Road Construction

News June 27, 2016
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined other state and local officials recently in Birmingham to mark the completion of the final section of Interstate 22, a 213-mile highway linking that city with Memphis, Tenn., along the US 78 corridor.   The governor and officials cut a ribbon for the I-22...
News June 24, 2016
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) joined with Governor Mike Pence as well as state and local leaders to officially kick off construction on a $92 million project to modernize Interstate 69 in Hamilton and Madison counties.   The project, as part of the governor’s Major Moves 2020...
News June 23, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to put between $4.2 billion and $4.5 billion toward easing traffic on the highly congested Interstate 35.   At this stage, however, only $300 million has gone to the project.   Seven of the new I-35 projects are already funded, and two...
News June 22, 2016
Construction is under way on a $330 million Texas State Highway 360 South project that will add lanes to the highway stretching 9.7 miles from 2 miles south of I-20 in Arlington, south to U.S. 287 in Ellis County.   The project is overseen by a public-private partnership between the Texas...
News June 21, 2016
Work on the $88 million Interstate 77 widening and rehabilitation project in north Richland County was set to start yesterday, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).   The two-year project, covering a seven-mile stretch of I-77 between the I-20 and Percival Road...
News June 16, 2016
Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says the state faces the unprecedented prospect of missing a road construction season if lawmakers fail to approve a stopgap spending plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed.   On the final day of the Democratic-controlled Legislature’s spring...
News June 08, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation today ceremonially broke ground on the USA Parkway extension project connecting Interstate 80 and U.S. 50 through Storey and Lyon counties.   The USA Parkway was originally constructed as a privately built, six-mile-long road connecting I-80 to the Tahoe Reno...
News June 07, 2016
The Nevada state Board of Transportation on Monday approved using a design-build process for a $60 million highway improvement project for the Faraday Future electric car factory now under construction in Apex in the southern region of the state.   Construction of the five-mile-long widening of U.S...
News June 02, 2016
Rhode Island is seeking federal help to replace a dilapidated highway interchange with a $595 million project that would bury a Providence expressway beneath a park-lined boulevard.   Critics warn the project could be another Big Dig—Boston's Central Artery project that achieved similar results in...
News May 27, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration announced this week it would increase spending on road and bridge repairs by nearly $3 billion during the next six years, but the state’s transportation secretary said the state still won’t get ahead of deteriorating roads.   The Illinois Department...
News May 26, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $200 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to finance the construction of additional lanes and improvements on New Hampshire’s I-93 from Salem to...
News May 25, 2016
In an effort to bolster exposure of both large-scale and tighter, community-based road and bridge construction projects, the editors at Roads & Bridges are putting out a call for video submissions.   We invite construction professionals, DOT members and enthusiasts to submit videos showcasing...
News May 10, 2016
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published a policy revision to allow more flexibility in the design of smaller road projects.   In 1985, 13 design criteria were prioritized because of their perceived impact on operations and safety. Based on research and FHWA experience, several have...

Building a bypass bridge off Highway 30 in Nebraska.

Article May 09, 2016
America’s Great Plains states are largely, if not exclusively, agricultural. They literally feed the nation.   In this way, their economic health is inextricably tied to that of the country as a whole; though not a center of financial industry or global technological advancement, the Great Plains...
News May 04, 2016
Once again, the time of year has come to submit nominations for the Top 10 Roads projects for 2016.    Created in 2000, Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads awards recognize the top road projects in North America each year. Nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, who determine the...
News April 18, 2016
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has issued its notice to proceed to North Perimeter Contractors to begin work on the $800 million I-285/SR 400 Improvement Project in Atlanta.   According to GDOT, the corridor handles 420,000 vehicles. As of now the notice authorizes right of way...
News April 15, 2016
Nebraska this week saw passage of the Transportation Innovation Act (L960), a bill that increases funding for Nebraska transportation projects and authorizes design-build project delivery, Construction Manager/General Contractor delivery, and the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) for...
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 February 03, 2016
A section of the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road, which stretches across the northern portion of the state between Ohio and Illinois, will undergo $200 million in improvements including new asphalt and bridge work.   Work is slated to begin in March on a 70-mile stretch describing a path from mile...
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...
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