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The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) in Virginia was recently updated on the I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study, which aims to identify a range of current and future multimodal solutions that can be implemented to reduce congestion, improve…
October 23, 2020
Nebraska celebrates opening of Highway 281 Bridge over Niobrara River
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The Nebraska DOT (NDOT) joined local and state officials yesterday to celebrate the opening of the permanent bridge on Highway 281 over the Niobrara River south of Spencer. The event also marked full mobility being restored on the State Highway System after catastrophic flooding in March 2019. On…
October 23, 2020
Transportation construction companies from three states were recognized for their outstanding employee safety programs during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) National Convention. The annual ARTBA “Contractor Safety Awards” were created to promote worker safety…
October 23, 2020
A partnership of key transportation infrastructure industry organizations has formed a roundtable to promote the development of more resilient roads in the U.S. Called Resilient Roadways Roundtable, the group is working together to influence infrastructure decision-makers by sharing knowledge about…
October 22, 2020
Twenty-eight community transportation projects have received more than $14 million in funding through the Wisconsin DOT's (WisDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). These projects are designed to strengthen the intermodal transportation system, including shared pathways, bicycle and…
October 21, 2020
New, wider Fourth Street bridge completed in Flagstaff, Arizona
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The new Fourth Street bridge passing over I-40 in Flagstaff, Arizona is now complete, providing improved safety and traffic flow in the area. The Arizona DOT (ADOT) used an innovative accelerated bridge construction method known as the bridge slide to construct the new bridge and complete the…
October 21, 2020
L.A. Metro opens bus stop improvements project Chavez Transit Pavilion
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has completed the agency’s Chavez Bus Stop Improvements Project that creates a new state-of-the-art transit pavilion as part of the near-term recommendations of Metro’s Union Station Master Plan. The Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion…
October 20, 2020
Louisiana's On the Greaux project to widen I-10 nearly complete
Image: On the Greaux / Louisiana DOTD
Construction crews are nearing the end of their work on the Louisiana DOTD’s (LaDOTD) On the Greaux project to widen I-10 between Highland Road in Baton Rouge and La. 73 in Ascension Parish. Currently, all six lanes will be open for some periods of time with intermittent lane closures to finish and…
October 20, 2020
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released data showing a decrease in traffic deaths nationwide during 2019 as compared to 2018. According to the agency, there were 36,096 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. This represents a decrease of 739 (down…
October 19, 2020
North Carolina DOT completes major mountain highway project
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North Carolina DOT (NCDOT) officials announced the completion of a major project to widen 8 miles of U.S. 19E from its intersection with N.C. 80 in Yancey County to the multi-lane section of highway just west of Spruce Pine in Mitchell County. The highway construction project is now complete—the…
October 19, 2020
CCTA joins forces with MnDOT to expand autonomous vehicle testing
Image: Contra Costa Transportation Authority
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) recently announced a new partnership with the Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) to expand autonomous vehicle (AV) testing opportunities. CCTA says MnDOT’s Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) team is actively working to advance research and deployment of…
October 16, 2020
Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge replacement project complete
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The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT)—in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation—has completed the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge on Hwy 72 in the city of Baudette, Minnesota and Hwy 11 in the town of Rainy River, Ontario. The bridge construction began in 2018 to…
October 16, 2020
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