Federal Highway Administration


Freight Bottlenecks Are a $42B Hidden Cost On U.S. Economy, Federal Data Shows

Freight bottlenecks cost the U.S. economy more than $42 billion in 2019 — a hidden tax on the American people that is only likely to increase as the country fully opens, according to a review of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data....


Data Reveals Federal Investment Helped Advance 22,000 Highway Improvement Projects in 2020

State governments leveraged $29 billion in federal funds to advance $70 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2020, according to new federal data. An interactive dashboard created by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides U.S....


North Carolina DOT Needs Skilled Workers, Will Offer Free Training

There is a little-known advantage to western North Carolina's Interstate 26 construction in Buncombe and Henderson counties — free training for new workers. Through the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), people in underserved communities are eligible to attend highway construction trade academies (HCTA)....


2015 FAST Act Law Funded More Than 110,000 Road, Bridge Improvements

State governments moved forward with nearly 111,000 new federal-aid highway and bridge projects during the past five years under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act law, new research from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) shows....


UMA to Break NCDOT Record for Largest Square Footage of Soil Nail Wall

UMA Geotechnical Construction, a North Carolina-based geotechnical contractor serving the Mid-Atlantic Region, is working on a project that will become the largest square footage of soil nail walls done under a single contract in North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) history....


Repairs to Four Delaware Water Gap Bridges to Begin in April

Parts of U.S. Highway 209 in far eastern Pennsylvania, the most heavily traveled road owned by the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, will be closed or have restricted traffic beginning in spring 2021 as improvements and upgrades are done on four bridge structures....


Burlington, Vt., to Do Pre-Planning for Railyard Road Project

Preliminary engineering on Burlington, Vt.'s railyard enterprise construction project, which will link Pine Street with Battery Street, is slated to begin this summer. The city has long hoped to connect the two major roadways downtown, in part to ease traffic on nearby King and Maple streets, residential areas often congested with cars....


MassDOT Seeks Federal Funds as State Bridges Fall into Disrepair

You don't have to drive underneath one of the thousands of decaying bridges in Massachusetts to know that the state's infrastructure is far from perfect, but a recent federal report indicates that things are only getting worse....


State Receives $493 Million Federal Funds From FHWA

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 Serve as First Responders After Hurricane

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....






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