Road Construction

News March 23, 2017
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the gas tax by approximately 1 cent per year, to generate about $500 billion for revitalizing U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems over the...
News March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.   TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...
News March 21, 2017
State transit authorities announced Friday that $217 million will be allocated to projects intended to upgrade roadways, bridges, and rail systems across California.   The California Transportation Commission allocated the money for 72 transit projects and are encouraging the use of alternative...

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News March 15, 2017
Construction is expected to wrap up by July 4 on the current phase of the Centennial Bowl project in northwest Las Vegas, and state officials have started looking ahead to two additional jobs aimed at completing Nevada’s second-busiest freeway interchange as soon as 2022.   The Nevada Department of...

An autonomous shuttle testing at MCity.

Article March 02, 2017
MICHIGAN: The auto zone   The state of Michigan has long been associated with the road and how we traverse it. Home to the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, among many other automotive ventures, Michigan, in the words of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Communications Director Jeff...

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News February 20, 2017
Virginia transportation officials Thursday approved plans to extend the 95 Express Lanes north to the D.C. line and south beyond Garrisonville Road.   The Commonwealth Transportation Board gave Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick permission to alter an...
News February 09, 2017
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently awarded a $7.6 million contract to Michael Baker International to study the I-605/SR-91 interchange, identify improvements and widen a particularly choked three-mile stretch of westbound SR-91 in Los Angeles. The contract...

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News February 08, 2017
Last week the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) executed the design/build contract for the I-405 Improvement Project with OC405 Partners, a joint venture consisting of OHL USA and Astaldi Construction Corporation.   With a contract price of over $1.2 billion and a total estimated...
News February 07, 2017
The nation’s governors will submit a list of more than 300 infrastructure projects to President Trump’s administration this week, aiming to share billions he is urging for nationwide construction projects.   The requests by governors from at least 44 states are in addition to a preliminary list of...

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News January 30, 2017
After decades of talk and planning and design, major construction will begin this week on the 4-mile section of the Southern Beltway between Quicksilver Road and Route 22 near Pittsburgh International Airport.   Crews from Independence Excavating of Cleveland and its subcontractors have been...

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News January 20, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the reconstruction of I-70 through central Denver.   Federal Highway Administration approval concludes the federally required National Environmental Protection Act process and allows the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to proceed...

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News January 18, 2017
It seems California is coming up short in its revenue projections to cover Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $179.5 billion budget for 2017. But according to sources, the governor is entertaining two means of raising funds to pay for a $4.3 billion dollar infrastructure plan,   “A $65 annual [vehicle]...
News December 29, 2016
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced plans for an upcoming project on an 8-mile stretch of I-84 between Exits 3 and 8, as part of its “Let’s Go CT” initiative, a 30-year, $100 billion transportation investment plan.   The I-84 project is estimated at $640 million and ...
Case Studies December 28, 2016
Like many cities and rural communities, the city of Bel Aire, Kan., located just north of Wichita, is experiencing increased traffic growth both in volume and load. 45th Street is one of the main east-west roads through the city and connects two minor arterial roadways. The asphalt street was so...
News December 28, 2016
The Ohio Turnpike is cutting back on its construction spending next year due to complaints from motorists that there were too many orange barrels on the highway this year.   The 2017 capital budget, approved last week by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, calls for $121.4 million in...
News December 15, 2016
Rhode Island officials have announced a new road design for the 6/10 Interchange in Providence aimed at improving safety, traffic flow and makes land available for development.   Gov. Gina M. Raimondo (D) ordered a fast-track reconstruction of the 6/10 Interchange, considered the state’s “most...

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News December 12, 2016
Virginia is set to sign a contract Thursday with a group of private companies promising to bring two toll lanes in each direction to Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville.   The contract includes permission for the company to allow trucks to use the lanes for a higher toll...
News December 08, 2016
An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.   Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in December 2015, investments in Highway Trust Fund transportation projects were...

A truck bypass on the west side of Killdeer, N.D., was a project aimed at improving traffic flow and safety.

Article December 05, 2016
The Upper Great Plains states serve several functions. They are a large-scale agricultural region. They are home to several crucial, not-so-secret missle silos. They also serve as throughways for an incredible amount of freight­—in consequence of which, their roads and bridges sustain an enormous...
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