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USDOT Deputy Secretary Trottenberg Visits Ohio to Celebrate Investments that will Reconnect Communities

COLUMBUS, OH — As part of the Biden-Harris Administration's ongoing Investing in America Tour, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to celebrate awards that will reshape and reconnect communities.

Secretary Pete Buttigieg and USDOT recently announced $3.3 billion in funding from President Joe …

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Indiana Governor Announces Google is Building a $2B Data Center in Northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently joined Indiana Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg and executives of Google to announce plans to establish a new $2 billion data center in Fort Wayne, powering the company’s AI innovations and growing Google Cloud business for customers across the world.

“Indiana …

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Jacobs Named Lead Designer on First Design-Build Project Awarded Under Missouri’s Improve I-70 Program

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jacobs has been selected to lead design for the first design-build project awarded under the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) Improve I-70 program, a wider $2.8 billion program that will widen and improve nearly 200 miles of Interstate 70 (I-70).

I-70 is the primary east-west …

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Amazon Web Services Plans to Invest $11B to Create New Data Center Campus in Northern Indiana

NEW CARLISLE, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Chairman of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), announces that Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, plans to invest $11 billion to build a data center campus in north central Indiana and create at least 1,000 new jobs. This planned …

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Superior Construction Progresses on Congestion-Relieving Upgrade at 146th Street and Allisonville Road

Aiming to reduce congestion and improve safety at an Indianapolis-area intersection, the Indiana Department of Transportation and Hamilton County have undertaken a $44 million project to create a grade-separated interchange at 146th Street and Allisonville Road in Noblesville Township.

“This was identified by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization as one …

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Illinois DOT Highlights Interstate Projects in the Metro East

COLLINSVILLE, IL — Entering one of its busiest construction seasons ever, the Illinois Department of Transportation announces that major projects in the Metro East are planned or underway, fueled by Gov. JB Pritzker's historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. Twenty major projects combined represent a total investment of nearly $825 …

Kentucky and Ohio Secure Federal Approval to Move Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project Forward

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently joined Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to announce that the states have received federal environmental approval to move the $3.6 billion Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project forward, without tolls. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a decision that concludes the federal environmental review, …

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Ohio DOT Invests Record $2.8B into Infrastructure Improvement Projects this Year

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is kicking off another record construction season, investing $2.8 billion into 950 road and bridge improvement projects across the state. There are 39 projects classified as "major projects" with a value above $10 million.

“Investing in efficient infrastructure is an investment …

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Construction Underway on Test Bed in Indiana to Develop Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles Traveling at Highway Speeds

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University engineers and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are working to make it possible for electric vehicles (EV) ranging from tractor-trailers to passenger cars to wirelessly charge while driving on highways.

Construction work recently began on a quarter-mile test bed of U.S. Highway 231/U.S. …

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Illinois DOT’s McClugage Bridge Project to Replace Decades-Old Structure Over Illinois River in Peoria

The eastbound McClugage Bridge has carried ever-increasing traffic over the Illinois River in the Peoria metropolitan area for more than 70 years. The bridge, which opened to traffic in 1948, has become structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. Weather, vehicle use, age, and salt used in snow removal have caused it …

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Illinois DOT Begins Final Stage of Interstate 70 Project in Effingham County

EFFINGHAM, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the reconstruction of westbound Interstate 70 from just east of the I-57/70 interchange to just east of the Cumberland/Effingham County line, east of Montrose, has begun. The project will include several new safety features this year.

"We are excited …

Lunda Construction Announces Apparent Low Bid for $136M I-64 Bridge and Highway Project

GRAYVILLE, IL — Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building, and specialty construction company, announces that its subsidiary, Lunda Construction Company, has been recently identified by the Illinois Department of Transportation as the apparent low bidder for a bridge replacement and highway improvement project valued at approximately $136 million. …

Final Projects Awarded in Missouri Governor's Rural Routes Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awards three projects for rural roads, the final projects awarded in the Governor’s Rural Routes Program. The program, created with Gov. Mike Parson’s signing of the fiscal year 2024 state budget, allocated $100 million of General Revenue funds to the …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Department of Public Works Highlight Projects for the 2024 Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) and the Indianapolis City-County Council at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church to announce the major construction projects for 2024.

“With more than 20 miles of new bike lanes, over 20 miles of new and improved sidewalks, …

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Ohio DOT’s I-475 Widening and US 20A Interchange Project to Ignite Economic Growth in Maumee

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of the long-anticipated I-475 Widening and New U.S. 20A Interchange project. The project is taking place around Maumee, Ohio, which is outside of Toledo in northwest Ohio. Once completed, the project will offer area residents and the driving public multiple …

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Illinois DOT Begins Year Two of Kennedy Expressway Rehabilitation

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the rehabilitation of the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) from the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94) junction to Ohio Street has resumed, an earlier start to the project made possible by warmer temperatures this spring.

"The Kennedy rehabilitation project is one …

Ohio Governor Announces $106M to Support Local Transit Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks announce more than $100 million in investments to support public transportation in Ohio.

