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Irwin Rapoport

A journalist who started his career at a weekly community newspaper, Irwin Rapoport has written about construction and architecture for more than 15 years, as well as a variety of other subjects, such as recycling, environmental issues, business supply chains, property development, pulp and paper, agriculture, solar power and energy, and education. Getting the story right and illustrating the hard work and professionalism that goes into completing road, bridge, and building projects is important to him. A key element of his construction articles is to provide readers with an opportunity to see how general contractors and departments of transportation complete their projects and address challenges so that lessons learned can be shared with a wider audience.

Rapoport has a BA in History and a Minor in Political Science from Concordia University. His hobbies include hiking, birding, cycling, reading, going to concerts and plays, hanging out with friends and family, and architecture. He is keen to one day write an MA thesis on military and economic planning by the Great Powers prior to the start of the First World War.


Crews Construct Caltrans' Longest Single Span

A joint venture consisting of Teichert Construction and MCM Construction Inc. began construction on the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $63.9 million State Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project in June 2021, which covers the 4-mi....


Despite Hurdles, Pushback, Major Construction Under Way On High-Speed Rail Project

The ongoing multi-billion-dollar project to establish a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles has seen its fair share of obstacles in gaining approval, but contractor crews have started significant construction in certain areas of The Golden State....


Lengthy Long Island Expressway Project Smoothly Proceeds

Tully Construction Co. Inc. began work on two contracts on April 20 as part of the New York State Department of Transportation's (NYSDOT) $157 million resurfacing project for the Long Island Expressway (LIE), which is part of the overall Long Island Expressway Pavement Renewal Project....


Adolfson & Peterson Complete New PGA Headquarters

The PGA of America moved into its new $33.5 million, 106,622-sq.-ft. headquarters in Frisco, Texas, a Dallas suburb. The facility is a four-story building situated on a 600-acre campus. Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) completed the construction this year, having started work on the building in September 2020....


Brasfield & Gorrie Complete GSU's Convocation Center

Georgia State University (GSU) officially opened its new $85,200,000 Convocation Center (CC) on Sept. 15 in the Summerhill neighborhood of Atlanta, near Center Parc Stadium. The center was constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie (B&G), which achieved substantial completion this past summer....


Crews Pave Last Unpaved Section of Mount Washington Auto Road

The last unpaved section of the 7.2-mi. Mount Washington Auto Road — two narrow dirt/gravel lanes, one in each direction for 6/10 of a mi. — which takes tourists, various officials and scientists to the summit of Mount Washington (6,288.2 ft.) in New Hampshire, was paved last spring....


Crews Scale Mountainous Terrain to Complete Project

Powell Constructors Inc. began construction of the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $21.4 million North Sherwin Shoulders Project in April 2021 in mountainous terrain more than 7,000 ft....


Stamford Wrecking Eyes Brass Factory Demolition Completion By December

The city of Waterbury, Conn., once known as America's "Brass City" due to the many brass manufacturing plants located within it, is now, via its Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC), demolishing many of the factories and taking steps to clean up the contaminated sites to allow for future development....


Peter Scalamandre & Sons Leads Key Long Island Project

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is investing $71.4 million to reconstruct and modernize a key segment of State Route 347. Located in Suffolk County, the project is adding new travel lanes, signals, crosswalks and other improvements to a 2-mi....


Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. Reconstructs Highway in Mojave Desert

Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. (FSGC), along with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is nearing the completion of 50 mi. of new lanes in southern Inyo County via its Olancha-Cartago 4-Lane Project, a $134.8 million investment....


Joint Venture Builds New Gates, Key Structures On $259M ATL Project

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which handles one of the largest passenger volumes of any airport globally, is undergoing a more than $259 million upgrade to bring in new gates and other key structures to handle the increasing demands on an airport....


Pike Industries Leads $27.6M VT-9 Resurfacing Project

Pike Industries, a CRH Company, began the $27.6 million Vermont Agency of Transportation's (VTrans) project that is resurfacing 12.5 mi. of VT-9 between Wilmington and Brattleboro. The project began in August 2021 and is expected to be completed Aug....


Articulated Trucks Vital On Teichert Highway Job

Crews from Teichert Construction are wrapping up work on the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) Yuba 20 Corridor Roadway Projects. The contractor currently is performing work with a bridge replacement on the State Route 20 Browns Valley Bridge and pavement rehabilitation....


Lane Construction Extends Austin Toll Road

Lane Construction Company is making considerable progress on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's (Mobility Authority) 183A Phase III Project, which began in April 2021, with work focusing on preliminary bridge structures, retaining walls, drainage, waterlines and earthwork....


Flatiron, Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring Inc. Restore Eroding Slopes

The California Department of Transportation is spending $51 million to construct two secant (retaining) walls to restore eroded slopes on the coastal side of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH, Route 1) south of Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County....


Williams Brothers Reconfigures Interchange Near Port Arthur, Texas

Changing the complete design of an interchange is no small task, but that is what crews from Williams Brothers Construction are achieving near Port Arthur in Jefferson County, Tex. Maintaining road safety standards and improving traffic flow are the key reasons for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $70 million project to upgrade and improve the U.S....


Brosamer & Wall Utilize Unique Concrete On 130-Year-Old Canal

Construction crews from Brosamer & Wall Inc. (B&W) have completed work on the second phase of the $52 million Florence Canal Reach 2 Rehabilitation and Lining Project. The firm is aiming to complete the rest of the Pinal County, Ariz., project checklist by January 2023....


O.C. Jones Widens Crucial Stretch of Bay Area's I-80

O.C. Jones & Sons Inc. began work on the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Solano Transportation Authority's (STA) three-year, $244 million Solano I-80 Express Managed Lanes Project that is adding express lanes on Interstate 80 between Red Top Road in Fairfield and the Leisure Town Road in Vacaville just east of the I-80/I-580 interchange....


Crews Demolish Medical Campus

JR Demolition and Excavation Inc. completed the demolition of former building that housed the Medical City Behavioral Health services of the Wysong Hospital campus in McKinney, Texas. The rectangular-shaped five-story structure (no basement) had a two-story wing and other smaller structures on the north side....


I-390/I-490 Interchange Improvement Project Earns APWA Honors

The New York State Department of Transportation's (NYSDOT) $172.8 million design-build I-390/I-490 Interchange Improvement Project was recognized by the American Public Works Association for Transportation Projects Greater than $75 million for its many positive impacts....


Lane, Security Paving Perform $929M Job On I-10 in California

Phase 1 of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority's (SBCTA) $929.2 million Interstate 10 Corridor Project began in September 2018 and is expected to be completed in early 2024. The work is being conducted by a joint-venture that brings together the Lane Construction Corporation and Security Paving Company Inc....


Sealand Constructors Leads Lengthy I-390 Resurfacing Project

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is investing $32 million to resurface and improve 44 lane mi. of I-390 from Route 5/20 (Exit 10) to I-90 (Exit 12) in the towns of Henrietta, Rush and Avon in the Genesee Valley Region (Monroe and Livingston counties)....


Jackson Demolition Razes Meat Packaging Plant in Albany

By June or July, Jackson Demolition Service Inc. expects to complete the demolition of the former Tobin's First Prize Center meat packaging plant in a now residential neighborhood of Albany, N.Y. The plant was located on a 30-acre site, which had 10 buildings on 10 acres....


Kiewit Tackles Draining, Grading Issues On I-80 in California

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. started work on the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Solano Transportation Authority's (STA) $93.7 million Interstate 80, Interstate 680 and State Route 12 Interchange Project 2A in August 2020 — an initiative that is improving and widening the eastbound SR 12 to EB I-80 connector in the I-80 corridor, as well as improving the connectivity between regionally significant destinations....


C.W. Matthews Expects to Complete $111M Phase 2 of Jackson County, Ga. Project in Coming Months

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. began work on the Georgia Department of Transportation's $111 million I-85 Widening, Phase II (SR 53 to US 129) project in June 2021 that is taking place in the municipalities of Braselton and Pendergrass (Jackson County) to ease traffic congestion....


Bette & Cring to Complete Critical Bridge Replacement

The $11.8 million reconstruction of the New York State Department of Transportation's (NYSDOT) State Route 8 Bridge over State Routes 5 and 12 in the city of Utica began in mid-March 2021 and should be delivered by Bette & Cring LLC (B&C) in fall 2022....


Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. to Deliver University of Texas San Antonio $90M Facility

Construction of the University of Texas San Antonio's $91 million School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center (SDS-NSCC) began in December 2020 and through steady progress, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is looking to deliver substantial completion this July....


Emergency Repair: C.W. Matthews Corrects Bridge Deck On I-85

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is one of the largest and most active DOTs in the country and it recently sprang into action when emergency I-85 northbound bridge deck repairs were required near Exit 137 in the city of Jefferson, between the municipalities of Braselton and Pendergrass....


Rockingham Bridges Replacement Over Williams River Finishes On Time

When the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) replaced two aging bridges on I-91 in the town of Rockingham, spanning Green Mountain Railroad track and the Williams River, it did so with precast spliced girder bridges....


Archer Western, Sundt Will Deliver $612M Austin Highway Job

Great Hills Constructors (GHC), a joint-venture consisting of Archer Western Construction LLC and Sundt Construction, will begin construction on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's (Mobility Authority) $612 million 183 North Mobility Project in April....


Kubricky Construction Demolishes Bridges, Builds Temp Spans, More

The Middlebury Bridge & Rail project, a Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) initiative in collaboration with the town of Middlebury, is nearing completion this summer. The more than $92 million project replaced two nearly 100-year-old bridges that crossed the Vermont Rail Corridor in the center of Middlebury with a tunnel in the summer of 2020....


Tutor Perini / Brosamer & Wall Works On $187M Project to Restore Capacity at Friant-Kern Canal

Crews from the Tutor Perini / Brosamer & Wall joint venture started work last November for the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) $187 million Phase 1 of the Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction project, which will restore capacity in a 10-mi....


Bechtel Builds New Reactors at Georgia Power's Vogtle Plant

Bechtel and its subcontractors are putting in a herculean effort to complete the new nuclear reactors, Units 3 and 4, located at Georgia Power's Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Waynesboro, Ga....


Brosamer & Wall Inc. Rebuilds Six Bridges Along I-80

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is spending $30 million via the I-80 Six Bridges Project to increase the vertical clearance to the design standard of 16 ft. 6 in. on six bridges that cross over Interstate 80 (I-80) in the city of Vallejo just north of the Carquinez Bridge....


Austin Bridge & Road Overcomes Many Obstacles to Rebuild Texas Span

When Austin Bridge & Road Inc. was tapped to deliver the $41,200,000 replacement of the FM 457 Swing Bridge (Matagorda Bridge) in Sargent, Texas, its crews knew it would be in for a challenging endeavor....


Tioga Construction Makes Big Progress in Amsterdam, N.Y.

Tioga Construction crews have been making solid progress on the New York State Department of Transportation's (NYSDOT) $12 million project in the city of Amsterdam (Montgomery County), which is rehabilitating six bridges at four sites to deal with much needed repairs and to meet current standards....


Vector Construction Completes Redecking of Thompson Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Crews from Vector Construction began work on the New York State Department of Transportation's (NYSDOT) $11.4 million Thompson Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project this past March in Onondaga County....


Demolition Crews Proceed Carefully to Avoid Premature Collapse of Old Span

Operations to rebuild the Belden G. Bly Drawbridge, a $99.3 million Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) project awarded to SPS New England Inc., are proceeding. The drawbridge, formerly known as the Fox Hill Drawbridge and renamed in 1985 to honor a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, carried traffic on Route 107 (Salem Turnpike/Western Avenue) over the Saugus River, linking the municipalities of Saugus and Lynn, north of Boston....


Kiewit Keeps $61M California Project On Track

Started in October 2020, the $61 million I-80/I-680/SR 12 Interchange Project: Package 2A will be delivered in December 2022 as crews from Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. are making considerable progress on the project that will reduce congestion and improve safety at a critical interchange in Solano, Calif....


JR's Demolition and Excavation Demos South Irving Site, Makes Way for New Development

Planning is ongoing for the redevelopment of the Plymouth Park Shopping Mall in the South Irving section of Irving, Texas, but JR Demolition and Excavation has already completed the demo work in September....


Golden State Bridge Delivers $75M Upgrades On I-80

The two-phase I-80 Gilman Interchange Improvement Project — valued at $75 million and being constructed by Golden State Bridge Inc. — will reconfigure the Gilman Interchange at the I-80 Gilman Street exit in Berkeley....


Construction Progressing On Savannah I-20 Bridge Project

Superior Construction Co. Inc. expects to complete the $82.5 million I-20 @ Savannah River Bridge Replacements project for the Georgia Department of Georgia Transportation (GDOT) and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) in the winter of 2022....


Tioga Takes On Span Over the Salmon River

Crews from Tioga Construction began a $17.5 million New York State Department of Transportation's (NYSDOT) project to demolish and replace the Route 34B bridge over the Salmon River, which carries traffic in and out of the city of Ithaca, home to the famed Cornell University....


Steelhead Constructors Demolishes Old Bridge, Builds New One in Siskiyou County

Steelhead Constructors started work on the $10.2 million Moffett Creek Bridge Replacement Project last May, a California Department of Transportation initiative that will be delivered by the end of November....


Golden State Bridge Inc. Delivers Unique Reconstruction Project

The new $18 million Klamath River Bridge, a 300-ft. long, one lane in each direction, arch structure located north of Yreka, Calif., constructed by Golden State Bridge Inc. for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), was fully delivered on Oct....


Flatiron Embarks On One of California's Largest Projects

Construction crews from Flatiron are embarking on one of the largest highway construction projects in the California region. Overseen by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the $480 million Fix50 project will see a long-awaited upgrade of the busy section of Highway 50, a key corridor in mid-town and East Sacramento (Sacramento County), with the addition of high-occupancy vehicle lanes; widening of 12 bridges; and newly-built retaining walls....


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....


TxDOT Makes Effort to Hire More Women in Prominent Roles

Being one of the largest and most influential departments of transportation in the country, what the Texas Department of Transportation does has an impact on other agencies. This is certainly the case in terms of the hiring of women to assume positions of authority and responsibility, and implementing measures to ensure that women feel welcome within the ranks of TxDOT....


McLendon Enterprises Upgrades Hillcrest Parkway

Crews from McLendon Enterprises Inc. broke ground on the city of Dublin's $12,105,455.90 Hillcrest Parkway on Dec. 27, 2019, a project that should be delivered in 28 months. "The project has been described by city officials as the most needed and most ambitious projects for Dublin in recent decades," said Miles Cason, McLendon's project manager....


Bridge Construction On I-35 Critical to Texas' Livelihood

Construction crews from the Dan Williams Company are well on their way to completing a crucial project that will largely benefit Texas and surrounding areas. The project — overseen by the Texas Department of Transportation — involves replacing the existing two-way bridge at I-35 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard (Theon Road) with two new one-way east and westbound bridges....


