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MnDOT announces state road and bridge construction projects lined up for 2020
Image: @MnDOT via Twitter
The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) announced yesterday that the agency will undertake 188 road and bridge projects statewide during the 2020 season to help maintain the state’s roads and bridges. MnDOT says that the work it has lined up for 2020 will also improve safety and support construction jobs across…
April 03, 2020
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and its partners in the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) have developed a set of guidance materials to assist contractors in safely performing essential construction activities during the coronavirus (COVID-19)…
April 02, 2020
Just a few days after signing a $2 trillion relief package to address the economic impacts as a result of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, President Trump called for an infrastructure package with the same price tag.  "With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the…
April 01, 2020
The Pennsylvania DOT (PennDOT) announced yesterday that 61 emergency and critical highway and bridge projects will be active statewide this week. The department says while its typical highway and bridge construction program has paused as the state responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,…
April 01, 2020
The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association officially asked Governor Whitmer to deem all construction field operations as non-essential to protect the health and safety of industry employees and to allow for all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be focused on the front lines…
April 01, 2020
ClearSpan Structures has adjusted its manufacturing facility to provide governments, medical centers, and communities with rapidly deployable disaster response structures and medical buildings. The company is now able to ship these buildings in less than 24 hours, and because of this quick…
March 31, 2020
Bayonne Bridge project wins top civil engineering award from ASCE
Image: Port Authority of N.Y./N.J.
The Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project has been awarded the top project honor from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). On March 13, the bridge redesign earned the organization’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award, given annually to the project that best…
March 31, 2020
Roads & Bridges Media recently surveyed our readership to find out how the ongoing and accelerating effects of COVID-19, or coronavirus, are impacting the road and bridge construction and maintenance industry. This report will be updated each week based on trends and shifts as observed in the…
March 31, 2020
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) recently released a memo documenting a state-by-state compilation on the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the transportation construction industry.  ARTBA says it is closely monitoring the status of transportation…
March 30, 2020
Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) near Elmhurst Road.
Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) near Elmhurst Road. Image: Illinois Tollway
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors this week approved 10 construction and eight professional engineering services contracts totaling nearly $270.3 million at its March board meeting. Nearly $375 million in contracts has been approved by the Tollway Board in 2020, as part of the ninth year of…
March 27, 2020
Michigan DOT crews remove collapsed I-94 pedestrian bridge struck by truck
Michigan DOT crews begin removal of collapsed I-94 pedestrian bridge struck by truck. Image: @MDOT_MetroDet on Twitter
A pedestrian bridge crossing over the westbound side of I-94 in Detroit collapsed this morning after a truck that was too tall struck the bridge while attempting to pass beneath the structure. The structure known as the Townsend Street Pedestrian Bridge reportedly collapsed around 5:20 a.m. Friday…
March 27, 2020
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and the International Accreditation Service (IAS) have completed a cooperation agreement that will enable PCI-certified plants to apply their PCI certification toward accreditation by IAS as an approved structural fabricator, in accordance with the IAS AC…
March 26, 2020
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