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Louisiana DOTD's Pecue Lane/I-10 Interchange Project Enters Final Phase

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the latest progress and updates on the Pecue Lane/I-10 interchange project. As part of the East Baton Rouge city-parish government’s Green Light Plan, this multi-phased project aims to enhance transportation infrastructure and improve road connectivity throughout the …

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SH-20 Keetonville Hill Realignment Project in Oklahoma Wins ACEC National Recognition Award

COLLINSVILLE, OK — A Garver-designed transportation project to increase safety and efficiency on the State Highway 20 (SH-20) corridor in Northeast Oklahoma has won one of the industry’s most prestigious honors — the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Recognition Award in the 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. …

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Turner Construction Celebrates BUCOM Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

MEMPHIS, TN — Turner Construction recently partnered with Baptist Health Sciences University in Memphis, Tennessee, to bring their vision to life by constructing the Baptist University College of Osteopathic Medicine (BUCOM) facility. BUCOM is part of the Baptist Memorial Health Care (BMHC) system, one of the largest health care systems …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces Storm Response Updates, Awards $143M in Projects at Recent Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) response to the storms in late April, multiple national awards recognizing the department’s conservation efforts, and an update on two upcoming projects to resurface and add …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces Update on LA 3241 Highway Project

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that Segment 3 of the LA 3241 highway project — which connects Bush, Louisiana, at the LA 40/41 intersection to LA 435 in Talisheek, Louisiana — is nearing completion.

Segment 3, LA 40/41 to LA 435, …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Progress in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Mississippi Transportation Commission Chairman Willie Simmons announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in western Mississippi.

“Crews are making headway on several projects in western Mississippi that will improve safety and make your drives more efficient,” Simmons said. “These projects show your tax …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Start of First Phase of Construction on Jimmie Davis Bridge Project

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that work has begun on the first phase of construction to build a new Jimmie Davis Bridge (LA 511) over the Red River in Bossier and Caddo Parishes.

The construction portion of the project is separated into five phases. …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Make Headway in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Charles Busby, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“As I begin my term as Southern District Transportation Commissioner, it is thrilling to see such consequential infrastructure work taking place in my home region of southeast …

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Officials Break Ground on Phase II of the U.S. Highway 82 Greenville Bypass

JACKSON, MS — Congressman Bennie Thompson and other officials joined Mississippi Transportation Commission Chairman Willie Simmons to break ground on the second phase of a major construction project in the Mississippi Delta.

The first phase of the massive construction project began in March 2022. This phase provided the construction of …

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University of New Orleans Partners with Bernhard to Launch Innovative Solar Array Installation

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The University of New Orleans (UNO) and Bernhard announce the installation of a solar array on the UNO campus. This initiative marks a significant step forward in UNO's commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. The comprehensive project, from initial feasibility testing to final interconnection …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards More Than $101M in Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include the status of a bridge hit by a barge and an update on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure charging station installation. Commissioners were also informed of a more than $40 million project on U.S. 75 in …

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Manhattan Road & Bridge Paves the Way for Safer Travel on the I-35/I-44 Interchange

Concerned about safety and capacity issues on Interstate 35 at Northeast 63rd Street, near the Interstate 44 interchange in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has launched a $66 million project to reconstruct the I-35 bridges over Northeast 63rd Street and add a flyover exit ramp.

“[The interchange] …

Arkansas DOT Breaks Ground on Springdale Bypass, XNA Connector

BENTON COUNTY, AR — The Arkansas Highway Commission, Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) leadership, and local dignitaries recently attended a groundbreaking to mark the construction launch of the Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) Connector and Phase Two of the Springdale Bypass.

Phase Two the Springdale Bypass was awarded to …

HGA to Provide IPMT Services for Strategic Biofuels’ Louisiana Green Fuels Project

CALDWELL PARISH, LA — HGA has been selected by Strategic Biofuels as technical partner to provide Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT) services for the $2.5 to $3 billion Louisiana Green Fuels (LGF) project at the Port of Columbia in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. Strategic Biofuels develops ultra-negative carbon footprint sustainable aviation …

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Delta Regional Airport Project Wins 2024 ACEC Arkansas Engineering Excellence Award

COLT, AR — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Arkansas recently held its annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, and Garver’s Delta Regional Airport Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) Installation project won in the Building/Technology Systems category. The award recognizes projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, …

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Mississippi DOT Makes Progress on Projects in Southwest Part of State

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Charles Busby, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi.

“As I begin my term as Southern District Transportation Commissioner, I’m excited to ... start off strong with many large projects getting underway in the southwest region …

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Manhattan Construction Company Wins Four AGCOK Build Oklahoma Awards and Two Best of the Best Awards

TULSA, OK — The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) has honored Manhattan Construction Co. with four Build Oklahoma Awards and two Best of the Best Awards for projects completed in 2023. The awards were presented to team members at the AGCOK’s 84th Builders’ Bash at the Cox Convention Center …

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Bell & Associates Construction Makes Progress on Major Transformation of Interstate 55 in Memphis

Faced with an outdated interchange unable to safely handle increasing traffic loads, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has begun making improvements to Interstate 55 at E.H. Crump Boulevard in southwestern Memphis.

