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Montana governor proposes $200 million funding for infrastructure projects

Posted by Chris Hill on May 02, 2016

Montana governor proposes $200 million funding for infrastructure projects

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has proposed a $200 million plan for 2017 aimed at improving infrastructure projects across the state and creating additional construction jobs. Bullock, who announced the proposal at ...

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FHWA proposes emissions measurements to gauge success of transportation projects

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 29, 2016

FHWA proposes emissions measurements to gauge success of transportation projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would measure the success of transportation projects based upon greenhouse gas and other air emissions. According to an announcement from ...

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Safety management plans available for 2 USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot sites

Posted by Chris Hill on April 29, 2016

Safety management plans available for 2 USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot sites

The safety management plans for the Wyoming and Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot deployment sites under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) are ...

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American Concrete Institute names new officers, board members at Concrete Convention

Posted by Chris Hill on April 29, 2016

American Concrete Institute names new officers, board members at Concrete Convention

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced two new officers and four board members for 2016-2017 during the recent Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee. The new president is Michael J. Schneider, ...

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Nebraska DOR adds members to County Bridge Match program working group

Posted by Chris Hill on April 29, 2016

Nebraska DOR adds members to County Bridge Match program working group

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) recently announced members of the County Bridge Match Program (CBMP) working group. The recently signed Transportation Innovation Act (TIA) created the group, which is ...

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Licking County, Ohio, pledges $4.3 million to repairing 35 bridges in 2016

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 29, 2016

Licking County, Ohio, pledges $4.3 million to repairing 35 bridges in 2016

Deteriorating bridges and culverts have forced the closure of five county roads in Licking County, Ohio, the Newark Advocate reports. Licking County Engineer Bill Lozier has a goal to fix 35 bridges ...

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Rhode Island DOT will replace structurally deficient bridges with slide-in construction

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 28, 2016

Rhode Island DOT will replace structurally deficient bridges with slide-in construction

In 2014, data from the Federal Highway Administration ranked Rhode Island as the worst of the 50 states for structurally deficient bridges. With so many of its bridges needing to be rebuilt, the ...

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BTS provides quarterly update to National Transportation Statistics reference guide

Posted by Chris Hill on April 28, 2016

BTS provides quarterly update to National Transportation Statistics reference guide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released the second quarterly update of 2016 for the web-only National Transportation Statics report. The update provides new information on more ...

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Ky. Transportation Cabinet names Patty Dunaway as state highway engineer

Posted by Chris Hill on April 28, 2016

Ky. Transportation Cabinet names Patty Dunaway as state highway engineer

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has named Patty Dunaway as the new state highway engineer, marking the second time a woman has served in this capacity. The state highway engineer oversees ...

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Illinois Tollway partners with Morton Arboretum to create ‘Urban Forest’

Posted by Chris Hill on April 28, 2016

Illinois Tollway partners with Morton Arboretum to create ‘Urban Forest’

The Illinois Tollway is partnering with the Morton Arboretum in an effort to expand tree canopy coverage by the tollway system. To recognize this, the agency will give away 15,000 ...

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Bertha will soon begin digging below the viaduct its path will replace

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 27, 2016

Bertha will soon begin digging below the viaduct its path will replace

The world's largest tunneling machine will soon begin its dig beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, its first activity since mid-March. In January tunnel-boring machine Bertha broke through its repair wall ...

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S. Carolina DOT receives construction awards for recycled materials, perpetual pavement

Posted by Chris Hill on April 27, 2016

S. Carolina DOT receives construction awards for recycled materials, perpetual pavement

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has received two construction awards, which include one for using recycled materials and another for long-lasting pavement work. Both were presented during the ...

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FEMA approves grant to rebuild flood-damaged roads in the Rio Grande Valley

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 27, 2016

FEMA approves grant to rebuild flood-damaged roads in the Rio Grande Valley

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $3.3 million grant to help rebuild roads in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas that were damaged by flooding in May 2015. Roy ...

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Colorado DOT Engineering Applications Group launches website for contractor software support

Posted by Chris Hill on April 27, 2016

Colorado DOT Engineering Applications Group launches website for contractor software support

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Engineering Applications Group recently launched a website for contractors to serve as a clearinghouse for software support. The site includes training schedules, documents, SiteManager access, ...

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North Carolina students honored for winning state Model Bridge Building Competition

Posted by Chris Hill on April 27, 2016

North Carolina students honored for winning state Model Bridge Building Competition

Students from a middle school and high school in Wake County won their divisions of the annual North Carolina Model Bridge Building Competition. The Carolinas Associated General Contractors and the North ...

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Clever crosswalk’s 3D paint job appears as a road block to stop drivers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 26, 2016

Clever crosswalk’s 3D paint job appears as a road block to stop drivers

A new crosswalk design is being implemented in the state of Ahmedabad in India that brings drivers to a halt using an optical illusion. According to reports from Wired and The Architect's ...

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Kansas DOT to delay FY2017-2019 large projects due to low highway fund revenues

Posted by Chris Hill on April 26, 2016

Kansas DOT to delay FY2017-2019 large projects due to low highway fund revenues

The Kansas Department of Transportation is delaying for fiscal years 2017-2019 two categories of road projects, modernization and expansion, due to low State Highway Fund revenues. KDOT says these types of ...

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Work begins on Idaho’s surplus-funded critical-need transportation projects

Posted by Chris Hill on April 26, 2016

Work begins on Idaho’s surplus-funded critical-need transportation projects

Work has begun on critical-need projects identified by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and is being funded by a surplus from the state’s general fund. There are 17 projects in all ...

