California

Installing new sidewalks and bike paths is primarily a simple, straight-forward project, but this was not the case for a project that included the construction of 4,050 linear ft. of new sidewalks and bike lanes under Interstate 5 (I-5) at Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Boulevard in the city of Encinitas.

Caltrans recently announced it is receiving a $20 million federal grant to improve the busiest, most congested rail junction in California. The award from the U.S. Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Grants program will help fund the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project, which will elevate a set of tracks at the delay-stricken intersection to create free-flowing movement along passenger and freight rail lines, and allow for future expansion.

Balfour Beatty, as part of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions joint venture team, completed an important milestone in the delivery of Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) by placing concrete for the first segment of the 2.25-mi.

A California agency that funds wildlife conservation initiatives across the state announced it will give $5 million toward construction of the Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge in Agoura Hills, according to a report. Currently in planning stages, the $88-million land bridge will consist of a 200-ft.

The Port of Long Beach and city officials held a celebration to kick off the official opening of the Gerald Bridge Replacement Project. The second highest cable-stayed bridge opened to the public on Oct. 5 The new bridge — consisting of 18 million lbs.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $1.2 billion grant agreement with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for the Transbay Corridor Core Capacity project in San Francisco. "This investment in California will improve public transportation and support economic recovery in the Bay Area," said FTA Deputy Administrator K.

Caltrans announced that the state will receive more than $493 million in additional transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) annual August redistribution. "These federal funds will help Caltrans and local agencies invest in improving the transportation system throughout California.

A Turner-Flatiron joint venture was awarded a contract to build a new $2.265 billion airport terminal at San Diego International Airport. The 1.2 million-sq.-ft. building with 30 gates will replace the existing 1960's era terminal. Construction will begin in late 2021 once all environmental permits are issued.

Volvo Trucks North America was awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Targeted Air Shed Grant Program is providing $20 million in funding, supplemented by $1.7 million from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) for charging infrastructure, to improve air quality in the region.

IROCK Crushers has announced that Maxim Equipment will be its exclusive dealer to market, sell and service the IROCK product line in California, Oregon and Washington. Maxim Equipment is an authorized dealer of many of the leading manufacturers in the construction and aggregates industry.

Bay Cities Paving & Grading Inc. , the general contractor located in Contra Costa County, began work on the $123.2 million project to build 11 new mi. of express lanes and other road infrastructure on southbound I-680. This includes the addition of 3 mi.