U.S. 275 Expressway Nebraska DOT
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The Nebraska DOT (NDOT) this week released an update on ongoing efforts to convert the remaining 48 miles of U.S. 275 between Norfolk and Fremont from a two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway. The expansion will increase capacity and support economic growth along a key roadway connecting…
November 21, 2019
I-15 pedestrian bridge Utah Valley University
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Construction of the new I-15 pedestrian bridge that will connect Utah Valley University (UVU) with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) FrontRunner Orem Central Station is underway. The nearly 1,000-ft structure—which is a joint project between Utah DOT (UDOT), UTA, and UVU—was designed to make public…
November 20, 2019
NTSB FIU pedestrian bridge collapse final report
Image: NTSB final report, taken from FIU video camera
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its final report on the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge collapse that took place in March 2018. The report reiterates what the NTSB already announced in a recent public meeting about the determined cause of…
November 19, 2019
The Texas DOT (TxDOT) recently confirmed that work on the $803 million replacement of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi has been suspended. The suspension comes amid reports that the bridge's designer, FIGG Bridge Group, had been removed from the project, according to KRIS-TV. The reports of FIGG…
November 18, 2019
Large asphalt paver manufacturers have reason to smile as the market is good overall, and though there is some caution about possible headwinds, they continue to incorporate technology to increase contractor efficiency and control. “It’s been a really good year but the perception by some in the…
November 15, 2019
Source: CE
Investment trends, in gray, show an uptick as does the Momentum Monitor, in blue.
Investment in construction equipment grew at an annualized rate of 14% in the second quarter, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation. Investment is up 5.3% year-over-year, and is expected to be between 0 and 7& over the next four quarters. The report is a Q4 update of the…
November 15, 2019
Complete 540 groundbreaking in North Carolina
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The North Carolina DOT (NCDOT) and the state's Turnpike Authority, along with community members, gathered this week to break ground on the Complete 540 project​ in the greater Raleigh area. Work on the 28-mile highway construction project will be completed in phases. The first phase will stretch…
November 14, 2019
Capital Beltway accord; Gov. Larry Hogan; Gov. Ralph Northam
Gov. Larry Hogan (left) and Gov. Ralph Northam (right) announce Capital Beltway Accord. Image: @GovLarryHogan via Twitter
Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia recently announced a partnership to replace the aging American Legion Bridge—which carries the I-495 Capital Beltway across the Potomac River between the two states—in an effort to relieve congestion at one of the country's worst…
November 13, 2019
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao today announced the administration's investment of $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The federal transportation funding has been…
November 12, 2019
I-270 North project St. Louis Missouri DOT
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The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently selected Millstone Weber as the design-build contractor for its I-270 North highway construction project in the St. Louis area. The $278 million project runs along I-270 from I-70 on the west to west of Riverview Drive. The design-build …
November 11, 2019
Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation recently announced that the U.S. DOT awarded the New Mexico DOT (NMDOT) with a $12.5 million grant to make safety enhancement along U.S. 285. The funding will be used to make repairs and improve safety along a section of the highway between Loving,…
November 08, 2019
Voters in 19 states on Nov. 5 approved around 89% of 305 state and local transportation ballot measures. In total, the 270 approved initiatives are expected to generate over $9.6 billion in one-time and recurring revenue, according to the analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation…
November 07, 2019