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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 ...

Bridges

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 ...

Bridges

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 ...

Better Roads News

Number of deficient bridges down in 2014, but 61,000 remain in USDOT listing

Posted by Chris Hill on Apr 01, 2015

While there are approximately 2,000 fewer structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. last year than in 2013, there are still more than 61,000 that fit that category, according to a recent American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) review of ...

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DRIVE Act aims to support Highway Trust Fund by limiting spending to roads and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 24, 2015

Five Republican congressmen have proposed a legislative effort to support the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) without increasing gas taxes primarily by limiting spending only to federal highway and bridge projects. Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Congressman Jim Jordon (R-Ohio), Congressman Justin Amash ...

State/Local Government

More than 1/3 of New York roads and bridges are in poor and deficient condition

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 23, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s “Conditions and Safety of New York’s Roads and Bridges” report shows that 37 percent of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor condition, and 39 percent of the locally and state-maintained ...

State/Local Government

Report identifies areas of improvement for Utah’s roads and bridges

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 04, 2015

Despite getting a B+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the condition of its roads and bridges, Utah still needs improvements to prevent economic growth from being stifled, according to a report from The Road Improvement Program. In its ...

State/Local Government

Civil engineers give Utah roads and bridges “B+” grade

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 26, 2015

In its “2015 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure” report, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a B+ grade for the condition of roads and bridges there. Roughly 83 percent of Utah’s interstates are in good condition, with only 1 percent being ...

State/Local Government

South Dakota’s roads and bridges face significant deterioration in next decade if current funding levels hold

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 26, 2015

South Dakota suffers from a list of transportation issues, including nationally ubiquitous deteriorated bridges and roads and low funding, in addition to rural traffic fatalities and crowded roads, according to a new report from The Road Improvement Program. In its report “South Dakota’s Top ...

State/Local Government

Deficient roads and bridges cost Iowa drivers an extra $2 billion each year

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 19, 2015

  Twenty-seven percent of Iowa’s major urban roads and highways are in poor condition, and 21 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient, according to a report from The Road Improvement Program (TRIP). On Wednesday TRIP released “Iowa’s Top Transportation Challenges: Meeting the State’s ...
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