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The summer travel is starting soon, which means there will be more cars on Georgia highways. Along with the increase in traffic, there are several big construction projects happening, including the 1-95 and I-16 interchange. The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to remind drivers to…
April 29, 2022
Governor Tony Evers’ plan to invest $282.9 million in Wisconsin’s infrastructure won overwhelming bipartisan approval from the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. Approval from this committee is the last step needed for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to deploy Wisconsin’s…
April 28, 2022
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced $30.1 million in Local Freight Impact Fund grants. The funding provided by the State, along with an additional $75.2 million from local governments, will bring the total investment in 25 projects to $105.3 million. Of the 25 projects,…
April 28, 2022
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the first in the United States to update its data system, enabling the electronic sharing of all driver records with other states. Launched April 10, the process modernizes Wisconsin’s system from paper to all electronic…
April 26, 2022
Orange striping in work zones. Photo credit: CALTRANS
Photo credit: Caltrans
Traffic engineers in California began using orange pavement markings during construction to add carpool lanes on a four-mile segment of Interstate 5 north of San Diego. The striping is an attempt to cut down on accidents in work zones. According to Route Fifty, the state transportation department…
April 26, 2022
Arizona has launched a task force to ensure the “efficient and effective” use of funds coming from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The task force will match state-level infrastructure “priorities and investments” with federal funding opportunities. “In the last…
April 25, 2022
The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) issued a new report illustrating a key workforce issue facing state departments of transportation. The report found that states are hiring outside engineering consultants due to a lack of internal staffing. Based on a GAO-administered survey of state…
April 25, 2022
After conducting a five year study, Maryland has selected a two-mile-wide corridor at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as the best spot for an additional span, saying it would relieve the most traffic congestion for weekend beachgoers and Eastern Shore commuters. According to The Washington Post, The…
April 22, 2022
The State Transportation Board of Georgia selected a contractor to rebuild the I-285 interchange at I-20 east of the city this week. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the state came to an agreement with East Interchange Builders LLC, a team led by two of the largest transportation…
April 22, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a new program that allocates $6.4 billion in formula funding for states and localities over five years. The new Carbon Reduction Program (CRP), created under the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help…
April 21, 2022
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is starting the first of three roadside beautification programs this week. NMDOT has contracted with two private companies for the first program. According to KRQE, the companies started cleaning up a stretch of I-25 from La Bajada, south of Santa…
April 20, 2022
Revisions for PBTG bridges to be Included in AASHTO Specifications
Karl Barth, Ph.D., West Virginia University, conducted extensive research on the PBTG system. Photo credit: Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance
The 10th edition of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, to be published in 2023, will include revisions affecting the use of press-brake-formed steel tub girder (PBTG) bridges. These revisions were initiated by the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA). The Specifications employ Load…
April 19, 2022
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