Flatiron, Caltrans Earn Honors for I-710 Project

Throughout the duration of the $150.7 million Interstate 710 Pavement Rehabilitation and Bridge Widening Project, construction crews from Flatiron worked relentlessly in an attempt deliver the massive job ahead of schedule....


How Women Can Make Their Mark, Thrive in Construction

Day by day and step by step, women are taking their place in the construction industry. Whether it is at the crew level, management level, or engineering and design, the construction sector could use more women in these roles....


Bridges and Roads LLC Building Roundabout in Round Rock

Construction crews from Bridges and Roads LLC are making considerable progress on the $27.4 million RM 620 Roundabout project (I-35 to Deep Wood Drive) in the city of Round Rock (Williamson County). The project began on March 11, 2020, and the general contractor expects to deliver the final product at the end of 2022....


Crews Widening, Reconstructing One of Oldest Routes On East Coast

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), via a $62.9 million project, is widening and reconstructing 9.403 mi. of on U.S. 1/SR 4 beginning south of SR 147 (Plant Hatch) and extending south of George Hill Road (CR 106)....


Walsh Construction Presses Forward On Long Slip Fill, Rail Enhancement Project

Construction of Phase One of NJ TRANSIT's Long Slip Fill and Rail Enhancement, or "Long Slip," project is making steady progress as crews from Walsh Construction Company are working in an area with active rail operations....


Empire Paving Rules Over I-95 Interchange Project in Stratford

In the next 14 months, Empire Paving Corp. will be delivering the Connecticut Department of Transportation's (CTDOT) $28,857,927 Reconstruction of Interchange 33 on Interstate 95 in Stratford project, an initiative that is helping the state address the infrastructure deficit and improve traffic flow by providing motorists with more options....


Walsh Construction Tearing Down, Rebuilding Bridges On I-80

As part of the $57.1 million Interstate 80 (I-80) Bridge Rehabilitation Project, Walsh Construction began demolition of the I-80 bridge overcrossing at Cisco Grove. This marked the start of major project construction with completion expected in summer 2023....


NJ TRANSIT Names Mohammed Nasim New Chief of Construction Management

Mohammed Nasim recently was selected by New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT) to serve as the agency's new chief of construction management. He brings with him a wealth of experience from 30 years in the field of delivering large transportation projects in the United States and abroad....


George Harms Construction Leads Jersey's 'River Draw' Initial Construction Phase

NJ TRANSIT is replacing the 113-year-old, 2,920-ft.-long Raritan River Bridge, constructed by the Pennsylvania Steel Company and McCullen and McDermott, as part of its Resilience Program, which was initiated following Superstorm Sandy to ensure that its transit systems and infrastructure are stronger and more reliable....


Grand Parkway Infrastructure Links Segments On Massive Texas Highway Job

Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC began construction of a $1.2 billion project that will build Segments H, I-1 and I-2 of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) SH 99 Grand Parkway project, in an area northeast of the city of Houston in Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, and Chambers counties....


Guy F. Atkinson Delivers $107M Concrete, Asphalt Upgrades On Pomona Freeway

Crews from Guy F. Atkinson are upgrading approximately 10 mi. of the  Pomona Freeway (SR 60) between the I-710 Long Beach (I-710) and San Gabriel River (I-605) freeways to extend the lifespan of the highway....


Crews Rebuild, Widen 5.5 Miles of Highway, Re-Deck Bridges

The John R. Jurgensen Company (JRJ) is looking to deliver the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $36 million I-71 Resurfacing and Rehabilitation in Cincinnati by early fall of 2021. Construction began in spring 2018....


HIgh Reach Excavators Raze Former Jail Site

Construction on the University of Texas at San Antonio's (UTSA) $161 million Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Careers Building (IECB) is expected to start soon on the site of the former Bexar County Jail in downtown San Antonio after crews from Hansco Inc....


Old River Road Overpass On I-16 Nears Its Finish

McLendon Enterprises Inc. is a few months away from completing the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) $8,575,000 Old River Road Overpass at Interstate 16 project in Bloomingdale, Effingham County....


Lane Construction Kicks Off $175.7M 183A Project

In April, the Lane Construction Corporation began efforts to reconstruct the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's (Mobility Authority) 183A Phase III Project, a $277.3 million initiative that is extending the 183A Toll Road 6.6-mi....


Q&D Construction Completes Echo Summit Job Using Accelerated Bridge Construction

Employing an accelerated bridge construction method (ABC), Q&D Construction was able to complete the California Department of Transportation's $14.1 million U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project three months ahead of schedule....


O'Rourke Completes Turfway Park Grandstand Demo

The revamp of the Turfway Park horse racing track in Florence, Ky., began on April 23, 2020, when O'Rourke Wrecking Company Inc. crews began the demolition of the race track's grandstand, a multi-million-dollar job that was completed last August....


HIghway 1 Emergency Reconstruction

Highway 1, California's scenic highway that runs along the Pacific Coast, experienced a serious washout at Rat Creek in Monterey County on Jan. 28 when a post-fire debris flow from the Dolan Fire burn scar removed a 150-ft....


Madden Contracting Relies On Roadtec for U.S. 79 Super 2 Project

Madden Contracting Company LLC  (MCC) is months away from delivering the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $14.4 million U.S. 79 Super 2 Project that is upgrading shoulders and driveways, as well as installing drainage structures from northeast of Loop 256 to the Anderson/Cherokee County line....


Crews Make Headway On $63M I-16/I-75 Improvement Project

Since ground was broken in April 2017 on the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) I-16/I-75 Improvement Project in Macon, crews from E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. and C.W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc....


Pegasus Link Constructors Leads $1.7B Project

Construction of the $1.7 billion 11-mi. 635 East Project that is reconstructing and widening I-635 from U.S. 75 to I-30, including the I-635/I-30 interchange, began in spring 2020. Pegasus Link Constructors (PLC) was awarded the contract from the Texas Department of Transportation in May 2019, which has the joint-venture of Fluor Enterprises Inc....


Security Paving Company Reaches Midway Point of Ventura County Highway Job

Security Paving Company Inc. has completed nearly 50 percent of the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $91 million State Route 23 (SR 23) Pavement Rehabilitation Project taking place on 8.2 mi....


O'Rourke Completes Demo, Saves Historic Clock Tower

The historic former United States Playing Card Company headquarters and factory in Norwood, Ohio, a suburb in Cincinnati, is being transformed into a $150 million plus mixed-use development that will have more than 500 residential units; a brewery; a public market and food hall; more than 100,000-sq....


Phased Return to In-Person Classes Begins at New $256M Somerville School

The delivery of the new Somerville High School (SHS) building and campus, which is expected to be completed in spring 2022 when Suffolk Construction completes Phase 3 — the construction of the new athletic field — is pressing forward....


Longview Bridge and Road Reconstructs Texarkana Highway

Longview Bridge and Road is reconstructing 6 mi. of I-30 from the Arkansas State Line to Kings Highway in the city of Texarkana [Bowie County], replacing the four-lane [two lanes in each direction separated by a median] asphalt highway with six concrete lanes to handle an increase in traffic that is impacting the area....


BLEX Conducts Major Earth Work Operations in Missouri

JE Dunn Construction Company broke ground last June for the $295,974,160 design-build replacement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Kansas City district) Fort Leonard Wood Hospital, an initiative expected to be delivered in fall 2024....


Officials Approve Billions of Construction Dollars for Projects

Like the rest of the country, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Texas hard, but despite this medical emergency, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) currently has more than $24 billion worth of highway, bridge and infrastructure construction projects under way – the largest in the state's history....


Crews Improve SR 520 as Part of $455M Project

The ongoing work for the Montlake Project, being constructed by Graham Construction as part of the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, is slated for completion in 2023/2024....


OHL USA Crews Make Upgrades to Ventura Freeway

Since July 2020, crews from OHL USA Inc. have been replacing 19.3 mi. of concrete median barrier on U.S. 101 (Hollywood Freeway/Ventura Freeway) to improve the safety of motorists via a $49.7 million project (total programmed cost) initiated by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)....


TxDOT Praises Contractors for Emergency Response

The snowstorms and cold weather that gripped Texas in February was not easy for the state, but the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), along with contractors and subcontractors, worked overtime to keep the roads safe and protect motorists....


Peachtree Creek Bridge Gets Its $20M Upgrade

The Peachtree Creek Bridge on SR 3/Northside Drive in North Atlanta (Fulton County), built in 1926, is being replaced by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) via a $20,164,623.92 contract that was awarded to C....


Decade-Long N.J. Project Comes Into Focus

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is replacing the Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River at a cost of $495 million, with the goal of having the new bridge completed in early 2023....


Crews Demolish I-45 Bridge in Four Days; Upgrades to Continue

The demolition of the Holland Road bridge over the six mainlanes of IH-45 Gulf Freeway in Galveston County, Texas, part of the I-45 expansion project between FM 517 to FM 1764, took four days to complete....


Over the Lagoon — Joint Venture Leads Bridge Replacement Over Coastal Wetland

Foundation, column and bridge superstructure construction is under way at the Interstate 5 (I-5) San Elijo Lagoon highway bridge located above Manchester Avenue and a lagoon channel separating the central and east basins of the 960-acre San Elijo Lagoon coastal wetland in Encinitas, Calif., a city along the northern San Diego County coastline....


John R. Jurgensen Co. Upgrades Lanes, Bridges Along I-675

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), via a $26.1 million construction project, is rehabilitating a 17-mi. stretch of I-675 by repairing sections of pavement and resurfacing three lanes of highway in each direction....


O&G Industries Leads $54.6M I-84 Safety, Operational Improvement Job

The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (CTDOT) $54.6 million I-84 Safety and Operational Improvements project in West Hartford, awarded to O&G Industries Inc. , is based upon the mitigation of traffic congestion and safety concerns that can arise in heavy traffic situations....


Charter Oak Bridge Project Set to Bring Congestion Relief for Connecticut's Capitol Region

The delivery of the Connecticut Department of Transportation's (CTDOT) I-91 Charter Oak Bridge (COB) Project, a large-scale initiative that combines two projects to reduce congestion and improve safety in the city of Hartford, and towns of East Hartford, and Wethersfield, is less than two years away....


Crews Working to Complete $99M Orange County Upgrade

Construction crews from Security Paving Company Inc. are on schedule to complete construction on the $99.8 million  SR 57 Lambert Road Interchange Improvements project in the city of Brea, Calif., (northern Orange County) to improve traffic flow and prepare for future highway infrastructure construction to help freight travel....


CMES Inc. Expects To Complete SR 360 Reconstruction By 2022

The Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) $66.7 million reconstruction and widening of SR 360 from SR 176/New Macland Road near Marietta in Cobb County to SR 120/Charles Hardy Parkway near Dallas in Paulding County began last summer and is expected to be delivered by CMES Inc....


Joint Venture Takes on Texas Harbor Bridge Project

Crews from the joint venture of Flatiron/Dragados LLC (FDLLC) are working hard to complete the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) design-build, $802.9 million U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge Project (HBP) in Corpus Christi....


Emergency Situation — Spider Excavators Fix 'HeleSlide' Along Critical Highway

Referred to as a "HeleSlide" by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), a major landslide occurred in 2019 along State Route 299 between Junction City and Willow Creek in Trinity County (northwestern California) that brought down a massive amount of rock and earth and revealed a fractured and fragile mountainside along the critical highway....


Crews Rebuild I-410: Southwest Improvement Project

Phase 1 of the I-410 Southwest improvement project in San Antonio, being constructed by Williams Brothers Construction Co. Inc. (WBC), began in fall 2019 and is expected to be delivered by 2022, with the direct connectors to be ready in 2021....


Williams Brothers Nears Finish of $259M Houston Job

Williams Brothers Construction Co. Inc. is now in Phase 4 of the seven phase, $259 million, I-610 West Loop/I-69 Southwest Freeway Interchange improvement project in Houston that began in late December 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2024....


Houston's $1.3B Project Nears Completion

The reconstruction of U.S. 290 in Houston (My 290), a $1.3 billion project, recently attained substantial completion and is providing immediate relief for commuters and commercial drivers in this growing metropolitan region....


Crews Stabilize Deteriorating Bluffs Near Torrey Pines

Crews from Blue Pacific Engineering and Construction (BPEC) completed Phase 4 of the Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization project in December 2020 for San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the North County Transit District (NCTD) to stabilize portions of the coastal bluffs in the city of Del Mar....


ST Bunn Leads Lurleen Wallace Boulevard Project

Save for completing the shared used path underneath the Hugh Thomas Bridge, where some handrail has to be installed, sodding and irrigation and other various landscaping items, ST Bunn Construction Co....


Union Paving Begins Portion of NJDOT's $155M Job

Union Paving & Construction Co. Inc. (UPC) started work on Contract B ($155.4 million) of the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) $218.5 million project to reconstruct the Route 3, Route 46, Valley Road and Notch/Rifle Camp Road interchanges last February....


Joint Venture Takes on San Diego I-5 Project

Earthwork and road construction operations are pressing forward on an 8-mi. stretch of Interstate 5 (I-5) to enable the busy highway corridor in San Diego County to accommodate two new carpool/high occupancy vehicle (HOV) Lanes — one in each direction — between Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach and Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad....


Project Manager Makes His Mark for Texas-Based Construction Company

At 26 years old, Alvaro Lopez, Jr., a project manager of Texas-based Longview Bridge and Road, has overseen several large road and bridge projects in the Lone Star State, but the father of two — soon to be three — aims to have a lasting impact in this field....


ETB Crews on Pace to Complete FM 2206 Project

East Texas Bridge Inc. (ETB) started operations last July to widen a portion of FM 2206/Harrison Road from Loop 281 to Fisher Road in the city of Longview (Gregg County), a $15.16 million Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project that is taking the road from one lane in each direction to two, with a center turn lane....


Earthwork, Demo Proceed on IDOT's $48M I-55 Project

Serious progress is occurring on the Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT) $48,038,549.23 north contract for the I-55 Interchange at Weber Road project as Judlau Construction Inc. crews have put in a solid effort since spring 2019....


VIDEO: Atlantic Coast Dismantling Razes Former Raytheon Plant in Massachusetts

To make room for the construction of a 14-acre Home Depot e-commerce distribution facility on the site a former Raytheon ordnance site split among the Massachusetts municipalities of Tewksbury, Lowell and Billerica, Atlantic Coast Dismantling LLC (ACD) successfully demolished a similar sized rectangular-shaped building on a 20-acre site between late June and Oct....


Crews Make Headway on $370M I-5 Project

The Nor Cal Paving JV (Granite Construction Inc. and Teichert Construction) has made steady and solid progress over the past 18 months on the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $370 million Interstate 5 (I-5) Corridor Enhancement Project in Sacramento County that covers 1.1 miles south of the Elk Grove Boulevard Overcrossing to the American River Bridge, an initiative that is rehabilitating the road and improving traffic flow by relieving congestion on the busy highway in the northern part of the State....


