TIGER Grant

Crews from Ritacco Construction Inc. (RCI) started work on the $24.8 million Route 3 Bridge over Conrail and New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway (NYS&W) railroad replacement project last April 1, a three-year initiative that is taking place in the township of North Bergen (Hudson County).

Construction on the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) $25.8 million North Rivergate Overcrossing project, which is building a new bridge to meet the demands of the expanding industrial and commercial base in the area, began last October. PBOT awarded the contract to Cascade Bridge LLC to construct the bridge that spans Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF tracks.

Construction began in mid-July for the $34 million, design-build Willmar Wye project, an initiative led by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and its partners — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF), city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County and the Kandiyohi County and city of Willmar Economic Development Commission.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) As a multibillion-dollar rail tunnel project languishes amid political squabbling, New Jersey celebrated a smaller infrastructure victory. Officials announced an $18 million grant to rebuild a crumbling highway bridge near the Lincoln Tunnel, the culmination of a three-year process using a federal grant program that would be discontinued under President Donald Trump's proposed budget.

A more than $50 million project that's been years in the making is finally under way in Delaware. An improved Newark Rail Station is being constructed in the location of the existing SEPTA rail station, west of SR 896 in Newark. “The existing Newark train station has minimal passenger facilities, inadequate parking and other deficiencies,” said Mark Tudor, assistant director, project development north, Delaware Department of Transportation.

Concrete Applied Technologies Corporation (Catco) began work on Rochester's $21 million Inner Loop East Transformation Project in May 2015 and expects to complete the project in September 2017. The federal government is funding the bulk of the project with $16.7 million from the TIGER program; the state is providing $3.8 million; and the city $414,000.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's (KYTC) multi-year Mountain Parkway Expansion is in full swing. The project started in early 2015 and four construction contracts have been awarded. Roadway improvements totaling 8.5 mi. (13.6 km) are under way and more projects are nearing letting.

Federal, state and local officials gathered at Coppin State University to celebrate the award of a $10 million federal grant for the North Avenue Rising project in Baltimore City, which is part of the Hogan administration's transformative BaltimoreLink transit improvement plan.