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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project in Quad Cities
Image: Lunda Construction / Iowa & Illinois DOT
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week to celebrate opening the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge to traffic in the Quad Cities between Iowa and Illinois. The new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge is anticipated to open to traffic in early December, delivering four lanes in each direction. The…
December 02, 2021
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently announced the completion of two new roundabouts and the widening of Colorado Highway 9 (CO-9) to four lanes in Summit County. The department worked in partnership with SEMA Construction, and road work began on the Frisco to Iron Springs…
November 30, 2021
Arizona DOT completes major rebuild of I-10/Houghton Road interchange
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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently announced that all lanes of the Houghton Road interchange at I-10 in southern Arizona are now open. The $24.4 million project features a diverging diamond interchange, a design that will improve safety and traffic flow in a rapidly growing…
November 29, 2021
The funding from the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will integrate well into the South Carolina DOT's (SCDOT) 10-Year Plan to upgrade and improve the state's roads and bridges, the department says. The 10-Year Plan was launched in 2018 and is backed by a combination…
November 23, 2021
San Diego Mid-Coast Trolley light-rail transit
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The Mid-Coast Trolley Project—an 11-mile light-rail extension of the University of California (UC) San Diego Trolley Blue Line—celebrated its official opening on Sunday, Nov. 21. The extension provides a critical new connection for San Diego, extending the light-rail transit line from the Old Town…
November 22, 2021
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in infrastructure through Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states, the…
November 19, 2021
Study ranks state highway systems by road conditions, safety, and cost-effectiveness
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Reason Foundation today released its Annual Highway Report, which measures the condition and cost-effectiveness of state-controlled highways in 13 categories. According to the report, the states of North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky, and North Carolina have the most cost-effective highway…
November 18, 2021
Several associations in the surface transportation construction industry have responded to the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which was signed into law by President Biden on Nov. 15. According to the White House, the law will reauthorize surface…
November 17, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced key priorities and funding for public transportation as a result of President Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. The law authorizes up to $108 billion, including $91 billion in guaranteed funding for public…
November 16, 2021
President Joe Biden signed the long-awaited bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law on Monday, Nov. 15. The president was joined by members of Congress in addition to governors, mayors, labor union leaders, and business leaders. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the…
November 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently released a fact sheet detailing what the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will mean for American mobility. "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is a generational investment in…
November 15, 2021
Maryland Transit Solutions (MTS) has been selected as design-build contractor to complete the Purple Line light-rail transit system.  Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP), in close partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)…
November 12, 2021
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