Federal Highway Administration

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.

Contractors, equipment dealers and the heavy equipment they provide are infrastructure's first responders when natural disasters hit. When Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 27 as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph., its destructive path reached the eastern Gulf Coast and made its way as far north as Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Northfield, Mass., residents are learning more about the Schell Bridge reconstruction project in their town. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be overseeing the work when it is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022. The proposed project consists of the complete replacement of the Schell Bridge, which carried East Northfield Road over the Connecticut River before being closed since 1985 due to deterioration that rendered it unsafe to use.

Asphalt, you ask, has gone green? Yes, and they're not new players in the space, either, according to NAPA. The country's most diligent recyclers are asphalt mixture producers, who utilize more than 94 percent of old asphalt pavements in new pavement construction.

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.

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued two packets of "quick release" Emergency Relief or ER funds to California (and Oregon) agencies to pay for repairs to transportation infrastructure damaged by wildfires raging across several western states.

Work got under way Sept. 18 on the construction of a trail bridge over the Winooski River between East Montpelier and Berlin, Vt., as part of the Cross Vermont Trail. Local leaders and trail enthusiasts were on hand for a celebration of the official start of site work.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) has announced a funding opportunity to provide financial assistance to municipalities in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of water statewide. The state's Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program funds grants only to companies with a transportation link.

Sections of Interstate 20 and Interstate 520 in Georgia will soon be equipped with cable median barriers to reduce crossover vehicle crashes that typically result in fatalities or severe injuries. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) recently awarded an $8.048 contract to Nationwide Construction Group, a Michigan-based fence and barrier specialist.

A first-of-its-kind interactive tool that provides the public and elected officials a clear look at how and where U.S. states invest their transportation tax dollars has revealed that Alabama leveraged $731.4 million in federal funds to advance $902.6 million in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2018.

States leveraged $31 billion in federal funds to advance $66.5 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to an interactive tool that for the first time provides the American public and elected officials a clear look at how and where each state invests its transportation tax dollars.