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Minnesota DOT bathes I-35W bridge in purple light to commemorate life of Prince

Posted by Chris Hill on April 26, 2016

Minnesota DOT bathes I-35W bridge in purple light to commemorate life of Prince

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently bathed the Interstate 35 West bridge in purple light to honor the life of musician Prince, a native of the state, who died April ...

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Senate Appropriations Committee approves FY2017 THUD bill

Posted by Chris Hill on April 25, 2016

Senate Appropriations Committee approves FY2017 THUD bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the fiscal year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Bill that includes $16.9 billion in discretionary spending for the ...

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Russia looks to the Netherlands’ plastic roads project

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 25, 2016

Russia looks to the Netherlands’ plastic roads project

Russia is looking to learn from the Netherlands' experience in building plastic roads. According to a report in Pravda.ru, Alexander Starovoytov, Russia's State Duma deputy from the LDPR faction, has appealed to the ...

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AASHTO highlights sustainability and environmental stewardship among state DOTs

Posted by Chris Hill on April 25, 2016

AASHTO highlights sustainability and environmental stewardship among state DOTs

In recognition of Earth Day last week, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) released a video detailing the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s efforts to make its ...

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Georgia DOT begins celebration of 100-year anniversary

Posted by Chris Hill on April 25, 2016

Georgia DOT begins celebration of 100-year anniversary

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has begun celebrations marking its 100-year anniversary. April 20-22 the public was allowed to visit a “Centennial exhibit” at the agency’s headquarters. “While a centennial ...

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Michigan bill would reimburse cities for cost of operating moveable bridges (VIDEO)

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 22, 2016

Michigan bill would reimburse cities for cost of operating moveable bridges (VIDEO)

A bill introduced by Michigan state Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, would have the state reimburse municipalities for the cost of operating movable bridges that they own. According to a report from mlive.com, Senate Bill ...

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Colorado DOT accepting applications for Transportation Alternatives Program

Posted by Chris Hill on April 22, 2016

Colorado DOT accepting applications for Transportation Alternatives Program

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is accepting applications for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). The measure provides federal funds to projects that “expand travel choices, strengthen local economies, improves ...

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NCDOT’s Western Division wins wildflower award for display along I-85

Posted by Chris Hill on April 22, 2016

NCDOT’s Western Division wins wildflower award for display along I-85

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Western Division (Division 12) has won first place for Best Regional Planting in the agency’s 2015 Wildflower and Daylily Awards. The division’s winning wildflower bed ...

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Virginia DOT encourages litter pick up for Earth Day

Posted by Chris Hill on April 22, 2016

Virginia DOT encourages litter pick up for Earth Day

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) encouraged Adopt-A-Highway groups and other volunteers to do a little “spring cleaning” via roadside litter pick up today for Earth Day (April 22). “Virginia’s Adopt-a-Highway volunteers not ...

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Senate subcommittee approves $16.9 billion in USDOT discretionary funds for FY2017

Posted by Chris Hill on April 21, 2016

Senate subcommittee approves $16.9 billion in USDOT discretionary funds for FY2017

The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee has approved a bill including $16.9 billion in discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for the U.S. Department ...

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Mississippi DOT, Michael Baker International win engineering award for I-55 Split Diamond Project

Posted by Chris Hill on April 21, 2016

The I-55 Split Diamond Project in Mississippi reconstructed I-55 from Ridgeland to Madison.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michael Baker International won the Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi (ACEC/MS) for the I-55 Split Diamond ...

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N. Dakota DOT sees slight increase in funding for road work in 2016

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 21, 2016

N. Dakota DOT sees slight increase in funding for road work in 2016

Despite recent budget cuts to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), more money will be spent on highways and bridges this year. The Grand Forks Herald reports that Jamie Olson, a ...

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N. Carolina highway workers struck by vehicle on I-440 in Raleigh

Posted by Chris Hill on April 21, 2016

N. Carolina highway workers struck by vehicle on I-440 in Raleigh

Two North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) workers were struck by a vehicle while working on I-440 eastbound at the Capital Boulevard in Raleigh, according to a report by WRAL. The ...

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Nebraska governor signs $450 million Transportation Innovation Act

Posted by Chris Hill on April 20, 2016

Attendees at the signing ceremony for Nebraska's Transportation Innovation Act

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed the Transportation Innovation Act (TIA), which provides $450 million for “accelerated” expressway project, county bridge repairs in addition to other infrastructure projects. Also known as ...

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S. Carolina lawmakers at odds over highway funding

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 20, 2016

S. Carolina lawmakers at odds over highway funding

The South Carolina House and Senate are at odds over highway funding as the House has proposed spending $415 million while the Senate proposes spending $400 million, The Greenville News reports. In the meantime, the South Carolina ...

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Missouri bill would put 5.9-cent gas tax increase up for voter approval

Posted by Chris Hill on April 20, 2016

Missouri bill would put 5.9-cent gas tax increase up for voter approval

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would put a gas tax increase of 5.9 cents per gallon up for vote by the state’s citizens this November. The increased ...

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FHWA proposal offers performance measures to reduce congestion

Posted by Chris Hill on April 20, 2016

FHWA proposal offers performance measures to reduce congestion

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a proposed rulemaking that would include “performance measures” aimed at analyzing travel reliability, congestion and emissions. The proposed rule, “National ...

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Minnesota DOT’s 2016 construction season drops by 44%, $70 million

Posted by Chris Hill on April 19, 2016

Minnesota DOT’s 2016 construction season drops by 44%, $70 million

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will work on 44 percent fewer projects during the 2016 construction season compared to last, with $70 million less in funding. The 246 state road ...

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