Road Construction

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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]...
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...

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News December 07, 2016
The Lake County (Ill.) Division of Transportation has been working with the Village of Deerfield and the City of Highland Park to reconstruct Deerfield Road in Deerfield and resurface Deerfield Road in Highland Park.   The project began last February and the roadwork in Deerfield is nearly complete...

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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News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...

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News December 01, 2016
The Martin Luther King Freeway Extension, a new elevated roadway that connects the Midtown and Downtown tunnels in Portsmouth, Va., has opened a month ahead of its scheduled opening date.   Signs at each ramp and along Interstate 264 were uncovered Tuesday evening in preparation.   Construction of...

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News November 30, 2016
A $6 billion project aimed at enhancing the environment and reducing traffic congestion along the I-5 corridor between Solana Beach and Carlsbad in California kicked off Tuesday.   The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), along...
News November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his cabinet, and he picked one that has had a long shelf life as his next Transportation Secretary.   Elaine Chao was named to that position late Tuesday, Nov. 29. Chao served as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush from 2001-2009, and also was...
News November 21, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a project to reconstruct the S.R. 431 Mt. Rose Highway truck escape ramp. Prohibited to travel westbound during construction, commercial trucks are now permitted on both directions of Mt. Rose Highway.   The truck ramp,...
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