Infrastructure

As we drive to work, to our family's house, out to dinner and more, we see infrastructure projects on each side of the road constantly being built and renovated. Infrastructure projects and infrastructure development is a huge part of our day to day lives. Whether it's bridge construction, roads and highways, airport or public work projects, or energy construction, Construction Equipment Guide has the latest infrastructure news right here to help you stay up to date on developments across the country.


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.

A consortium of engineers and traffic planners have teamed up on proposals to construct a series of vehicle-free "ribbon" bridges connecting Manhattan to New York City's the outer boroughs and New Jersey. The group is led by Samuel Schwartz, former Traffic Commissioner of the city's Department of Transportation.

On the southwest side of Huntsville, Ala., Interstate 565 is a daily bottleneck during rush hour between the city of Madison and I-65. To help alleviate the problem, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey last year announced plans to widen the highway to three lanes in each direction.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is halfway through a project that calls for replacing two bridges in eight days each. Using a self-propelled modular transporter, crews were recently able to set two spans — four sections — on the Centerville Bridge carrying I-95 over Centerville Road (Route 117).

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act, a massive funding package meant to regenerate America's transportation infrastructure as it gives a shot in the arm to health care, airports, clean energy, broadband, education, and drinking water.

The possibility of luring a commercial airline carrier to the Tuscaloosa National Airport is getting closer. Tuscaloosa's City Council gave final approval in late June to award a $7.93 million contract to rebuild the airport's Runway 4-22. S.T.

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has begun a new effort to repair and complete the new State Road 41 bridge over the Conecuh River, just south of Brewton. The project had been closed for two years as ALDOT dealt with substandard work, which eventually led to bringing in a new contractor.

Construction began June 22 on a project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Friendship Church Road over Knight Run in West Fallowfield Township, Chester County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The Friendship Church Road Bridge is one of 11 structures in Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties that PennDOT is or has repaired under a $9.8 million project financed by Act 89, the state's transportation plan.

A seven-week-long project to make improvements to the 93-year-old Centre Bridge-Stockton Toll-Supported Bridge across the Delaware River is now under way. The span, located north of metro Philadelphia, connects U.S. Route 32 in Solebury Township, Pa., to U.S.

The replacement of aging infrastructure that has maximized its lifespan, particularly bridges, in the Greater Amarillo Area is a major priority for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). In February 2018, J. Lee Milligan Inc. (JLM) was awarded a $50.4 million contract for the reconstruction of six bridges on I-40, just east of downtown, at Whitaker Road, State Loop (SL) 355 (Lakeside Drive) and FM 1258 (Pullman Road).

Granite announced recently that it has been awarded the Child Project 4 (CP4) portion of the Construction Manager/ General Contractor (CM/GC) contract of the Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in Sacramento County, California.