Knife River Executes Bridge Slides on I-84

The twin east-west bridges – 112 ft. long, two lanes each – at the Blacks Creek Interchange on I-84 in Ada County, Ida. (20 mi. east of Boise and built in 1963) reached the end of their lifespan and have been replaced – hence the Idaho Transportation Department's (ITD) $12.1 million project awarded to Knife River Corporation that had prefabricated two new bridges off-site that were eventually slid into place....


Shelly & Sands One Year From Completing Granville Project

Shelly & Sands Inc. crews started work on the Ohio Department of Transportation's $8,840,000 State Route 37/State Route 661 and State Route 16 interchange improvement project in the southern boundary of the village of Granville, Ohio, an initiative that began in June and should be completed in fall 2021....


Konkus Corporation Replaces Bridge Decks for N.J. I-78 Bridges

Konkus Corporation crews are pressing forward with the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) $27.9 million I-78 Bridges over Route 202/Route 206 and Washington Valley Road project, which began in mid-December 2019 and should be finished by the end of 2022....


Razing of More Than Century-Old Bridge Makes Way for New Span

Built between 1898 and 1900, the North Washington Street Bridge in Boston has been demolished and is being replaced by J.F. White Contracting Co. through a $177 million-plus contract that was awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)....


Longview Bridge & Road Crews Overcome Floodplain on U.S. 69

Longview Bridge & Road Ltd. (LBR) is building a new 690-ft.-long overpass bridge (two lanes in each direction) on U.S. 69 spanning FM 346 in the city of Tyler to improve traffic flow in the largest municipality in northeast Texas....


Austin Bridge & Road Battles Record Rain on U.S. 82

Austin Bridge & Road LP (ABR) has overcome serious challenges to push forward on the Texas Department of Transportation's highway widening project that covers 20 mi. of highway in Fannin County in order to complete the $71.5 million project in July 2021....


Leaving a Legacy: Crews Replace Astoria's Waterfront Bridges

Construction crews from Legacy Contracting Inc. have completed the city of Astoria, Ore.'s $10 million Waterfront Bridges project. Crews completed the remaining elements of the complex initiative that replaced aging bridge infrastructure going back more than 100 years....


Simmerly Slough Bridge Receives Urgent Upgrade

MCM Construction Inc. is replacing the Simmerly  Slough Bridge on State Route 70, north of the city of Marysville at a cost of nearly $84 million, as the bridge no longer meets current design and seismic safety standards....


DDI Construction at Camp Creek Parkway, I-285 in Fulton County

CMES Inc. constructed its first diverging diamond interchange (DDI) as part of the Georgia Department of Transportation's $13 million Camp Creek Parkway (SR 6) project at I-285 in the city of East Point (Fulton County), an initiative that began on July 6, 2018, to help reduce congestion and improve safety for motorists....


Flatiron to Deliver $54M SR 20 Timbuctoo Roadway Project

Flatiron crews are making significant progress on the $54 million State Route 20 Timbuctoo Roadway Project taking place a half-mile east of the Yuba River in eastern Yuba County, Calif. The project, financed by state and federal dollars, began last February, with delivery anticipated in September 2021....


Massana Construction Looks to Expand Biz in Texas

It was back in 2001 that Mark Massman and Anna Cablik founded Massana Construction Inc. in Tyrone, Ga. Since then, the company has grown by leaps and bounds and has expanded out west, where it now has a Texas division based in Frisco (near Dallas)....


Texas A&M Graduate Oversees His First Job as Project Manager

The U.S. 82 in Red River County project is a memorable one for Zak Moore, RK Hall LLC project manager — it is the first job that he is overseeing. Moore, 23, graduated from Texas A&M with a BA in Construction Science in 2019 and was hired by the general contractor almost immediately....


Greensboro Urban Loop Enters Home Stretch

The final section — the Northern Loop — of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Greensboro Urban Loop is being constructed by E.S. Wagner/Smith-Rowe, joint venture....


Carbro Contractors Replaces Ridge Road, Orient Way Bridges for NJDOT

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is investing $26.7 million to replace the current Ridge Road Bridge (107 ft. long, one lane in each direction) and the Orient Way Bridge (107 ft. long, two lanes in each direction) over Route 3 in the Township of Rutherford in Bergen County....


RK Hall Relies on Cat Equipment for U.S. 82 Job

RK Hall LLC started work on the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $14.2 million project to expand and improve U.S. 82 in Red River County in September 2019 and despite rains which had impacted the construction last winter, the general contractor is hopeful to meet the anticipated delivery date of September 2021....


Joint Venture Tackles Challenging Encinitas Job

Installing new sidewalks and bike paths is primarily a simple, straight-forward project, but this was not the case for a project that included the construction of 4,050 linear ft. of new sidewalks and bike lanes under Interstate 5 (I-5) at Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Boulevard in the city of Encinitas....


Bent Crews Replace Farmer Creek Bridge Along U.S. 101

Bent LLC is in the midst of replacing the Farmer Creek Bridge on U.S. 101 just north of Hebo, a structure built in 1916, for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The existing 27-ft. long, two-lane steel bridge is being replaced with a concrete, 80-ft....


CMES Inc. Constructs Diamond Urban Interchange in Bethlehem

CMES Inc. crews are scheduled to complete the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) $26.4 million project in Bethlehem to construct a full diamond urban interchange providing access to and from SR 316 to the crossroad SR 81, on Oct....


Eutaw Construction Ahead of Schedule on State Route 76 in Mississippi

Eutaw Construction Company Inc. crews will be on-site for the construction of the Mississippi Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $81 million State Route 76 construction in Itawamba County project until the end of 2023 as they build a 9-mi....


ODOT Reconstructs, Widens Portion of I-76 in Akron

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), over the years, has been addressing its infrastructure deficit to replace aging roads and bridges and to upgrade crucial hubs in many of the state's major cities, and Akron is part of this action....


Flatiron Upgrades Taxiway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Seven months into the Houston Airports System (HAS) $58.9 million rehabilitation of Taxiway WB at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), construction crews from Flatiron are making steady progress on the project that began in early February and has a projected delivery date of early 2022....


Missing Moves No More

Construction of the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) $180 million, I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project began on March 20 when crews from South State Inc. arrived on the work site between I-295 and Route 42 in the Borough of Bellmawr in Camden County....


Easy as ABC

Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) was the method chosen by SEMA Construction to replace the 50-year old Seagoville Road twin-bridges over I-635 in Dallas to minimize the impacts on traffic using the busy highway....


U.S. 101 New Youngs Bay Bridge Project Enters Second Year

The New Youngs Bay Bridge along U.S. 101 linking the cities of Astoria and Warrenton in northwestern Oregon, a crucial link for commuter and commercial traffic, is undergoing a major rehabilitation via a $12.4 million investment to extend its lifespan....


Bay Cities Rapidly Rebuilds I-680

Bay Cities Paving & Grading Inc. , the general contractor located in Contra Costa County, began work on the $123.2 million project to build 11 new mi. of express lanes and other road infrastructure on southbound I-680....


ODOT's $116M South Side Mega Fix to Complete Next Spring

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) two-phase, $166 million South Side Mega Fix project in Columbus, an initiative awarded to Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S), will be delivered in April/May 2021....


Flatiron Works to Rebuild I-820 East Loop in Fort Worth

Construction of the $177 million, I-820 East Loop project in the Greater Fort Worth Area has made significant progress since the project broke ground in late July 2018 as part of the state's Texas Clear Lanes initiative to alleviate traffic congestion in a heavily traveled part of the Dallas-Fort Worth roadway system....


Rebuilding I-35 in New Braunfels

As part of the Texas Department of Transportation's I-35 Comal County Operational Improvements project in the San Antonio area, Bridges and Roads LLC is covering the portion from FM 2252 to Schwab Road in the city of New Braunfels....


El Centro's Imperial Improvement

Granite Construction Inc. is continuing to make progress on the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $44 million, multi-year project to reconstruct the interchange at Imperial Avenue and Interstate 8 (I-8) in the city of El Centro....


American Bridge Co. Working to Replace Aging Bayway Bridge

The construction site for the Florida Department of Transportation's $56.3 million project to replace the SR 679/Bayway Bridge (Structure E) and repave SR 679 from north of Yacht Club Lane to SR 682 is a hive of activity with crews and equipment from American Bridge Company (ABC) hard at work to complete the project in the summer of 2021....


Rebuilding the SR 11 Bridge

Crews from E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. began the demolition of the existing 250-ft. long, two-lane bridge on State Route 11 on Aug. 5 as part of the Georgia Department of Transportation's $5.3 million bridge replacement project....


Construction of $130M Rapid City Arena Meets Benchmarks

Construction on the new $130 million events venue/arena for the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (RPCC), future home of the Monument in Rapid City, S.D., began last November when crews from Mortenson Construction and its local partner, Scull Construction Services Inc., started work on the 225,960-sq.-ft....


All Hands on Deck — Crews Make Steady Progress on Sweetwater River Bridge

Steady progress is the byword for the ongoing upgrade and rehabilitation of the Sweetwater River Bridge in Chula Vista, a $25.7 million project (total cost) along the I-805 in the South Bay area of San Diego County that is a joint-project between the California Department of Transportation and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)....


The Final Flyover: Crews Wrapping Up 290/130 Project

The partnership of Webber LLC, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has made considerable progress on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority 290/130 Flyovers Project in east Austin, as the second of three flyover bridges under construction, at the 290 Toll/SH130 intersection, opened to traffic on July 11....


Conveyer Belt Speeds Up Fayetteville Outer Loop Progress

Construction on another section of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Fayetteville Outer Loop project began last spring — a $129.7 million design-build contract awarded to the Wilmington, N.C.-based team of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc....


Granting an Extension — ALDOT's U.S.-98/SR-158 Project Takes Shape

Work on the estimated $115 million U.S.-98/SR-158 Extension Project in Ala. began in September 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2023. Thus far the DOT has awarded four of the seven contracts for the road and bridge infrastructure construction that is taking place in Mobile County....


USACE's $453M Kansas City Levees Project

The final phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City Levees Project is under way at various stages of design and construction to start in the Fall with the investment of $453 million to cover levee and floodwall raises; replacements and repairs to existing pump stations; improvements to aging infrastructure; and seepage and stability improvements....


Family, Fairness, Skill Spur Growth for Newnan Firm

In May 2006, Scott Stokes founded Southeastern Site Development Inc. (SESD), a heavy civil/infrastructure general contracting firm in Newnan, Ga. Today, his firm is recognized as one of the city of Atlanta's premier road building, site development, excavation, utilities, structures, concrete flatwork and construction contractors working throughout Georgia....


Ritacco Workin' on the Railroad … Bridge in Jersey

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)....


SPS New England On Track in Haverhill

SPS New England Inc. started work on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) $102 million I-495 Haverhill Bridge Replacement Project that is replacing and widening existing north-south bridges spanning the Merrimack River in Haverhill....


Webber Puts Its Signature on Irving Bridge

Webber LLC will deliver the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $39.5 million Signature Bridge project, a 500-ft. long north-south structure that spans State Highway 114 in the city of Irving that will connect the old Texas Stadium, the former home of the Dallas Cowboys (south side) with a large development area – 78 acres – on the north side....


In Full 'Blume' — New Bridge Over I-84 Takes Shape

Ground was broken on Nov. 7, 2019 for the construction of the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) $13.5 million Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over I-84, a project being built by HP Civil Inc....


New Upgrades to Dodger Stadium Will Protect Legacy

As part of the Los Angeles Dodgers $100 million stadium upgrades, crews from PCL Construction have ensured to protect the team's legacy. During renovations, the stadium's historical elements were protected, including the outfield stands and corrugated metal roofing....


Kokosing Makes Strides on $1.3B Downtown Ramp Up in Columbus

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $1.3 billion I-70/I-71 Downtown Ramp Up project in the city of Columbus (Franklin County) is helping to replace, upgrade and rehabilitate aging highway infrastructure in the downtown core and improve traffic flow and safety for motorists....


Widening the Gap — How KNA Is Improving a Major Colorado Highway

The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) $350 million I-25 South Gap project, awarded to Kraemer North America (KNA), is improving 18 mi. of highway south of Castle Rock (Douglas County, about 40 mi....


Quicker Commute Throughout Austin Starts to Take Shape

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's (Mobility Authority) $743 million, 183 South project in Greater Austin will consist of a new tolled expressway with three lanes in each direction on an 8-mi....


Diamonds Are a Road's Best Friend in N.C.

Diamond Surface Inc. , via a $13,389,000 contract with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), is rehabilitating and repairing 6.796 mi. of I-73/U.S. 421 in Guilford County between I-85 and 1-40 in Greensboro, N.C....


John G. Walton Construction Leads Major SR-180 Work in Orange Beach

John G Walton Construction Co. Inc. started major work on the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $7.9-million SR-180/Canal Rd. widening in Orange Beach on Sept. 23, 2019, and the crews are very confident about meeting the December 2020 delivery date....


OHM Completes Chatham Harbor Channel Dredging

Chatham, Mass.-based Outermost Harbor Marine (OHM) essentially self-performed a nearly $500,000 dredging operation to open a channel at its marina in Cape Cod's Chatham Harbor, a project that started on Jan....


GOMACO Slipform Paver: Project 'Workhorse'

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....


Challenges and Solutions on I-880

Bay Cities Paving & Grading Inc. is on target to deliver the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) $139 million I-880 express lanes project between Oakland and Milpitas in late summer, an initiative that will create 45 mi....


Hammers Prove Key as Crews Build Bridge Project

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....


H.P. Civil Works Around Obstacles to Complete ODOT Project

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the construction sector across the country, with many private sector projects being deemed as non-essential by several state governments. But in regards to many departments of transportation projects, work continues on those projects that state authorities have determined to be essential....


Massana Construction Makes Headway in Amarillo

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....


'The Lake District' Rises Outside of Memphis

Earth work, site preparation and the installation of underground infrastructure are ongoing for more than 50 acres of the more than 161 acre "The Lake District" development, a $400 million upscale mixed-use community just outside of Memphis, Tenn., that is being implemented by The Lake District LCC (TLD), which is owned by Gilad Development Inc....


With Safety Plans in Place, Contractors Can Begin to Get Back to Work in Boston

Construction is an important part of Boston's economy and the city employs thousands of people on large, medium and small projects year-round. Back on May 5, the city had announced its plan to loosen the COVID-19 restrictions — a plan that would lead to the gradual re-opening of construction and on May 18 it followed through on that decision....


W. L. French Wraps Up Excavation; Boynton Yards Presses Forward

The erection of the steel frame for the 101 South Street tower is eing constructed by DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (DLJ RECP) in joint venture with Leggat McCall Properties (LMP) as part of the Boynton Yards development in Somerville, Mass....


Garner Environmental Services Erect COVID-19 Medical Emergency Shelter in 4 Days

Due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) flu pandemic, Harris County began planning for the construction of Harris County Non Congregate Medical Shelter (NCMS) last March to relieve pressure on the hospital system by COVID-19 patients....


Mr. Crane Eyeing Expansion

Mr. Crane, now among the largest crane and rigging firms in southern Calif., is celebrating the 51st anniversary of its founding in 1969 and the company, which crane industry veteran Lee Steinberg acquired in 2000, is looking to expand its operational footprint in the west....


