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New York to open I-390 flyover ramp on interchange project in Monroe County
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The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has hit a major milestone in the $172.8 million I-390/I-490/Route 31 Interchange Improvement Project in Monroe County. The new I-390 flyover, a central feature of the project, will open during the early morning hours of Friday, September 17.…
September 17, 2021
North Carolina DOT conducting research on demolished Bonner Bridge
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is partnering with North Carolina State University (NCSU) on a research project related to pieces from the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. Girders from the now-demolished Bonner Bridge have been sent to NCSU in Raleigh to undergo stress testing at…
September 16, 2021
DriveOhio cuts ribbon on 33 Smart Mobility Corridor
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Officials this week held a ribbon cutting for the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor—which is considered to be "the world’s most connected highway"— in central Ohio. The corridor runs from the City of Dublin on the east end through the City of Marysville, past industry partner Honda's manufacturing and…
September 16, 2021
Arizona DOT planning I-17 improvements north of Phoenix
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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has entered into negotiations with the apparent preferred developer to make improvements to I-17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point. ADOT says this stretch of highway sees more than one million travelers every year. The department selected Kiewit-…
September 15, 2021
transit with AV technology
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has selected Stantec to design and build Phase 1 of the Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) Program, called The Bay Street Innovation Corridor. The goal of this program is to transform downtown Jacksonville through modernization and expansion of its…
September 15, 2021
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan this week announced more than $12 million in federal highway safety grants as part of a statewide focus to prevent motor vehicle crashes and eliminate roadway fatalities. “With traffic already back to pre-pandemic levels, it is even more important that we continue working…
September 14, 2021
Minnesota DOT announces completion of 35W@94 project in Minneapolis
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently announced that the [email protected]: Downtown to Crosstown project is complete. “To the residents of Minneapolis, the local businesses, and all Minnesotans who travel on I-35W and I-94, we want to say thank you for patience,” MnDOT Commissioner…
September 14, 2021
Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), recently released the following statement in support of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s public transit investments of the Build Back Better Act. “The American Public…
September 13, 2021
West Virginia awards contract for Wheeling Suspension Bridge rehab project
Image: Office of Gov. Jim Justice
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) recently announced that the project to repair and rehabilitate the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge has been awarded. WVDOH awarded a contract for $17,907,147 to Advantage Steel & Construction LLC to make necessary repairs to the bridge’s…
September 13, 2021
The time has come to submit your entries for Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads and Top 10 Bridges awards for 2021. The deadline to enter a project for consideration is Oct. 1, 2021. All entered projects must be in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18 months, and past…
September 13, 2021
ASCE
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The South Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this week unveiled the 2021 Report Card for South Carolina’s Infrastructure, the first report card ever issued for the state. The report assigned the state’s systems a cumulative grade of “D+” which is below the national…
September 10, 2021
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced the immediate availability of $5 million in emergency relief (ER) funds to help the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida made initial landfall in…
September 09, 2021
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