March 23, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has unveiled plans to eliminate seven railroad crossings in the next few years.
Locomotives barreling across roadways often cause commuter back-ups and wrecks, which has become a point of concern for both residents and transportation...
March 23, 2017
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the gas tax by approximately 1 cent per year, to generate about $500 billion for revitalizing U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems over the...
March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.
TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...
March 21, 2017
State transit authorities announced Friday that $217 million will be allocated to projects intended to upgrade roadways, bridges, and rail systems across California.
The California Transportation Commission allocated the money for 72 transit projects and are encouraging the use of alternative...
March 15, 2017
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Construction is expected to wrap up by July 4 on the current phase of the Centennial Bowl project in northwest Las Vegas, and state officials have started looking ahead to two additional jobs aimed at completing Nevada’s second-busiest freeway interchange as soon as 2022.
The Nevada Department of...
March 02, 2017
An autonomous shuttle testing at MCity.
The auto zone
The state of Michigan has long been associated with the road and how we traverse it. Home to the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, among many other automotive ventures, Michigan, in the words of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Communications Director Jeff...
March 02, 2017
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Recent surveys found that the Highway 99 tunnel is a few inches off course, and Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) has stopped digging until early next week to perform more measurements.
STP project manager Chris Dixon said late Wednesday afternoon that surveys found the concrete tunnel rings being...
February 28, 2017
All great visions have to start somewhere. This one began with over 3 miles of paved multi-purpose trail winding through the scenic Clear Creek Canyon near Denver.
Installing the retaining walls was no easy task, as the terrain includes steep slopes, flooding issues along the river, active...
February 20, 2017
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Virginia transportation officials Thursday approved plans to extend the 95 Express Lanes north to the D.C. line and south beyond Garrisonville Road.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board gave Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick permission to alter an...
February 09, 2017
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently awarded a $7.6 million contract to Michael Baker International to study the I-605/SR-91 interchange, identify improvements and widen a particularly choked three-mile stretch of westbound SR-91 in Los Angeles. The contract...
February 08, 2017
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Last week the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) executed the design/build contract for the I-405 Improvement Project with OC405 Partners, a joint venture consisting of OHL USA and Astaldi Construction Corporation.
With a contract price of over $1.2 billion and a total estimated...
February 07, 2017
The nation’s governors will submit a list of more than 300 infrastructure projects to President Trump’s administration this week, aiming to share billions he is urging for nationwide construction projects.
The requests by governors from at least 44 states are in addition to a preliminary list of...
January 30, 2017
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After decades of talk and planning and design, major construction will begin this week on the 4-mile section of the Southern Beltway between Quicksilver Road and Route 22 near Pittsburgh International Airport.
Crews from Independence Excavating of Cleveland and its subcontractors have been...
January 30, 2017
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A two-year closure of I-75 between Detroit and Downriver will commence this coming weekend. The Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $200 million construction project includes replacing all of the concrete on the I-75 Rouge River bridge, the largest concrete surface in the state.
January 23, 2017
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January 20, 2017
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the reconstruction of I-70 through central Denver.
Federal Highway Administration approval concludes the federally required National Environmental Protection Act process and allows the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to proceed...
January 20, 2017
The retaining wall creates a safe place for truck drivers to chain-up their tiers during snowy weather
When it snows in Vail, Colorado, it’s a skier’s dream—but for drivers, especially of trucks maneuvering steep mountain roads, it can be treacherous. To make things safer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wanted to widen I-70 at both sides of mountain pass locations...
January 18, 2017
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It seems California is coming up short in its revenue projections to cover Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $179.5 billion budget for 2017. But according to sources, the governor is entertaining two means of raising funds to pay for a $4.3 billion dollar infrastructure plan,
“A $65 annual [vehicle]...
January 06, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey proposed a $32 billion capital plan for the next decade that includes $2.7 billion to build a tunnel under the Hudson River and rehabilitate the century-old one damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The sum set aside for the tunnel is a fraction of the $24...
January 03, 2017
Newport on the Levee is a retail area in northern Kentucky in need of a connector.
Claire’s, Barnes & Noble and unique local businesses such as Kelly’s Kloset can all be found there. You can even see hand-crafted concrete, which is on display and will serve as a traffic management solution...