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Birmingham, Alabama is moving forward with a cost sharing agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to improve interstate lighting. Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin recommended the measure and the City Council approved it this week. This $3.5 million project includes the…
May 26, 2022
New data shows LED streetlights reduce electricity costs
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Results from six LED streetlight replacements in Maine, New York and Massachusetts showed a collective savings of nearly $1 million per year in electricity, according to results reported by Ubicquia and RealTerm Energy. The projects involved LED installations along with more advanced controls for…
May 26, 2022
On May 19, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a 180-day temporary waiver for “Buy America” rules related to the category of construction materials. The waiver is applicable to awards obligated on or after May 14 and before November 10, and will apply for the duration of awards…
May 25, 2022
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced they have submitted an application requesting nearly $2 billion in federal funding to make improvements to the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor that runs through Northern Kentucky and the City of Cincinnati. Ohio and Kentucky are…
May 25, 2022
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has announced the implementation of an advanced flood-warning system that relies on a network of 400 river and stream gauges throughout the state. The new system will allow the NCDOT to analyze, map and communicate flood risks to roads,…
May 25, 2022
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is seeking federal grant money to supplement state funds for the Interstate 10 expansion between Chandler and Casa Grande. The agency is seeking a grant for $300 million. ADOT has applied for the funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs…
May 24, 2022
Louisiana state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) officials hope to cut the number of prospective sites for a new Mississippi River Bridge by the end of the month, sooner than anticipated. “We’re running a little ahead of the timeline that we initially set,” said spokesman Rodney…
May 24, 2022
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021, the highest number since 2005. This represents a 10.5 percent increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020. According to the NHTSA, several crash type categories …
May 23, 2022
The 2022 “Safe Streets and Roads for All” grants program is now open for applications from local communities of all sizes. The program is offering $1 billion in funding to local road projects. According to the AASHTO Journal, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) noted the $1.2 trillion…
May 23, 2022
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) was awarded a 2022 Environmental Excellence Award (EEA) in the category of Ecosystems, Habitat, and Wildlife from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The award was for the agency's efforts on the Snake River Bridge reconstruction and wildlife…
May 20, 2022
The Fern Hollow Bridge was showing significant rust corrosion in early October 2021, mere months before the bridge collapsed on January 28. In a partially redacted report obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in response to a Right to Know…
May 20, 2022
State officials across Wyoming are preparing for an influx of federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The more than $1.2 trillion package will provide funding for infrastructure projects in the United States over the next five years, and Wyoming officials are working to…
May 19, 2022
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