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U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.  These grants advance the Administration…
July 01, 2021
Late last week, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a resolution calling on the Biden administration's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to end its…
June 29, 2021
Grist Mill Bridge in Maine, first to use FRP tub-girders, opens to traffic
Image: University of Maine
The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) recently opened the new Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden. The 75-ft-long, single-span bridge carries Routes 1A and 9 over Souadabscook Stream. The total cost for the project is approximately $9 million. The contractor on this project was T. Buck…
May 26, 2021
Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge
Image: Maine DOT
The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has awarded the construction contract for the Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge replacement project to Reed & Reed Inc. of Woolwich. The bridge construction phase of this project is the result of a productive collaboration between…
April 02, 2021
The Maine DOT this week released the 2021 Edition of the state's three-year work plan. This work plan includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for calendar years 2021, 2022, and 2023. This plan contains 2,…
January 26, 2021
Matthew Gansser
Matthew Gansser
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas welcomes Matthew Gansser as Director of National Accounts December 2020—Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. announces the addition of Matthew Gansser as Director of National Accounts. Matt will be responsible for HCEA National Account maintenance and…
January 04, 2021
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced six bridge projects as the winners in its 2020 Concrete Bridge Awards. The Awards of Excellence from the 17th Biennial Concrete Bridge Awards Competition is co-sponsored by PCA and Roads & Bridges Media. The competition, instituted in 1988,…
December 10, 2020
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced the latest recipients of federal funds to help enhance safety and rebuild infrastructure with cutting-edge innovations that can potentially be replicated nationwide. In this round of awards, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts,…
October 26, 2020
Several state DOTs are anticipating a steep decline in gas tax revenue over the next several months as a result of reduced travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.  The lack of revenue, for many of these states, means some state DOTs will be delaying highway, road, and…
May 15, 2020
New York City Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is among the notable "structurally deficient" bridges in the country. Image by laretalo from Pixabay.
Nearly 231,000 U.S. bridges need major repair work or should be replaced, according to an American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the just-released 2019 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database from the U.S. DOT. That figure represents 37%, or more than one-third…
April 14, 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 Maine DOT is halting the use of fog sealant on state roads after an investigation determined that the slick road surface—presumed to be a result of the sealant's use—was a factor in a recent near-fatal crash in the town of Rome. The agency temporarily stopped using the product in October after…
December 03, 2019
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