A total of $106 million will be awarded to 384 transit projects throughout Ohio. ODOT’s Office of Transit is awarding the …

Kentucky Governor Announces Design-Build Team Executing $9.5M Project to Improve Interstates Prone to Wrong-Way Crashes

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces the design-build team has been selected for a $9.5 million project to monitor and bolster safety on Kentucky corridors prone to wrong-way crashes. The team is collaborating with state transportation officials to create a pilot project this summer to test new technologies along …

Missouri DOT Selects Two Consultants to Lead I-44 Corridor Study

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announces the selection of two consultants to lead an environmental study of the more than 250 miles of Interstate 44 from the Oklahoma state line to the Route 100 East interchange near Gray Summit in Franklin County. The selected consultants, …

Millstone Weber Selected for the First Improve I-70 Project

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) has selected Millstone Weber as the apparent best-value proposer and design-build contractor of the first project in the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) Improve I-70 Program. Negotiations to finalize the contract are currently in progress. Improve I-70: Columbia …

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Indiana DOT’s $471M Clear Path 465 Project to Transform Busy Indianapolis Interchange

Indiana's Clear Path 465 Project is a multi-year, two-phase construction project that is transforming one of the state's most heavily-traveled interchanges, I-465 and I-69 on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The project is designed to improve traffic flow and safety, and includes added travel lanes, new ramp lanes, 14 new …

Kentucky Governor’s 2024 Recommended Highway Plan to Maintain Roads and Bridges, Advance Priority Projects

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear delivered a 2024 Recommended Highway Plan featuring more than 1,300 projects to build a better Kentucky by investing state and federal dollars in maintaining and building a safe transportation system that improves the quality of life for Kentuckians.

The governor’s highway plan is an …

Missouri Governor's Improve I-70 Plan Receives Federal Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — During his final State of the State Address, Governor Mike Parson, alongside Congressman Sam Graves, announced that Missouri has secured a $92.8 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to improve Interstate 70. Missouri will use the INFRA grant for specific Improve I-70 projects, including truck …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Continues Mountain Parkway Expansion with New Segment

Nestled 70 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, Wolfe County is at the center of a significant infrastructure project to expand and widen a portion of the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway from two lanes to four. Spanning 78 miles through Wolfe County and Eastern Kentucky, the 1960s-era Mountain Parkway has …

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Missouri DOT Project Transforming US Route 67 into an Interstate Advances in Butler County

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is working on a multi-phase project in the southeastern part of the state, focusing on U.S. Route 67 in Butler County. Upon the successful completion of this project, alongside others spanning from Sikeston, Missouri, to Little Rock, Arkansas, the route will be known as …

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Illinois Governor Announces Milestones on I-57/74 Reconstruction

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate the latest milestones on the $251.8 million replacement of the Interstate 57/74 interchange, a signature project of the Rebuild Illinois capital program. As it moves into its …

Billions Committed to Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Enhance Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

DETROIT, MI — The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announces the release of an independent survey of public and private infrastructure investments to enhance marine shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. These investments sustain 241,286 U.S. and Canadian jobs and help contribute to the …

Governor Holcomb, Indiana DOT Announce $127M MEGA Grant for FlexRoad Project in Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announces a $127 million grant award received by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA) program. The funding will support the I-80/I-94 FlexRoad project in northwest Indiana.

“FlexRoad represents a transformational opportunity to improve mobility and safety, …

Illinois Awarded $52.8M for Bloomington Project to Improve Rural Transportation and Mobility

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that it has received a $52.8 million federal grant to rebuild Illinois 9 in Bloomington as part of a new federal program to increase mobility, improve safety, and generate regional economic growth in rural areas.

"Here in Illinois, we're working …

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Construction Under Way at Indiana DOT’s 146th Street and Allisonville Road Project

INDIANAPOLIS IN — Superior Construction, the contractor that substantially completed the North Split Interchange, will reconstruct the 146th Street and Allisonville Road Interchange in Noblesville, Indiana, on behalf of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Hamilton County. Under the $44 million contract, the existing intersection will be converted …

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Louisville VA Medical Center Reaches Topping Out Milestone

LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, along with partners from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Walsh-Turner joint venture, marked a major construction milestone for the new Louisville VA Medical Center during an onsite Topping Out Ceremony.

Audience members, including local …

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Illinois Agencies Present Contractor of the Year Awards at IRTBA Ceremony

ROSEMONT, IL — The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) recently hosted the 2023 Contractor of the Year Awards, the state's largest gathering of transportation design and construction industry professionals.

"The ceremony allows state agencies to recognize companies for outstanding work in 2023. Award winners have shown quality, adaptability, …

New Don Welge Memorial Bridge Underway in Chester

CHESTER, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently joined state and local leaders, along with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), to officially announce the start of construction of the new Don Welge Memorial Bridge, a project made possible by Gov. …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Completion of I-57 Improvements in Chicago, South Suburbs

CHICAGO, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate the completion of a series of multiyear improvements worth $82.1 million along Interstate 57, part of several investments in the state's longest interstate highway made possible by …

Indiana DOT Awards Contract for I-69 ORX Section 3

EVANSVILLE, IN — Another key milestone has been met for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) awards the contract for I-69 ORX Section Three to ORX Constructors, a joint venture that includes Walsh Construction and Traylor Bros, Inc.

