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Bridges News February 27, 2017
Construction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge near the North Dakota-Minnesota border is ready to get underway, with the bridge set for an extensive $15.7 million restoration. For the next two years, roughly 23,000 cars a day will flow one lane in each direction as the bridge becomes a beehive of...

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Bridge Construction News February 15, 2017
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday referenced construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge as a means of building a stronger connection between the U.S. and Canada.   The leaders issued a joint statement after their first official meeting in Washington, D.C...

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Bridge Construction News February 10, 2017
The British Columbia government has granted an environmental assessment certificate for the 10-lane, $3.5-billion bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel over the Fraser River just south of Vancouver.   The approval comes with 33 conditions that are legally binding requirements that the Transportation...
Road Construction News February 07, 2017
The nation’s governors will submit a list of more than 300 infrastructure projects to President Trump’s administration this week, aiming to share billions he is urging for nationwide construction projects.   The requests by governors from at least 44 states are in addition to a preliminary list of...

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Bridge Construction News February 01, 2017
Work to replace the Scudder Falls Bridge could begin as early as the spring after officials on Monday approved a $396 million construction contract and a $475 million bond authorization to finance the project.   The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission awarded the Pittsburgh-based Trumbull...
Bridges News January 23, 2017
In a news release sent Sunday night, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and New Jersey Turnpike Authority said motorists should expect "extreme congestion and delays" starting Monday at all Delaware River crossings between Bucks County in Pennsylvania and Burlington and Mercer counties in New...

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Road Construction News January 20, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the reconstruction of I-70 through central Denver.   Federal Highway Administration approval concludes the federally required National Environmental Protection Act process and allows the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to proceed...

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Road Construction News January 18, 2017
It seems California is coming up short in its revenue projections to cover Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $179.5 billion budget for 2017. But according to sources, the governor is entertaining two means of raising funds to pay for a $4.3 billion dollar infrastructure plan,   “A $65 annual [vehicle]...
Bridge Construction Article January 03, 2017
A major new interchange in rapidly growing central Florida has improved access to Orlando International Airport (OIA) from S.R. 417, a limited-access highway that forms Orlando’s eastern beltway.   The four-level interchange is the first standard delivery project in the U.S. to incorporate curved...

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Bridge Construction News December 21, 2016
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is closer than ever to final plans to improve I-395 and build a new signature bridge spanning Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.   If the current timetable unfolds without unexpected detours, work on the massive project should begin within 12...
Road Construction News December 08, 2016
An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.   Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in December 2015, investments in Highway Trust Fund transportation projects were...

A truck bypass on the west side of Killdeer, N.D., was a project aimed at improving traffic flow and safety.

Highway Construction Article December 05, 2016
The Upper Great Plains states serve several functions. They are a large-scale agricultural region. They are home to several crucial, not-so-secret missle silos. They also serve as throughways for an incredible amount of freight­—in consequence of which, their roads and bridges sustain an enormous...
Bridge Construction Article December 05, 2016
When the Bridge Builders of Alabama won the $1.035 million project bid to replace the 12th Avenue Bridge in Phenix City, they were soon outshined by another win: the lottery. The engineer on record called it quits when his wife won the lottery with tickets purchased out of state.   “The engineer on...
Bridge Construction Article December 05, 2016
As the only interstate highway running east-west between Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia, I-66 is a heavily traveled commuter thoroughfare.   The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has overseen ambitious improvements to relieve congestion through the years, including a recently...

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Asphalt Maintenance News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...
Road Construction News November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his cabinet, and he picked one that has had a long shelf life as his next Transportation Secretary.   Elaine Chao was named to that position late Tuesday, Nov. 29. Chao served as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush from 2001-2009, and also was...

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Bridges News November 28, 2016
Amidst a tight budget environment, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) engineers stretched resources to perform a needed replacement of an old bridge in the small, eastern town of Mud Lake. The project review also will reduce traffic impact during the four-month-long project starting next fall...
Bridge Construction News November 22, 2016
A crew in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, leveraged creation of a sliding girder installer to complete repairs to the 56-year-old I-90 Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge in just three weeks this spring, saving about $161,000 and shaving three months off the closure.   The work was recognized with a department...
Bridge Construction News November 22, 2016
A Maryland board voted Monday to build a new, $765 million Gov. Harry W. Nice Bridge over the Potomac River connecting Maryland and Virginia.   Under the plan approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority Board, construction is to begin in fiscal year 2020. The current bridge, which carries...
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