Crews Add New Lanes, Bridge to SR 142

By the end of May, crews from Southeastern Site Development Inc. (SSD) will have delivered the Georgia Department of Transportation's $14 million project to widen 2.5 mi. of State Route 142 from FM I-20 to Alcovy Road in Covington, including the widening of a 112-ft....


New Cancer Center Under Construction in Cambridge

Construction of the Guernsey Health Systems (GHS) and Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center (SEORMC)'s $12 million, single-story 12,000 sq.-ft. cancer center began last year with an anticipated delivery date of late fall 2020....


PCL Crews Deliver Dodger Stadium Upgrades

Historic and famed Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles — the third oldest Major League Baseball ballpark in the country and home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, — is undergoing a major upgrade for the 2020 season, and is slated to host the league's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard....


Construction Crews Rebuilding Three Bridges on I-35

Crews from OHL USA Inc. started work on the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $78.8 million I-35 from Stassney Lane to William Cannon Drive project to improve safety and mobility in south Austin in July 2016, and they are expected to deliver the new and updated structure this summer....


Joint Venture Working to Rebuild, Widen Lanes Along I-65

The joint-venture of Dunn Construction Co. Inc. and Wiregrass Construction Company are looking to deliver the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $68 million widening of four miles of I-65 (south of I-459 from exits 238 to 242) by this July....


Blasting Completed for Essentia Health's $800M Duluth Campus

Twice-daily blasting is required at the site of a 12-story hospital bed tower, which is part of Essentia Health's $800 million Vision Northland project on its medical campus in downtown Duluth, Minn....


MassDOT's $169M Chelsea Viaduct Project in Boston Presses Forward

The Skanska-McCourt Joint Venture (Skanska US and McCourt Construction Co. ) started its work on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) nearly $204 million (total cost) rehabilitation of the Chelsea Viaduct Bridge in Boston, a project that began in April 2019....


Contractors Stay Ahead of Challenging COVID Safety Rules

General contractors and subcontractors are taking steps to keep construction workers and the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemicAbout two weeks ago, Larry Gescher, a co-owner and the president of H.P....


Knife River Corp. Replacing 80-Year-Old Idaho Bridge

Knife River Corporation is constructing the Idaho Transportation Department's (ITD) $7.3 million U.S. 95 Weiser River Bridge Replacement project, which involves rebuilding a two-lane structure that has been in existence for more than 80 years dating back to 1939....


Skanska One Year Out From Completing Pensacola Bay Bridges Project

In an effort to improve overall traffic flow, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is in the midst of replacing the aging Sen. Philip D. Beall Sr. Memorial Bridge (Pensacola Bay Bridge) connecting the cities of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze via U.S....


Former Educator Making a Difference With C.W. Matthews Contracting Co.

Jeremy Whitaker taught construction trades education for seven years at Kennesaw Mountain High School in Cobb County, Ga., before he was hired by C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. last June to promote the construction industry in elementary and high schools as a means to secure much-needed workers for an industry that is experiencing a labor shortage....


'Fast Lane to Jobs' Initiative Yielding Results

The ongoing shortage of construction workers is affecting general contractors and subcontractors in many states. This is very much the situation for the membership of the Georgia Highway Construction Association (GHCA), which has the twin challenge of replacing an existing aging workforce, where retirements occur daily, all while seriously increasing the labor pool to meet the demand of increasing amount of work being asked for by the Georgia Department of Transportation, large cities such as Atlanta and by smaller counties....


$4B Illinois Tollway Reconstruction Under Way

The Illinois Tollway's $4 billion reconstruction of the 22-mi.-long Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street will provide congestion relief and reconstruct aging bridges and other infrastructure to meet current and future traffic demands, while also addressing regional transportation needs in the western Chicago area....


'The Gallery at Kenwood' in Cincinnati Pressing Forward

The demolition of 22 two- to three-story apartment buildings on the block bound by Kenwood Road, Happiness Way and Festive Court, a 10-acre site, began in the northeast section of downtown Cincinnati in late January to make room for the construction of the Capital Investment Group LLC's (CIG) $130 million project — The Gallery at Kenwood....


Crews Raising Bridges at I-2, Bicentennial Boulevard

The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $47 million I-2 and Bicentennial Boulevard project in the City of McAllen, which started on Jan. 2, 2017, is expected to be delivered by crews from Anderson Columbia Co....


S.T. Wooten Off to Good Start on I-95 Widening From Raleigh to Fayetteville

The Feb. 9 closure of the Long Branch Road bridge (Exit 71) over Interstate 95, north of Fayetteville (Harnett County), marked the first stage of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) $404 million project to widen 18 miles of the interstate under a design-build contract awarded to S.T....


Ammons and Blackmon Progressing on SR 181 Widening

Crews from Ammons and Blackmon Construction LLC began work on the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $19.9 million contract to widen 3.9 mi. of the north-south State Route 181 in August 2018 and are looking to complete the project in the spring of 2021....


Relyco Grades for New Lanes on WIS 23

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) WIS 23 Expansion, a considerable investment that covers the highway from Plymouth to Fond du Lac, is divided into three sections — two rural and one urban — and last May, Relyco Inc....


Webber Working to Construct I-35 Overpass

Many sections of I-35, a highly traveled highway in Texas are undergoing repairs and reconstruction. One of these projects is the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $31.7 million (construction cost) I-35 at Posey Road project that was awarded to Webber LLC....


ODOT, Kerr Construction Build New I-205 Lanes

While a few punch-list items remain, substantial completion of the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) I-205: Paving & Auxiliary Lanes project in the city of Portland was delivered last December by Kerr Contractors Inc....


Port of Entry Project Will Be 'Clean, Green and Smart'

As part of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) state Route 11 (SR-11)/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry project, crews from Skanska US Civil are constructing the final segment of the future toll road SR-11 and the southbound connector ramps, linking southbound State Route 125 (SR-125) to eastbound SR-11 and eastbound state Route 905 (SR-905)....


Cranes Key to Giving Ventura Freeway Its New Look

The California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $55 million Interstate 5 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lane project between State Route 134 (the Ventura Freeway) and Magnolia Boulevard is expected to be substantially completed this Spring....


Carter & Company to Deliver I-84 Graham Road Project

Carter & Company Inc. (C&C) crews began work on the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $18.7M, I-84 Graham Road Bridges Project in the city of Troutdale in February 2019 and are looking at beating the delivery date of December 2020....


Massana Construction Lifts 11 Bridges in Five Counties

Punch list items are all that remain on the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) $8 million rehabilitation of 11 bridges over Interstate 20 and Interstate 16, which raised the height of bridges in Newton, Green, Morgan, Taliaferro and Laurens counties....


Innovation, Green Infrastructure Resolves Flooding

In 2017, Astra-Rohadfox UPC JV LP, a joint venture between Astra Group and Rohadfox Construction Control Services Corporation, was selected to deliver the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management's (DWM) Upper Proctor Creek Capacity Relief Facility and the Trust for Public Land's (TPL) Rodney Cook Sr....


Illinois' Weber Road, I-55 Interchange Project Moves Forward

Utility relocations delays prevented crews from starting work on the $68 million I-55 Interchange project on Weber Road in Romeoville, Ill., in 2018, but in early May 2019 operations began in earnest. The work zone covers Weber Road from 119th Street north/Rodeo Road of the interchange to 135th Street/Romeo Road to the south and 1/2 mi....


Worcester Red Sox Stadium Build Proceeds on Track for 2021 Season

The Pawtucket Red Sox — the Boston Red Sox's TripleA team — from Pawtucket, R.I., is moving into a new 10,000-capacity baseball stadium in Worcester, Mass., which is expected to be ready by April 2021, in time for the season....


Conveyor Belt Speeds Up Fayetteville Outer Loop Progress

Construction on another section of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Fayetteville Outer Loop project began last spring — a $129.7 million design-build contract awarded to the Wilmington, N.C.-based team of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc....


Years After Hurricane Harvey, Dam Still Under Repair

Hurricane Harvey caused extensive damage in Texas and Louisiana during August 2017, including major devastation to the Vernon Lake dam and spillway in Vernon, La., which is the subject of a $1 million Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) repair project....


Robbins & Morton Making Progress on Huntsville Hospital

Ground was broken in early January 2019 for the construction of Huntsville Hospital's $250 million, seven-story Orthopedic & Spine Tower (OST) at its Alabama campus, making it the biggest medical construction project in the downtown area since the hospital opened its north patient tower in 1980....


New Park Coming to Rollover Pass Site

The first step toward the construction of a new Bayside park in Gilchrist, Texas (Galveston County), is the filling in of the Rollover Pass in the Bolivar Peninsula, a $7.4 million project that began last October when crews from Brizo Construction LLC commenced its operations to fill in the 200-ft....


S&B Construction Battles Mud Pots Near San Diego

The power of nature, specifically plate tectonics and seismic activity, literally forced the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to build a 5-mi. temporary road adjacent to state Route 111 (SR-111) and install new underground infrastructure for the two-lane highway and the Union Pacific Railroad to abandon tracks and build new ones in the Imperial Valley, east of San Diego....


Walsh Makes Progress on ODOT's I-480 Valley View Bridges

Solid progress is being made on the multi-year $227 million, design-build I-480 Valley View bridges deck replacement project in northeast Ohio, an Ohio Department of Transportation initiative that began in November 2017 and will be completed by June 30, 2024....


Sound Wall Segments Being Built Along I-805

As part of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Interstate 805 South Corridor Enhancement Projects, SEMA Construction Inc. was tapped to build five separate sound wall segments along I-805 between Naples Street in the city of Chula Vista and state Route 54 (SR 54) in the city of National City....


SEMA Construction Helps Build Interstate 30 Project

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is investing $32.8 million to upgrade 1.7 mi. of Interstate 30, which will include a new overpass and the rebuilding of frontage roads (concrete pavement) and ramps, in the city of Rockwall (Rockwall County), just east of Dallas....


Ames, Atkinson Crews Forge Ahead With I-10 Project

The last two segments — 2 and 3 — of the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) High Occupancy Lane Project are pressing forward, with segment 2 expected to be completed at the end of April and segment 3 in the summer of 2021....


Beaver Excavating Set to Deliver $114M Findlay Project

Beaver Excavating Company is scheduled to deliver the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $114 million Interstate 75 Widening and Reconstruction project in Hancock County through the city of Findlay this year....


Northern Construction Service Pushes Forward on Morgan-Sullivan Bridge

Northern Construction Service LLC (NCS) is 13 months into the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) $21.4-million project to demolish and reconstruct the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge and associated roadway, traffic signal and pedestrian improvements in Agawam and West Springfield, an initiative to replace aging infrastructure in the state....


Alabama's First Diverging Diamond Interchange Nearing Completion

DDIs are particularly effective at locations, like the one in Alabama, that have:High volumes of left-turn traffic on and off of freeway rampsLeft-turn related safety challenges Moderate and unbalanced crossroad traffic through the interchangeA need for additional capacity, without widening According to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), "DDIs improve safety by reducing vehicle-to-vehicle conflict points from 26 — as in a conventional diamond interchange — to 14 points....


Flatiron Construction Ahead of Schedule for I-710 Project

Construction began in May 2018 on the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $150.7 million Interstate 710 Pavement Rehabilitation and Bridge Widening Project, which was awarded to Flatiron Construction Corporation in February 2018....


Rudolph Libbe Builds U.S. COEXCELL HQ in Maumee

Rudolph Libbe Inc., of the Rudolph Libbe Group, has made solid progress on the construction of the multi-million dollar, 82,500-sq. ft. combined headquarters, manufacturing facility and warehouse building for U.S....


First Nuclear Reactors Built in 30 Years Take Shape at Georgia Power Plant

Construction is ongoing for two new nuclear reactors, Units 3 and 4, at Georgia Power's Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Waynesboro, Ga. — the first new nuclear reactors to be constructed in the United Stated in 30 years — that will provide electricity to more than 500,000 homes and businesses once operational....


IHC Rebuilds Nebraska's I-80/I-76 Interchange

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), via a $44.5 million contract awarded to Interstate Highway Construction Inc. (IHC), is rebuilding the interchange at I-80/I-76 near Big Springs — close to the "Colorado Corner" — and 6 mi....


Contractors Discuss Rising Construction Costs

General contractors and subcontractors across the nation are witnessing increases in construction costs, be it for department of transportation contracts or commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects....


Morganza to the Gulf Protection Project Yields Billions in Work Contracts in La.

The Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) and the Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) are taking the lead on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $10.3 billion Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection Project in Louisiana, which so far has received an investment of more than $450 million in construction work for levees and floodgates....


Improving Minnesota Roads, BNSF Rail Operations

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....


Gilbane Building Company, Turner Construction Leading Construction of Blue Jays' Spring Facility

Dunedin, Fla., has been the Spring Training home of the Toronto Blue Jays since 1977, and the bond between the city and team was renewed on April 23 when construction began on the $102 million ($96.6 million in construction costs) renovation of the stadium where the Jays play their Grapefruit League games....


Flintco on Schedule to Deliver St. Jude's $412M Research Center

The first major project of the $1.3 billion expansion of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital campus in Memphis, Tenn., is the $412 million advanced research center (ARC, $342 million construction cost) — an eight-story, 625,000 sq....


GDOT's Islands Expressway Bridge Replacement Hits One Year Mark

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is investing $58.9 million to demolish the two Causton Bluff Bridges built in 1963 over the Wilmington River (Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway) along Islands Expressway (CR 787) in Chatham County....


Crews Make Steady Progress on Akron's Romig Road

The city of Akron is investing $12.8 million to reconstruct a 1.5-mi. section of Romig Road, a north-south four-lane, concrete paved artery, from Vernon Odom Boulevard in Akron to Central Avenue in Barberton, close to I-76....


Sacyr Construction USA Continues Work on Fla.'s First Coast Expressway

Phase 2 of the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) First Coast Expressway project (FCE) is underway and expected to be delivered in mid-2025. Back in March, crews from Sacyr Construction USA LLC first began working on the north segment of the job, a $229 million contract that is being funded by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise....


NCDOT Working to Remedy Hurricane Dorian's Destruction

When Hurricane Dorian struck North Carolina's Cape Hatteras region (Dare and Hyde counties) on the evening of Sept. 6 as a Category 1 storm, it caused considerable damage to coastal towns, homes and businesses, along with vital highway and road infrastructure....


GDOT's $800M Project to Reduce Congestion in Atlanta

Since construction began in February 2017 on the Georgia Department of Transportation's $800 million Transform 285/400 design-build-finance project, the developer North Perimeter Contractors LLC (NPC) has been making steady progress toward construction completion in late 2020....


New Bridges Part of $3B I-94 MDOT Project

As part of its $3 billion I-94 Modernization Project, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is demolishing and reconstructing 14 bridges in Detroit in advance of the main work via the Advanced Bridges program between 2019 and 2022 to help minimize the traffic impact of the construction on local residents and businesses when the main project gets underway....


