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Route 29
Article November 01, 2017
Charlottesville, Va., is an historic city that was home to several of our founding fathers, and today hosts the Virginia Film Festival and houses the University of Virginia.   It also is home to a portion of U.S. Rte. 29 which cuts through the city as it makes its way from Pensacola, Fla., to...
Top Road No. 4 2017
Article October 05, 2017
Reducing delivery time on a major road project by 17 years was not a reality the team at the Ohio Department Transportation (ODOT) thought could ever be achievable. That is, until they entered into their first public-private partnership (P3) to complete the 16-mile-long bypass of Portsmouth known...
Anthony Henday
Article October 05, 2017
Four years of detours, traffic snarls, varying speed limits, and stop-and-start driving has come to an end for drivers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the completion of the northeast stretch of Anthony Henday Drive.   The northeast segment is the final leg of Edmonton’s transportation ring road...
Poinciana Parkway
Article September 07, 2017
Early in 2017, the Osceola County Expressway Authority (OCX) and the residents of Poinciana, Fla., celebrated the completion of the new, 10-mile-long Poinciana Parkway.   The parkway is a limited-access toll road that connects north-central Osceola County to Polk County, and enables the community...
I-4 Ultimate In Orlando logo
News August 21, 2017
On Aug. 18, 2017, the editorial staff of Roads & Bridges magazine visited the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Fla. The 21-mile project site is presently at the midpoint of its construction, and the scale was enormous. We brought our 360 camera along for the trip.
News August 21, 2017
On Aug. 18, 2017, the editorial staff of Roads & Bridges magazine visited the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Fla. The 21-mile project site is presently at the midpoint of its construction, and the scale was enormous. We brought our 360 camera along for the trip. Here's another...
Caltrans marks 70-year anniversary of I-10 section
News August 18, 2017
A celebration today marked the 70-year anniversary of a section of I-10 in California, between Ontario and San Bernardino.   State legislators, leadership of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and construction industry leaders gathered today to commemorate the 70-year...
The northwestern portion of the Viaduct crosses the Los Angeles River, the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail and Riverside Drive. The PVC shrink-wrap contains the blasting media and byproducts.

The northwestern portion of the Viaduct crosses the Los Angeles River, the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail and Riverside Drive. The PVC shrink-wrap contains the blasting media and byproducts.

Article May 02, 2017
While “blast and paint” rolls off the tongue easily, providing access to the underside of the Elysian Viaduct Bridge for rehabilitation work is anything but easy.   In fact, as the original bridge construction project neared completion, the September-October 1961 issue of the Official Journal of...
DOTs pool resources to meet preservation aim
Article April 03, 2017
The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is leading the effort to develop the world’s largest concrete pavement preservation experiment.   This experiment, based upon the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) project on concrete pavements termed SPS-2, will extend the performance data...
Massive Indiana East-West toll road project
News April 11, 2016
Indiana’s East-West Toll Road is set to receive a $200 million makeover and work begins today. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, it is to be the largest project undertaken by the toll road since its original construction in 1954.   The project’s scale includes the...
News December 30, 2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected a preferred developer for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, which remains on track for construction to begin in summer 2016 as the largest-ever highway project in the state.   This is the first highway public-private partnership in...
News June 11, 2014
The Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) Project team has begun the process of towing down the first six of 11 tunnel sections for the new Midtown Tunnel. The tunnel elements will be towed from the SKW Constructors JV fabrication facility in Sparrows Point, Md., to the Portsmouth Marine Terminal in...
Article April 05, 2012
With persistent economic concerns and tight budgets, industrial engineering departments and government agencies alike are increasingly searching for long-term and economically viable construction methods. Now more than ever, concrete is emerging as not only the most durable, long-term pavement...
Article October 07, 2011
  The Concrete Sustainability Hub at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released two studies looking at the life-cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete pavements and buildings. A third assessment looked at life-cycling costing for streets and highways. Both studies signify major...
Article October 07, 2011
Revive Wacker Drive, a multimillion-dollar infrastructure reconstruction project in downtown Chicago, is set to see completion in fall 2012. On Friday, August 26, 2011, the fourth concrete deck pour of the second phase was completed; five more deck pours and one ramp pour remain. This post-...
Article October 07, 2011
  Despite recovery momentum in late 2010, the U.S. economy is again in a slowdown. This will weaken construction activity and restrain gains in cement consumption until 2013, according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA).   PCA downgraded its...
Article October 06, 2011
Not only did the I-19 East Frontage Road have a 1.5-mile gap in it, between the Canoa Road and Continental Road interchanges, but the existing road was 30 years old and did not meet Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) standards. The two-way frontage road did not have shoulders for...
Article October 06, 2011
Multiple goals came into play on the Crosstown Commons reconstruction project in Minneapolis, but one of the most important was to alleviate the congestion that lasted up to 10 hours a day. Contributing to the problem was the confluence of two separate freeways sharing lanes for about a mile,...
Article October 06, 2011
California, like most states with densely populated areas, has many urban high-volume roadways, which are expected to last long, provide a smooth ride and require little maintenance, thereby minimizing inconvenience to the traveling public. Rehabilitation of these roadways poses a tremendous...
Article October 06, 2011
The I-385 rehabilitation in Laurens, S.C., was a 14.6-mile road construction project that had to be completed in only eight months because of road-closing constraints—a tight deadline, made tighter because of challenges like weather delays and unexpected terrain conditions. Despite this, the...
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