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The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 33 preliminary engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $1.42 million at a recent meeting in Pierre. Thirty-nine applications totaling $1.95 million in total costs were received by the South Dakota Department of…
September 08, 2021
Repairs to damaged “Singing Bridge” in South Dakota to begin in July
Image: South Dakota DOT
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that permanent repairs to the “Singing Bridge” on S.D. Highway 1806 over the Grand River are scheduled to begin in July. In February of this year, damage was identified on the bridge, which is located west of Mobridge and north of Highway…
June 23, 2021
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced more than $5.6 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program grants to help seven states make the most of limited resources. The program allows states to bring projects to fruition in a more cost-effective way…
May 27, 2021
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety today released the 18th edition of the annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, a comprehensive guide for state legislatures seeking to improve roadway traffic safety. In 2020, impaired and distracted driving increased and seat belt use decreased,…
January 11, 2021
Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey that finds that rising project…
May 28, 2020
Foster Street Bridge in Davison County, South Dakota.
Foster Street Bridge in Davison County, South Dakota. The bridge was the first to be rehabilitated using Bridge Improvement Grant funding. Image: South Dakota DOT on Flickr.
The South Dakota DOT (SDDOT) recently announced the agency has received an apportionment of Federal Highway Infrastructure Program funds to be used for bridge replacements throughout the state.   Based on recommendations from the department, new opportunities for a Local Federal Bridge Replacement…
April 28, 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
The South Dakota Transportation Commission this week awarded 27 preservation, rehabilitation, and replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $14 million to local governments. The bridge improvement grant recipients included Aurora County, Beadle County, the city of Belle…
February 28, 2020
National Roadway Safety Awards winners 2019
Image: Roadway Safety Foundation (@RoadwaySafetyFn) via Twitter
The Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) recently honored seven highway projects with National Roadway Safety Awards in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The biennial competition, which began in 1999, was created to honor highly successful and innovative approaches to…
October 28, 2019
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states, plus territories and tribal governments, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events. FHWA’s ER program reimburses…
September 10, 2019
The U.S. DOT recently announced nearly $856 million in proposed grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. “This significant federal investment will improve major highways, bridges, ports, and railroads around the country to better connect our…
August 02, 2019
Caltrans I-880 Safety and Operational Improvements at 23rd and 29th Avenues
Caltrans I-880 Safety and Operational Improvements at 23rd and 29th Avenues
Eight transportation projects from six western state DOTs received top honors in the regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. Some of the winning projects were recognized for improving safety for schoolchildren, protecting wildlife habitats, and restoring access to communities after…
June 17, 2019
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