data for Metals and metal products - Semifinished steel mill products, not seasonally adjusted

P = Preliminary - All indexes are subject to revision four months after original publication.

Month 2019 2018
January 275.2 236.6
February 274.7 241.5
March 273.2 243.2
April 273.5(P) 246.1
May 268.6(P) 249.3
June 262.8(P) 249.5
July 251.6(P) 252.8
August TBD 253.2
September TBD 272.9
October TBD 272.3
November TBD 273.9
December TBD 273.5
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