OK bridge conditions on big rebound, NDOT awards $ for U.S. 95, KY transpo for COVID-19 tests, and more

The following is a roundup of industry news we nearly missed over the past few days

August 14, 2020 / 2 minute read
The Belford bridge over the Arkansas River west of Ralston in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. Image: Oklahoma DOT
The Belford bridge over the Arkansas River west of Ralston in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. Image: Oklahoma DOT

Oklahoma highway bridge conditions are making the grade by moving from among the worst in the nation to the head of the class, achieving Top 10 status for the first time by ranking ninth, according to the latest data from the Federal Highway Administration. The state was as low as 49th place in 2004 in national bridge condition rankings due to the number of structurally deficient bridges on the state highway system.

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The Nevada DOT has awarded a $17.1 million construction contract to Road and Highway Builders LLC to improve a 32-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 in Nye County. The six-month project calls for placing new asphalt pavement and turn lanes, plus creating a new two-mile-long northbound passing lane, widening freeway shoulders and flattening side slopes for safer vehicle turnouts.

Read all about it here.


In Kentucky, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced a transportation service for people with disabilities who need to get to a COVID-19 testing site. The service will be wheelchair accessible and can be scheduled through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s non-emergency medical transportation providers.

Full details can be found here.


Finally, in Pennsylvania, the State Transportation Commission (STC) today updated the 12-Year Program. The new plan anticipates $64.8 billion being available over the next 12 years for improvements to roads, bridges, transit systems, airports and railroads.

How this all breaks down can be found here.

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