“Awarding this contract is …

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Missouri DOT Celebrates Completion of Gov. Parson's Focus on Bridges Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) celebrates the completion of Gov. Mike Parson’s Focus on Bridges program that restored or replaced 250 of the state’s poorest bridges over the last four years. Established in 2019, the Focus on Bridges program was one of Gov. Parson's first …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Completion of I-280 Over Mississippi River in Quad Cities

ROCK ISLAND, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were recently joined by local officials and community leaders to announce the completion of a multiyear project to install a new deck on the Interstate 280 Sgt. John F. Baker Jr. Mississippi River Bridge in Rock …

Missouri DOT Celebrates I-270 North Project Completion at Ribbon Cutting

ST. LOUIS, MO — The completion of the $278 million I-270 North Project was celebrated with an official ceremony in Hazelwood. Missouri Governor Mike Parson joined state and local elected officials along with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and its contractor team to cut the ribbon on this four-year-long …

Indianapolis Mayor's $1.2B Capital Infrastructure Plan Approved by City-County Council and Public Works Committee

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis City-County Council’s Public Works Committee voted unanimously to approve Mayor Joe Hogsett’s five-year, $1.2 billion capital infrastructure plan. Indy Department of Public Works' (Indy DPW) 2024 budget was also approved by the full City-County Council.

Next year will be the second year of Hogsett’s …

Illinois Governor Announces Key Milestones Reached on $1.3B I-80 Corridor Project

JOLIET, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate several milestones on the $1.3 billion overhaul of Interstate 80, setting up one of the cornerstone projects in the governor's Rebuild Illinois capital program to be almost …

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Missouri DOT's $21.3M Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project Completed

SIKESTON, MO — The opening of the Route A bridge over Whitewater River in Cape Girardeau County marks the completion of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Bootheel Bridge Bundle.

This design-build project delivered 17 bridge improvement projects to Southeast Missouri travelers. Thirteen bridges in the Bootheel Bridge Bundle …

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The Great Lakes Construction Co. Improves Safety in Northeastern Ohio with US 62 Reconstruction

Canton, Ohio, in the northeastern part of the state, is famous for being the home of the National Football League Hall of Fame. However, the city of 70,000 has much more than the hallowed hall. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of the U.S. 62 Relocation …

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Mayor Hogsett, Congressman Carson Welcome USDOT Secretary Buttigieg to Showcase Federal Infrastructure Investments in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett, City-County President Vop Osili, and Congressman André Carson (IN-07) welcomed U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to Indianapolis to showcase the impact of federal and local infrastructure investment on neighborhood accessibility and quality of life.

The event follows recent award of a …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Ragle Build Approach for New I-69 Ohio River Crossing

Interstate 69 continues to expand through Indiana and Kentucky. Indiana already completed 116 miles from Evansville to Martinsville, with the final connection from Martinsville to Indianapolis underway. In Kentucky, 128 miles are in place from Henderson to Mayfield, and an additional 19 miles south to Fulton are expected to open …

Kentucky, Indiana Apply for $632.3M Federal Grant to Advance Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing Bi-State Mega Project

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces that Kentucky and Indiana are jointly applying for a $632.3 million federal grant for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing project at Henderson, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana.

“Our administration has pledged to seek and compete for every available federal dollar for this much …

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USACE Louisville District Welcomes Mann as New Commander

LOUISVILLE, KY — Col. L. Reyn Mann recently assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District in a change of command ceremony held at the Henry Clay Building in Louisville, Kentucky. As Commander of the Louisville District, Mann will provide strategic direction, and command and control for …

Contract Awarded to Walsh Kokosing for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

COVINGTON, KY — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announce Walsh Kokosing has been awarded the progressive design-build contract for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, marking a major step forward in the construction process. The governors were joined by officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), …

Interchange Project Designed to Bring More Safety, Less Congestion in Pulaski County is Ceremonially Opened

FRANKFORT, KY — A long-awaited interchange and road widening project that will bring greater safety and less traffic congestion in tourism-rich Pulaski County was ceremonially opened recently by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, U.S. Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers, and area officials.

“Our roads aren’t red or blue. They’re …

Kentucky Governor Breaks Ground on Owensboro Riverport Improvement Project

OWENSBORO, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear recently celebrated another major infrastructure announcement as he joined state and local officials to break ground on the $30 million Owensboro Riverport Kentucky Highway 331 Improvement Project. Improvements include widening KY 331 and Rinaldo Road to support economic growth and improve commercial and residential …

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Pavement and Safety Improvements on the Akron Beltway and Central Interchange are Underway

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making steady progress on upgrading the aging Akron Beltway and Central Interchange, involving Interstate 77, Interstate 76 and State Route 8, as part of a $160 million pavement replacement project.

“This project will dramatically improve pavement and safety for many years to come,” …

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Projects in Illinois and Kentucky Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Illinois and Kentucky won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Start of Passenger Service on Chicago-St. Louis Line

CHICAGO, IL — Governor JB Pritzker recently joined federal, state, and local officials, along with the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, the Union Pacific Railroad, and project supporters at Union Station to celebrate the start of 110 mph passenger rail service between Chicago and St. Louis. This multi-year project better connects …

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Approves FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved the FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028. The five-year program includes funding from General Revenue — passed by …

Missouri DOT Selects KCI for the Interstate 55 Design-Build Project

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) announces the selection of the Interstate 55 Corridor Improvements Design-Build Project to the KCI Team. The selected team had to meet or exceed several goals including: maximizing reliability and safety on I-55 and US 67; providing a durable and …

Illinois Governor Announces Largest-Ever Construction Program in State History

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker joined state and local officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) headquarters to announce the largest multi-year program to fix and repair infrastructure in state history: $40.99 billion over six years, showcasing the reach and impact of the governor's historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois …

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Illinois Governor Joins Missouri Officials to Celebrate Start of New I-270 Chain of Rocks Bridge

GRANITE CITY, IL — Governor JB Pritzker recently joined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to celebrate the start of construction on the new Interstate 270 Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River, part of a combined $531.6 million investment to improve one …

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Superior Construction Announces Substantial Completion of Landmark North Split Project

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, announces the substantial completion of its I-65/I-70 North Split Interchange project in Indianapolis, Indiana — a crucial endeavor aimed at enhancing safety, improving traffic flow, and accommodating future growth.