“The new alignment allows traffic to free flow on new through lanes directly from and to the Memphis …

Arkansas DOT Set to Receive an Additional $91M in Federal Funding for Six Projects

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is set to receive an additional $91 million in Congressionally Directed Spending and Community Project Funding for six projects.

Members of Arkansas’ Congressional Delegation secured the additional funding in the latest Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriation for the Federal …

Intersection Improvement Project Underway at I-35, SH-9W in McClain County

MCCLAIN COUNTY, OK — A major intersection improvement project is underway at the I-35 and SH-9W interchange near Norman in McClain County. The project consists of a number of improvements including reconstructing the current interchange into Oklahoma’s third Diverging Diamond Interchange, widening I-35 to six lanes between SH-9W and Main …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces Transportation Cabinet Changes, Awards $108M in Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on the recent Oklahoma Attorney General opinion regarding Transportation Cabinet changes, approval to install additional traffic cameras in the metros, a resurfacing project in Tulsa, and two projects in Lawton.

Executive Director Tim Gatz …

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Louisiana DOTD Signs Public-Private Partnership with Calcasieu Bridge Partners on I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the signing of the official, public-private partnership (P3) with Calcasieu Bridge Partners (CBP) to build the new Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles, an estimated $2.1 billion project.

The Joint Legislative Transportation, Highways, and Public …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Western Tennessee

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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Port NOLA Announces $226M Grant Award for the Louisiana International Terminal Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) announces that it has been awarded an additional $226,220,195 in federal grant dollars to assist in building the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT), which will create thousands of jobs, drive the economy, and position Louisiana as an international Gulf gateway. …

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Port of New Orleans Hires WSP to Deliver St. Bernard Transportation Corridor

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) Board of Commissioners passed two resolutions to expedite the St. Bernard Transportation Corridor, a roadway for St. Bernard Parish that will connect the new $1.8 billion Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) to the interstate system and deliver a road that …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces Several Projects Underway on I-35, Applauds Rescue Efforts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on several plans for the I-35 corridor between Norman and Purcell, including an asphalt overlay, reconstruction, and six-lane expansion; and recognition of District 6’s efforts during recent winter weather.

Commissioners awarded a $1 million …

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Acrow Bridge Installed to Carry Detoured Traffic During Highway Upgrades in Rural Oklahoma

PHAROAH, OK — Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces that one of its modular steel bridges has been installed to maintain traffic during construction on U.S. Route 75 in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. Situated between the towns of Pharoah and Waleetka, the project consists of replacing a …

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Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on Cheniere Lake Dam and Bridge Project

WEST MONROE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) provides an update on the ongoing project to replace the Cheniere Lake bridge and spillway on LA 3033 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish. The $16.5 million project, which involved completely removing the existing spillway and previously connected bridge …

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MDOT Projects Progress in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“As Commissioner, I’m proud to report that we are starting this year off right by making headway on many critical infrastructure improvement projects throughout the …

Day & Zimmermann Awarded $985M Tennessee Valley Authority Non-Nuclear Maintenance Contract

NASHVILLE, TN — Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) announced that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has awarded its Maintenance and Construction division a contract to perform maintenance and modification services for all of the utility’s hydroelectric dams, gas, coal, and pumped-storage hydroelectricity facilities. D&Z will also perform scaffolding, coatings, insulation, asbestos …

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MDOT Projects Make Headway in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“As I reach the end of my final term as Southern District Transportation Commissioner, I’m pleased to see many projects in South Mississippi coming to a close …

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Officials Cut Ribbon on the East Metro Corridor in Rankin County

JACKSON, MS — Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons joined Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Brandon Mayor Butch Lee, and other officials to cut ribbon on the East Metro Corridor in Rankin County.

The East Metro Corridor is a vital north/south corridor that connects State Route 25 …

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Plans Unveiled for Gayle and Tom Benson Ochsner Children’s Hospital in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Louisiana’s No. 1 children’s hospital will soon have a new home thanks to a gift from Gayle Benson, owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.

The five-story, 343,000-square-foot building will be constructed at Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans next …

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Port NOLA Awarded $73.8M USDOT Grant for Louisiana International Terminal

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) will receive $73.77 million from the federal government to assist in building the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) project, which will provide an efficient gateway for the movement of cargo on the Mississippi River and the inland waterways of the …

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Eastern Oklahoma Project Receives National Industry Award at Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include results of an Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee market study and an executive session related to Secretary of Transportation and ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz’s performance and salary; receipt of a national industry award; …

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Crossland Construction Takes Home Two 2023 ABC of Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards

TULSA, OK — In 2023, Crossland Construction’s Tulsa Division was presented with two awards at the Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC of Oklahoma) Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony. The teams’ work on the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) Administrative Center and Zink Dam Improvements projects earned them …

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Manhattan Construction Company Wins Two ABC of Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards and National Safety Honor

TULSA, OK — The Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC) has honored Manhattan Construction Company with two Excellence in Construction (EIC) awards and the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Diamond Award. This is Manhattan’s 25th consecutive year to be recognized by ABC’s STEP Awards program, a safety …

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Arkansas DOT Enhances Connectivity and Safety with Completion of Hot Springs Bypass Extension

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) recently completed an $87 million project in Hot Springs, Arkansas, home to Hot Springs National Park and the Ouachita Mountains. The Hot Springs Bypass project improves traffic flow around the resort town, which has a population of nearly 40,000.

