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West Virginia awards contract for Wheeling Suspension Bridge rehab project
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The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) recently announced that the project to repair and rehabilitate the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge has been awarded. WVDOH awarded a contract for $17,907,147 to Advantage Steel & Construction LLC to make necessary repairs to the bridge’s…
September 13, 2021
ASCE
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The South Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this week unveiled the 2021 Report Card for South Carolina’s Infrastructure, the first report card ever issued for the state. The report assigned the state’s systems a cumulative grade of “D+” which is below the national…
September 10, 2021
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced the immediate availability of $5 million in emergency relief (ER) funds to help the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida made initial landfall in…
September 09, 2021
New pedestrian bridge construction to begin over I-294 in Illinois
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The Illinois Tollway this week will begin work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Pedestrian Bridge project in Hinsdale and Western Springs. The Tollway is building a new pedestrian bridge over I-294 to maintain a convenient connection between Veeck Park and Spring Rock Park and community…
September 09, 2021
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released the agency's Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2021. NHTSA estimates that 8,730 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first three months of 2021, a 10.5% increase…
September 08, 2021
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
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $2.2 billion in competitive grant funding for transit systems demonstrating additional pandemic-associated needs. Funding is provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was signed into law by President Biden on…
September 07, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has awarded the I-65 widening project from near State Route 25 to near State Route 109 in Robertson County to Jones Bros. LLC. The middle Tennessee contractor had the lowest bid at $160 million, the largest in TDOT history, surpassing the $152…
September 07, 2021
The news coverage from Roads & Bridges Media will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7 after Labor Day weekend. Please stay tuned for more industry news next week. - The Roads & Bridges Editorial Team
August 31, 2021
New York City DOT begins preservation work on Brooklyn Queens Expressway
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The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) recently announced it is beginning work along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) in Brooklyn to extend the life of the cantilever roadway.  NYCDOT will shift lane markings on the BQE from Atlantic Avenue to the Brooklyn Bridge from three to…
August 31, 2021
This week, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and a broad coalition of 45 industry partners sent letters urging Congress and the Administration to provide at least $10 billion of additional public transit investment in the reconciliation bill—the Build Back Better Act. The…
August 31, 2021
Georgia DOT making progress on Transform 285/400 project
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As part of the Transform 285/400 project, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) construction partners opened the I-285 eastbound ramp to S.R. 400 to traffic this week.  “This ramp opening is another sign of progress on this project,” Georgia DOT P3 Project Manager Marlo Clowers, P.E., DBIA,…
August 30, 2021
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