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MDOT's Mackinac Island Repair Project Under Way

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $6 million to rebuild M-185 on Mackinac Island, addressing high-water and wave erosion damage on the shoreline. Roughly 4 mi....


One-of-a-Kind Vessel Vital to Fix Mississippi River Erosion

The lower Mississippi River is a habitual wanderer. With its water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of between 200,000 and 700,000 cu. ft. per second, the powerful river constantly erodes its banks....


Iowa Finds Tools to Control Stormwater Erosion, Sediment

At the Iowa Department of Transportation, the preservation of limited natural resources is one element considered when planning construction projects. When Iowa DOT is constructing or moving a road, it often needs to move earth....


Nevada DOT Combines Highway Beautification, Erosion Control Into One Project

While the $3 million, 2-mile-long beautification project now underway along Interstate 515, also known as U.S. Highway 95, near Henderson, Nev., may seem small in comparison to what the Nevada Department of Transportation typically undertakes – look no further than price tag for the completion in Late August for the "first phase" of Interstate 11 – the I-515 project illustrates a key aspect of the agency's highway construction philosophy, said Tony Illia, a public information officer with the Nevada DOT....


State Expects to Spend $15 Billion on Roadway Erosion Solution

As sea levels rise in Hawaii, the beaches—and roads—are taking a hit. In 2016, the waters on Oahu's Windward Coast ripped off two big pieces of the Kamehameha Highway. Crews performed repairs, and while Hawaii's transportation officials said the repairs would help to deter future erosion, they said the fix wasn't permanent, the Honolulu Civil Beat reported....


Army Corps Begins Construction of Erosion Mitigation Project in Southern Alaska

The Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with plans to begin construction on an erosion mitigation project in southcentral Alaska that's been in the works for nearly 20 years. The city of Kenai has been working with the Army Corps since 1999 on plans to halt erosion and prevent the loss of valuable residential and commercial property atop the bluff along the Kenai River, The Peninsula Clarion reported (http://bit.ly/2ldO6F1)....


DelDOT's $400M U.S. 301 Project to Ease Congestion

A large road project is progressing as planned in southern New Castle County, Delaware. The new U.S. 301 will reportedly improve safety, manage truck traffic and reduce congestion; support approved and proposed economic development in a key Delaware growth area; enhance the region's ability to compete for economic development; create needed jobs; improve local access to the Northeast Corridor Rail (Amtrak), commuter rail (SEPTA) and bus (DART) services; improve livability in the region; and reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions....


Case Teams Up for Training, Erosion Abatement Project

Case Construction Equipment, the National Wildlife Refuge Association, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Team Rubicon teamed up for an equipment operator training and erosion abatement project at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Los Fresnos, Texas....


NHDOT Works Toward Project to Eliminate Erosion at Bridge

CORNISH, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Department of Transportation hopes to start work next year on a project to eliminate erosion around supports of a historic covered bridge connecting the state to Vermont....


Erosion Delays Rebuilding of AC Boardwalk Section

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Erosion from Hurricane Sandy will delay the rebuilding of the Atlantic City Boardwalk along Absecon Inlet and likely increase the original $10 million project cost estimate, officials said Jan....






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