“The substantial completion of the North Split project proves how …

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Missouri DOT Rehabs 14 Bridges on I-55 in St. Louis

With many mainline bridges on Interstate 55 in the St. Louis area in need of major rehabilitation, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bundled 14 of them into one $63 million contract.

“By bidding this work together, we can improve coordination, reduce length of impacts to the travelling public and …

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Kay & Kay Contracting Overcomes Logistical Challenges to Replace Four Sets of Outdated Bridges Along Kentucky’s I-64

As Kay & Kay Contracting, LLC, of London, Kentucky, replaces four sets of overpass bridges along Interstate 64 East and West in Franklin County, Kentucky, they face extra logistical challenges with crews, equipment, materials, and traffic control.

“This project is unique in that it’s all one project, but we …

Kentucky Governor, Transportation Secretary Gray, Local Officials Cut Ribbon on New U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Smithland

SMITHLAND, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear was recently joined by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray and state and local officials to cut the ribbon ceremonially opening the new U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Smithland before a crowd of community members. The 1,912-foot-long blue truss bridge is now open …

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Walsh Construction Co. and Milestone Contractors Bring I-69 Into Final Phase in Indiana

Work progresses on the I-69 Finish Line project, converting State Route 37 into a limited-access interstate highway, between Martinsville, Indiana, and Interstate 465 in Indianapolis.

“This is the newest interstate in the nation and the only new interstate under construction at this time,” says Tim Miller, Senior Project Manager …

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Stantec Receives Grand Conceptor Award for Bridging Kentucky Program at ACEC-KY Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies Kentucky Chapter (ACEC-KY) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to Stantec for the Bridging Kentucky program, a bridge rehabilitation and replacement initiative launched by the …

TRAC Approves $391.9M for Ohio DOT Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has unanimously approved the annual list of projects to receive funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation's Major New Capacity Program over the next four years. It includes nearly $392 million in new funding commitments for 27 projects. This includes …

Gov. Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2023 Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have officially kicked off the 2023 construction season.

INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith joined Capt. Ron Galaviz from Indiana State Police, Indiana Constructors Inc. President Richard Hedgecock, contractors, and industry partners near the Clear Path 465 …

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Ohio DOT Kicks Off 2023 Construction Season

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces that it expects to invest a record $2.5 billion into more than 1,000 projects during this year’s construction season to improve transportation and make Ohio’s roads safer across the state.

“There is no better place to be than right here …

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Firms Sought to Kickstart Construction on Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky and Ohio have put the call out to firms interested in building one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the nation — the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor — shortly after Govs. Andy Beshear of Kentucky and Mike DeWine of Ohio joined bipartisan leaders to celebrate …

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Kokosing Construction Co. Replaces DiSalle Bridge as Part of Ohio I-75 Improvements

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $352 million, multi-year dual improvement projects on Interstate 75 in Wood and Lucas counties include the replacement of the DiSalle Bridge over the Maumee River.

“The goals of this project along with the entire corridor, from Findlay up to Michigan, are to improve …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

Transportation Research Partnership Celebrates Three Years of Innovation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — In recognition of National Engineers Week, the Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation (MCTI) is marking three years of innovative transportation research. MCTI is a partnership with the four University of Missouri campuses, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Federal Highway Administration, and more to …

Aleut Awarded Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Contract by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ST. PAUL, MN — Aleut Flood Management, LLC (Aleut) recently received a Multiple Award Task Order Contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) St. Paul District, which will provide construction of and/or design and construction of civil works projects within both the St. Paul and Rock Island …

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Design-Build Enables Millstone Weber to Find Innovative Solutions on I-270 North Project

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s $278 million Interstate 270 North Design Build Project will add lanes, replace bridges, update aging infrastructure and reconfigure interchanges to reduce crashes and increase reliability in the busy freight corridor.

“Our primary goal is to improve safety by improving how vehicles move throughout the …

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Metra UP North Rebuild in Chicago Receives $117M Mega Grant from USDOT

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to nine projects across the country through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Mega grant program funds projects that are too large or complex for …

Illinois DOT Completes I-57 Projects, Improving Safety and Mobility Along the Corridor

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a series of improvement projects along Interstate 57 made possible by Governor JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program have been completed, with another anticipated to wrap up later this year. The four projects, which involve repairing two bridges and resurfacing …

New Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioners Confirmed by the Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The appointments by Gov. Mike Parson of Warren K. Erdman and Brian Treece to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission were recently confirmed by the Missouri Senate.

Erdman is Executive Vice President - Administration and Corporate Affairs for Kansas City Southern (KCS). Prior to joining KCS …

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I-Move Kentucky Improves and Widens Three Interstates in Louisville

Widening and improving sections of three interstates during the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s $180 million I-Move Kentucky, the state’s largest single construction project, aims to reduce congestion on the busy freight corridors in Louisville.

