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The U.S. Department of Transportation today launched the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program, made possible by the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The program, to be administered by the Federal Highway Administration…
January 14, 2022
New York State roads and bridges are experiencing deterioration, congestion, or a lack of safety features that cost New York motorists a total of $28 billion statewide annually, according to a new TRIP report. The TRIP report, “New York Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for…
January 13, 2022
Mississippi DOT using LiDAR technology for road construction projects
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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to improve efficiency and safety in the construction and maintenance of road projects around the state. LiDAR is a method for determining ranges or distances by targeting an object with a…
January 12, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) this week announced the Build America Bureau will add $5 million in grants to the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators) Demonstration Program. This brings the total investment to $10 million to expedite delivery of transportation…
January 11, 2022
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has unveiled a draft of the statewide transit plan designed to provide a roadmap for a comprehensive, connected transit system for current riders and for future generations.  MTA is seeking public comment on the 50-year plan that includes long-term and…
January 10, 2022
Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge in Los Angeles reaches engineering milestone
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The engineering team for the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles celebrated a project milestone following the successful hanger installation of the first span out of 10 spans on the new viaduct. Spanning across Freeway 101, several railroads and the Los Angeles River, the Sixth Street Viaduct…
January 07, 2022
Michigan DOT using carbon fiber to reinforce bridge components on major projects
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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says the agency is continuing to pioneer the use of carbon fiber to reinforce bridge components on major projects. The department said in a news release that since 2001, MDOT has been collaborating with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in…
January 06, 2022
A stretch of I-95 in the Fredericksburg area of Virginia reopened Tuesday night, Jan. 4, after a winter storm left motorists stranded on the highway—some for over 24 hours. Drivers were stranded across 50 miles of the interstate from Monday to Tuesday night, according to a report from CNN. The …
January 05, 2022
Contract awarded for I-69 Ohio River Crossing Section 1 in Kentucky
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A contract has been awarded to the design-build team of Ragle Inc. and Stantec Consulting Services Inc. to complete Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) between Henderson, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana. According to the project website, I-69 ORX Section 1 focuses on improvements in…
January 04, 2022
The Connecticut State Bond Commission recently approved $839 million worth of upgrades to the state's transportation system. Gov. Ned Lamont said that these upgrades are long overdue and compliment projects that are expected to be financed through the recently adopted federal Infrastructure…
January 03, 2022
The news coverage from Roads & Bridges Media will resume on Monday, Jan. 3—after the holidays. Please stay tuned for more industry news in 2022. We would like to wish our entire readership a safe and joyful holiday and a happy new year! - The Roads & Bridges Editorial Team
December 21, 2021
I-64 Widening Project in York County
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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) this week marked the completion of 8 miles of interstate widening and improvements on I-64 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. VDOT says I-64 is a vital corridor for both the Hampton Roads and Richmond regions, connecting two major population centers…
December 21, 2021
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