Decreasing Delays, Enhancing Safety
An …
Arkansas’ Beaver Water District Selects Black & Veatch to Lead Major Water Infrastructure Design

LOWELL, AR — Black & Veatch, a critical infrastructure solutions company, has been selected by Beaver Water District (BWD) in northwest Arkansas to begin the design for its Water Treatment Facilities Expansion Program with anticipated capital cost of $540 million. The expansion program is in direct response to significant …

Tennessee Unveils State’s First-Ever 10-Year Fiscally Constrained Transportation Project Plan

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reveals its first-ever proposed 10-year fiscally constrained project plan, with the goal of better communicating with citizens and communities of the long-term investment strategy for infrastructure in Tennessee. The $15 billion fiscally constrained plan includes both the annual TDOT work program …

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Progress Continues on Infrastructure Improvement Projects in Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

“Lots of progress is being made across the central area of our state, and many critical infrastructure improvement projects are wrapping up,” Simmons said. “This is the …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting Gives Update on Bridge Program, Awards $128M in Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include additional plans to address off-system, structurally deficient bridges; receipt of an industry award; and approving a resurfacing project between Union City and Mustang and a resurfacing and roundabout installation project on SH-82 northeast of Tahlequah.

Secretary …

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KDC Breaks Ground on Chase Operations Center in North Louisiana

RUSTON, LA — KDC and JPMorgan Chase celebrate the start of construction for the Chase Operations Center in Ruston, Louisiana. Sitting on five acres on Woodward Avenue, the $31 million operations center will be 50,000 square feet. The project is planned for completion in the second quarter of 2025.

“This …

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Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s Gilcrease Expressway Project Receives American Concrete Pavement Association Award

TULSA, OK — The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) selected the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s (OTA) Gilcrease Expressway project for an award in the Urban Divided Highways category, one of 14 awards categories for hundreds of nominated projects from across the country.

The Gilcrease Expressway project was delivered as one …

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Arkansas DOT Improves Connectivity and Traffic Flow in Central Arkansas with the Completion of the Highway 89 Mayflower Overpass

The residents of Mayflower, Arkansas, which is 25 miles north of Little Rock, have been dealing with an irregular traffic pattern for years. The culprit — a freight train that passed through the middle of town. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) recently completed the Highway 89 Mayflower Overpass so …

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USDOT Announces $88.3M Loan for Louisiana to Build Critical Connector Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $88.3 million loan to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for the benefit of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) to build the LA 415 Connector, a new link between LA …

Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Neighborhood Along the Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS, LA — River District Neighborhood Investors, LLC (RDNI) and the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority recently broke ground on New Orleans’ newest mixed-use neighborhood located on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Joined by anchor commercial tenant Shell Gulf of Mexico Operations, Louisiana Governor-elect Jeff …

ERDC Awards Taylor-Woolpert Joint Venture with $49M Research and Development Contract to Support Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

VICKSBURG, MS — The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has tasked the joint venture of Taylor Engineering and Woolpert with providing research and development services for its Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL). The $49 million, single-award task order contract will support CHL projects that advance navigation, flood …

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Louisiana DOTD Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

BUTTE LAROSE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently held a press conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.

“Fifty years ago, on the heels of the highway interstate system, Louisiana opened traffic to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge,” said DOTD Chief Engineer …

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Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization Project Honored with 2023 OCEA Bronze Award

CAMERON PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s (CPRA) Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization Project, a 4-mile lightweight aggregate core breakwater on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, earned the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Bronze Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

“CPRA was honored to …

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US-69/75 Corridor in Southeastern Oklahoma Completed

DURANT, OK — Representatives from the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, Choctaw Nation, cities of Calera and Durant, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), alongside local legislators and community leaders, celebrated a ribbon cutting for the US-69/75 corridor reconstruction spanning Calera and Durant. Gathered on the Rose Hill Bridge …

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Mississippi DOT Celebrates Five Years of Economic Boom from I-269 Project

JACKSON, MS — Since opening five years ago, I-269 has been a hub of economic development in north Mississippi. Running 26 miles from the I-55 intersection north of Hernando, to the Tennessee state line, I-269 was a $640 million strategic infrastructure investment.

I-269 completed the 60-mile connection from Hernando to …

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Mississippi DOT Makes Progress on Southwest Mississippi Projects

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi.

“I’m pleased to report that a very productive construction season has resulted in significant progress made on infrastructure projects in southwest Mississippi, with quite a few now …

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LEMOINE Partners to Safeguard Louisiana from Silent Environmental Threats

NEW ORLEANS, LA — In the heart of Louisiana, a state known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse ecosystems, a silent threat has lurked beneath the surface for decades: orphan wells. These wells, once used for oil and gas exploration, pose significant environmental risks if left unchecked. However, LEMOINE …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Make Progress in Western Part of the State

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“As Commissioner, I am pleased to report that our infrastructure projects are not just moving forward, but gaining momentum as we move towards the end …

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Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. Replaces US 62 Bridges Across Arkansas River

Crews plan to have one of two bridges on U.S. 62 over the Arkansas River and over 55th Street on the river’s east side completed in the spring as part of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $74.7 million bridge replacement in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

“The bridges are roughly 60 …

Louisiana Governor Celebrates Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Beneficial Impact in Louisiana on Two-Year Anniversary

BATON ROUGE, LA — With the two-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, federal legislation has already resulted in more than $9 billion in funding for Louisiana projects.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Louisiana, and my …

Arkansas Highway Commission Announces Selected Alternative for Future Interstate 57 Corridor from Walnut Ridge to Missouri State Line

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Federal Highway Administration issued a Record of Decision (ROD) identifying the Selected Alternative, or chosen route, for the Future Interstate 57 (I-57) corridor between Walnut Ridge and the Missouri State line, clearing the way for the next phase of project development.