Barnhill Working to Deliver N.C. Outer Loop Segment

There are three ongoing contracts for work to complete the North Carolina Department of Transportation's 39-mi. Interstate 295 project — locally known as the Fayetteville Outer Loop — an initiative that has the state investing approximately $1 billion for its entire job to improve traffic flow in the Fayetteville metropolitan area and Fort Bragg....


MDOT's I-696 Reconstruction Project Expects Fall Finish

The Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $90 million Interstate 696 Project — dubbed "Restore the Reuther" in Oakland and Macomb counties — is being executed by Interstate Highway Construction Inc....


Crews Executing Army Corps Contract to Renourish S.C. Beaches

In addition to causing serious damage to many communities in the Carolinas, Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Irma (2017) and Florence (2018) were responsible for considerable destruction to the beaches in several communities throughout South Carolina that rely on local, regional and national tourism....


Port of Savannah's $220.5M Upgrade to Double Capacity

For many years now, Georgia's Port of Savannah (referred to as the port or Garden City Terminal — GCT) has been experiencing a massive growth in business that is seeing more ships dock to unload and receive a variety of goods....


Kalin Begins Reconstruction Work on U.S.-131

Kalin Construction Company Inc. (KCC) crews started work on the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $20 million reconstruction of a section of U.S.-131 last May, which is being rebuilt from William R....


$153M Dugway Storage Tunnel Nears Completion

One of the key elements of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's (NEORSD) Project Clean Lake is the $153 million, 14,000-foot-long (2.8 mi.) Dugway Storage Tunnel, which is being constructed by the Salini Impregilo/Lane Construction JV (Salini Impregilo S.p.A....


AGC Warns of Labor Shortage Despite Toledo's Growth

A July 31 press conference in Toledo, Ohio, organized by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the AGC of Northwest Ohio highlighted the results of monthly analysis of U.S. Department of Labor data on construction employment in the nation's 358 metropolitan centers between June 2018 and June 2019....


McHugh Construction Putting up Floor for Kenect Nashville

James McHugh Construction Co. is building the $80 million-plus Kenect Nashville, a 20-story, 420-unit high-rise that will be the second largest apartment building in Nashville, Tenn. , when completed in July 2020....


Lead Engineering Weathers Challenges of I-95 Re-decking

The $13.46 million re-decking of four bridges along Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie at Glades Cut Off Road (County Road 709) and Ten Mile Creek (just south of Okeechobee Road/Exit 129) will be completed in weeks, much to the relief of motorists that are now able to enjoy a smooth ride....


Army Corps' First-Ever P3 Project Presses On

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $2,841,062,000 (current estimate) Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project is pressing forward, and one of the ongoing elements is the $46,040,475 Diversion Inlet Structure (DIS) initiative in the city of Horace, N.D....


Conti to Deliver Outer Loop by September

The North Carolina Department of Transportation's ongoing effort to construct the future Interstate 295, also known as the Fayetteville Outer Loop, has partially opened to traffic. But a total of four other sections remain either under construction, design or development....


O'Hare's Terminal 5 to Undergo $8.5B Expansion

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, will undergo a $1.2 billion expansion of its Terminal 5 starting in 2020 that not only will upgrade and improve services and amenities at airport, but prepare it for a further $8.5 billion investment targeting a 2023 completion date — with the bulk of the Terminal 5 expansion to be delivered in 2021....


Rudolph Libbe Crews Press Forward With CAI Site Prep

Crews from Rudolph Libbe Inc. , of the Rudolph Libbe Group, are completing earth work and site preparation for the new 32,000-sq.-ft. headquarters of Credit Adjustments Inc. (CAI) in Defiance, Ohio. On the multi-million project, Rudolph Libbe Inc....


Upgrading Fort Pierce, Florida's Kings Highway

Built in the 1970s, 3.417 mi. of Kings Highway from south of State Road 70 to north of the I-95 overpass are being rebuilt by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the road near the city of Fort Pierce (Saint Lucie County) is being expanded to two lanes in each direction with a 30-ft....


Emery Sapp & Sons Continues to Grow

Billy Sapp, 24 at the time, started Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. (ESS) in Columbia, Mo., in 1972 with his brother Elvin, 34, and his father Emery. The construction company for which department of transportation work accounts for about 50 percent of annual revenues, started with one piece of equipment and one employee with a focus on water and sewer installation to one that has over 650 employee-owners....


$973 Million Savannah Harbor Expansion On Time and Budget

Started in January 2015, the $973 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is on time and budget with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overseeing the initiative that is deepening the federally-owned channel from 42 to 47 ft....


Concrete Roadway Repairs on I-90 Begin

Started last summer, Ulland Brothers Inc. is looking to complete the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDOT) $17 million I-90 Westbound Concrete Overlay project between the cities of Manchester and Hayward in Freeborn County by mid-September....


Crews Near Halfway Point in Storage Tunnel Project

Part of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's (NEORSD) Project Clean Lake, the $142.3 million Doan Valley Storage Tunnel project (DVT) has McNally/Kiewit DVT JV (McNally Tunneling Corp. and Kiewet Corporation) constructing three tunnels to help deal with combined sewer overflows (CSO) and have it treated....


Large ODOT Contracts Focus on Mill Creek Expressway

Following completion of the Phase 5A of its Mill Creek Expressway project, the Ohio Department of Transportation will award two more major contracts to general contractors to complete the 11-phase project in greater Cincinnati that started in 2010 and is scheduled for completion in 2025....


Work Proceeds on Miami-Dade's Krome Avenue

Phase 8 of the Krome Avenue reconstruction and widening program, a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) initiative, began in mid-January and is expected to be completed in April 2020, when crews from Halley Engineering Contractors Inc....


Crews Bear Down on Charleston Tunnels

The city of Charleston, S.C., is investing $198 million to complete the Spring/Fishburne Drainage Improvement Project, a five-phase initiative that began in 2011 and is scheduled for completion in 2024....


Administrative Buildings Prepare Path for Construction of Pediatric Hospital

In the first phase of a $1.5 billion plan to develop a new campus in North Druid Hills, DeKalb County, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is constructing two support buildings that will house all of its administrative staff....


Crews Gear Up to Finish Minnesota Highway Repair

Crews from PCi Roads LLC were busy last fall constructing temporary crossovers on U.S. Route 2 in Erskine, Minn., so they could hit the ground full-stride this spring to complete the Minnesota Department of Transportation's $12.5 million design-build upgrade and refurbishment of 5.5 mi....


Cincinnati Expressway Improvements Move Forward

Only a few contracts remain to be completed in the Ohio Department of Transportation's 11-phase I-75 Mill Creek Expressway project in Greater Cincinnati, an initiative started in April 2010 and valued at between $550 million and $650 million....


GDOT's $135M Widening of I-85 Presses Forward

The first of the Georgia Department of Transportation's 11 Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) projects, the $135 million-plus design-build widening of I-85, is being constructed by C.W. Matthews Contracting Company (CWM) Inc....


Perrysburg Hospital Nears Completion as Workers Raise In-Patient Tower

Rudolph Libbe Inc. of the Rudolph Libbe Group is just weeks away from delivering the third and final phase of the Mercy Health–Perrysburg Hospital in Perrysburg, Ohio, a city in the Greater Toledo area....


Burford Highway Project Helps Growing Community Keep Pace

The widening and reconstruction of 1.68 mi. of Buford Highway (State Route 13) in the city of Buford, a $16.7 million Georgia Department of Transportation project, is scheduled to be delivered by E.R. Snell Contractor Inc....


Crews Replace 'Half-Historic' Bridge at Border

Construction began in June 2018 on the three-year, $39.3 million Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge Replacement project at the U.S.-Canada border, a joint venture of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Ministry of Transport–Ontario (MTO) headed up by Lunda Construction Co....


ODOT Director Warns of Coming Financial Crisis

Unless serious measures are taken soon to bolster funding for the Ohio Department of Transportation, its ability to properly maintain, rebuild, and expand the state's road and bridge network will be compromised, ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks told the Governor's Advisory Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Feb....


'Modern, Edgy' Hotel in Downtown Columbus Takes Aim at Millennials

Construction began last March on the new $23 million, seven-story Aloft in Columbus, Ohio, and Welty Building Company Ltd. , which is managing the project, expects to deliver the boutique hotel by September....


Hospital Construction Keeps Noise, Disruption to Minimum

Construction commenced last October on the $171 million renovation and expansion of Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Ga. The project has DPR Construction adding a fourth floor to the hospital's Prince Tower Two building, as well as demolishing the four-story 1919 Tower, which was built 100 years ago and is currently the oldest part of the medical center, and replacing it with a six-story structure....


Bypass Project Alters Florida Landscape

The Florida Department of Transportation's $60 million Baldwin Bypass project in the town of Baldwin, Duval County, is an ambitious attempt to relieve traffic congestion by constructing a 4-mi., four-lane highway and three overpasses that cross CSX railway tracks....


Ruhlin Replaces 178-Year-Old Dam

The $33 million construction of a new East Reservoir dam for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in Portage Lakes State Park in Coventry Township, Summit County started last December and is expected to be completed this spring....


'Continuous Flow Intersection' Targets Left Turns

Downtown Snellville in Gwinnett County is undergoing a major road infrastructure upgrade to improve traffic flow under a $13.5 million Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) project. Plans call for the installation of a continuous-flow intersection (CFI), also known as a displaced left turn, which will remove the left turns from the main intersection of SR 124 and U.S....


Apartment Crews Work on Wet Ground in Close Quarters

Sometimes, digging a foundation proceeds without any challenges whatsoever, but there are times when workers not only have to deal with a tight site in a downtown area, but also are confronted with a high water table....


Truck Bypass Aims at Easing Congestion

As truck traffic continues to increase in the U.S. 301 corridor in Starke, Bradford County, Fla., the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is spending $90 million to construct the 7.3-mi. Starke Alternate Truck Route, also known as the Starke 223 Bypass, to relieve traffic congestion both now and in the future....


MnDOT Highway Project Aims at Defeating Floods

The Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDOT) $31.4 million New Ulm Gateway Project is replacing two bridges — the Minnesota River and Front Street Bridges north of New Ulm — and constructing a new one at an interchange being built at Highways 14 and 15 and Nicollet County Road 21....


GDOT Restores Depression-Era Culverts With Its Own Workers

Often, when the infrastructure deficit is mentioned, what comes to mind immediately is roads and bridges built in the 1960s or under the Eisenhower administration's efforts to establish the Interstate Highway System....


Kansas Road Crews Tackle Soil, Subgrade Issues

Crews from Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. started work in May on the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) $16 million pavement reconstruction of a 7.12 mi. section of U.S. 169 in Allen County, from Minnesota Road south to Delaware Road....


Work on $23M Chicago Transit Station Upgrade Nears Completion

The finishing touches on the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) $23 million Medical District Station Renovation will be completed by late 2018, bringing closure to a project that will help upgrade of the Forest Park Branch of the Blue Line — the third busiest station on the line, which serves over 1 million passengers....


Atlanta Student Tower Rises in Tight Quarters

JE Dunn Construction is moving forward rapidly on a $65 million, 26-story apartment building in downtown Atlanta that will provide 237 units and 685 beds for students from Georgia State University and other institutions....


Expansion of U.S 69 Aims at Student Safety

Work began on March 13, 2017 on the $20.4 million Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) project expanding a 6-mi. section of U.S. 69 to a four-lane upgradable expressway in Bourbon County, as well as rebuilding or refurbishing several bridges....


Despite Utility Relocation Delays, Hard Scrabble Road Widening and Reconstruction is Proceeding

In response to sustained growth in the northeastern part of the city of Columbia, Richland County, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is widening an 8-mi. section of Hard Scrabble Road from one lane in each direction to a five-lane roadway with two travel lanes in each direction and a two-way left-turn median....


ODOT's First SmartLane Aims at Quickening Commutes

Crews from Complete General Construction (CGC) have been working since June on the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $61 million Interstate 670 SmartLane and resurfacing project in Columbus....


KDOT Places High Hopes on Viaduct Reconstruction

The Kansas Department of Transportation is spending $65 million to replace the aging and deteriorating westbound section of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct on Interstate 70, which links Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan....


Covington Road Upgrade Aims to Relieve Congestion

E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. is on schedule and on budget in the construction of the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) $19.3 million project to reconstruct and widen a 3.5-mi. section of State Route 12/U.S....


Welty Drives Toward Finish of River Valley Medical Center

Serving as construction manager and general contractor, the Welty Building Company is erecting the $38 million, L-shaped, 95,000-sq.-ft. Fairfield Medical Center's (FMC) River Valley Campus in Lancaster, Ohio, southeast of Columbus, which will bring much-needed health care services to this growing community of 40,000-plus people....


VDOT Prepares for Future Traffic With Route 1 Widening

It's full speed ahead for Fort Myer Construction Corporation (FMCC), Washington, D.C., in the third year of the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) $168 million Route 1 Widening project in Prince William County....


Florida's Palmetto Express Work Speeds Toward Finish Line

The Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) $262 million (estimated) design-build SR 826/Palmetto Expressway project will be completed in late fall as crews from the joint venture of Community Asphalt Corporation, Condotte America, De Moya Group Inc....


In With the New… Out With the Old on Chestatee River

Having completed the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) new $22 million State Route 53 bridge — the Bolling Bridge — over the Chestatee River (Lake Lanier) last July, vehicles are now using it and the Scott Bridge Company Inc....


ODOT Makes Progress on Its $28.9M Broadway Bridge Project in Cleveland

As part of its multi-phase Cleveland Innerbelt Modernization Plan, the Ohio Department of Transportation is spending $28.9 million on the construction of a new frontage, which connects Broadway Avenue (SR 14) with Pershing Avenue on the west side of I-77 and moves the Broadway Avenue entrance ramp (to I-77 south) to Pershing Avenue via a new Frontage Road on the west side of I-77 in the city of Cleveland....


Florida Eyes Finally Solving Its 'Missing Link' Problem

Started in May 2017, Halley Engineering Contractors Inc. is a year away from completing the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) $33 million NW 87 Avenue Roadway Project between NW 74 Street and NW 103 Street that it is taking place in western Miami-Dade County....


Crew Prepares Site for Rex Lumber's $110M Sawmill

Construction on a $110 million new Rex Lumber sawmill and dimensional lumber production plant in greater Troy, Ala., started on July 17, 2018, and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019 with operations beginning in June....


Hurricanes Can't Thwart Carolina Bays Parkway Ext.

Tropical Storm Joaquin (2015) and Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Irene (2017) delayed the completion date of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Horry County's $99 million S.C....


Minneapolis Aims for Congestion-Free Travel

The Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDOT) $239 million, multi-year [email protected]: Downtown to Crosstown project reached its first year of construction in July as crews from a joint-venture, consisting of Ames Construction, Lunda Contracting Co....


Kokosing Construction Crew Reaches Midway Point on $120M I-271 Project

Started on Aug. 1, 2016, the Kokosing Construction Company Inc. is more than half-way through the $119,988,186 Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) I-271 pavement replacement and widening between the Cuyahoga/Summit County line and Miles Road....


