Road Construction

News September 30, 2016
Ground will be broken on a new flyover bridge Thursday at the I-405/SR 167 interchange in Renton, Wash., one of the most congested commuter routes in the Seattle area.   The Washington State Department of Transportation is building a new flyover ramp connecting traffic going north off the Valley...
News September 27, 2016
Motorists will get their first look in a little over a week at ideas that South Carolina transportation officials are considering for reducing congestion at the intersection of I-20, I-26 and I-126.   The list of final contenders will be outlined during a session on Oct. 4 at Seven Oaks Elementary...
News September 26, 2016
Nearly a year after unprecedented flooding struck South Carolina last October, the state still has 22 roads closed because dams failed in their areas and another seven closed because bridges on them need to be replaced.   That was the assessment in the Sept. 15 monthly recovery report from the...
News September 23, 2016
Nebraska is slated to invest nearly $300 million for eight long-delayed highway projects and will begin design work on 12 others with the goal of finishing them all by 2033.   Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the project list Thursday at the Capitol. The projects will receive funding through a $450...
News September 22, 2016
The team at Roads & Bridges invites all our readership to participate in our annual State of the Industry survey. We want to hear about how you think the 2016 construction season has been, what's happening in your region and what you expect 2017 to be like for your company.    Please take a few...
News September 22, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded a $99.2 million contract for reconstruction of a 1.2-mile stretch of Interstate 40 Business/U.S. 421 in Winston-Salem, dubbed the Business 40 Improvement Project.   The agency awarded the contract to a team made up of Flatiron...
News September 16, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) mobile construction app was demonstrated yesterday at an Interstate 83 construction site, in an effort to display that use of the mobile technology by field staff is helping save money and meeting the administration’s GO-TIME challenge for...
News September 09, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) put the final touches on a $60 million grant Wednesday, Sept. 7, to repave and add a third lane to a 15-mile stretch of I-10 between the Atchafalaya Floodway bridge and the Interstate 49 interchange in Lafayette, La.   Louisiana's congressional...
News September 08, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.   Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from...

“The Point” on I-15 is the only major corridor into and out of the Salt Lake Valley. 

Article September 06, 2016
The American Southwest is synonymous with a rough-and-tumble variation of national purity and industry. From homesteading and large-scale ranch developments to the popularized advent of the serial western, the Southwest has been a captivating portion of the national landscape since the days of its...

The Sky Ribbon.

Article September 06, 2016
The recently opened Gateway WA freight access project at Perth Airport in Australia has already proven successful in fulfilling its function.   Completed almost a year ahead of schedule and under budget, the new roadway provides a safer and more efficient transport network around Perth Airport.   ...
Article September 06, 2016
Road maintenance can be used as a means to get more energy-efficient road transports, leading to an overall reduction of both the energy needed and emissions of greenhouse gases.   There is evidence that by choosing a maintenance option, which in itself is less energy efficient compared to other...
News August 29, 2016
The funding necessary to provide Minnesota with an economically competitive state highway and bridge system over the next 20 years has increased significantly, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) planning projections.   MnDOT planners working on the Minnesota State Highway...
News August 24, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) joined state transportation officials to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.   The Town of Avon is...
News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
News August 18, 2016
With lawmakers in New Jersey at an impasse over transportation funding, Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday ordered officials to use the state’s general fund to pay for “essential” transportation projects until the crisis is resolved.   In an executive order, Mr. Christie said the state’s...
News August 15, 2016
A $29.4 million road project along Interstate 75 in northern Saginaw County, Mich., is set to begin today.   The construction project is expected to stretch through November 2017, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation.   Drivers on I-75 should be aware of a...

Work on the westbound auxiliary lane on I-290 in the early summer.

Article August 11, 2016
Live near any major city and you’re inevitably going to deal with a few unpleasant things, primary of which, for anyone who holds down a job or attends school or has a life outside the home at all, is likely going to be traffic congestion.   And Chicagoans seem to have it worse than most.   Chicago...

An aerial view of the Crosstown Parkway’s 4,000-ft-long bridge over the St. Lucie River.

Article August 11, 2016
As Florida’s population grows, what were once sleepy, quaint municipalities have grown into robust cities with demanding infrastructure needs.   Such is the case for the city of Port St. Lucie, a municipality of more than 170,000 people located midway between Cape Kennedy and Ft. Lauderdale on the...
News August 08, 2016
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