The issuance of the …

Oklahoma Transportation Commission Receives Update on Federal Funding Legislation, Awards $94M in Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on the status of the federal funding continuing resolution; plans to address additional off-system, structurally deficient bridges; approval of an installation project for wrong-way counter measures on I-35; a resurfacing project in Midwest City; …

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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“It is always encouraging to see the list of active and even recently completed projects,” said Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District. “Our focus at the commission is to identify the …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Make Headway in the Southeast Part of the State

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“Major projects that will have lasting effects on the people and economy of southeast Mississippi are making good progress after a productive construction season, and we expect …

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Cape Seals Power Pulaski County PCI Boost, Winning FP2's 2023 Sorenson Award

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Pulaski County, Arkansas, is the recipient of the 2023 FP2 Inc. James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation, due to its innovative 2022 Road Improvement Project. The Sorenson Award is presented by FP2 Inc. to recognize superior pavement preservation and recycling practice, usually to …

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Turner Breaks Ground on Alliance Healthcare Services Crisis Wellness Center

MEMPHIS, TN — Turner Construction Company and Alliance Healthcare Services recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a Crisis Wellness Center in Memphis, Tennessee. This facility is poised to significantly elevate and expand mental health support services within the Memphis community.

The groundbreaking was attended by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Alliance Healthcare …

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Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Recognizes Completion of Due Diligence for New Mixed-Use Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The commissioners of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (the Authority) recently approved a measure authorizing River District Neighborhood Investors, LLC (RDNI) to begin the infrastructure work necessary to build a new mixed-use development adjacent to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention …

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More Than $9B in Improvements Planned for Oklahoma Highways

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — More than $9 billion in upgrades are planned in the latest updates of both the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Eight-Year Construction Work Plan and Four-Year Asset Preservation Program.

Approved Monday by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission, the Federal Fiscal Year 2024-2031 Eight-Year Construction Work …

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Mississippi DOT Earns Seventh Perpetual Pavement Award

YAZOO CITY, MS — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has earned its seventh Perpetual Pavement Award: By Performance (PPA) for a 10-mile stretch of State Route 16 from U.S. 49 to State Route 433 in Yazoo County.

“What an honor it is to …

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Mississippi DOT Moves Vital Truck Route With US 82/Greenville Bypass

Greenville, Mississippi, is a vital part of the state along the Mississippi River. It’s part of the Mississippi Delta, serves as the county seat, and has an active port that drives significant traffic in and around the area. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing the U.S. Highway 82/Greenville …

Louisiana Governor, DOTD Announce the Opening of the New I-10 West Flyover Ramp to MSY

BATON ROUGE, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announce that the newly constructed I-10 west flyover ramp to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at Loyola Drive in Kenner officially opened to traffic.

The opening of the new ramp marks …

Western Specialty Contractors Restoring/Waterproofing Facade of 200 West Capitol High-Rise in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Western Specialty Contractors - Little Rock, Arkansas, Branch is restoring the facade of the 200 West Capitol high-rise in Little Rock, Arkansas as part of the building’s ongoing maintenance.

Located at 200 West Capitol Ave and originally constructed in 1969, the 24-story office tower is located …

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Archer Western and Alberici Break Ground on Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project

BELLE CHASSE, LA — Archer Western Construction and joint venture partner Alberici Corporation (Archer Western/Alberici Joint Venture) joined Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), as well as several federal and state leaders, to officially break ground and begin construction on the Mid-Barataria …

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JE Dunn and Georgia-Pacific Hold Topping out Ceremony for $425M Dixie Facility

JACKSON, TN — JE Dunn, Middle Tennessee’s largest general contractor, and Georgia-Pacific, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products, held a topping out ceremony for the placement of the final structural beam at the project site of Georgia-Pacific’s new $425 million Dixie facility. The new 900,000-square-foot plant will be …

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Convention Center’s New Mixed-Use Development Taking Shape with Announcement of Class A Office Tower

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Joined by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Cypress Equities and Lauricella Land Company announce a lease agreement that will bring Shell’s Gulf of Mexico operations headquarters to a 142,000-square-foot multi-floor office building in the heart of the emerging River District neighborhood.

