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Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Georgia

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Highway Construction News September 13, 2018
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), state officials—including Gov. Nathan Deal—and project partners recently celebrated the completion and opening of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.   Construction for the project began in October 2014 and the lanes...
highway construction
Highway Construction News September 10, 2018
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hoping to close on a contract by the end of the year that will allow it to rebuild 18 miles of I-75 in Oakland County 10 years early.   MDOT said in a news release Friday that it has identified a team of contractors and designers called the...
Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

The fixed $916 million contract for the design and construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway made it the largest single highway project in Arizona’s state history.

Highway Construction Article September 04, 2018
More than one year after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, Arizona’s largest single highway project ever, progress has been swift.   Bridges have been built from the ground up, a massive amount of earth has been moved and compacted, and an emerging interchange has...
U.S. Highway 95 Las Vegas
Highway Construction News August 30, 2018
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently hit a midpoint project milestone for a $78 million U.S. Highway 95 corridor upgrade that broke ground earlier this year in northwest Las Vegas.    General contractor Las Vegas Paving recently completed a new southbound U.S. Highway 95 bridge...
exit and entrance ramps
Highway Construction News August 16, 2018
Several redesigned entrance and exit ramps from I-59/20 and I-65 in Birmingham, Ala., are expected to be open to the public later this month.    Gov. Kay Ivey made the announcement Wednesday from the top of the ramp leading to I-65 South from 17th Street North in Birmingham, the tallest ramp...
highway improvements
Highway Construction News August 13, 2018
To accommodate a separate plan to build a pedestrian bridge providing access to the Las Vegas Stadium from the Strip, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials are reexamining a $200 million project that includes reconstruction of the I-15 Tropicana interchange and the addition of high-...
smart road extension
Highway Construction News August 01, 2018
Montgomery County, Va., officials have crafted a proposal to extend the Virginia Smart Road to I-81, creating a new highway link to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.   The $215 million plan, which now goes before Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) for consideration, would more than...
new highway
Highway Construction News July 26, 2018
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has plans to build a new highway in northeast El Paso.   Officials said the Northeast Parkway will help create an alternate route to get drivers from east to west El Paso and vice versa.   The highway would split at Loop 375 just before Railroad Drive...
road work I-94 Michigan
Highway Construction News July 09, 2018
A massive $110 million road construction project kicks off Monday on a 9-mile stretch of I-94 in the Jackson, Mich., area.   The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to reconstruct 1.4 miles of freeway between Lansing Avenue and Elm Road, resurface 3.5 miles between Lansing Avenue and...
ODOT road work

ODOT was able to merge 25 years of road and bridge work into just four due to innovative financing.

Highway Construction Article July 05, 2018
OHIO: A fantastic fury Bill Wilson, Editorial Director   Located in northwest Ohio, the city of Toledo has just as many University of Michigan devotees as it does Ohio State University fans.   The area is used to times of fury, but non-stop for four years straight? Hard to imagine, but it is all...
interstate improvements
Highway Construction News July 05, 2018
Improvements to I-80 were deemed critical in a regional transportation proposal by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).   The agency’s “On to 2050" Transportation Plan also placed the proposed Illiana toll road on the back burner. The updated plan calls for $72.7 billion in...
Highway boondoggles

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Highway Construction News June 28, 2018
A new report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group identifies nine wasteful highway expansion projects across the country, slated collectively to cost at least $30 billion.   The report details how most highway expansions fail to solve congestion, saddle states with crippling debt, and...
S.R. 30 Pennsylvania recovery
Highway Construction News June 26, 2018
On April 7, a significant landslide resulted in the closure of Pennsylvania S.R. 30 in Allegheny County. The route is a principal artery to Pittsburgh and supports more than 22,000 vehicles per day. The slide demolished one apartment building, severely damaged another, and impacted a single-family...
Toledo interchange
Highway Construction News June 20, 2018
The city of Toledo, Ohio, announced Tuesday it would contribute up to $1 million toward the I-475/U.S. 23 interchange at Dorr Street.   City officials said this project serves as a corridor to new commerce and transportation. The money will come from Toledo's capital improvement fund. Workers would...
California highway
Highway Construction News June 15, 2018
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials are looking to reopen a stretch of SH 1 in the Big Sur coastal region this summer that was blocked last year by a massive landslide.   The road that connects Los Angeles to San Francisco was projected to open in mid-September but Caltrans...
Interstate reconstruction I-440
Highway Construction News June 05, 2018
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is looking into ways it could shave two or more years off the I-440 reconstruction at Nashville if it closes road segments rather than following traditional construction methods.   TDOT says it plans to explore an option in which only one segment of...
Highway improvements plan
Highway Construction News May 30, 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a plan for Illinois to invest $11.05 billion in the state’s roads and bridges over the next six years, including $2.2 billion of state and federal funding in the upcoming fiscal year.   The Illinois Department of Transportation Multi-Year Proposed Highway Improvement...
Bay Area highway projects
Highway Construction 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...
I-70 Colorado KUSA-TV (Denver)

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Highway Construction 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
Highway Construction 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...
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