Road Construction

NCDOT transportation plans

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News January 15, 2019
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has included more than 1,600 transportation projects in the state's draft 2020-2029 transportation plan, which was released last week.   The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is NCDOT's proposed funding and construction schedule...
highway, transit projects, federal government shutdown
News January 09, 2019
Transportation construction work across the nation has been put on hold by the federal government shutdown, with state transportation officials withholding approvals for 2019 projects until federal funding is guaranteed, according to a report from The Washington Post.   The amount of federal...
Phoenix Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

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News January 04, 2019
Nearly two years after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, construction on the state’s largest single highway project is entering the new year with nearly two-thirds of the work complete.   Progress is evident throughout the 22-mile corridor as crews put down asphalt...
Jane Byrne Interchange Chicago

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News December 10, 2018
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced that work on the Jane Byrne Interchange in Chicago has been extended to a 2022 completion date, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.   This change stretches the project duration three years longer than the original...
C-470 Express Lanes project

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News December 10, 2018
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expecting to complete work on the C-470 Express Lanes project along 12.5 miles of the roadway from Wadsworth Boulevard to I-25 by summer 2019.   CDOT recently held its fourth and final public presentation on the C-470 project in Highlands Ranch...
Highway construction and engineering contracts
News December 10, 2018
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved one construction contract and eight professional engineering services contracts totaling more than $82.2 million at its November meeting.    This included $61 million for construction management contracts as part of the Illinois Tollway’s $4 billion...
interstate construction plan
News December 06, 2018
The Commonwealth Transportation Board of Virginia this week voted to approve the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan, which will help address some of the issues afflicting the interstate.   The plan was drafted by a team supported by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia...
Complete 540 project NCDOT

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News December 05, 2018
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded the first of three contracts for the Complete 540 project in the greater Raleigh area.   This week, the department announced that Charlotte-based Lane Blythe Construction Joint Venture will receive $403 million to work on the...
State of the Industry Survey
Article December 03, 2018
Rising steel prices are indeed on the minds of road and bridge contractors, but they are not smothering craniums giving them endless noogies like a nasty big brother. Playing that role would be the never-ending skilled labor crisis, which is now starting to ignore the screams of the builder.   Of...
Oklahoma City I-235 BNSF rail bridge

The I-235 reconstruction included wheeling in preassembled sections of a rail bridge that carries the BNSF Railway over I-235/U.S. 77 in Oklahoma City. Image: Oklahoma DOT

Article December 03, 2018
OKLAHOMA: Staying vigilant “Oklahoma has a larger bridge system than Colorado or Florida. Most people don’t consider that.”   Oklahoma Department of Transportation (OKDOT) Public Relations Chief Terri Angier made this remark in her interview with Roads & Bridges almost as a throwaway statement...
Tennessee road project
Article December 03, 2018
Getwell Road has long been a direct corridor between Memphis, Tenn., and its southern neighbor Southaven, Miss. Over the past decade, the warehousing and logistics industries have undergone healthy growth in Southaven, but the two lanes of Getwell Road needed to be widened to keep traffic flowing...
highway construction Pennsylvania toll road
News November 13, 2018
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is ready to begin construction of an interchange on the Southern Beltway in the Pittsburgh area.   The commission last week awarded a $116.2 million contract to Trumbull Corp. for the 2.75-mile section of the $800 million toll road. Preliminary work to clear...
I-235 highway widening and bridge project Oklahoma City

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News November 05, 2018
The project to widen I-235 to six through lanes and two auxiliary lanes from NW 36th Street to just north of NW 50th Street in Oklahoma City has been completed ahead of schedule and is now fully reopened to traffic.   Construction began in January 2017 and was projected to take about three years if...
Grandview Interchange

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News October 25, 2018
Construction to connect U.S. highways 550 and 160 using the Grandview Interchange, also called the Bridge to Nowhere, could start in late 2019 southeast of Durango, Colo.   The $98.6 million project will require about two years to complete. The new alignment will allow the Colorado Department of...
I-269 Mississippi
News October 22, 2018
The last 9-mile stretch of a 30-mile segment of I-269 in north Mississippi will open Oct. 26 with a ceremony taking place at the intersection of I-269 and Getwell Road in De­Soto County.   This completes I-269 connecting I-55 near Hernando to Tennessee 385, and it will open shortly after a 10 a.m....
I-294 Central Tri-State Tollway project

Crews work on I-294 Central Tri-State Tollway Project. Image: Illinois Tollway

News October 17, 2018
Transportation officials gathered in the village of Justice in Cook County on Tuesday to affirm their commitment to building an interchange on the Tri-State Tollway at 88th Avenue/Cork Avenue in the Chicago suburb.   The Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County, village...
SH 288 Toll Lanes Project
Article October 04, 2018
No road project comes down to statistics alone—though when you have a project as massive and challenging as our No. 2 road project of 2018, you might be forgiven a mea culpa for thinking so.   The $850 million SH 288 Toll Lanes project in Houston, Texas, consists of the expansion and rehabilitation...
Northwest Corridor Express Lanes
Article October 04, 2018
It did not happen until the opening day of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in Atlanta, Ga., but Zach Folmar finally saw more than enough qualified people.   The lack of skilled workers is not a new trend in the road and bridge construction market, but activity in the Atlanta area double-...
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Tunnel Project
Article October 04, 2018
Before most grand openings like this, customers are at least allowed to pass along in a line and look at the goods.   The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project will use the more traditional methods before the ribbon cutting. Everyone will have to stay off the property while just the workers mill...
I-40, Devil Dog Wash
Article October 04, 2018
“It’s a quiet little town.”   That’s how Gannett Fleming Project Manager Karen Hobbs describes the town of Flagstaff. And she’s not wrong. A small metropolis of 70,000 souls, Flagstaff is couched in the mountainous, arboreal landscape of northern Arizona, a region that sees more than 11,000 freeze-...
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