The lease agreement between Shell …

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$40M Roof Replacement Project Underway at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) is replacing 1.9 million square feet of traditional roofing with a new, energy-efficient roofing system. The $40 million roof replacement project is part of a $557 million capital improvement plan and will be under construction until mid-2024. …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Move Forward Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

“Each of these projects show a vital investment into our infrastructure that will make our state a better place to live and work,” Simmons said. “I look …

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OTC Announces FHWA Grant, Asphalt Pavement Awards, and I-35 Corridor Study Progress at a Recent Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include receiving a Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration Program grant for an I-35 bridge in northern Oklahoma, presentation of three Asphalt Pavement awards, a briefing on the progress of an I-35 corridor study …

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FHWA, National Park Service Celebrate Completion of Roadway Safety Improvements Along Natchez Trace Parkway

TUPELO, MS — Officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the completion of a 40-mile roadway rehabilitation and safety improvements project along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Alabama and Mississippi. The Parkway is one of the nation’s most visited national parks with 6 million …

Louisiana DOTD Receives $210M in Redistributed Funds from FHWA

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently received word that its request for $210 million in additional federal highway funding was approved due to successfully obligating the full amount of its federal funding during the 2022-2023 federal fiscal year. Last year DOTD received $97.87 …

Gov. Edwards, Louisiana DOTD Celebrate the Completion of First Phases of I-12 Widening Project in St. Tammany

MANDEVILLE, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards, alongside Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Eric Kalivoda and state and local officials, celebrated the completion of the first two segments of the $169.8 million project that expands and revitalizes the I-12 corridor through the Northshore.

“I remember when we …

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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

“We’re making progress, although we all want more, and we want it faster,” said Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District.

“These projects are vital to our communities in northwest Mississippi, and …

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Officials Break Ground on Reunion Parkway in Madison

JACKSON, MS — Officials recently gathered in Madison to break ground on a local project that calls for the construction of 1.3 miles of new two-lane roadway from Parkway East to U.S. Highway 51.

Reunion Parkway will eventually connect I-55, U.S. 51, and Bozeman Road. It will provide an east/west …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces the New I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge is Moving Closer to Reality

LAKE CHARLES, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Eric Kalivoda announces that the state has selected Calcasieu Bridge Partners (CBP) for negotiations for the $2.1 billion Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge public-private partnership project. DOTD received two proposals for the project …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in western Mississippi.

“It’s great to see so many infrastructure improvement projects nearing completion in my home region,” Simmons said. “Each of these projects show a vital investment into …

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DBIA Announces Intralox Hammond Project as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winner

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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$907.8M, 21-Part Comite River Diversion Canal Project Reduces Flood Risks as Baton Rouge Expands

As the growing population in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, expands the metropolitan area, development has stretched into the floodplain of the Comite River Basin. Occasional flooding that previously occurred in swampland or largely wooded areas with only scattered agricultural usage now impacts many more people.

To reduce the risk of urban …

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Green Infrastructure Funding Represents Upcoming Projects Currently in Design Phases Throughout the U.S.

A significant amount of funding is now available for green infrastructure projects. These types of projects promote environmentally friendly solutions to current problems, and the funding supports rain gardens, stormwater parks, permeable pavement, subsurface detention systems, tree planting, solar installations, and electrified school buses. Primarily, the projects are designed for …

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County Improvement Plan Adopted, Nearly $150M in Projects Awarded at Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include adoption of the updated five-year County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Plan, a contract approval to move forward on reconstructing the I-35 and SH-9W interchange south of Norman, and the awarding of nearly $150 million in …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Federal, State, and Local Partnership Agreement for Southwest Coastal Louisiana Risk Reduction Project

LAKE CHARLES, LA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana have signed a partnership agreement for the $6.5 billion Southwest Coastal Louisiana hurricane and storm damage risk reduction and coastal ecosystem restoration project.

“Today’s announcement is transformative for the people …

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NANO Renovation Underway for New Orleans Fire Department Headquarters and Storm Shelter

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The City of New Orleans recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the final construction phase for the New Orleans Fire Department’s (NOFD) new headquarters designed by local architecture and interiors firm NANO, LLC. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, NOFD Chief Roman …

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Oklahoma DOT Crews Recognized for Workplace Safety

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Safety and teamwork in highway work zones are critical to seeing that each worker makes it home at the end of the day. The men and women of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) work in all conditions and put their lives on the line to …

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Construction Underway on 842,043-Square-Foot Facility for American Aerospace Manufacturer

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Seefried Properties, a privately held real estate firm specializing in the development of industrial properties, along with capital partner and real estate investment manager, Truist Securities, announce construction is underway on a new warehouse facility on behalf of a major aerospace manufacturer. Situated on …

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Lightsource bp Completes $460M Financing Package for Solar Projects

ST. LANDRY PARISH, LA — Lightsource bp has successfully closed on a $460 million multi-project financing package, which will support the construction and operation of a 368 megawatt (MW) portfolio comprised of two utility-scale solar projects in the United States. Power purchase agreements with renewable energy buyers were key to …

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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

"We've got a long way to go before we can say that we are catching up,” said Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District. “We have much more maintenance and repair to …

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First Phase of I-44/US 75 Interchange Project Wraps Up in Tulsa

The first $90 million phase of improvements to the aging Interstate 44 and U.S. 75 interchange in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is open to traffic and substantially complete, with more phases planned.

“This is the oldest section of interstate in Oklahoma,” says Seth Buchanan, Assistant District Engineer for construction in Oklahoma …

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Construction Opportunities Abound for Health Care Facilities Throughout the US

Billions of dollars are available throughout the country for new health care facilities, and many of them will be designed to provide mental health services. The needs related to behavioral health are great in America, and the growing number of individuals waiting for services and support is escalating at alarming …

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Louisiana Governor Praises Regional Planning Commission's Award of Feasibility Study to Support Louisiana International Terminal Transportation Infrastructure

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards praised the award of a contract to study the St. Bernard Transportation Corridor, among other roadway improvements, to support the Louisiana International Terminal, a $1.8 billion container terminal planned by the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) in Violet, Louisiana. The new …

Columbia Port Commissions Receives $10.5M RAISE Grant

CALDWELL PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the Columbia Port Commission has been selected to receive a $10.5 million federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This funding will be allocated to the …

Arkansas DOT Awarded $25M Federal RAISE Grant

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).

