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Louisiana DOTD to resume tolling on LA 1
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced tolling operations will resume at LA 1 in Leeville in late summer into early fall this year. This follows repairs made to the system from damage caused by Hurricane Ida in August of 2021. There will be several changes when the…
June 08, 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 Louisiana House Appropriations Committee voted to place $500 million in a new fund, rejecting Governor John Bel Edwards' request to spend the money on a new Mississippi River bridge. According to the Business Report, Edwards will continue to advocate for the money to be used on the estimated $2…
April 19, 2022
State transportation departments moved forward on more than 16,000 highway and bridge improvement projects in FY 2021, according to a new analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The association’s “…
March 25, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) announced that the state is slated to receive nearly $6 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The U.S. House of Representatives just passed the bipartisan IIJA last week, while the Senate passed the…
November 10, 2021
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced the immediate availability of $5 million in emergency relief (ER) funds to help the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida made initial landfall in…
September 09, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) this week announced that 23 projects statewide have been selected for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Federal funding for these projects totals $19.6 million, according to a press release from LaDOTD. “We’re pleased…
August 12, 2021
Over 220,000 U.S. bridges in need of repair, analysis of federal data shows
There are 175 million daily crossings on over 45,000 structurally deficient U.S. bridges in poor condition. Image: ARTBA
Over 220,000 U.S. bridges need major repair work or should be replaced, according to an analysis of the U.S. DOT 2020 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database.  That figure represents 36%, or more than one-third, of all U.S. bridges. The analysis of the NBI database was conducted by the American…
March 25, 2021
State governments leveraged $29 billion in federal funds to advance $70 billion in highway improvements during FY 2020, according to new federal data. An interactive dashboard created by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides U.S. taxpayers, elected officials,…
March 16, 2021
The Louisiana DOTD (LaDOTD) recently announced it has received notice that the extensive environmental assessment of the I-10 reconstruction and widening project in Baton Rouge received federal approval. LaDOTD said a Finding of No Significant Impact was issued by Federal Highway Administration. …
March 02, 2021
The Rockingham I-91 Bridges in Vermont was the winner of the 2021 PCI Design Awards in the "Main Span more than 150 ft" category.
The Rockingham I-91 Bridges in Vermont was the winner of the 2021 PCI Design Awards in the "Main Span more than 150 ft" category. Photo Credit: J. P. Carrara & Sons, Inc.
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) this week announced the winners of its 2021 PCI Design Awards, which recognize design excellence in building and transportation categories. “Once again, the precast concrete industry has put its best foot forward and has delivered many inspiring and…
January 27, 2021
New Orleans RTA introduces new ADA-compliant streetcars
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The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) recently held a ribbon cutting for its ADA-compliant streetcars along the agency's St. Charles route. The three new streetcars are equipped with wheelchair lifts at the front and rear of each car to better accommodate riders with limited mobility and…
December 02, 2020
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