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Better Roads News

Louisiana DOTD releases book highlighting 150 historic bridges in the state

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 14, 2015

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) has released an illustrated publication that provides a guide to 150 of the states historic bridges that “represent significant engineering designs, important trends and historical events.” Crossing the Bayou: Louisiana’s Historic Bridges is ...

Better Roads News

More than half of Americans say Congress should increase spending on roads and bridges

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 07, 2015

A new poll found that that 53 percent of Americans want the federal government to spend more on the nation's highways. The poll, conducted by the Associated Press and GFK, revealed that while most think Congress should up the spending on ...

State/Local Government

Maryland governor announces $1.97 billion for highways and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 26, 2015

Maryland will see $1.97 billion provided for 84 highway and bridge projects across the state, with the majority of the total being used for new projects. Gov. Larry Hogan announced June 25 that of the $1.35 billion going toward new projects, ...


PennDOT public-private partnership with PWKP to replace 58 bridges in 2015

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 24, 2015

Through a public-private partnership (P3) with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will have 58 bridges replaced in 2015 as part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Program. PWKP is scheduled to replace a total of 558 ...

State/Local Government

TRIP: Ohio’s roads and bridges face $11.6 billion shortfall for improvements

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 18, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s (TRIP) recent analysis of Ohio’s transportation system finds the state will see an $11.6 billion shortfall in funding for improvements for roads, highways and bridges through 2017. The report indicates 24 percent of the major locally- and state-maintained ...


Study finds more than 21% of Indiana’s bridges are deficient

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 01, 2015

A study has found that 21.5 percent of Indiana’s bridges are considered deficient. ABC 6 in Indianapolis reported in addition to 4,103 of the state’s bridges being deficient, 11.5 percent were considered functionally obsolete. Ten percent are structurally deficient. The state’s General Assembly ...


Analysis rates structurally deficient bridges by Congressional district

Posted by Chris Hill on May 29, 2015

Transit Labs, a transportation system analysis firm, has ranked bridge conditions across the U.S. by congressional district, the results of which may provide motivation for establishing long-term transportation funding legislation. The analysis looks at the volume of structural deficient bridges, and found ...


Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 25, 2015

Connecticut’s 12 million daily drivers probably find themselves on a bridge that’s not exactly on par with construction standards. The state has 446 bridges considered to be structurally deficient, one out of every 9, according to documents obtained by WFSP in ...


Ayotte forwards tax reform bill to create Strengthening America’s Bridges Fund

Posted by Chris Hill on May 15, 2015

Amidst the seemingly flurry of bills being introduced ahead of the looming May 31 end to the revenue stream for the Highway Trust Fund, yet another senator has proposed a transportation funding option. This one focuses on funding bridge projects ...


First concrete pour made for deck of Ohio River Bridges Project Downtown Crossing

Posted by Chris Hill on May 14, 2015

Walsh Construction crews have made the first concrete pour on the bridge deck of the Ohio River Bridges Project Downtown Crossing on the Indiana approach side of the river. The bridge will connect downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, Indiana, and could ...

State/Local Government

FHWA gives $5 million in emergency funds to West Virginia DOT for flood-damaged roads and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Apr 30, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has given the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) $5 million in Emergency Relief Funds for repair work on federal-aid roads and bridges damaged by heavy rains and floods in early March. The state reported significant ...

State/Local Government

Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing gets $162 million TIFIA Loan

Posted by Chris Hill on Apr 21, 2015

The East End Crossing section of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project has received a $162 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist with the protected $1.27 billion cost of the project. The load comes from USDOT’s ...