American Society of Civil Engineers

Gov. Phil Murphy's approval in late June of toll hikes for three major New Jersey highways are good for road infrastructure and a boost to the state's economy, according to top construction experts. Murphy announced tolls would rise by 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike and 37 percent on the Garden State Parkway, according to news reports.

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) produces a comprehensive report grading various zones of infrastructure on both the national and statewide levels. Although infrastructure often goes overlooked or is even taken for granted altogether, it remains our country's lifeblood and serves as the foundation upon which our daily lives are ultimately carried out.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announced the East Kingston, N.H. 107A Bridge rehabilitation project has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award. This award is given annually by the American Society of Civil Engineers — New Hampshire Section (ASCE-NH) to an engineering project "that demonstrates excellence in engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to mankind and engineering progress." The $1.5M rehabilitation of the bridge along NH 107A, originally constructed in 1937, was completed in just 25 days.

With each passing day, deteriorating roads and bridges become a bigger issue across the state of Pennsylvania. A 2018 report card on the state's infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Pennsylvania a D+ for its highways, roads and bridges after inspecting their condition.

The Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2019 Report Card for Georgia's Infrastructure Jan. 23. Fourteen infrastructure categories were given an overall grade of "C+." In 2014, the state received a cumulative GPA of a "C." Bridges ("C+"), roads ("C+"), and transit ("D+"), saw grade increases when compared to the 2014 Report Card.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota's infrastructure, including its state's roads, public transit, airports, wastewater systems and drinking water, has earned a grade of “C” from an American Society of Civil Engineers report released Oct. 9.

America's highway bridges need repair. Everyone agrees more money needs to be spent on them. So many bridges are “structurally deficient” that every local TV news team gets to pose a nervous-looking reporter on a local bridge and infer that the structure is apt to collapse the next time they drive across it — if it doesn't implode on camera under the weight of the reporter.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was joined by federal, state and local representatives, honored guests and dozens of construction workers to mark the start of tunneling for the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel — the largest repair project in the 175-year history of New York City's drinking water supply.

ReBuild USA—a national nonpartisan organization—launched a major, statewide digital advertising campaign in Pennsylvania July 21 to call on Congress to rebuild America and the middle class by rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. The advertising campaign targets Pennsylvania voters and encourages them to contact their Members of Congress and tell them to act on federal infrastructure projects.  Across key states, including Pennsylvania, the campaign is backed by six figures.