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Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced in a press conference that the U.S. House will soon be rolling out significant transportation infrastructure legislation. "It’s pretty exciting," Speaker Pelosi said in the press conference on Capitol Hill. "It is something we talked about during the campaign…
January 21, 2020
The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently designated the first $30 million of lottery proceeds for pavement restoration projects. The commission, which oversees the Mississippi DOT (MDOT), adopted the policy to guide the department in anticipation of revenue from the Alyce G. Clarke…
January 20, 2020
Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge
Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge. Image: Maine DOT
The Maine DOT recently released the 2020 edition of its Three-Year Work Plan, which includes all transportation capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for 2020 through 2022. The Three-Year Work Plan includes 2,051…
January 17, 2020
The U.S. DOT announced the latest round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program, which is making available more than $900 million for American infrastructure investments. “The Department will invest more than $900 million in major projects that will improve…
January 16, 2020
I-15/215 Interchange in North Las Vegas
Image: Nevada DOT
The Nevada DOT (NDOT) this week awarded a $99 million construction contract to Fisher Sand & Gravel to build ramps, flyovers, and street connections at I-15 and the 215 Beltway in north Las Vegas. The contractor was also responsible for completing the first section of I-11 in 2018. The new…
January 15, 2020
The Texas DOT (TxDOT) recently announced that FIGG Bridge engineers—the design firm that worked on the collapsed FIU pedestrian bridge—is being removed from any future work on the main spans of U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge replacement project in Corpus Christi. According to a report from The News of San…
January 14, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate and now former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg recently released a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that his campaign says would be rolled out over the course of a decade if he were elected in November. "The current administration has been incapable of…
January 13, 2020
Gordie Howe International Bridge I-75 pedestrian bridges
Image: Gordie Howe International Bridge
The Gordie Howe International Bridge team announced this week that an aesthetic design has been selected for the five pedestrian bridges to be constructed as part of the Michigan interchange work being completed for the team's international bridge project. “The design of the pedestrian bridges is a…
January 10, 2020
The Trump administration is proposing a new rule to modernize and accelerate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) so that infrastructure can be built in "a timely, efficient, and affordable manner," the White House announced today. "Modernizing environmental…
January 09, 2020
Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge replacement project
Photo taken in October 2019 of the Ship Channel Bridge's construction showing a jump form system that will be used to construct each pylon. Image: Harris County Toll Road Authority
The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) is temporarily pausing bridge construction work on the main pylons of the cable-stayed portion of the Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge replacement project. The agency says it is halting construction so that it can continue to review the …
January 08, 2020
U.S. DOT interactive map opportunity zones
Opportunity Zones Interactive Map. Image: U.S. DOT
The U.S. DOT has launched a new interactive map designed to highlight federal investment in major infrastructure projects located in and around underserved rural and urban communities. The detailed information about vital infrastructure resources located in and near these areas—dubbed "opportunity…
January 07, 2020
The first official show maps and exhibitor directory for CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2020 have arrived. The maps include an overview of the show grounds, as well as a full transportation map, which notes the types of transportation available, along with pick-up and drop-off locations for those that…
January 07, 2020
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