Tag: roads

SCDOT embarks on a 10-year highway rebuilding plan

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has mapped out a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges all across the state.

UNH research finds seacoast roads under new threat from rising sea level

Research out of the University of New Hampshire has found that some roads, as far as two miles from the shore, are facing a new hazard that currently cannot be seen by drivers — rising groundwater caused by increasing ocean water levels.

$768.2 million released for emergency repairs to roads and bridges in 40 states

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao approved the release of $768.2 million for emergency repair work to roads and bridges damaged by storms or catastrophic events in 40 states.

New York governor announces $1.8 billion interchange reconstruction

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $1.8 billion project to transform the South Bronx by realizing the long-sought reconstruction of the Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange.

Precast concrete highway slabs expedite largest project of this type in North America

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) specified precast concrete pavement slabs for one of the largest projects of this type in North America.

ODOT reports outline vital information about investing in roads, bridges

Two new reports from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) show that at the state’s current rate of investment, Oregon’s roads and bridges will deteriorate, and the impacts to the economy and consumers’ pocketbooks will be far-reaching.

AEC TECH NEWS: Bentley’s OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition advances roadway projects from conception through...

At its Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition will be available for Early Access on Dec. 1, 2016. OpenRoads CONNECT Edition is the successor to Bentley’s civil engineering brands InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil.

Michael Baker International completes Phase 1 of revitalization project to reconnect Pittsburgh’s Hill District...

Michael Baker International announced the completion of Phase I (Element I) of a multi-phase, design-services contract to establish the infrastructure for the sustainable redevelopment of the 28-acre site of Pittsburgh’s former Civic (Mellon) Arena. This infrastructure reestablishes a street grid that provides a historic first step reconnecting Hill District neighborhoods that have been separated since the 1950s, with downtown Pittsburgh.

U.S. DOT announces $5 million for emergency repairs to roads and bridges damaged by...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $5 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help begin road and bridge repairs damaged by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina.

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