TEXAS

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).

Seminole, Texas, was the site of a two-day equipment auction from June 9 to 10. The Iron Bound Auctions event marked the return of live auctions in Texas, and an enthusiastic crowd was on hand to bid on a huge selection of equipment ranging from light towers to motor graders.

Ritchie Bros. conducted its largest ever Fort Worth, Texas auction this week, selling close to 5,300 equipment items and trucks for $81+ million. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the auction was held with online-bidding only and set a new site bidder record in the process, registering 11,600+ people from 68 countries.

The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District will implement multiple safety projects after being awarded nearly $40 million in safety funds. The funding is part of the "Road to Zero" initiative the Texas Transportation Commission committed to nearly a year ago.

Burns & McDonnell has completed design and construction services for the redevelopment of the historic Braniff Operations and Maintenance Base in Dallas. After sitting dormant for more than two decades, the aviation landmark is flying high once again, this time as the Braniff Centre — an aviation hub and multi-use facility designed to generate corporate and commercial momentum along the east side of Dallas Love Field Airport.

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has picked Austin as a finalist for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said recently The person says company officials also visited Tulsa, Okla. in the past week and were shown two sites. It wasn't clear if there were any other finalists in the mix.

The Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas ruled in favor of Texas Central, holding that it was both a railroad company and interurban electric railway. The Memorandum Opinion, authored by Justice Nora Longoria, held "Having found that the appellants (Texas Central Railroad and Infrastructure, Inc.

In a recent interview with Markets Insider, Canary Drilling Services CEO Dan Eberhart said that he thinks the U.S. oil market is headed for a "mini-supply shock" with U.S. oil prices braced to rise over 90 percent to $70 a barrel by the fall as the country has "over-cut production." Eberhart said, "When U.S.

Webber, Ferrovial's construction subsidiary in the United States, has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of 7.4 miles (12 km) of the SL 12 highway in Dallas. The contract is worth $301 million. The project includes the reconstruction of existing Interchanges between State Loop 12, State Spur 482, State Highway 114 and 183.

Massana Construction Inc. will be finishing a $4.9 million safety upgrade project for the Texas Department of Transportation in the city of Amarillo on August 5. The initiative is installing four miles of cable barrier on I-40, an east-west interstate on the south side of the city; five miles of cable barrier, four miles of new guardrail and 220 ft.

A U.S. subsidiary of Denmark's largest energy company is proposing a 60-turbine, $295 million wind farm in Bee County. Ørsted plans to begin construction on the Helena Wind project in March 2021, to be completed in second quarter 2022, according to a tax abatement request it submitted to the Bee County Commissioners Court on Feb.