“This is a capacity and safety project,” says Chris Slone, Project Manager for the Kentucky …

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FHWA Awards $144M Large Bridge Grant to Four Chicago Bridges, Critical Components of the Illinois International Port and Illinois Waterway

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $144 million Large Bridge Grant to a project that will rehabilitate four bascule bridges over the Calumet River on the south side of Chicago. The grant is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Bridge Investment Program, which …

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Remaking One of Indiana’s Busiest Intersections

The Indiana Department of Transportation’s $435 million Clear Path 465 project will improve safety and traffic operations by increasing the capacity of Interstate 465 and Interstate 69 and is expected to open to traffic by the end of 2025.

“The I-465 and I-69 interchange has not kept pace with …

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FHWA Awards $1.3B Large Bridge Grant to the Brent Spence Bridge Project, a Critical Link Between Kentucky and Ohio

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $1.385 billion Large Bridge Grant to a project that will rehabilitate and reconfigure the Brent Spence Bridge, which spans across the Ohio River to connect communities in Kentucky and Ohio. The grant is part of the Bipartisan …

Ohio Governor Announces 50 New Traffic Safety Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Dr. Jack Marchbanks announce details on $121 million in new traffic safety projects planned for Ohio, including the installation of approximately two dozen roundabouts in numerous counties across the state.

"A top priority of my administration …

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Bock Assumes Role of Deputy District Engineer for USACE Louisville District

LOUISVILLE, KY — John Bock has been selected as the new Deputy District Engineer (DDE) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. Bock, who has served as Chief of Engineering Division since 2015, assumed the new role following the retirement of Linda Murphy, who served as DDE …

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Shelly & Sands Replaces Poorly Performing Historical Pavement on SR 60

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has embarked on a $20 million, eight-mile reconstruction project on State Road 60 between Duncan Falls and Muskingum, with completion scheduled for August of next year.

“SR 60 is the main corridor for residents of Morgan County to access Interstate 70 and the City …

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Contract Awarded for Wolf Creek Dam Spillway Gates Replacement Project

JAMESTOWN, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District awards a $109,450,000 contract to American Bridge Company for the Wolf Creek Dam Spillway Gates Replacement Project. The project is fully funded by the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022.

Wolf Creek Dam is located on the Cumberland …

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Sangamo Construction Rehabs I-74 Bridges in Champaign-Urbana on Accelerated Schedule

The $32.7 million rehabilitation of two Interstate 74 bridges over a local street and rail tracks in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is nearing completion.

“The project was undertaken to repair deteriorated bridge decks and failed expansion joints,” says Jason Smith, Supervising Construction Field Engineer, Project Implementation/Construction, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) …

Illinois Governor Announces Milestone for Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan; Local Governments Receive $250M for Transportation Needs

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the sixth and final $250-million installment as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program is being made to counties, municipalities, and townships to address local transportation needs.

“The landmark, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois infrastructure …

Six State-Level Departments of Transportation Join Equity in Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At an Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) event, the leaders of the departments of transportation of California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Michigan signed the EIP Pledge, which is aimed at leveraging infrastructure spending to build wealth in underserved communities. The event was hosted …

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Louisville District Names Mitchell as Engineering Division Chief

LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District announces that Ian Mitchell has been selected to serve as the new Engineering Division Chief for the district.

As the Chief of Engineering Division, Mitchell will lead a team of more than 330 personnel responsible for the execution …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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KCI Construction Rehabilitates I-255 Mississippi River Bridge Near St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has embarked on a $50 million project to rebuild portions of the Interstate 255 Mississippi River Bridge, also referred to as the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in St. Louis County.

“This job is to rehabilitate the existing I-255 bridges over the Mississippi River,” says Christopher …

Major Projects Highlight Year Four of Rebuild Illinois

CHICAGO, IL — Entering Year Four of Rebuild Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that multiple projects in Chicago are underway or planned to begin, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan capital program. Three projects represent a total investment of more than …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Utilizes Innovative Intersections to Reduce Collisions on US 31W

Aiming to improve safety while resurfacing U.S. 31W – also known as Dixie Highway – the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has added Reduced Conflict U-Turn (RCUTs) intersections to the busy roadway.

“The RCUTs force drivers to only turn right off the side roads,” says Bow Warren, Branch Manager with the …

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Three Projects in Illinois and Ohio Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation projects in Illinois and Ohio won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their …

HNTB Awarded Brent Spence Bridge Design-Build Assistance Contract

COLUMBUS, OH — HNTB has been selected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to provide consulting services during the design-build procurement of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project, Ohio and Kentucky’s largest and most significant infrastructure project.

“We are proud to continue our partnership …

Construction Begins on I-69 Ohio River Crossing Section 1 in Kentucky

HENDERSON, KY — Global design firm Stantec and design-build partner Ragle, Inc. have begun construction on the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) Section 1 in western Kentucky. Initiation of the project construction phase was celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony with elected officials, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) personnel, Federal Highway Administration …

Rebuild Illinois $52M Investment Improving Suburban Transit in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announce the opening of Pace’s new maintenance and storage garage near the Plainfield Park-n-Ride, a project made possible through a $52-million investment through the governor’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“Our bipartisan Rebuild Illinois plan comes at …

Kentucky Governor Cuts Ribbon on Final Segment of KY 30 Project

TYNER, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear recently joined state and local officials to celebrate the completion of a 20-year transportation project that improves safety, connectivity, and economic opportunities in southeastern Kentucky. The new, wider Kentucky Highway 30 stretches 33 miles from Booneville to London. Beshear also unveiled honorary signage naming …

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Ohio DOT Partners With Kokosing on I-70/I-71 Downtown Ramp Up

The Columbus, Ohio, region is experiencing significant population growth. Last year’s census found that Columbus was the fastest-growing metropolitan in the Midwest. When areas experience population growth, infrastructure must keep up to enable safe and reliable travel. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is working on a massive project – …

Governors from Ohio and Kentucky Reveal Revamped Plans that Shrink Brent Spence Corridor

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reveal updated bridge maps detailing new lane configurations and revamped plans to deliver the regionally-transformative Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project with fewer property impacts.

