Work has begun on projects to enhance safety and ease congestion along the Long Island Expressway (I-495) in Queens and Long Island in New York State. Highway construction has begun on a $19.7 million project that will lengthen three acceleration lanes and three deceleration lanes. Three auxiliary…
October 22, 2021
Construction to proceed on I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project in Arizona
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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued the formal Notice to Proceed for the I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project. As a result of this action, ADOT is allowing Broadway Curve Constructors to begin construction in earnest on the 11-mile project, according to a press release.…
October 21, 2021
During the annual National Pedestrian Safety Month taking place in October, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is stepping up its efforts to enhance safety and educate the public on how to keep pedestrians safe.  “Pedestrians lose their lives on California's roads every day, and…
October 20, 2021
Ohio DOT seeking plow drivers to prep for winter maintenance season
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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is prepping equipment for the upcoming winter maintenance season and looking to fill around 500 seasonal plow driver positions. ODOT has more than 3,300 drivers who often work 12 hour shifts during snow events. While most are full-time drivers, ODOT also…
October 20, 2021
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) this week announced a six-year plan to rebuild I-80 in Will County. The $1.2 billion project will replace more than 50-year-old infrastructure on a condensed timeframe and is made possible by the Rebuild Illinois capital program. "This rebuild will…
October 19, 2021
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) recently launched a statewide survey to learn what Kansans think about how highways and bridges are funded. The survey is the first step in a Midwest Road Usage Charge (RUC) Study being led by KDOT. Kansas is the first DOT to engage drivers to help…
October 18, 2021
Rocheport Bridge
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The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) this week launched bridge construction on the new I-70 Missouri River bridges project near Rocheport. The current bridge was built in 1960 and is rated as being in poor condition, which may have resulted in weight restrictions in the coming years.…
October 15, 2021
L.A. Metro running all zero-emission electric buses on Orange Line
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) this week announced the successful completion of its transition to an all-electric bus fleet on the popular Metro G (Orange) Line in the San Fernando Valley. Metro has phased out its legacy 60-ft articulated compressed…
October 14, 2021
Pennsylvania pilot project to pave roadway with recycled plastic
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with other state agencies, this week highlighted a pilot project to pave part of a Ridley Creek State Park roadway with an asphalt and recycled plastic mixture. The project, coordinated through PennDOT's Strategic Recycling Program …
October 14, 2021
NJ TRANSIT awards contract for Portal North Bridge project
The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors has approved a contract with Skanska/Traylor Bros Joint Venture for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge. The project, a critical part of the Gateway Program, will eliminate the critical issues caused by operation and maintenance of the existing swing…
October 13, 2021
Rhode Island DOT breaks ground on Washington Bridge North project
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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) this week broke ground on the $78 million Washington Bridge North project. The goal of the project is to address the structural deficiencies of the westbound portion of the Washington Bridge, which carries I-195 over the Seekonk River between…
October 13, 2021
Chatham Bridge
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Following a 16-month rehabilitation effort, the Chatham Bridge in Virginia reopened to vehicle traffic early this week, reconnecting the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County at the span over the Rapphannock River. The Chatham Bridge had been closed to traffic since June 22, 2020, when a $23.4…
October 12, 2021