Bridge Construction

Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway bridge steel girders

Image: PennLive

News February 22, 2018
The first of the steel girders for the nearly mile-long bridge that will carry the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania are in place.   Large cranes are being used to lift the girders about 180 ft to the top of two of the piers that have...
major highway projects
News February 21, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson announced the state’s intention to utilize federal Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds (GARVEE Bonds) to construct four major projects in three areas of Louisiana that have been...
multimodal projects
News February 09, 2018
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and waterways projects will benefit communities in 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.   The $41.5 million investment follows PennDOT's...
Stearns Bayou Bridge
Article February 02, 2018
Nestled along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Grand River lies the small community of Grand Haven, Mich.   Grand Haven is the heart of Ottawa County, where more than 65% of the county’s area is covered by water. So, as you weave around the small community, flush with trees and...
PennDOT bridge, Allegheny County

Image: PennDOT / Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners

News February 02, 2018
Three years after its launch, Pennsylvania’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Program is falling short of its goal to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges.   According to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) statement, the $899 million public-private partnership’s (P3) 390th bridge...
bridge repair
News February 01, 2018
The state of New York plans to infuse an additional $250 million into rehabilitating and replacing worn-out bridges and culverts through the Bridge NY program.   The program, which provides grants to municipalities in the state, began in 2016 with an initial $200 million. It has led to more than...
SH 288 in Houston

The updated SH 288 will include 40 new bridges and the rehabilitation of 13 bridges.

Article January 29, 2018
The city of Houston is booming, with new construction and development projects happening across the city at an astounding rate.   Texas State Highway 288 (SH 288) is a critical north-south transportation corridor for the greater Houston metro region, and it is under the strain of the region's...
$1.9 billion I-405 widening in Orange County, Calif., gets underway
News January 22, 2018
Construction has begun on a $1.9 billion widening of California’s I-405, the largest project in the history of the Orange County Transportation Authority. The project is expected to run through 2023.   “That corridor is one of the most heavily congested corridors in the nation,” Ryan Chamberlain,...
podcast
News January 15, 2018
I have frost in my attic!! Help!! Also, Louisiana governor announces $600 million transportation plan, Arkansas motorists are not happy with the condition of the state's roads, and more. To hear the latest podcast, click here.
I-80 in Will County

Image: ILEPI

News January 15, 2018
An Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) study released last week emphasizes the growing safety and congestion problems on a 16-mile stretch of I-80 in the northeastern part of the state that connects six of Will County’s municipalities and traverses four waterways.   For the study, ILEPI...

Image: Maryland State Highway Administration

News January 10, 2018
The multimillion-dollar Severn River Bridge project in the Annapolis area is on track to be completed by Memorial Day, according to Maryland transportation officials.   The half-mile bridge on U.S. Rte. 50, now slightly ahead of schedule, will be widened from six lanes to seven lanes. A fourth...
bridge repair
News January 08, 2018
Recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate that would provide $75 billion over a decade into a new competitive grant program for repairing the nation’s structurally deficient bridges has received overwhelming support from groups representing road builders and civil engineers.   The Bridge...
I-25 Colorado

Image: Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald

News January 05, 2018
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will add express lanes in both directions of I-25 from Johnstown to Fort Collins.   CDOT approved the $248 million contract with Kraemer/IHC to add express lanes, replace aging bridges, widen other bridges, create new pedestrian and bicycle access...
bridge
Article January 03, 2018
Most department of transportation buildings do not have a door marked PRIVATE.   Since one figuratively does not exist, either because there is no interest in working with the private sector or it is simply not feasible, it is hard to see how President Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure...
St. Croix
Article January 03, 2018
Designated a National Scenic Riverway, the Saint Croix River carves out a deep valley, gliding and rushing through a lush green landscape surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns until its confluence with the Mississippi River.   About a half hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St....
Scudder Falls Bridge

Image: Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission via Courier Times

News January 02, 2018
Work is progressing on several different fronts on the Scudder Falls Bridge improvement project over the Delaware River.   After several years of delay, work on the $500 million bridge that connects New Jersey to Pennsylvania appears to be moving full speed ahead toward a completion date in mid to...
PennDOT bridge

Image: PennDOT

News December 28, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and its development partner, Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), expect to finish the 2017 construction season with the opening of its 390th bridge this week.   When this multi-year project is completed, PennDOT will have replaced 558...
Michigan’s Independence Bridge to close for $1.45 million repair
News December 26, 2017
The Independence Bridge in Bay City, Mich., will close in January to allow crews to replace the bascule span deck grating, span stringers and sidewalks.   The project, funded through federal, state and local money, will top $1.45 million.   Construction is expected to be completed at the end of...
Missouri DOT has big project plans for 2018
News December 22, 2017
It looks like 2018 will be, officials hope, a banner year in road and bridge work in the state of Missouri, as the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) begins to outline the scope of some major projects it is looking to tackle in the coming year.   Among the planned projects, a portion of...
roadway
News December 19, 2017
The construction on U.S. 10 and SH 441 in Wisconsin will be finished a year earlier than expected, Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday during a visit to Appleton.   The work is expected to be completed in 2019—a full year ahead of schedule—as a result of savings announced earlier this year that...
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