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USGS crews documenting extent of flooding from Hurricane Irma

Eight U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field crews are traveling around the Jacksonville, Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla., areas looking for evidence that will tell scientists how high the flood waters and storm surge from Hurricane Irma reached.

Smart infrastructure is theme of Smart Cities Week, Oct. 3-5

Smart infrastructure is the theme for Smart Cities Week 2017, which returns to the nation's capital for the third straight year, Oct. 3-5.

Hurricane Maria expected to alter North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland beaches

About two-thirds of beaches from North Carolina to Maryland have a high probability of eroding as Hurricane Maria moves up the coast, according to the latest U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) coastal change forecast. Approximately 15 percent of that same shoreline has a high probability of experiencing overwash, where surge and waves overtop dunes.

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, CH2M reach settlement agreement

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) reached a settlement agreement with the MoPac Improvement Project contractor, CH2M. The two parties had been engaged in dispute resolution talks aimed at settling various legal claims connected to the project’s extended delays.

Sligo Creek Parkway bridge rehab completed ahead of schedule

A month ahead of schedule, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) recently completed the $12 million rehabilitation of the historic arch bridge that carries MD 195 (Carroll Avenue) over the Sligo Creek Parkway.

Maryland announces $9 billion, P3 Traffic Relief Plan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced plans to add four new lanes to I-270, the Capital Beltway (I-495), and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 295). The announcement officially begins the process to solicit the public-private partnership (P3) industry for input and solutions to provide major congestion relief to these key transportation routes.

Hurricane Harvey shows need to use more green infrastructure

Hurricane Harvey has shown the need for better stormwater strategies in Texas, and one of the most promising is green infrastructure. Environment Texas and Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance released a new report, Texas Stormwater Scorecard, that ranks the state’s five biggest cities on their support for green infrastructure.

Georgia DOT selects apparent best proposer for I-85 widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) opened the sealed bids for the I-85 Widening project north of Atlanta, the first project let to bid as part of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The I-85 widening project will provide an additional general purpose lane in each direction from I-985 to north of SR 53 along the I-85 corridor. Additionally, the project will replace five bridges in the project limits.  The team of C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. and Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering, PLLC is the apparent successful proposer.

University of Arkansas breaks ground on state’s first mass timber project

A library storage building under construction on the University of Arkansas campus is the first demonstration of mass timber design and construction in the state of Arkansas, according to university officials.
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