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Study aims to improve U.S. transportation system with accessibility data
Image: University of Minnesota
Transportation research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota is entering its second phase with a new multiyear national pooled-fund study to measure access to destinations, such as jobs, education, and health care. “Measuring access to destinations gives us the clearest…
February 19, 2021
City of Mankato to relocate, rehabilitate historic Kern Bridge in Minnesota
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The city of Mankato, Minnesota will receive federal funding to relocate and rehabilitate the historic bow-string arch Kern Bridge that traversed the Le Sueur River from 1873 to 2020 in Blue Earth County. A steering committee has selected the city of Mankato as the new owner of the historic bridge. …
January 28, 2021
The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) this week released two important planning documents outlining state transportation investments for the next four to 10 years. MnDOT's State Transportation Improvement Program (2021-2024), recently approved by the Federal Highway Administration, is Minnesota’s committed…
December 09, 2020
The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) advanced or completed more than 200 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season that is now wrapping up throughout the state. An additional 36 projects enhanced safety at railroad crossings, and 15 projects extended or repaired runways or other…
November 10, 2020
Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge replacement project complete
Image: Minnesota DOT
The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT)—in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation—has completed the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge on Hwy 72 in the city of Baudette, Minnesota and Hwy 11 in the town of Rainy River, Ontario. The bridge construction began in 2018 to…
October 16, 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
MnDOT announces state road and bridge construction projects lined up for 2020
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The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) announced yesterday that the agency will undertake 188 road and bridge projects statewide during the 2020 season to help maintain the state’s roads and bridges. MnDOT says that the work it has lined up for 2020 will also improve safety and support construction jobs across…
April 03, 2020
Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York; 2020 Prize Bridge Awards
The Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York was one of the major spans recognized in the 2020 Prize Bridge Awards. Image: New York State Thruway Authority
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) recently announced the winners of the 2020 Prize Bridge Awards. Nineteen bridges were recognized for this year's Prize Bridge Awards. Both AISC and NSBA said that all the winners have made an enormous…
February 21, 2020
The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works recently awarded Lunda Construction Co.—a subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corp.—a $50 million contract for the 10th Avenue Historic Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The bridge, originally built in 1929 and listed on the National Register of Historic…
January 24, 2020
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced more than $8 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program grants to state DOTs and local governments in 10 states. The 10 awarded states include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan,…
January 23, 2020
The Minnesota DOT announced awards for five state highway projects that will help support growing industry and businesses, leverage private funding and improve the transportation system for all users. The five projects will receive a total of $18 million as part of the state’s Transportation…
December 31, 2019
Large asphalt paver manufacturers have reason to smile as the market is good overall, and though there is some caution about possible headwinds, they continue to incorporate technology to increase contractor efficiency and control. “It’s been a really good year but the perception by some in the…
November 15, 2019
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