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Bridges News November 26, 2014
Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, N.H. are about to become truly connected, following the announcement of a formal agreement between the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and Cianbro Corporation (Pittsfield, Maine) to construct the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.   The precast segmental... more
Graders Case Studies November 26, 2014

Maintaining highways and the drainage ditches alongside them is a major task for the Maine Department of Transportation. Using a Gradall XL 4300 III with a grading bucket eases workload along the road by reaching under limbs or large trees that hang over the roads. 

Maintaining highways and the drainage ditches alongside them is a major task for the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT). Some 83% of all land in Maine is forested along hilly roads, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for large amounts of silt runoff to regularly fill drainage ditches... more
Traffic Management News November 25, 2014
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials announced the opening of the “BART TO OAK” transit line, following a 4-year construction period and estimate $484 million infrastructural investment.   The line offers a “train to plain” service to and from Oakland International Airport. Passengers will be... more
News November 24, 2014
The Kentucky Department of Highways announced the finalization of its “Long-Range Transportation Plan: Planning to Make A Difference in America’s Tomorrow: 2014-2035.” The plan was conceived as a mode of assistance in planning for the future of the state’s transportation system.   In 2013, a... more
Bridges News November 21, 2014
In McCall, Idaho, the North Fork Payette River plays out into Payette Lake after miles upon miles of winding rapids and craggy passes. Above this outlet, the New Lardo Bridge, running off Idaho 55, which replaces the 83-year-old Lardo Bridge on the southwest shore of Payette Lake, is set to makes... more
Case Studies November 21, 2014

Port of Galeota Development Project – Galeota Point, Trinidad

The Challenge: The southeast peninsula of the island of Trinidad is where 90% of the nation’s natural gas is produced through offshore drilling. Due to lacking infrastructure in the southeastern area, in order to service this existing energy industry, the gas had to be transported by ship around... more
News November 20, 2014
Kentucky’s gas tax on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will drop by 4.3 cents per gallon on New Year’s Day, resulting in a loss to the Kentucky Road Fund of about $129 million annually.   The decrease reflects a drop in the calculated average wholesale price (AWP) of motor fuels,... more
Traffic Management News November 19, 2014
As fully-autonomous vehicles come closer to being a reality, Nokia is working to build a comprehensive set of 3-D maps that could guide self-driving cars along the roadway.   HERE, the mapping division of Nokia, has sent out 200 vehicles in the last 18 months armed with high-resolution cameras,... more
Highway Construction News November 19, 2014
Mining firms United Taconite and RGGS Land and Minerals announced recently that they have given notice to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) of their intent to terminate the easement rights to the portion of Hwy. 53 that is located between Hwy. 135 and 2nd Ave. in the town of... more
Associations News November 18, 2014
According to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, in which federal highway funding allotments were analyzed, states utilized only, on average, 6% of the contract authority received from the federal government on new roads and bridges. The lion’s share of funding was pumped... more
Traffic Management News November 17, 2014
With winter rapidly approaching, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has launched a new crowdsourcing app that allows drivers to report hazardous highway surface conditions in real time. It is the first app of its kind to debut in the U.S.   The UDOT Citizen Reports app, available for... more
Highway Construction News November 17, 2014
There is much to be said for savoring a delayed reaction in the great state of Ohio now that the Ohio Turnpike Commission can finally declare success on its decades-old project to widen a significant portion of the 241-mile toll road.   Originally conceived in April 1995 as a $460 million endeavor... more
Traffic Management News November 14, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has started putting the latest version of its SunGuide traffic management software through its paces, with no word on when final deployment will occur. If testing proves successful, the program will move on to independent verification and validation... more
News November 14, 2014
The Great Lakes state is far from being called a great roads state. Legislators know this, and on Nov. 13 the Senate passed a bill that could generate $1 billion a year for road and bridge work.   The measure, which passed by 23-14 count without debate, sets the wholesale tax on gasoline at 9% on... more
Traffic Management News November 13, 2014
Transportation management agencies and individuals across Europe now have access to a wealth of new resources following the launch of the Eltis urban mobility web portal last week.   A product of the European Commission, Eltis is designed as an information hub on various European Union (EU)-funded... more
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
With more than 12,800 bridges comprising 100 million sq ft of deck area, Louisiana has a very unique and complex bridge system.   Our current inventory contains approximately 10% structurally deficient and 14% functionally obsolete bridges, many of which are off the state system. We rank first in... more
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
Postal delivery workers aren’t the only ones who work year-round in all conditions.   The crews of Kiewit Infrastructure West working on the Northern Rail Extension Phase 1A to build a 3,300-ft-long bridge over the Tanana River in Salcha, Alaska, worked nonstop to complete the project by the... more
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
When putting together a complicated 3-D puzzle, you really cannot build around a missing piece.   As FIGG and PCL Civil Constructors were attempting to mold together the first pier table of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Vermont in late October, extreme measures were being taken to make sure... more
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
Downtown Louisville is home to an intersection of three interstate systems, I-65, I-64 and I-71, and three corresponding bridges taxed to capacity. With a congested downtown area leading to frequent traffic delays and collisions, the city of Louisville knew that a new solution was necessary for... more
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
The North Torrey Pines Road Bridge, built in 1933, was classified as structurally and seismically deficient in 1990, receiving a sufficiency rating of only 19 out of 100. To extend the bridge and bring it up to current seismic standards, the design, engineering and construction teams had to contend... more
Bridges News November 26, 2014
Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, N.H. are about to become truly connected, following the announcement of a formal agreement between the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and Cianbro Corporation (Pittsfield, Maine) to construct the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.   The precast segmental...
Graders Case Studies November 26, 2014

Maintaining highways and the drainage ditches alongside them is a major task for the Maine Department of Transportation. Using a Gradall XL 4300 III with a grading bucket eases workload along the road by reaching under limbs or large trees that hang over the roads. 