”It has been important from the beginning to make sure we’re meeting the needs …

Transformative I-75 Widening Project in Laurel County Nears Completion

FRANKFORT, KY — A three-year project in Laurel County to widen Interstate 75 recently wrapped up, giving drivers a safer, more efficient way to travel the high-traffic route from exit 29 in Corbin to Covington.

The $120-million Laurel County projects — divided into a northern and southern section — expanded …

USDOT Helps Advance Multi-Modal Project in Northern Indiana with a $203.3M Loan for the West Lake Corridor Commuter Rail Project

HAMMOND, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement (RRIF) Program loan of up to $203.3 million to finance a portion of the $852 million in eligible costs for the West Lake Corridor Commuter Rail Project. The eight-mile …

Governor Beshear and Kentucky Officials Break Ground on I-69 ORX

HENDERSON, KY — The first shovels of dirt have been turned for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray, Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Henderson County Judge/Executive Brad Schneider and Evansville, Indiana, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joined forces to break …

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Indy DPW, Mayor Hogsett Kick Off Construction on Circle City Forward - Phase 2

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to announce the start of construction for Circle City Forward Phase 2 — a $25-million initiative targeting the reconstruction of residential streets. The full program will comprise more than 240 street segments across …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indy DPW Propose $10M in Street Repairs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to announce a planned investment of $10 million for immediate roadway repairs across Marion County. This funding would allow for street resurfacing over and beyond the previously announced 2022 construction budget and capital program.

Utilizing …

Ohio DOT Announces Winners of Annual Roadeo

LIMA, OH — Employees from Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 garages in Wyandot and Hancock counties were named winners in the ODOT District 1 truck and loader roadeo in Lima, Ohio.

Dylan Neff, who works as a Highway Technician in the Wyandot County garage, won the truck …

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Chicago’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project Introduces New Generation to Transportation Careers While Untangling Congested Railroad Tracks and Roads

Construction of one of the most complex projects to improve railroad infrastructure in the Chicago region is about to ramp up. But for the past several years, partners in the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) program have already been working to impact communities in the corridor.

CREATE is …

Ohio Governor Increases Aid for Local Bridges

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces that he is increasing Ohio’s yearly funding allocation for local bridge projects by $47.5 million for the next five years, bringing Ohio’s annual investment in county and municipal bridges to $112.5 million per year.

Funding provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation …

Governor Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2022 Next Level Roads Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently joined Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Mike Smith, law enforcement, and road construction industry partners to kick off the 2022 Next Level Roads construction season. The kickoff event was held at the Indianapolis Traffic Management Center on the far east …

EPA Announces $308M Through WIFIA Loans to Modernize Water Infrastructure in Joliet, Illinois

JOLIET, IL — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces two Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans totaling $308 million to the City of Joliet, Illinois. EPA’s WIFIA loans will support the Alternative Water Source Program, which will tap into Lake Michigan as a sustainable source of drinking …

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Ohio DOT to Invest Nearly $2B into Transportation this Year

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces the launch of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2022 construction season.

This year, Ohio is investing nearly $2 billion on 829 projects across the state. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent goes toward preserving existing infrastructure. Crews will improve 661 …

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Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Rail Receives $31.8M Federal Boost

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) together with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announce a $31.8-million federal grant for station and rail segment improvements to double passenger rail service and increase freight efficiency along the corridor that connects the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Chicago. …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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President Biden and USDOT Announce $1.2B for Highways in Rural Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announce more than $1.2 billion for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) toward the timely completion of designated corridors in 11 states in the Appalachian region.

Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, annual funding for the ADHS will increase …

Illinois Governor Announces Nearly $220M in Rebuild Illinois Funding to Support Local Transit, Ports Projects

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announce that almost $111.4 million has been awarded to transit providers downstate as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The governor also announced an additional $108.3 million for public ports in Illinois. The two …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

TELL CITY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action …

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces Nearly $1B in Grant Awards for America's Infrastructure

ST. LOUIS, MO — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Indy DPW Detail Plan for $25M Investment in Trails and Greenways

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to detail plans for the third phase of Circle City Forward, a $25-million investment in the city's trails and greenway system. The fiscal ordinance funding the program passed unanimously within the Public Works Committee …

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City of South Bend’s Enhanced Long Term Control Plan Wins Approval

SOUTH BEND, IN — The City of South Bend, Indiana has reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on its updated Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). Stantec, …

USDOT Announces $81M Grant Award for Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit Project in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a construction grant award of $81 million to the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) for the Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Central Indiana. The 15.2-mile BRT line will provide frequent, reliable, public transportation …

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Illinois DOT Reconstructs Weber Road Interchange on I-55 for an Easier Commute to Chicago

Many people are drawn to big cities for the many benefits they have to offer. The growth of a city often means the growth of the suburban areas in the vicinity. This scenario has played out in Illinois and is the prime reason for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) …

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Indianapolis Mayor Announces First City-Owned Certified Green Building

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett and the City's Office of Sustainability announce that the Assessment and Intervention Center (AIC) has been designated LEED Silver, making it the first city-owned certified green building in Indianapolis. The AIC is a piece of Mayor Joe Hogsett's criminal justice reform efforts within the …

