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Rte. 36 in Macon County, Mo.

Workers use IC and IR to improve paving operations on Rte. 36 in Macon County, Mo.

Article May 23, 2018
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) executed a year-long project throughout 2017 to demonstrate the use of intelligent compaction (IC), infrared scanning (IR) and Veta software to improve pavement construction operations.   “We were looking for ways to assess quality in asphalt...
Bay Area highway projects
News May 21, 2018
The California Transportation Commission approved $2.7 billion for 64 projects across the state, with more than $660 million bound for the Bay Area.   About 25% will come from the new state gas tax, if it is not repealed in November, and other fees approved last year. The gas tax and other new fees...
temporary roundabout intersection
News May 17, 2018
Salt Lake City is seeking the community's feedback on two "pop-up" intersection designs ahead of road construction work planned for next year.   From May 16-23, the city is testing out a temporary intersection design at 900 South and 1100 East, which will be part of a reconstruction project in 2019...
I-70 Colorado KUSA-TV (Denver)

Image: KUSA-TV (Denver)

News May 16, 2018
Colorado transportation leaders and local elected officials came together Tuesday to discuss plans to improve a congested stretch of I-70.   The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) held a press conference below the bridge at the I-70 and U.S. 6 interchange. According to officials, the...
Highway improvements
News May 10, 2018
The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) announced a new five-year plan Wednesday for highway construction projects that will come with a $3.4 billion price tag.   More than $1 billion will be invested in repairing state-owned bridges that are structurally deficient, many of which will...
infrastructure improvements
News May 09, 2018
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for New York state to spend another $125 billion on infrastructure improvement projects over the next five years.   The Democratic governor announced Tuesday the proposal would be the next phase in his agenda to rebuild the state of New York and create thousands of...
interchange redesign
News May 04, 2018
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has begun preliminary work to rebuild the north split interchange of I-65 and I-70 in Indianapolis, while also looking to implement a broader redesign to reduce congestion.   Indianapolis engineering firm HNTB has unveiled six different options,...
MnDOT Corridors of Commerce projects
News May 02, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) unveiled four Corridors of Commerce projects to be funded by more than $400 million at a press conference this week.   The Corridors of Commerce initiative was created five years ago by Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislature in an effort to improve...
Forth Bridge Queensferry Crossing under construction

Forth Bridge Queensferry Crossing under construction.

Case Studies May 01, 2018
The Queensferry Crossing near Edinburgh, Scotland is a cable-stayed bridge with three pylons over 200 meters in height. It is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and benefited from ultra-modern reinforcement planning in 3D thanks to the engineers from Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner (...
Highway plan
News April 30, 2018
Kentucky's recently passed $8.5 billion 2018 highway plan aims to prioritize spending on 1,400 projects, including work on 1,000 bridges and improvements to 5,000 miles of pavement, plus road widening and the reconstruction of existing roads, along with construction of new routes and interchanges...
road widening
News April 27, 2018
The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) upcoming project will widen U.S. 69 through Beaumont from four lanes to six lanes.   A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation says that the $50 million project will add intermittent merging lanes and remove the U.S. 69 northbound...
UAV drones
News April 26, 2018
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is adding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help its engineering staff safely and more efficiently inspect bridges and perform surveying work along state highways.   Through a federal innovative technology grant, ADOT has eight new aerial drones that...
Trimble buys Viewpoint in $1.2 billion deal
News April 24, 2018
Portland, Ore.-based Viewpoint Construction Software was purchased by Trimble for $1.2 billion in cash in a deal announced this week.   Trimble’s technology for the construction, agriculture and transportation markets has long been a boon to the respective industries. The California-based company...
U.S. 183 South toll road project in Austin, Texas

Image: Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

News April 23, 2018
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has hit a significant milestone in the construction of the U.S. 183 South project, as work is now about 50% completed.   Construction crews have completed the first stretch of the new northbound general-purpose lanes between 51st Street and Manor/...
Virginia road improvements
News April 23, 2018
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plan to get the state’s roads and bridges up to “fair” condition would cost about $13.1 billion based on the department’s estimates.   VDOT’s entire six-year improvement program highway construction budget is $16.9 billion. The drafted six-year plan...
Georgia express lanes project
News April 20, 2018
The largest road project in Georgia’s state history is just about finished as officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced that the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project should wrap up by late summer.   The 30 miles of reversible express lanes stretch down parts of I-...
Mountrail County Rte. 6
Case Studies April 17, 2018
Eric Urness, P.E., central regional vice president with Interstate Engineering in Mandan, N.D., was working on plans to reconstruct a 11.5-mile section of BIA Rte. 6 from 86th Ave. to 31st Street in Mountrail County, N.D. Due to the recent growth of the oil industry in this area there has been a...
With Allplan Engineering 2018 engineers can conveniently generate a 3D model of the reinforcement of double-curved supporting structures with varying cross-sections

With Allplan Engineering, 2018 engineers can conveniently generate a 3D model of the reinforcement of double-curved supporting structures with varying cross-sections.

Case Studies April 17, 2018
With an arched span of 265 meters, a superstructure length of 417 meters and a height of 220 meters above the valley floor, the Tamina Bridge, planned by the engineering office Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner (LAP), is the largest arched bridge in Switzerland. LAP used Allplan Eng. when preparing its...
Milwaukee road adjustable risers
Case Studies April 13, 2018
Several years ago, the city of Milwaukee was experiencing issues with their cast-iron manhole risers installed throughout the area. “They’re usually fine, but on occasion they would slip or rattle out, and that led to car damage and claims—there was definitely room for improvement,” said Milwaukee’...
Crews continue to remove debris after Rte. 30 collapse in East Pittsburgh
News April 09, 2018
Following the collapse of a section of Rte. 30 in East Pittsburgh, crews are continuing to remove debris caused by the ensuing landslide and aiding residents of local homes and apartment complexes displaced by the event.   The road buckled and fell more than 30 ft down a deep embankment over...
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