Pennsylvania Turnpike's $425M Interchange Project on Schedule

There are three construction projects left to complete for Stage 1 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's $425 million I-95 Interchange project in Bensalem and Bristol Townships in Bucks County....


Krome Avenue Project Approaches Completion

Odebrecht Construction USA is less than two months away from completing the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) $59 million project to widen and improve a segment of State Road (SR) 977/Krome Avenue from SR 94/SW 88 Street/Kendall Drive to north of SR 90/SW 8 Street/Tamiami Trail in western Miami-Dade County....


MDOT $1B Modernization Work Under Way

As part of the advance work for the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) approximately $1 billion plus Interstate 94 Modernization Project in Detroit, a number of bridges are being demolished and replaced between now and the anticipated start of the project in 2022....


ODOT's I-77 Bridge Replacement Project Tackles Obstacles, Progresses

As part of the Cleveland Urban Core Projects, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has what it calls the Cleveland Innerbelt Modernization Plan. One of the initiatives in the work is the widening and reconstruction of the I-77 bridge over I-490 and the improvement of I-77 south of I-490 — a $25.6 million contract that was awarded to The Ruhlin Company....


WisDOT I-39/90 Project Runs Ahead of Schedule

The $1.2 billion reconstruction and expansion of Interstate 39/90 in south-central Wisconsin, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) project, will be completed in 2021 — one year earlier than previously scheduled — due to an additional $32.7 million that the state is investing in the project that started in 2015....


­Waters College of Health Professions to Open in 2019

Georgia Southern University broke ground on Aug. 29, 2017, for the new $22 million facility that will house the Waters College of Health Professions in Savannah. The S/L/A/M Collaborative designed the project and the project is being managed by the Holder Construction Company....


Barton Malow Preps for Five-Year Project

Demolition crews broke ground in December on Bedrock's $900 million tower complex, featuring a 58-story, 800-ft. tall tower in downtown Detroit on the site of the former J.L. Hudson Co. department store that closed in 1983....


GDOT's $51M Widening of SR 92 Makes Progress

Last November the C.W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc. began work on the multi-year, $51,173,350 widening and reconstruction of State Route 92, a Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) project that begins at Malone Road in Douglas County and goes north to Nebo Road in Paulding County....


Shafer Contracting Continues I-35 Resurfacing

Started in October 2017, crews from Shafer Contracting Co. have completed 15 percent of the work for the two-year Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDOT) $60 million resurfacing of the I-35 North Metro Split (I-35E/I-35W and I-35)....


Crews Perform Huge 19-Hour Concrete Pour

With meticulous planning, crews from J.H. Findorff and Son Inc. and Ozinga Bros. , the concrete supplier, successfully poured close to 6,700 cu. yd. of concrete for the foundation of the new Irgens Partners BMO Harris Tower in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 2....


Akron Children's Hospital Addition Approaches Completion

Akron Children's Hospital is eagerly awaiting the addition to the existing Considine Professional Building by Welty Building Company Ltd. The $82 million, 230,000 sq. ft. addition began in March 2017 and will be completed in the summer of 2018....


VDOT's $58M Jones Branch Connector Project Proceeds According to Schedule

Crews from Archer Western Contractors LLC began work in January 2017 on the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) $58 million Jones Branch Connector project that will connect Jones Branch Drive to Route 123 (0.5-mi.) in Northern Virginia's Fairfax County....


I-95 Work Provides First Responders More Room

Started in February 2017, Archer Western Construction LLC is currently in its second year of work on the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) $89.5 million multi-year project to enhance 6.285-mi....


MDOT River Bridge Replacement Continues

The Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $20.5 million U.S. 2 Escanaba River Bridge Replacement in Wells Township of Delta County, a project awarded to Zenith Tech Inc., is scheduled to be completed in October 2018....


Project Unites FDOT, National Park Service

The Everglades National Park is undergoing a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)/National Park Service partnership initiative to provide additional freshwater flow within the swamp and improve the ecological conditions in the park and in the central Everglades, north of Tamiami Trail....


Project Could Save Motorists Eight Hours Per Year

With a goal to reduce traffic congestion and enhance safety, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded an $800 million contract to North Perimeter Contractors LLC to complete the Transform 285/400 project in 2020....


Walsh Construction Leads Major $227M I-480 Bridge Work

Walsh Construction Company crews began the initial work on the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $227 million I-480 Valley View bridges deck replacement project last November, with major work set to resume....


Reconstruction of I-75 Interchange to Improve Safety, Visibility

Work began last August on the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) $49 million Reconstruction of I-75 Exits 29 and 22 in Lowndes County. Reames and Son Construction Company Inc. (RSCC) has been executing a variety of road and bridge elements....


Crews Progress on $323M Midway Modernization

The Midway Modernization Program (MMP), the $323 million upgrade of Chicago's Midway International Airport (MIA), is well under way. F.H. Paschen is making rapid progress on the security checkpoint, bridge expansion and new concessions components of the three-part plan....


Welty Building Company to Deliver SSC's Akron Location

Crews hired by the Welty Building Company Ltd. (WBC) are months away from completing the construction of Stark State College's (SSC) new $15.7 million Akron location. The facility is a 68,414-square-foot, three-storey structure that is expected to serve up to 5,000 students within the next five years....


Georgia Southern's $33.6M IAB to Be Complete in June

Georgia Southern University's $33.6 million Interdisciplinary Academic Building (IAB) is expected to be completed this June as Charles Perry Partners Inc. LLP (CPPI) and crews from Lavender Construction and other subcontractors are meeting their scheduled benchmarks....


ODOT's $500M I-75 Thru the Valley Enters Second Year

Phases 1 and 2 of the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) seven-phase, multi-year I-75 Thru the Valley Project, which is valued at $500 to $600 million, began last spring when John R. Jurgensen Company (JRJC) crews began its $96 million contract....


Crews Complete MassDOT's $183M I-91 Viaduct Nine Months Ahead of Schedule

While there is still work to complete on the $183.3 million Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield, Mass., the pouring of new concrete decks has been completed nine months in advance of the August 2018 benchmark to achieve full beneficial use (FBU)....


Gilchrist Works on Its Portion of DOTD's I-10

Crews from Gilchrist Construction Company LLC have been working steadily on the $54.7 million Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) project along 2.7 mi. of Interstate I-10 to reconstruct and widen the four-lane (two lanes in each direction) section of highway....


MnDOT, NDDOT Partner to Repair Connecting Span

The Highway 2 Kennedy Bridge, connecting Minnesota and North Dakota, is undergoing a rebuild via the joint-venture of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT, with the work being undertaken by Zenith Tech Inc....


JESCO Inc. Builds New $55M Baseball Stadium for Mississippi State University

Even as construction continues on the new $55 million baseball stadium for Mississippi State University (MSU) in Starkville to rebuild the Dudy Noble Field — the homefield of the Bulldogs — the team has already held some practices inside the grounds of the new structure, which is being built by JESCO Inc....


Adamo Demos Georgia Dome in Downtown ATL

Brought in from Detroit, Mich., by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) to demolish its 71,000-seat Georgia Dome, the Adamo Demolition Company perfectly executed the implosion of the stadium — in 12 seconds — that was built in 1992 as the home stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team....


Walsh Construction Performs Bridge Slide on I-70 Project

For the second time in its history, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is using a slide-in-bridge method to replace the twin bridges on Interstate 70 (I-70) at State Route 121/New Paris Pike (SR 121) in Wayne County....


First Phase of U.S. 30 Upgrade Moves Forward

The Nebraska Department of Transportation, via the Build Nebraska Act, is spending close to $170 million to convert roughly 26 mi. of U.S. Highway 30 (U.S. 30) between Schuyler and Fremont in Dodge and Colfax County from a two-lane road into a four-lane expressway on new alignment that in places is 1.5 to 2 mi....


Rudolph Libbe Inc. Completes LEED Building Design and Construction

Rudolph Libbe Inc. recently completed construction of the $26 million Northwood Schools in Northwood, Ohio, for Northwood Local Schools (NLS). The school, which acheived LEED Silver certification, is located on the site of the Olney School and the Olney Elementary School that have been demolished, and adjacent to Northwood High School, which will be repurposed with the 800-seat auditorium and 10,000-sq.-ft....


Pace Construction Improves Route 141 at I-44

Pace Construction Company LLC and its partners are making good on the July 15, 2018 delivery date for the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MODOT) $25 million Route 141 at I-44 Improvement Design-Build Project in St....


Crews Rebuild Portion of I-40/I-440 in N.C.

Started in May 2013, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) $200 million Fortify I-40/I-440 Rebuild project — the 11.5-mile rebuild of a stretch of I-40/I-440 in southern Raleigh — will be fully completed in 2018....


SDDOT's Mount Rushmore Road Project to Wrap Up This Spring

Phase 3 — the final phase — of the South Dakota Department of Transportation's (SDDOT) $24 million Mount Rushmore Road reconstruction project in Rapid City, which is being performed by Complete Concrete Inc., is well under way....


ODOT Embarks on $153M South Side Mega Fix Project

Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S) has been working on Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) South Side Mega Fix project. The I-71 South Side widening/ interchange reconstruction is a $153 million initiative in Columbus, Ohio, that will greatly improve traffic flow for motorists and commercial traffic....


South Memorial Parkway Proceeds Ahead of Schedule

A joint venture between Reed Contracting Services Inc. (road construction) and Miller & Miller Inc. (bridge construction) is taking on the $53.9 million, multi-year Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) South Memorial Parkway (Alabama 53 / U.S....


IDOT Spends $80.6M to Replace Aging Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is spending $80.6 million to replace the aging U.S. 52/IL 64 bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Illinois and Iowa, with the financial support from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IADOT)....


Zachry Construction Replaces Two Bridges in Raleigh, N.C.

Zachry Construction Corporation began construction of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) $36.9 million Capital Boulevard Bridge replacement project in September 2016. Crews are replacing two bridges in Raleigh — one on Capital Boulevard (U.S....


Gilbane Building Co. Clears Way for New Judicial Complex

After demolishing the former Georgia Archives building in downtown Atlanta last March, the Gilbane Building Co. started construction on the new $122 million State Judicial Complex (SJC), a Georgia Building Authority (GBA) project that will house the Georgia Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court, and various other offices for the judicial system....


Crews Use Unique Method on INDOT Project

Gradex Inc. is about one year away from completing the Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) $23.9 million U.S. 40 and U.S. 27 project in downtown Richmond. The project, which is divided into three phases, started last March and should be completed in late 2018....


First Year of ODOT's I-75 Reconstruction Comes to a Close

Beaver Excavating Company crews began work on the Ohio Department of Transportation's $113.2 million Interstate 75 Widening and Reconstruction (Hancock County/Through the City of Findlay) project last March and are expected to complete it in May 2020....


Interchange to Improve Traffic by Year's End

The $25 million plus Nebraska City Southeast Interchange project — a Nebraska Department of Transportation initiative, will be completed by Constructors Inc. by the end of this year. The work, based on improving traffic flow and safety on busy sections of U.S.-75 and Nebraska Highway 2 (N-2), started in March in 2016....


$385M Tower to Benefit 'Generations' of Toledo's Citizens

Lathrop Turner is building a $385 million, 13-story, L-shaped 302-bed patient care tower — Generations of Care Tower — on the campus of ProMedica Toledo Hospital. In addition, the Toledo Children's Hospital, a project that broke ground on April 4, 2016 and will be completed in July 2019, with occupation expected by the end of the year....


MDOT Spends $165M Upgrading Four Spans

Nearly one-third of the work has been completed on the Michigan Department of Transportation's $165 million 75 Rouge River-Detroit-Downriver Connection bridge project. It's an initiative that is repairing and upgrading four bridges that cross the Rouge River, vital railway lines and canals crucial to the auto and construction industry, and impact life in a residential/urban area in South End Detroit....


Cincinnati's Historic Music Hall Sees $135M Renovation

The Music Hall in Cincinnati — owned by the city, built in 1878 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975 — is nearing the end of a $135 millionplus renovation. The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) awarded the contract to Messer Construction Co....


ALDOT Pursues $700M Bridge, Roadway Project

The Alabama Department of Transportation is spending more than $700 million to rebuild and upgrade a 2-mi. stretch of Interstate 59/20 that runs through downtown Birmingham via a three phase project that started in September 2015 and will be completed in 2020....


Kenmore Construction Widens 5.6-Mi. Stretch of I-76

Crews from Kenmore Construction Inc. are widening a 5.6-mi. stretch of Interstate 76 from two lanes to three lanes in each direction between SR 21 and Central Avenue. The $87.6 million project began last August, and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project should be completed in July, 2019....


MoDOT Project to Improve Traffic in St. Louis

KCI Construction Co. crews are fully engaged in the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) ongoing $80 million Congressman William “Bill” Clay Sr. bridge, commonly known as the Poplar Street Bridge, project....


Crews Work on Michigan's 'Golden Corridor'

The 90,000 cars and trucks that daily travel along a 3.7-mi. stretch of M-59/Hall Road between M-53 and Romeo Plank are the biggest challenge for the crews of Angelo Iafrate Construction as they work to complete the $60 million rebuilding of the highway....


ProMedica HQ: Toledo's Catalyst for Revitalization

Construction and renovation of ProMedica's new Downtown Headquarters project in Toledo will soon wrap up. The $80 million project is being managed by the Rudolph Libbe Group. The first group of nearly 1,000 employees of the Ohio health care provider will move into the two-building campus starting the weekend of Aug....


Route 47 Missouri River Bridge Takes Shape

St. Louis-based Alberici Constructors is engaged in a major hometown project —the construction of the new Route 47 Missouri River Bridge, located roughly 75 mi. from Jefferson City and about 50 mi....


ODNR Replaces Aging Mt. Gilead Dam in Morrow County

As part of its current $88.5 million statewide capital improvements spending plan, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is replacing the dam and spillway at Mt. Gilead State Park in Morrow County at a cost of $7.8 million....


Constructors Inc. Works to Give Lincoln an Edge

Work on the widening and upgrading of Yankee Hill Road in Lincoln, Neb., is expected to be completed in August 2017 as crews from Constructors Inc. are engaged in two separate projects for the road — Yankee Hill from 70th to 81st and 81st to Highway 2....


ODOT's U.S. Route 42 Enters Year Two

The work on the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Medina U.S. Route 42 Widening Project began last October and crews from DiGioia-Suburban Excavating LLC (DSE) are expected to complete the project in October 2018....


WisDOT Invests $1.2B to Reconstruct, Expand I-39/90

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT's) $1.2 billion reconstruction and expansion of Interstate 39/90 in south-central Wisconsin is well under way. Initial construction began in 2013 with the replacement of the I-39/90 and WIS 11 (Racine Street) interchange in Janesville....


ODOT Widens SR 94 to Improve Safety, Access of Corridor

The city of Wadsworth is the center of a $12.4 million Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) road project that is widening a section of SR 94 (High Street) to two lanes in each direction with an added median in the center and a multi-use path....


