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Roads and bridges

 •  January 15

An Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) study released last week emphasizes the growing safety and congestion problems on a 16-mile stretch of I-80 in the northeastern part of the state that connects six of Will County’s municipalities and traverses four waterways. For the study, ILEPI Transportation Policy Analyst Mary Craighead analyzed...

Roads and bridges

 •  January 12

To meet state and federal reporting requirements, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) must know what assets it has and where they are located. This challenge is complex because the network with which it is associated is constantly changing, and the linear nature of roadway information is not something that standard asset management or...

Roads and bridges

 •  January 12

Federal regulators are taking the first step toward creating a policy guiding the development of autonomous transportation beyond self-driving cars to include trucks, buses and other ground-based modes. The U.S. Department of Transportation will soon publish four requests for public comment on how to cast aside roadblocks for transportation...

Roads and bridges

 •  January 11

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a deal Wednesday that will add 10 more miles of express lanes to the I-95 corridor, expanding the system of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes to Fredericksburg by 2022. As part of the agreement, the private company building the lanes will give the state $277 million upfront to cover costs of a bridge over the...

Roads and bridges

 •  January 11

AssetWise ALIM improves overall accessibility, quality, integrity and relevance of asset data, in-context, across the asset lifecycle. It can be used as your system of record to control structured and unstructured information, control documents and records, manage changes, and ensure the delivery of accurate information to engineering, operations...

Roads and bridges

 •  January 10

The multimillion-dollar Severn River Bridge project in the Annapolis area is on track to be completed by Memorial Day, according to Maryland transportation officials. The half-mile bridge on U.S. Rte. 50, now slightly ahead of schedule, will be widened from six lanes to seven lanes. A fourth travel lane is being constructed on the eastbound side....

Roads and bridges

 •  January 8

Recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate that would provide $75 billion over a decade into a new competitive grant program for repairing the nation’s structurally deficient bridges has received overwhelming support from groups representing road builders and civil engineers. The Bridge Investment Act, introduced Jan. 4 in the Senate, would...

Roads and bridges

 •  January 5

Full implementation of positive train control (PTC) systems across the nation’s rail network is a top priority of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) in 2018, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in a recent statement. PTC systems are designed to automatically stop a train in order to prevent collisions with other trains and...

Roads and bridges

 •  January 5

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will add express lanes in both directions of I-25 from Johnstown to Fort Collins. CDOT approved the $248 million contract with Kraemer/IHC to add express lanes, replace aging bridges, widen other bridges, create new pedestrian and bicycle access under I-25 at Kendall Parkway, and connect the Poudre...

Roads and bridges

 •  January 4

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently completed a $17.3 million upgrade of Las Vegas Boulevard (S.R. 604) from Carey Avenue to just north of Craig Road in north Las Vegas. Aggregate Industries was the general contractor on the project, with AECOM as project manager. The 4.6-mile-long project created new concrete bus lanes and...