The RAISE grant funding will be used to reconstruct 3.5 miles of Highway 5 (Old Stagecoach Road) in Saline …

USACE Begins Construction of Mississippi River Saltwater Barrier

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District recently began construction of an underwater sill across the bed of the Mississippi River channel to prevent further upriver progression of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico.

USACE awarded a contract to Weeks Marine for …

Federal, State, and Local Partners Sign Agreement for Port of Iberia, Louisiana Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD), and the Port of Iberia signed a partnering agreement to begin efforts to advance the Port of Iberia, Louisiana project.

“USACE is excited for the opportunity to partner with LaDOTD as well …

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LEMOINE, Project Partners Set Record Pace for Orphaned Well Plugging in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — In a recent press release, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Tom Harris announced 300 orphaned wells plugged with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding in the last 4.5 months. LEMOINE Disaster Services is one of the two primary contractors for …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

“These projects are a major investment into our infrastructure and show your tax dollars at work,” Simmons said. “As these projects move forward, safety and mobility will …

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Arkansas DOT Improves Access to Popular Vacation Spot with Highway 270 Expansion

Hot Springs, Arkansas, which is in the Ouachita Mountains, features a national park, hot springs, numerous recreational lakes, and historic Bath House Row. As a popular tourist destination for in-state residents and beyond, the city traffic swells during the summer. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is in the middle …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Major Project to Repair I-20 in Bossier City, Sections of Shreveport

BOSSIER CITY, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to provide major repairs to a heavily traveled section of I-20 in Bossier City, as well as additional repairs along the I-20 corridor in Shreveport. The department officially awarded the contract to JB James Construction, …

Tennessee Governor Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony for PlusCAM Battery Material Production Plant in Jackson

JACKSON, TN — 6K Energy officially broke ground on the construction of the world's first sustainable multi-chemistry cathode manufacturing plant scheduled to open in Q3, 2024. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, 6K CEO Dr. Aaron Bent, and 6K Energy President Sam Trinch were joined …

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USDOT Announces Loan of Up to $45M for Rural Two-Lane Advancement and Management Plan Project in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $45 million low-interest loan to the Oklahoma Capital Improvement Authority (OCIA), on behalf of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to improve rural road safety.

“A disproportionate share of traffic crashes occurs …

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Stantec Tapped to Support Jackson, Mississippi, Water Improvements

JACKSON, MS — Stantec has been selected by JXN Water, LLC to lead the analysis and design of improvements to the water distribution system serving the residents of Jackson, Mississippi.

The project is part of a federal effort to address the ongoing water crisis that has plagued the city for …

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Mississippi DOT Makes Progress on Southwest Mississippi Projects

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi.

“Significant progress is being made on infrastructure projects in southwest Mississippi with even more to come as construction season heats up this summer,” King said. “Bridge replacements, …

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First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City Wins National Build America Award

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Manhattan Construction Company announces that Centennial Builders, a partnership between Manhattan Construction Company and Flintco, LLC, was awarded the Associated General Contractors of America’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Merit Award for Building New ($76-$125 Million) for the First Americans Museum (FAM) in …

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Mississippi DOT Opens State Route 76 (Corridor V) in Itawamba County

TUPELO, MS — A new section of Mississippi highway is now open to traffic. The newly constructed Corridor V, designated as State Route 76, is located in Itawamba County. The 9-mile four-lane highway connects State Route 25 to State Route 23 in Mississippi.

State Route 76 represents a critical link …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Western Mississippi Despite Tornado Damage

YAZOO CITY, MS — The aftermath of the March 2023 tornado in the Rolling Fork area left devastation in its wake. In the face of such destruction, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance crews rose to the occasion and had roads cleared within hours, ensuring emergency services, relief efforts, and …

Louisiana DOTD to Replace 10 Rural Bridges Along LA 534 in Claiborne Parish

HAYNESVILLE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to replace 10 rural bridges/structures along LA 534 and LA 534 Spur south of the Town of Haynesville in Claiborne Parish.

The $18.2 million project recently began with a closure on the first site, which involves …

Arkansas DOT to Cut the Ribbon on Newly Widened Highway 10 Corridor

PULASKI COUNTY, AR — Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) leadership and local dignitaries in Little Rock recently cut the ribbon on the newly widened Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) Corridor.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, the corridor will be officially dedicated as the Thomas B. Schueck Highway. Schueck served as …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“A large amount of infrastructure improvement projects are currently underway in Southeast Mississippi with even more on the horizon,” King said. “This work is great news for …

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Mississippi DOT Receives Three Engineering Excellence Awards

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) received three Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Mississippi at their Annual Assembly in Madison. The Engineering Excellence Awards competition honors engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value, and ingenuity. …

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ACEC of Arkansas Honors Garver-Led Markham Street Jump Start Improvements Project

