The $1.2 billion Central 70 project—an expansion of I-70 through northeast Denver—has been ongoing for two years, and while sizable progress is in evidence, there remain several project milestones as yet unattained, and project leaders are now struggling to get ahold of the schedule to make up for…
August 10, 2020
Phase Two of Newport Pell Bridge project in Rhode Island complete
Image: Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) recently announced the successful completion of Phase Two of the Newport Pell Bridge roadway deck rehabilitation project. Phase Two consisted of a partial depth hydro-demolition and replacement of the concrete roadway deck of 4,500 ft to the…
August 07, 2020
Arkansas River Lift Bridge rehabilitation project selects prime consultant
Image: Modjeski and Masters
It was recently announced that Modjeski and Masters was selected as the prime consultant for the Arkansas River Lift Bridge rehabilitation and improvement project in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The project is owned by the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad (AMRR). The team will complete a comprehensive…
August 06, 2020
The Belford bridge over the Arkansas River west of Ralston in Pawnee County, Oklahoma.
The Belford bridge over the Arkansas River west of Ralston in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. Image: Oklahoma DOT
This week, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved the nearly $880 million County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) plan that has been updated for the state's fiscal years (FY) 2021 through 2025. The plan, managed by the Oklahoma DOT (ODOT), is set to replace or rehabilitate 313…
August 05, 2020
Florida DOT selects developer for I-4/S.R. 557 interchange reconstruction
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The Florida DOT (FDOT) has selected Skanska to lead the reconstruction of I-4 at S.R. 557 interchange in Central Florida. Construction on the $70.5 million design-build project is expected to begin in September 2020 and completion is slated for summer 2023. The design and reconstruction will…
August 04, 2020
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently suspended and proposed to debar FIGG Bridge Engineers—the firm that designed the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge—for a period of 10 years, according to correspondence from the U.S. DOT's Office of Inspector General (OIG).…
August 03, 2020
Caltrans repaves roadway with recycled plastic bottles
Image: TechniSoil Industrial / Caltrans
The California DOT (Caltrans) will repave a section of Highway 162 in Oroville this week using recycled asphalt pavement and liquid plastic made with single-use, plastic bottles. This is the first time the department has paved a road using 100% recycled materials. The pilot project features work on…
July 31, 2020
Salt River Union Pacific Bridge catches fire
Image: Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) via Twitter
A rail bridge suffered partial collapse over Tempe Town Lake in Arizona on Wednesday after a freight train derailed on the bridge and sparked a massive fire, according to local reports. A Union Pacific Railroad spokesperson told AZ Family that as many as 10 train cars derailed at about 6:15 a.m. on…
July 30, 2020
The developer for the U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge replacement in Corpus Christi, Texas, has hired the joint venture of Arup and Carlos Fernandez Casado S.L. (CFC) to handle the design work for the main spans of the project. According to a report from Construction Dive, Arup-CFC will be responsible for…
July 29, 2020
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced $11.2 million in grants from the FY 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program to help eligible small businesses compete for federal highway contracts in 47 states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto…
July 28, 2020
I-80/Route 15 New Jersey DOT
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The New Jersey DOT (NJDOT) is proposing a $95 million project to improve the I-80/Route 15 Interchange in Morris County. The department is holding a virtual Public Information Center to provide local residents and businesses with information on the I-80/Route 15 Interchange Improvements project.…
July 27, 2020
The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) this week released its fourth annual Sustainability Report that documents progress the agency has made toward its sustainability and climate goals. The report is based on data through 2019. Progress MnDOT has achieved towards its sustainability goals include: Reducing…
July 24, 2020