Detroit's Adamo Demolition Company

Detroit's Adamo Demolition Company, which has demolished more than 2,600 homes and 100 apartment buildings and schools in Detroit since 2014, has depended upon its two equipment dealers — Michigan CAT and Alta Equipment — to look after the complete maintenance of its fleet since 2006....


Detroit Demolitions to Reignite Growth in City

The municipal authority of Detroit has been engaged in a program to demolish nearly 40,000 structures across the city as part of its plan to rebuild and renew the city and spark reinvestment. Thus far, more than 10,700 homes, apartment buildings, schools and other buildings have been demolished by approximately 20 demolition contractors since 2014 and the program is expected to be completed between 2020 and 2022....


Lunda Finishes Fifth, Final Step of Hwy. 610

Scheduled to be fully completed in the spring of 2017, crews from Lunda Construction Company are working on the fifth and final section of the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDOT) Highway 610 design-build project that is extending the well-travelled road to Interstate 94 from the County Road 81 and Elm Creek Boulevard area in Maple Grove....


Crews Clean Up Contaminated Starmet Corporation Buildings

A key phase of the clean up of Starmet Corporation, a superfund site in Concord, Mass., was recently completed by de maximis inc. The main work was finished last August — under budget by $15 million....


National Historic Landmark Undergoes $212M Restoration

The Turner Construction Company (TCC) started the $212.7 million restoration and renovation of Cincinnati's historic Union Terminal in July 2016, the home of Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). The project, which is receiving $175 million from a .25 percent sales tax increase over five years, is expected to be completed in October 2018....


Rochester's $21M Inner Loop Transformation Advances

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....


Work Proceeds Rapidly on New Milwaukee Bucks Complex

Crews from Mortenson Construction started work on the construction of the $524 million new Milwaukee Bucks Arena/entertainment complex last June, which will become the new home of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and the Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball NCAA Division I team....


A Gathering Place for Tulsa' Transforms 100 Acres

A $400 million public-private partnership initiated by the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) and an ongoing multi-million donation is transforming more than 100 acres of central Tulsa, Okla., into a major park — A Gathering Place for Tulsa....


Work Begins in Earnest on Three-Quarter of Billion-Dollar Infrastructure Project

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....


Milestone Contractors Looks to Complete INDOT's I-69 Widening Project in November 2017

The $92 million widening and rehabilitation project of 15 mi. (24 km) of Interstate 69, part of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Major Moves 2020 program, will be completed in November 2017....


Ind.'s Rieth-Riley Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Founded prior to the United States involvement in WWI, Rieth-Riley Construction Co. in Goshen, Ind., is celebrating its 100th anniversary and is looking forward to another century of success in Indiana, Michigan and neighboring states....


Great Lakes Construction Repairs 1970s-Era Lytle Tunnel

The Great Lake Construction Co. is nearly one year away from completing the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $30 million Interstate 71/Lytle Tunnel project in Cincinnati that began in May 2015....


ASI to Deliver Final Phase of Lockport Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) $150 million Lockport Lock and Dam, Upper Pool project is nearing completion as crews from ASI Constructors Inc. are working hard to deliver the final phase of the project....


'Salt &Pepper' Bridge Linking Boston, Cambridge Receives $255M Makeover

MassDOT anticipates that crews from White-Skanska-Consigli Joint-Venture (WSC) will complete the $255 million Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation between Cambridge and Boston in June 2018. The project will restore the historic bridge, built in 1908, including rebuilding its iconic “salt and pepper” towers....


PennDOT Invests $266M to Upgrade Section of Route 202

The project to expand and rebuild Section 300 of U.S. Route 202 in Chester County, Pa., is complete. The final contract ($63.4 million) for the work — Section 330, awarded to Allan A. Myers LP began in April 2013....


New Entrance Road Coming to Akron-Canton Airport

The Akron-Canton Airport's $11.6 million Entrance Road reconstruction project, was awarded to Northstar Asphalt Inc. The project included the reconstruction of the entrance road to the airport terminal, reconfigured and improved short and long-term parking lots, a new rental car lot and the final phase — a new covered parking area, which is ongoing now....


RIDOT's $29.9M Apponaug Circulator Project to Reduce Rte. 1 Traffic Volume

Started in the summer of 2014, Cardi Corporation expects to deliver substantial completion in the fall of 2017 of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) Apponaug Circulator Project in the city of Warwick....


MBTA Working to Update $1.9B Green Line Extension Construction Plan

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is currently preparing a new bidding process to complete the $1.992 billion Green Line Extension (GLX) project in the greater Boston area. Officials, consultants and commuter activists estimated that the project was $1 billion over budget based mainly on the bidding method....


PennDOT Converts U.S. 13 to Urban Boulevard

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is working on a $36.5 million project to enhance travel and safety along a 4.3-mi. (7 km) stretch of U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) between Route 413 and Levittown Parkway in Bristol Township, Bristol Borough and Tullytown Borough....


Dredging Keeps Philly Region Competitive

The Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company will complete the eighth of 10 projects to lower the riverbed of the Delaware River in late August, which will allow the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) to increase its cargo capacity and create new employment opportunities in the area....


MassDOT Project Replaces Casey Overpass With Grade-Level Road

The $67 million Casey Overpass project replaces the Monsignor William J. Casey overpass in Boston, and is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2018. The project also includes upgrades and new infrastructure for commuter rail service....


ASI Continues $110M Rebuild of Buckeye Lake Dam

The Buckeye Lake Dam, part of the Buckeye Lake State Park, is undergoing a $110 million rebuild that was awarded to ASI Constructors Inc., with design-related services being provided by Gannett Fleming Inc....


Pa. Route 263 Improvement Reaches Mid-Point

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is performing construction on a $31,571,380 project to reconstruct and improve 4 mi. (6.43 km) of Route 263 (York Road) between Bristol Road and Sugar Bottom Road in Warwick and Warminster townships, Bucks County....


New Haven Harbor Crossing Project Due to Complete in November 2016

This November will see O&G Industries Inc. and Tutor Perini Corporation JV complete contract E of the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program. This project involves reconstructing the I-95/I-91/Route 34 interchange to accommodate lanes from the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q-Bridge) in New Haven, Conn., and improve interstate travel....


Wildcat Construction Enters Second Year of $79M Job

Crews from Wildcat Construction Co. Inc. are into the second construction season for the $79 million Kellogg and Webb Interchange Project, part of an East Kellogg initiative launched by a partnership between the city of Wichita, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), and Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) to improve travel in east Wichita....


MassDOT's $60M Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project Nears Completion

Personnel from SPS New England Inc., the general contractor and DW White Construction Inc., the earth and roadwork subcontractor, are making steady progress to meet the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) substantial completion November delivery date for the design-build Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project....


Shelly & Sands Completes First Year of Four-Year Contract

Shelly & Sands Inc. has completed the first year of the four-year contract to rebuild and widen a 4-mi. (6.4 km) stretch of Interstate 80 in Ohio's Trumbull County, along with the widening and rehabilitation of seven bridges and replacement of six bridges....


Firm Reconstructs Portion of U.S. 41 in Hancock, Mich.

The Hebert Construction Co. is reconstructing a portion of U.S. 41 (Reservation and Quincy streets) in the city of Hancock (Houghton County) in northern Michigan for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)....


MassDOT's Add-A-Lane Project in Needham Will Improve Traffic Flow

Barletta Heavy Division Inc. (BHD) is more than one-third through the construction of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) $137.6 million Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane project in Needham, a suburb of Boston....


Rieth-Riley Leads Vital I-94 Repaving, Bridge Repair Work

Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc. crews are making steady progress in the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $13.9 million project to resurface Interstate 94 between Bridgman and Stevensville....


Dondlinger Builds First Phase of Wichita's $116M RED Project

Dondlinger Construction crews began work on the first phase of the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) 235 Kellogg Central Project in Wichita, known as the RED Project, on Nov. 10, 2015 and will be delivering the new infrastructure in the summer of 2019....


Jane Byrne Interchange Reaches Midway Point

The reconstruction of the Circle Interchange (I-90/94 at I-290) in downtown Chicago — renamed the Jane Byrne Interchange after the former mayor of Chicago who passed away in 2014, has reached the midway point....


Massive Widening Job Nears End in Scottsdale

Crews from Pulice Construction Inc. are expected to complete the 2.5-year Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) project on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, near Scottsdale, Ariz., in the fall of 2016....


Project Linking Ohio, Ky. Reaches 80 Percent Completion

Built in 1922 to link Ironton, Ohio, and Russell, Ky., the Ironton-Lawrence Bridge spanning the Ohio River levee, six rail lines and city streets is being replaced by the Ohio Department of Transportation via an $81.4 million contract that was awarded to the Brayman Construction Corporation....


MnDOT's Hwy. 5 Project Enters Second Phase

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is spending $13.8 million to rebuild the deck of the Highway 5 bridge/West 7th Street Bridge, an east-west, 1,999-ft. (609.3 m) long span (two lanes in each direction) across the Mississippi River....


ConnDOT's I-95 West River Bridge Reconstruction Proceeding on Schedule

With the West River Bridge (built in 1958) nearing the end of its serviceable life, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), agreed in 2012 to replace the 1,020 ft. (311 m)-long bridge linking New Haven and West Haven....


Freeport West Builds ARA Development in West Valley City

Construction is proceeding rapidly as Freeport West Industrial Properties continues to develop 130 acres of land in West Valley City, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City. “With this new industrial campus enterprise, we are adding capacity for new large-scale storage, warehousing, distribution, office and showroom space within the Wasatch Front, where it has been tapped out,” said Bradley J....


K2 Construction Works With Local Groups on 48th Street

Reconstruction of a 2 mi. (3.2 km) segment of the city of Lincoln's NW 48th Street between West Vine Street and West Adams Street began March 30, 2015 when crews from K2 Construction, based in the city, arrived on the scene of this project, which is also close to the diverging-diamond interchange that Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) is building....


Maine, N.H. DOTs Collaborate to Replace Existing Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Crews from the Maine-based Cianbro Corporation began the reconstruction of the existing Sarah Mildred Long Bridge (SML) that links Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, N.H., last January and are proceeding on schedule to have the new bridge open to traffic in September 2017....


ABI Undergoes $240M Expansion

Crews from the Hensel Phelps Construction Co. are hard at work building the $240 million expansion of the terminal at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), a project that was designed by Gensler....


ODOT, ODNR Work to Improve Safety of Lake White Dam

Sunesis Construction started work on the $31.7 million Lake White Dam Rehabilitation and Roadway Improvement Project, the reconstruction of 1 mi. (1.6 km) of State Route 104 (SR 104) that sits atop the dam, last August....


$600M Bridge to Connect Minn., Wis. Under Way

The St. Croix Crossing that will connect Oak Park Heights, Minn., and St. Joseph, Wis., will be open to traffic in the fall of 2017 when crews from the joint-venture of the Lunda Construction Company and Ames Construction Inc....


CTDOT's $34.8M Bridgeport Route 8/25 Project Reaches Important Milestone

The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (CTDOT) $34.8 million project to replace the Route 8/25 bridges in Bridgeport has exceeded the half-way point as crews from Manafort Brothers Incorporated are working hard to meet the September delivery date....


PennDOT Replaces Seven Bridges in Philadelphia Over Five Years on I-676

Crews from Buckley & Company Inc. started working on the Pennsylvaniaa Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) four-year, $65 million project to rebuild seven bridges in Philadelphia last February....


Austin's SH 71 Road Project Should Reduce Traffic Jams

Crews from McCarthy Building Companies Inc. began work on a $149 million Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) SH 71 Express project in January 2015. The toll lanes are scheduled to open to travelers in the Austin area in October 2016....


Projects in Dayton Reflect Need to Update Infrastructure

Road and bridge construction is in full gear in Ohio and two projects in the Dayton area reflect the busy construction season. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for the effort to help upgrade aging infrastructure and the modernization of road systems in order to handle future traffic needs....


Extensive Improvements Being Made to Fitchburg Rail Line

Of the five bids submitted to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in 2013 for the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Improvements Track, Civil and Signal Project, the joint-venture of J. F. White Contracting Co....


Seaside Maine Town Replaces Swing Bridge With Small Bascule Bridge

Construction of the new Gut Bridge in the heart of scenic and picturesque South Bristol, Maine, a coastal fishing town specializing in lobstering, should be substantially completed in the spring, with the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) project expected to be open to traffic in late May 2016....


MassDOT Invests $183.3 Million in I-91 Viaduct Project

The contract for the much-needed rehabilitation of the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield, a $183.3 million Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) initiative, was awarded to the joint-venture (J-V) of J.F....


Foundation of Union Concrete Still Strong After 65 Years

The late George Hill founded Union Concrete and Construction Company in 1950, a family-owned business that is now run by his three children — Robert, Gary and Jodi Hill-Osinski. His granddaughter, Carley Hill, also works at the family business....


Final Phase of Project to Include 21-Day Bridge Rebuild

Key elements of the Lakefront West project in Cleveland, an Ohio Department of Transportation and city of Cleveland initiative/partnership, are being constructed during the third and final contract. This $41.5 million phase, awarded to The Great Lakes Construction Co., began last June and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018....


Crews Work to Complete DDI On Time, On Budget

Crews from the Hawkins Construction Company are hard at work to complete the Nebraska Department of Roads’ (NDOR) diverging diamond interchange (DDI) project in the city of Lincoln (Lancaster County), a $29 million project that began in June 2014 and will be completed in August 2016....


MassDOT’s I-290/Belmont Street Bridge Project to Be Delivered in Summer 2017

In November 2014, crews from MIG Corporation Inc. began work on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s $13.4 million I-290/Belmont Street Bridge Project in Worcester. The project has a contract completion date in summer of 2017....


BNSF Finalizes Work on Logistics Center at Sweetwater in West Texas

The final aspects of the $27.9 million investment by BNSF Railway for construction of the Logistics Center at Sweetwater in west Texas were completed — $21.9 million for the logistic center and $6 million for improvements to supporting track in the area, a project that began in September 2013....


Low Level Pumping Station Work Begins on Lake Mead

As a companion to Intake No. 3 on Lake Mead, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is building the low lake level pumping station, a project whose cost is estimated at $650 million, in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, just 500 ft....


Feeling the Heat: Crews Race to Repair Span in 18 Days

Early in the morning of July 1, a fire caused by a tanker truck carrying ethanol exploded under a bridge on Interstate 70 on the outerbelt going around Columbus, Ohio. This required emergency work to be done to repair the bridge and adjacent ramp — a $1.186 million Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) contract that went to Shelly & Sands Inc....


Elmwood Bridge to Be Complete by Late 2016

Crews from Concrete Applied Technologies Corporation (Catco) began work on the replacement of the Elmwood Avenue Bridge over N.Y. Route 198 and Scajaquada Creek (Buffalo, Erie County) in late spring 2015, and the plan is to complete the $10.375 million project by December 2016....


Vontz Paving Leads Work on Highway N-11

While the work for the $5.2 million Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) project for the milling, resurfacing and bridge repairs for Highway N-11 in Hall County, Wood River North and South will only begin in April or May next year, Vontz Paving, Inc., based in Hastings, NE is carefully planning for the project that is expected to be completed within three months....