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Garver recently received the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Arkansas’ 2023 Engineering Excellence Award for the Markham Street Jump Start Improvements Project. The winners were announced at the ACEC’s Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The awards recognize Arkansas engineering projects that …

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Manhattan Construction Company Awarded Three AGCOK Build Oklahoma Awards and Best of the Best Top Honor

TULSA, OK — The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) honors Manhattan Construction Company with three Build Oklahoma awards and the Best of the Best top honor for projects completed in 2022. The awards were presented to team members at the AGC of Oklahoma’s 83rd Annual Awards Banquet at the …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $11.5M to Fund Replacement of Seven Rural Bridges in Oklahoma

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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Louisiana DOTD Widening Project Completes Improvements to I-10 Between I-49 and Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

The segment of Interstate 10 which spans the state of Louisiana is perhaps the state's most vital corridor. It carries an ever-growing amount of multi-modal freight and industrial traffic, plus tourism traffic into the state or passing through the state. The southernmost cross-country highway in the National Highway System, I-10 …

Jimmie Davis Bridge (LA 511) Project Awarded to James Construction Group

BATON ROUGE, LA — Following the opening of price proposals for the Jimmie Davis Bridge (LA 511) design-build project in Bossier and Caddo parishes, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has thoroughly evaluated the cost proposal and has decided to award the contract to James Construction Group, LLC …

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Mississippi Governor Signs Bills Investing Over $2B Toward Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements

JACKSON, MS — Governor Tate Reeves announces he signed House Bill 1642 and Senate Bill 3120, which invest historic levels of funding toward the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and infrastructure improvement projects across the state.

“This major investment by the state into our roads, bridges, airports, and other critical …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Replace the LA 531 Overpass Over I-20 in Minden, Webster Parish

MINDEN, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to replace a 63-year-old bridge along the I-20 corridor in Webster Parish. The LA 531 overpass in Minden will be removed and replaced as part of a $19.3 million project, which will ensure continued access to businesses …

Tennessee General Assembly Passes Gov. Lee’s Landmark $3.3B Transportation Bill

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently marked the legislative passage of the Lee administration’s Transportation Modernization Act, a landmark bill that will create a new strategy and invest $3.3 billion to accommodate Tennessee’s record growth, address traffic congestion, and meet transportation needs across rural and urban …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Repair LA 3276 (Stonewall-Frierson Road) in DeSoto Parish

STONEWALL, LA — A heavily traveled connector route in Stonewall, DeSoto Parish is currently undergoing major improvements in the form of a $14.3 million repair project. LA 3276 (Stonewall-Frierson Road) connects US 171 and I-49 and services an average of over 9,000 vehicles per day.

The contractor, Earnest Contracting, LLC …

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Louisiana DOTD Celebrates Completion of $87.7M I-10 Widening Project from La. 328 to La. 347

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, along with state and local officials, held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of widening Interstate 10 from La. 328 to La. 347.

“What you’re witnessing today is the return-on-investment of a commitment made …

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Bernhard Announces 25-Year Energy Partnership with the University of New Orleans to Improve Campus Infrastructure

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Louisiana Energy Partners (LAEP), a partnership between Bernhard LLC and Johnson Controls Inc., and the University of New Orleans (UNO) announces a 25-year Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) partnership to renew UNO’s campus energy infrastructure, reduce campus Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions, and provide additional capital …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

State Route 19 Expansion Progress in Neshoba County
The 4.6-mile expansion of State Route 19 from two to four lanes between Tucker and Philadelphia continues making headway …
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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“As we continue to invest in infrastructure, we see miles of improvements,” said Northern District Commissioner John Caldwell. “Subsequently, we all see so much more that needs to be done. The …

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Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. Replaces Six Bridges on I-40 Near Del City

For years, motorists using Interstate 40 through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area have been frustrated by frequent lane closures and the resulting traffic backups along a 3-mile stretch of the interstate in Del City, which sits adjacent to Oklahoma City's southeast side. Six existing bridges, all over 60 years old, …

Louisiana DOTD and State, Local Officials Break Ground on Start of Leo Kerner Moveable Bridge Replacement Project

LAFITTE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., along with state and local officials, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the first phase of a permanent replacement for the Leo Kerner Swing Bridge.

The LA 302/Bayou Barataria Moveable Bridge Replacement Project …

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Lake Thunderbird IPR Pilot Program Honored by ACEC Oklahoma and WateReuse

NORMAN, OK — The Garver-led Lake Thunderbird Indirect Potable Reuse Pilot Program has recently been honored by two industry organizations. The collaborative effort between the City of Norman, Oklahoma, and Garver was named the top engineering project in the state by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of …

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RIGID Constructors Completes Major Projects in 2021-2022, Positions Themselves for CPRA's 2023 Master Plan Bidding

LAFAYETTE, LA — RIGID Constructors, a Louisiana-based, privately held construction company, successfully completed several major shoreline protection projects in 2021 and 2022. Having protected over 56 miles of coastline through said jobs, the company is now well-positioned as a qualified candidate for the projects listed in the Coastal Protection …

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Mississippi DOT Makes Progress on Southwest Mississippi Projects

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi.