Maintaining highways and the drainage ditches alongside them is a major task for the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT). Some 83% of all land in Maine is forested along hilly roads, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for large amounts of silt runoff to regularly fill drainage ditches...
Traffic Management News November 25, 2014
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials announced the opening of the “BART TO OAK” transit line, following a 4-year construction period and estimate $484 million infrastructural investment.   The line offers a “train to plain” service to and from Oakland International Airport. Passengers will be...
News November 24, 2014
The Kentucky Department of Highways announced the finalization of its “Long-Range Transportation Plan: Planning to Make A Difference in America’s Tomorrow: 2014-2035.” The plan was conceived as a mode of assistance in planning for the future of the state’s transportation system.   In 2013, a...
Case Studies November 21, 2014

Port of Galeota Development Project – Galeota Point, Trinidad

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StrataBase system eliminated the requirement for a long-term surcharge program.

The Challenge: The southeast peninsula of the island of Trinidad is where 90% of the nation’s natural gas is produced through offshore drilling. Due to lacking infrastructure in the southeastern area, in order to service this existing energy industry, the gas had to be transported by ship around...
Bridges News November 21, 2014
In McCall, Idaho, the North Fork Payette River plays out into Payette Lake after miles upon miles of winding rapids and craggy passes. Above this outlet, the New Lardo Bridge, running off Idaho 55, which replaces the 83-year-old Lardo Bridge on the southwest shore of Payette Lake, is set to makes...
News November 20, 2014
Kentucky’s gas tax on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will drop by 4.3 cents per gallon on New Year’s Day, resulting in a loss to the Kentucky Road Fund of about $129 million annually.   The decrease reflects a drop in the calculated average wholesale price (AWP) of motor fuels,...
Traffic Management News November 19, 2014
As fully-autonomous vehicles come closer to being a reality, Nokia is working to build a comprehensive set of 3-D maps that could guide self-driving cars along the roadway.   HERE, the mapping division of Nokia, has sent out 200 vehicles in the last 18 months armed with high-resolution cameras,...
Highway Construction News November 19, 2014
Mining firms United Taconite and RGGS Land and Minerals announced recently that they have given notice to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) of their intent to terminate the easement rights to the portion of Hwy. 53 that is located between Hwy. 135 and 2nd Ave. in the town of...
Associations News November 18, 2014
According to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, in which federal highway funding allotments were analyzed, states utilized only, on average, 6% of the contract authority received from the federal government on new roads and bridges. The lion’s share of funding was pumped...
Traffic Management News November 17, 2014
With winter rapidly approaching, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has launched a new crowdsourcing app that allows drivers to report hazardous highway surface conditions in real time. It is the first app of its kind to debut in the U.S.   The UDOT Citizen Reports app, available for...
Highway Construction News November 17, 2014
There is much to be said for savoring a delayed reaction in the great state of Ohio now that the Ohio Turnpike Commission can finally declare success on its decades-old project to widen a significant portion of the 241-mile toll road.   Originally conceived in April 1995 as a $460 million endeavor...
Traffic Management News November 14, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has started putting the latest version of its SunGuide traffic management software through its paces, with no word on when final deployment will occur. If testing proves successful, the program will move on to independent verification and validation...
News November 14, 2014
The Great Lakes state is far from being called a great roads state. Legislators know this, and on Nov. 13 the Senate passed a bill that could generate $1 billion a year for road and bridge work.   The measure, which passed by 23-14 count without debate, sets the wholesale tax on gasoline at 9% on...
Traffic Management News November 13, 2014
Transportation management agencies and individuals across Europe now have access to a wealth of new resources following the launch of the Eltis urban mobility web portal last week.   A product of the European Commission, Eltis is designed as an information hub on various European Union (EU)-funded...
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
With more than 12,800 bridges comprising 100 million sq ft of deck area, Louisiana has a very unique and complex bridge system.   Our current inventory contains approximately 10% structurally deficient and 14% functionally obsolete bridges, many of which are off the state system. We rank first in...
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
When putting together a complicated 3-D puzzle, you really cannot build around a missing piece.   As FIGG and PCL Civil Constructors were attempting to mold together the first pier table of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Vermont in late October, extreme measures were being taken to make sure...
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
Postal delivery workers aren’t the only ones who work year-round in all conditions.   The crews of Kiewit Infrastructure West working on the Northern Rail Extension Phase 1A to build a 3,300-ft-long bridge over the Tanana River in Salcha, Alaska, worked nonstop to complete the project by the...
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
When it came time to replace the Henry G. Gilmerton Bridge in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in 2009, the project team had very strict parameters to work within. The span is one of five critical crossing points for the Elizabeth River in the region, resulting in major vehicle and boat traffic...
Bridges Article November 13, 2014
The North Torrey Pines Road Bridge, built in 1933, was classified as structurally and seismically deficient in 1990, receiving a sufficiency rating of only 19 out of 100. To extend the bridge and bring it up to current seismic standards, the design, engineering and construction teams had to contend...
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