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Missouri DOT Considers Pedestrians and Mobility Needs with St. Charles Rock Road Pavement Improvements

The traditional infrastructure project focuses on roads, bridges, and tunnels. These types of projects are dedicated to vehicular transportation. Pedestrians and their mobility needs are often overlooked or are an afterthought. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in the midst of the St. Charles Rock Road (Route 180) Pavement …

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Fluor Joint Venture Breaks Ground on Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Stations and Tracks

CHICAGO, IL — Fluor Corporation announces that its joint venture with Walsh Construction Company broke ground on station house and track structure reconstruction for the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization Project, part of the $2.1-billion Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM), the largest capital project in …

Kentucky Governor Announces Transportation Construction Project Contracts Top $1B

FRANKFORT, KY — In another sign that Kentucky’s economy is surging ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control in the commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear announces that more than $1 billion in construction project contracts have been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) since January 2020.

At the …

Illinois Governor Announces Six-Year $20.7B Construction Plan Made Possible by Rebuild Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker joins the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and labor, legislative, and local leaders to announce the release of a $20.7-billion multi-year plan to improve Illinois' roads and bridges over the next six years. This commitment, fueled by the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, …

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Missouri DOT Resumes I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build Project

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO — After reviewing the public’s input, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will resume the I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build Project. MoDOT and St. Charles County officials reviewed the feedback of more than 3,000 comments.

The procurement process will begin shortly and MoDOT will present …

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$120M Northern Kentucky Project Combines Two Double Crossover Diamond Interchanges, Single Point Urban Interchange, and Roundabout

In northern Kentucky’s Boone County, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is working with a tri-venture of contractors on a $120 million project to convert two interchanges to a double crossover diamond (DCD), a new configuration that increases safety and efficiency.

But that’s not the only unique aspect of the project. …

Illinois Governor Announces $1B in Rebuild Illinois Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects

CHAMPAIGN, IL — As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announce the fourth round of $250 million in Rebuild Illinois funded grants is available to advance municipal, township, and county projects across the state. With the latest round of grants, $1 …

Kentucky Governor Announces $23M Committed for School Highway Safety Projects

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces plans to invest $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools, protecting students, educators, and families. Beshear charged the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with prioritizing and targeting safety projects near school sites using state funding allocated in the 2020 Highway Plan. Nearly 70 …

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Ohio DOT Investing Nearly $2B to Improve Infrastructure

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is gearing up for another busy construction season. This year, ODOT will invest $1.92 billion into 956 projects to improve transportation across the state.

The 2021 construction program includes improvements to 876 bridges and 4,596 miles of pavement. Ninety-six cents of …

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Illinois DOT Divides Jane Byrne Interchange Improvements Into 35 Contracts Over Nine Years to Keep Traffic Moving

How do you rebuild and improve one of the busiest interchanges in downtown Chicago – while working around the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line, Cermak pumping station, and poor soil conditions – without enlarging the footprint or disrupting traffic?

For the Jane Bryne Interchange – which links the Dan Ryan …

Ohio DOT Officially Kicks Off Highway Construction in Northwest Ohio

BOWLING GREEN, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officially kicked off its highway construction season with a recent event, headlined by ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. The event was held along Interstate 475 at Dorr Street, Toledo, where a $46.7-million project that began in November 2019 continues. Work …

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Mayor Lightfoot, CTA Unveil New Station Designs for Four Red Line Stations as Part of RPM Phase One Project

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) recently unveiled the designs for four Red Line stations that will be fully reconstructed as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One project, the largest transit investment in CTA history and the latest among several …

City of Joliet Authorizes Stantec to Perform Preliminary Design of $600-$800M Alternative Water Source Program

JOLIET, IL — Stantec has been selected by the City of Joliet, Illinois to lead the preliminary design phase of its Alternative Water Source Program. Joliet currently sources much of its water from a deep aquifer that will no longer be able to meet maximum day demands by 2030. To …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $173M Grant Agreement for Double Track Northwest Indiana Project

GARY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $173-million federal grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, which will improve transportation options in northwest Indiana, including residents traveling to downtown Chicago and South …

Governor Holcomb and Indiana DOT Award $101M Through Community Crossings

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce that 241 Indiana cities, towns, and counties received a combined $101 million in state matching funds for local road projects through Community Crossings, a component of the Governor’s Next Level Roads program.

“As …

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Expo at Forest Park Development Will Link Residential and Retail Options to Public Transit in Skinker-DeBaliviere Area

ST. LOUIS, MO — Construction is underway on a new mixed-use development in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood, just north of Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, bringing residential living and new retail to the area. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held for Expo at Forest Park to kick off the $90-million …

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E&B Paving and Indiana DOT Partner to Provide Additional Lanes for I-65

After over two years of construction, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has completed its I-65 Southeast Indiana Project. The completion of the project means the heavily-used section of Interstate 65 between U.S. 50 in Seymour and State Road 58 in Walesboro now has three lanes of travel in each …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $354.6M Grant Agreement for West Lake Corridor Project in Indiana

LAKE COUNTY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $354.6-million grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the West Lake Corridor Project. The project will improve transportation options for Lake County, Indiana, residents traveling to downtown Chicago and South …

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$8.5B O’Hare 21 Project Promotes Partnerships and Unbundled Trade Packages to Create Opportunities for Small and Diverse Firms

As Chicago O’Hare International Airport undertakes the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 project, the biggest expansion effort in the airport’s 60-year history, they’ve included ambitious goals for participation by small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses, as well as a diverse workforce.