Extensive Improvements Being Made to MBTA Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line

Of the five bids submitted to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in 2013 for the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Improvements Track, Civil and Signal Project, the joint-venture of J. F. White Contracting Co....


Key Project Hopes to Keep Vegas From Drying Out

A milestone was reached for the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Lake Mead Intake No. 3 on Sept. 10, when the first 11 million gal. of an expected 41 million gal. of water entered the new 3-mi. (4.8 km) deepwater intake underneath the Lake Mead reservoir in Nevada....


$95M Project to Connect Cleveland’s West Side, Lakefront

The Lakefront West project in Cleveland, a $95 million Ohio Department of Transportation and city of Cleveland initiative/partnership, will be completed in the summer of 2018 by the Great Lakes Construction Co....


Crews Complete Flyover Span

At the end of July, as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project in Greater Chicago — a $3.4 billion, multi-year Illinois Tollway initiative, F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielson substantially completed a new flyover ramp bridge that connects westbound I-290 to westbound Illinois Route 390....


Gateway Improvement Reaches Mid-Way Point

The New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) Gateway Connections Improvement Project to the U.S. Peace Bridge Plaza in Buffalo, N.Y., is scheduled for completion in June 2017. The plaza is adjacent to the Peace Bridge that links the United States to Canada....


Route 400 Bridge Replacement Under Way

The $10,075,436 replacement of the two bridges at Route 400 over Route 240 (Harlem Road) will be completed next year when Nichols, Long & Moore Construction replaces the two parallel bridges over two weekends....


Vital Kingshighway Viaduct Job Begins With Demo Work

The city of St. Louis closed the Kingshighway bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks (between Southwest/Vandeventer and Shaw Boulevard) and Daggett Avenue on July 6 so that the 75-year-old bridge can be torn down and replaced — an $18 million project that was awarded to Kozeny-Wagner Inc....


Work Progresses on San Diego County’s Route 76 Widening Project, Migration Site

The upgrade and widening of state Route 76 (an east-west highway) in California’s San Diego County, continues with the second installment of work on the east segment by Ames Construction Inc. The $76 million project will convert 5.2 mi....


San Diego County Route 76 Widening Project Progresses

Work just began on the pavement rehabilitation of I-8 from Crestwood Road to Imperial County Line in Southern California in the California Department of Transportation’s District 11 (San Diego and Imperial County), a $34.885 million contract that was awarded to Coffman Specialties Inc....


Rieth-Riley Wraps Up $92M South Bend Work

The Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. (RR) was awarded the first contract (2010) of the multi-year project to upgrade the northern corridor of U.S. 31in South Bend Indiana (U.S. 31 Major Moves) and it is finishing the last contract to complete the job....


NYSDOT Replaces 85-Year-Old Truss Bridge

Union Concrete and Construction Corp. has nearly completed the replacement of the New York Route 5 and U.S. Route 20 Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), a nearly $16 million project funded by the state and federal government....


New Eastbound Bridges for I-290 in Tonawanda

Crews from the Union Concrete and Construction Corp. are halfway through a $14.5 million project that is replacing four bridges (three lanes per-bridge) in the western New York of town of Tonawanda on Interstate 290 eastbound and westbound over Military Road (NY Route 265) and Delaware Avenue (NY Route 384) at Exit 1A and Exit 1B....


Infrastructure Upgrades to Help Cut Water Use in San Diego

The ongoing drought in California has the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) investing in infrastructure — new and upgrades — to help conserve water in the immediate and for the future....


Ad Campaign Looks to Honor the American Construction Worker

Launched last spring in Chicago, the “Born to Build” campaign initiated by Chicago’s Ozinga Bros. Inc., plans are already in the works to initiate a second phase of the advertising campaign....


Cleared for Takeoff: LaGuardia’s $4B Venture

New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, starting in 2016, will be the subject of a $4 billion demolition and rebuilding project — to be done by a private-public partnership initiative (P3). The major components of the work will take 39 months to complete, following the groundbreaking early in the new year....


Kansas’s Ongoing Gateway Project Moves Toward Phase 2

Planning for the construction of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) ongoing Johnson County Gateway Project (Phase 2) in Kansas City — the first design-build project to be initiated by the DOT —began in mid-2008 when a three-year concept study was launched....


Multi-Million Dollar Venture to Transform NYC Block

A multi-million dollar joint-project financed by the New York City Department of Transportation and the NYC Department of Design will see the construction of the Plaza De Las Americas in Washington Heights (the Bronx) by July/August....


Skanska One Year Away From Completing I-805 North Express Lanes Project in San Diego

Stage one of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) I-805 North Express Lanes Project will likely be completed in May 2016 by Skanska USA Civil....


Massive Multi-Year IDOT Plan On Schedule

The Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc. (RR) has already finished the first (the south side) of two highway reconstruction/upgrade projects to freeway status in Westfield for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and it will complete the northern section by December 2015....


INDOT Brings U.S. 31 to Freeway Status With $350M

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has provided serious funding to rebuild and widen 13 mi. (21 km) of U.S. 31 in Hamilton County between Interstate 465 and state Route 38 to rebuild the aging highway and upgrade it to freeway status ....


Texas Employs Innovation to Fred-Med Span

An innovative construction technique — a lateral bridge slide — was employed by the Texas Sterling Construction Company to build a new bridge for the Fred-Med project, a $14.6 million bridge and road project in San Antonio, Texas, with the goals of establishing a free flow of traffic in and out of the Medical Center, improving the safety of people seeking health care and medical assistance, and reducing critical travel time for those seeking emergency care....


Indiana Steps Up Road, Bridge Preservation

The state of Indiana is being proactive in its efforts to preserve its road (pavement) and bridge infrastructure with an infusion of funding that is providing work for contractors across the state, be they small, medium or large....


Work Moving Forward to Replace 14 Mi. of I-65 in Ind.

With funding from Indiana’s Major Moves 2020 Trust Fund, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is spending $120 million to reconstruct and widen 14 consecutive mi. (22.5 km) of Interstate 65 just outside of Indianapolis between Southport Road to Main Street/Greenwood (3 mi....


Brazos River Bridges Work Makes Dent in $43M Project

While the new bridges for the Brazos River crossing on Interstate 35 in Waco, Texas, were opened to traffic last July, work is still proceeding to complete the $43 million project. The new bridges are part of a major redesign of the crossing which originally had two bridges (one per-side and 625 ft....


Texas Historic Rainbow Bridge Gets Facelift

The Rainbow Bridge, a cantilever structure that was built in 1938 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, is now undergoing a two-year re-painting via a $26.6 million contract awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to Wilmington, N.C.-based Saffo Contractors Inc....


N.M.’s I-10 Interchanges Near Completion

The Mesquite and Vado interchanges along New Mexico’s Interstate 10 (I-10) are undergoing a one-year upgrade via a $9.2 million contract awarded El Terrero Construction LLC by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT)....


Joint-Venture Halfway Through on Columbus Trench Project

To help alleviate traffic in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has awarded a $75 million contract to a joint-venture (JV) bringing together The Ruhlin Company ($31.7 million) and George J....


Ohio Span Nears End of Life, Receives Revamp

The replacement of the 3,000 ft. (914.4 m) long deck of the six-lane bridge (three northbound and three southbound) on the I-77 in Independence (a suburb of Cleveland) for the Ohio Department of Transportation should be completed by The Ruhlin Company by June 2016....


Demo Work Leads to Eastbound Voinovich Span

The demolition of the 5,078 ft. (157.8 m) long eight-lane Innerbelt Bridge (built in 1959, traffic both directions) in Cleveland, Ohio, began in early January and is expected to be completed by the end of August....


Cleveland’s Innerbelt Bridge Demo Makes Solid Progress

The demolition of the Cleveland’s Innerbelt Bridge continued on July 12 with a controlled explosive demolition of its steel skeleton. The demolition of the bridge, which spans the Cuyahoga River, is critical for the rebuilding of a new bridge on the same site — The George V....


Willow Island Power Plant Flows Toward 2015 Finish

Work is progressing on the multi-year and multi-million dollar project to build the Willow Island hydro-electric power plant located on the south end of the Willow Island Locks and Dam on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River....


WSDOT Replaces Aging Spans

Work started in April on the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) project to replace the aging eastbound and westbound bridges of the state Route 6 Rock Creek Bridges (just west of Pe Ell), a $14.5 million project being built by Kent, Wash.,-based Scarsella Bros....


Joint-Venture Completes El Paso Ballpark in Record Time

On April 28, the El Paso Chihuahuas Triple-A baseball team (Pacific Coast League) played its first game in the brand new El Paso, Texas, state-of-the-art Triple-A ballpark. The ballpark features 7,400 seats and 23 upper-level box suites....


Managing Traffic Key to WSDOT’s MTB Job

The multi-year and $158 million overall project to complete the widening of I-5 from Centralia to Grand Mound, Wash., has entered its final phase with the ongoing work by Kent, Wash.-based Scarsella Brothers Inc....


Oregon Zoo Addresses Elephant in the Room

It is fitting that the Oregon Zoo's (in Portland) eight Asian elephants are among the many watching construction of Elephant Lands, a $57 million project that will quadruple their habitat from 1.5 to more than 6 acres....


I-90 Reconstruction Work in Ashtabula County Continues

The reconstruction of the last section of Ohio’s I-90 in Ashtabula County is being undertaken by Columbus-based Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S), which just started the second year of a four-year ($70 million) project that will see 7.5 mi....


Two Down, Two to Go on I-90 Reconstruction

The reconstruction of the last section of Ohio’s I-90 in Ashtabula County is being undertaken by Columbus-based Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S), which just started the second year of a four-year ($70 million) project that will see 7.5 mi....


Caldecott Tunnel Work to Wrap Up Fall 2014

While the Caldecott Tunnel was officially opened to traffic on Nov. 16, 2013, construction crews are still on site as work is continuing on the roadway approaches (realigning the approaches), as well as testing of the fire safety systems and punch list items....


Heavy Rain Causes Devastation in Baltimore, Md.

With an investigation still ongoing, the city of Baltimore has still not set a date to rebuild a portion of a nearly 120 year old retaining wall that dramatically collapsed due to heavy rain on April 30 before the eyes of residents who live on East 26th Street in the city’s Charles Village neighborhood....


Nelsonville Bypass Project Nearly 50 Years in the Making

The $155 million 8.5 mi. (13.7 km), four-lane (two in each direction) U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass project was completed last October after breaking ground in 2007. The three-phase project, which was first proposed in the 1960s, represents the final leg of the corridor between Charleston, W....


Seattle’s SR 99 Alaskan Way Tunnel Progresses

Crews operating a Hitachi Zosen Corporation tunnel boring machine began boring operations on July 30 on the $2 billion, 1.7 mi. (2.7 km) tunnel to replace the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct (SR 99 Tunnel Project) in Seattle, Wash., and have made substantial progress since....


Elevated Bypass on Seattle’s SR 99 Almost Done

The ongoing construction of the $29.37 million Holgate to King Street project — an h-shaped bridge (elevated bypass) in downtown Seattle, Wash. — is expected to be complete next March and is part of the ongoing work to build the Alaska Way Tunnel....


Crews Replace Washington Span After Collapse

The emergency replacement of a span of the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge in Washington State (linking the communities of Burlington and Mount Vernon) is fully complete as of mid-November. PCL Civil Constructors completed the third phase of the project — the steel structural upgrades to the three spans that were unaffected by the accident which had one of the four spans above the water collapse when an over-sized semi-truck hit critical steel supports on May 23....


Ruhlin Starts Prep Work on Multi-Year I-77 Bridge Deck Job

Pre-construction prep work began in late July on the 2013-2016 (August completion date) project to replace the concrete deck on the 3,100-ft. (945 m) long bridge on Interstate 77 (also linked to the I-480) in south Cleveland that links the counties of Cayahoga (Cleveland) and Independence....


Iron Thievery Tops $1 Billion

Despite the variety of options construction and equipment rental companies employ to protect constructions sites and depots from thieves, more than $1 billion in construction equipment is stolen annually according to National Insurance Crime Bureau statistics....


Weather Impacts Spearfish I-90 Reconstruction

Three major snow storms in April and serious rainfalls in May have hampered the work of Rapid City, S.D.-based Heavy Constructors Inc. on the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s project to rebuild the eastbound lanes between the 8 and 17 mile section of Interstate 90 that passes through the city of Spearfish....


No ’Doubt’ About It in Arizona

Ames Construction crews are completing the last stage of the $29 million Doubtful Canyon Widening Project, an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) project located at an altitude of 6,000 ft. (1,829 m) in the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Ariz....


Third-Largest Cable-Stayed Span Under Way

The New Mississippi River Bridge (NMRB), currently under construction, is a 1,500-ft. (457 m) span that will link downtown St. Louis, Mo., to East St. Louis, Ill. When completed in February, 2014 it will be the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the United States....


Ruhlin Overcomes River Uncertainties Along I-75

Located less then a mi. north from the project to reconstruct part of Interstate 75 in Dayton, the Ruhlin Company also is responsible for the demolition and reconstruction of the I-75 to Route 4 North Ramp Bridge in Montgomery County along I-75 — an 800 ft....


Cooperation Key to Rebuilding Jackson Blvd.

The $18 million reconstruction of 1.36 mi. (2.2 km) of Jackson Boulevard (state Highway 44) in Rapid City, S.D., where the main phase of the work began in March, is comprised of two contracts — the department of transportation (SDDOT) and the city of Rapid City....


Phase II of SR-252 Project Will Soon Reach Full Swing

The Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company (RLWCC) began Phase II of the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT - $21.5 million) Logan 10th West/ SR-252 Reconstruction Project on Sept. 15, 2012 and is looking to complete the work this October....


Washington State Contractors Face Massive Seattle Landslide

The dangers of landslides in Washington State is a given for construction companies and something that San Francisco-based Malcolm Drilling Company Inc. and Seattle-based Anderson Construction Company Inc., deal with on a daily basis....


Beaver Builds Huge $77M Upground Reservoir

The Beaver Excavating Company completed its second year of work on the $77 million Columbus Upground Reservoir in 2012 in Richwood, Ohio — the largest upground reservoir under construction in the United States....


Teamwork, Iron Aid in Ore Dock Demolition

The synergy of solid pre-planning, expertise, equipment and teamwork has proven essential for the completion of the complex and ongoing demolition of Canadian National’s Ashland Ore Dock in Ashland, Wis....


Ensuring Business as Usual During I-75 Reconstruction

While the reconstruction of 1.21 mi. (1.9 km) of Interstate 75 (I-75) in Dayton, Ohio may seem small, this nearly $60 million project financed by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has an ambitious agenda that would test any general contractor....


Floating Bridge, Landing Project Proves Complex

The ongoing construction of the $587 million SR 520 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge and Landings Project in Seattle, Wash. — the longest floating bridge in the world to date — is a complex and sophisticated project....



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