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Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon), released text of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act. This bill is a key component of the Moving Forward Framework…
June 03, 2020
Nebraska DOT releases construction schedule for Fremont Southeast Beltway
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The Nebraska DOT (NDOT) announced road construction on the Fremont Southeast Beltway could begin as early as July 6 due to financial support from the Fremont community. In 2018, the project was fast tracked and moved from the 2024 construction season to 2020 due to the growing need to improve…
June 02, 2020
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi)—chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation—recently introduced S.3842, the Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act. The legislation would establish a Rural Assistance Pilot Program to help rural communities and localities better…
June 01, 2020
Asphalt Pavement Alliance names Perpetual Pavement Award winners
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Twelve state DOTs were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the…
May 29, 2020
Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey that finds that rising project…
May 28, 2020
The South Carolina DOT (SCDOT) has released its initial projections of the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the department, indicating a decrease in agency revenues based on expected reductions in gas tax and car sales tax receipts.    SCDOT reported the financial forecast at a…
May 27, 2020
Toll road executives from around the nation during a virtual event discussed plans to reduce or suspend capital investments this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The virtual panel discussion was hosted by the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) on May 21. …
May 26, 2020
Acrow Bridge has announced two of its temporary modular steel lift bridges are being used to allow uninterrupted vehicular and vessel passage during the replacement of the 65-year-old Unionport Bridge over Westchester Creek in the Bronx, New York. While temporary bridges have aided many projects…
May 22, 2020
Gilcrease Expressway West project in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Image: Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
The U.S. DOT’s Build America Bureau will provide up to a $120.1 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) to help finance the Gilcrease Expressway West project in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  According to U.S. DOT, the project is a…
May 21, 2020
NJ Transit awards contract for Raritan River Bridge replacement
Image: @NJTRANSIT via Twitter
The NJ Transit Board of Directors recently approved a contract with George Harms Construction of Farmingdale, New Jersey for the initial construction phase of the Raritan River Bridge replacement project. The approximately $250 million contract is part of NJ Transit’s Resilience Program initiated…
May 20, 2020
The time has come to submit your entries for Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads and Top 10 Bridges awards for 2020. The deadline to enter a project for consideration is September 30. All entered projects must be in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18 months, and past…
May 19, 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the opening of five new I-4/S.R. 408 flyover ramps as part of the I-4 Ultimate project in Central Florida.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the opening of five new I-4/S.R. 408 flyover ramps as part of the I-4 Ultimate project in Central Florida. Image: @MyFDOT via Twitter
Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida DOT (FDOT) this week announced the opening of five new I-4/S.R. 408 flyover ramps, which make up a significant portion of the I-4 Ultimate project in Central Florida. This part of the project is completed more than three months ahead of schedule and enhances safety…
May 19, 2020
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