Bowa Construction of Chicago, an MBE and DBE firm, plays a …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $400M in Federal Funding Allocations for Transit Infrastructure Projects

GARY, IN — The Trump Administration announces a total of $400 million in federal funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to four transit infrastructure projects. The projects are advancing toward readiness to receive a Full Funding Grant Agreement under FTA’s Capital …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $42M in Infrastructure Grants to Indiana Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

“This $1.2-billion federal investment will improve our …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Indy DPW, and DMD Highlight Talbott Street Project Completion with Ribbon Cutting

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW), Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD), and officials from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site for a ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the completion of recent improvements on Talbott Street in the city's Old Northside neighborhood.

"Today …

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Illinois DOT’s I-255 Reconstruction Project Scheduled for November Completion

One of the first projects of the ambitious, historic Rebuild Illinois program is well underway in the St. Louis Metro East area. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reconstruction of Interstate 255 will overhaul a seriously deteriorated section of interstate, which is widely considered one of the worst roads in …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

Ohio DOT Selects Woolpert for Two-Year Statewide Safety Design Contract

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has signed Woolpert to a two-year Statewide Safety Design contract. The firm will provide engineering, traffic, field survey, and supportive geospatial services to improve transportation safety on Ohio’s most hazardous roads.

The project will be managed by Woolpert Project Manager and …

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Missouri DOT Turns Its Focus on Bridges

A common refrain is that American infrastructure is crumbling and needs to be rebuilt. In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave the United States a D+ on its Infrastructure Report Card. It noted how investment, in terms of percentage of GDP, is just 2.5 percent. They estimate, …

Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $55M Grant to Expand Mountain Parkway in Wolfe County

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces that his administration successfully secured a $55,150,000 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the Mountain Parkway Expansion through Wolfe County. The grant was awarded to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The federal grant will be …

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Graves Interchange Project Adds Greater Mobility in Northern Kentucky

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Ohio DOT Expands Funding for Local Government Transportation Safety Projects, Pedestrian Safety Improvement Program

COLUMBUS, OH — Due to the recent increase in the state motor vehicle fuel tax, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making it easier for local governments to fund safety improvements. Roadway safety has been a key focus for Governor Mike DeWine and ODOT.

Until now, ODOT required a …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Selects Design-Build Team for I-Move Project

LOUISVILLE, KY — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has selected a design-build team led by Hall Contracting and American Engineers Inc. (AEI) to design and construct the I-Move Kentucky interstate project. The four-year, $180-million construction project includes improvements to I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson …

Ohio DOT’s TRAC Approves Final List of Major New Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will invest an additional $398 million into major new projects over the next four years. ODOT’s Transportation Review Advisory Council, known as TRAC, approved the final funding list during a meeting in Columbus. This investment is a direct result of the …

Governor Holcomb, Indiana DOT Award Nearly $100M Through Community Crossings Initiative

MADISON, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce that 229 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $99.2 million in state matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.

“High-quality local roads and bridges …

Gov. Pritzker, Illinois DOT Announce Rebuild Illinois Road and Bridge Projects

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released the department's annual Multi-Year Plan of road and bridge projects across the state, which is the first to capture the historic impact of the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.

Using objective criteria, IDOT evaluated the condition, frequency …

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Ohio DOT, Kokosing Construction Company Complete Damien Forshe Learning Center

CLEVELAND, OH — Creating a learning center at Rid-All Farm has been a goal for the Rid-All Green Partnership (Rid-All) founders for quite a while, and recently that became a reality. Rid-All, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Kokosing Construction Company, neighborhood residents and local and state officials gathered for …

USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

USDOT Announces $272M in State of Good Repair Program Grants to 10 Projects in 10 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces more than $272 million in grant funding to 10 rail projects in 10 states. Funding is provided through FRA’s Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (SOGR Program) and will help to repair and rehabilitate …

America’s Transportation Awards Competition Top 12 Projects Vying for Two Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve winning transportation projects from four U.S. regional competitions will battle it out in this year’s America’s Transportation Awards competition, which will give two $10,000 cash awards for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing. The scope of the projects in the final round include …

Governor Bevin Joins State, Local Officials to Commemorate Reopening of New Salem Circle Bridge

MADISONVILLE, KY — Governor Matt Bevin joined transportation, state and local officials this morning to commemorate the reopening of a key railroad overpass in Hopkins County closed to traffic for 17 months due to structural issues. Work began this spring after the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded a contract to …

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Governor Dewine Announces Transportation Investment in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces that several Central Ohio transportation projects that were in jeopardy of cancellation are planned to move forward thanks to increased revenue that will be generated by Ohio’s new transportation budget.
The new budget bill, House Bill 62, was passed by the General …

Gov. Holcomb, Indiana DOT Award $115M Through Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce 189 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $115 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.
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Gov. Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2019 Next Level Roads Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently joined Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness, law enforcement and road construction industry partners to kick off the 2019 Next Level Roads construction season. The kickoff event was held at INDOT's Office of Materials Management in Indianapolis.

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Mayor Hogsett Announces 2019 Stormwater Improvement Capital Program

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works recently unveiled the city's Stormwater Improvement Capital Program, which invests more than $40 million in stormwater infrastructure in 2019. The projects not only affect neighborhoods that will experience better drainage but longer lasting pavement on roadways. Standing …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …