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Starting with planning and funding, through ground breaking, and up to completion, whether it's bridge construction, roads and highways, airport, public work projects, or energy construction, keep informed about infrastructure developments locally and around the world.



Replacement of Cranston, R.I. Bridge May Last Until Next Spring

Cranston, R.I.'s Park Avenue railroad bridge, the city's primary east-west connector for cars and trucks, will likely remain closed until at least spring 2022 due to a shortage of Amtrak workers. The crossing was shut down May 15 with the goal of having it reopen in time for the new school year....


Pittsburgh Planning Ambitious, Long-Term Transportation Effort

The Pittsburgh of 2071 could include transportation options that few have ever envisioned for the Steel City if a new Mobility Vision Plan released Sept. 23 by Mayor Bill Peduto and other municipal officials becomes a reality....


N.Y.'s Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Set for 2023 Finish, Not Soon Enough for Drivers

Construction started on upstate New York's Newburgh-Beacon Bridge last fall, causing an increase in traffic that shows no end for many motorists a full year laterThe New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) began a full deck replacement project on the north span of the cantilever toll bridge, a heavily used expanse that carries more than 26 million vehicles a year....


Illinois Tollway Board Awards $103M for Construction, Engineering Contracts

The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved 11 construction and professional engineering services contracts totaling more than $103.3 million at its September board meeting, including construction of a new maintenance facility to serve the eastern end of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)....


Merchants Bridge Reconstruction Project Reaches Major Milestone

The $222 million project to replace the Merchants Bridge that links Missouri and Illinois at downtown St. Louis reached a major milestone Sept. 17, with the first of three new trusses being installed. Dating back to 1890, the Merchants Bridge serves six Class I railroads and Amtrak to cross the Mississippi River at St....


NY Looking for Proposals to Rehab 91-Year-Old Conklingville Dam

The Upstate New York dam built to create the Great Sacandaga Lake in 1930 is likely to get a major rehabilitation project within the next few years. The state announced Sept. 21 that it will seek proposals for engineering and oversight for work that would start in late 2023 at the earliest....


Net-Zero Arrives: e-Revolution Picks Up Steam

Long before President Joe Biden made a nationwide goal of 100 percent clean energy and net-zero emissions by the year 2050, construction equipment manufacturers were doing their part. So were project owners, specifying eco-friendly machines on job sites....


Crews Prescribe Diverging Diamond Interchange to Remedy Woes in Maryland

A project to enhance safety and increase capacity at an interchange in Frederick County, Md., continues toward an early 2023 completion date. Under the direction of the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), construction began in fall 2018 at the I-270 (Washington National Pike) and MD 85 (Buckeystown Pike) Interchange....


East-Central Georgia Getting Key Upgrade to U.S. Highway Corridor

Georgia's primary north-south road corridor in the eastern part of the state is U.S. Highway 1, which will mark 100 years as a numbered roadway in 2022. And, in many places along its 2,300-mi. route from South Florida to the Canadian border, U.S....


Almeda-Genoa Constructors Rebuilds $815 Houston Highway

Having started work on the $815 million, 10.3-mi. SH 288 Toll Lanes Expansion Project (Drive288) in Houston — an initiative of the Blueridge Transportation Group (BTG) the developer, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and their joint- venture partners, Almeda-Genoa Constructors (AGC) — construction crews are eyeing the end of this year for the completion of the massive undertaking....







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