March 20, 2019
A $10.3 million project in Devon, U.K., necessitated the reconstruction of a half-mile single-lane road designed to reduce congestion and support economic development in the area. The approved route required a significant amount of material (nearly 131,000 cu yd) on adjacent slopes to be excavated...
March 18, 2019
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) rated the Hudson River rail tunnel project between New York and New Jersey with a medium-low grade in its most recently released ratings for infrastructure projects around the country.
According to the Associated Press, this is the same rating the agency...
March 14, 2019
The Illinois DOT (IDOT) must find a safe route for trucks traveling in the state of Illinois and issue an oversize/overweight (OS/OW) permit for trucks carrying large loads. With slow, manual permitting processes, IDOT sought to update and automate its permitting system. IDOT implemented the...
March 12, 2019
On Tuesday, March 12, La Jolla Colony Drive in San Diego will be closed for preparations associated with the construction of a Mid-Coast Trolley underpass.
This underpass will allow the Trolley to pass under La Jolla Colony Drive as it travels along the eastern side of I-5. The future Trolley...
March 06, 2019
The Utah DOT (UDOT) has approved the selection of the braided ramps option design for the interchange at Main Street (S.R. 115) and I-15 in the city of Payson.
UDOT issued a Record of Decision (ROD) regarding the selection of the braided ramps as the preferred alternative out of several design...
March 04, 2019
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) is the federal law that lit a fire under state departments of transportation.
It called on them to institutionalize asset management and performance standards as they implement innovative technologies, practices, and policies. MAP-21 and...
February 27, 2019
The Michigan DOT (MDOT) announced that work on segment 2 of the I-75 modernization project in Oakland County will begin this week on Thursday, Feb. 28.
This $224 million project will involve reconstructing more than 8 miles of pavement, improving 18 structures, upgrading drainage, constructing...
February 26, 2019
Image: SH 99 Grand Parkway via Twitter
The U.S. DOT recently announced that the Build America Bureau will provide up to $605 million in a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Grand Parkway Project’s H & I Segments in Houston.
The Grand Parkway is a tollway construction project in the Greater...
February 08, 2019
A Texas concrete slipform paving contractor took advantage of the cool and uncongested early morning hours before sunup to start the day's work and end it before noontime.
That was the game plan for constructing miles of concrete pavement for a massive residential project—Southern Pointe...
January 30, 2019
Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has signed agreements with private partner Transurban to deliver critical transportation solutions along I-495 and I-95.
Months of close collaboration and negotiation between the Commonwealth and Transurban have resulted in a...
January 28, 2019
Image: Nevada DOT
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently broke ground on the $73 million next phase of the Centennial Bowl interchange in northwest Las Vegas.
The interchange is where U.S. Highway 95 meets the 215 Beltway. Las Vegas Paving is the general contractor for the project, with a...
January 22, 2019
New ACPA Chairman Jim Mack. Image: ACPA
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) anticipates a significant increase in square yards of concrete pavements used for highway applications in calendar year 2019.
At a press conference held at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, the association also announced that James W. “Jim” Mack, ...
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...
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...
January 04, 2019
Image: Arizona DOT
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...
January 02, 2019
When the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) first began working on the redesign of the I-235/U.S. 54 interchange in Wichita, the challenge was clear—improve traffic flow and driver safety at each roadway entrance and exit on one of the most heavily traveled interchanges in the state.
January 02, 2019
Joint deterioration has become a renewed concern for concrete pavements in northern climates.
Recently, a number of relatively young pavements have experienced premature joint deterioration, resulting in high amounts of maintenance. The construction industry in Wisconsin alone estimates...
January 02, 2019
The Hunter Station Bridge, a $24 million, four-span replacement structure carrying Rte. 62 over the Allegheny River, recently opened in Tionesta Township, Pa.
The 1,124-ft-long bridge was designed with numerous innovations and sustainability measures to enhance safety and provide environmental...
December 19, 2018
Image: Boring Company
Elon Musk and the Boring Co. this week unveiled a much-anticipated 1.4-mile test tunnel for transporting vehicles underground in the next step of a larger plan to alleviate traffic conditions in Los Angeles County.
The L.A/Hawthorne test tunnel took special guests and media attendees for rides in...
December 17, 2018
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently announced its plans for the demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, which is scheduled to begin in February 2019.
The work to demolish the structure will take approximately six months to complete as crews move along the...