“Infrastructure needs in southwest Mississippi are wide-ranging, and I’m proud of the projects completed and progress made,” King said. “Additional funding on the federal and state level …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects — some of which were recently completed or nearing completion — are a major investment into our infrastructure system that will make Mississippi …

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USDOT Awards Mega Grants to I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Replacement, I-10 Freight Corridor Improvements, and I-44 & US-75 Corridor Improvements

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 …

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Mississippi DOT Expansion Project Widens, Upgrades State Route 19 in Neshoba County

Along State Route 19 in Neshoba County, Mississippi, drivers traveling between the towns of Philadelphia and Tucker will soon reap multiple benefits from a current Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) project. The $35.5 million SR 19 Expansion Project, scheduled for completion in 2024, will expand a 4.6-mile stretch of the …

Louisiana DOTD Breaks Ground on LA 70 Widening Project in Ascension and St. James Parishes

ST. JAMES PARISH, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., along with state and local officials, celebrate the start of construction on the LA 70 widening project in Ascension and St. James Parishes.

This $53.2 million project will widen LA 70 from …

NAPA Announces Finalists for Top National Award for Quality in Asphalt Paving

TAMPA, FL — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the finalists of the 2022 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement at a ceremony during NAPA’s 2023 Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. The award, bestowed annually since 1971, recognizes the country’s highest …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“I always look forward to the construction season and drier weather returning so we can get more done,” said Northern District Commissioner John Caldwell. “Everyone be especially watchful in work zones …

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Spearheads Restoration of Wetlands in Louisiana's Upper Barataria Basin

Louisiana's wetlands provide immense benefits for the state's coastal ecosystems and communities – clean water, habitats for commercial and recreational fisheries, and endless recreational opportunities. The wetlands also give Louisiana its first line of defense during storms by reducing the detrimental effects of wind, waves, and flooding.

Unfortunately, Louisiana has …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces Plans to Repair Interstate 10 Overpass in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces its plans to repair the Interstate 10 eastbound overpass at Interstate 49.

“After extensive planning with our consultant team, we have determined the best course of action to repair the I-10 overpass,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson …

Louisiana Governor Announces $1.8B Louisiana Port Expansion Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards announces a historic public-private partnership between the state of Louisiana, the Port of New Orleans, and two global maritime industry leaders to build a $1.8 billion container facility on the Lower Mississippi River. The new Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) in St. Bernard …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $25M in Funding for Louisiana DOTD Project for Ferry Design and Construction

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $273.9 million from the new Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (Rural) to help communities around the United States complete transportation projects that will increase connectivity, improve safety and reliability, support regional economic growth, and …

Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on the LA 20 Bayou Chevreuil Bridge Replacement Project

ST. JAMES PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces an update for the LA 20 Bayou Chevreuil Bridge Replacement project in St. James Parish.

In order to facilitate traffic while construction is ongoing, a temporary detour bridge was built along the east side of LA …

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Olsson Celebrates Topping Off of New Fayetteville Office

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — Olsson employees in Northwest Arkansas recently attended the beam raising and topping off ceremony for the company's new Fayetteville office building. The facility will accommodate Olsson's steady growth in Northwest Arkansas and allow the company to meet rising demand throughout the rest of the state.

“It’s really …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Progress in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“In 2023, you can count on seeing more infrastructure work being done in South Mississippi,” King said. “Thanks to additional resources, more MDOT projects have been approved …

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I-40 Douglas Boulevard Groundbreaking Ceremony Highlights Upcoming Construction Project Set for Early 2023

MIDWEST CITY, OK — Numerous dignitaries and community members gathered at I-40 and Douglas Boulevard in Midwest City to break ground on a more than $170 million interchange reconstruction project. The event also honored U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, for his years of service to the state and specifically for …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

Interstate 59/20 Improvements in Lauderdale County
A design-build project calling for the widening of the Interstate 59/20 bridges over State Route 19/39 and the bridge over 65th …
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Gilchrist Construction Building a New Gateway to New Orleans' International Airport

The November 2019 opening of the new North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport brought a state-of-the-art traveler experience to what has become one of the nation's fastest-growing airports. A current Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) road project, designed to increase vehicle capacity and accommodate …

New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, over 2,000 transportation projects in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key takeaway …

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Chickasaw Nation Breaks Ground on Destination Development OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, along with tribal, state, and Oklahoma City leaders, participated in the official groundbreaking ceremony for OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark.

Situated along the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City and adjacent to the First Americans Museum, OKANA will be a $400-million …

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Manhattan Construction Company Wins Two ABC of Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards and National Safety Honor

TULSA, OK — The Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC) has honored Manhattan Construction Company with two Excellence in Construction (EIC) awards and the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Gold Award. This is Manhattan’s 24th consecutive year to be recognized by ABC’s STEP Awards program, a safety …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects are a major investment into our infrastructure system that will ultimately make our state a better place to live and work,” Simmons said. …

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Mississippi's SR 76 Project Adds New Lanes to Vital Freight Traffic Corridor

On State Route 76 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, a project is underway to complete a much-needed four lane highway between major industrial sites in the state and the neighboring state of Alabama. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) SR 76 Extension Project is creating an 8.3 mile, four-lane extension of …

Louisiana Governor Celebrates One Year Since Passage of BIL, $4B in Infrastructure Funding for Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — One year after President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), $4 billion in BIL funding has already been announced for more than 120 projects across Louisiana. The state is also expected to receive approximately $5.9 billion over five years in federal funding for highways and …

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USDOT Announces Two Loans Totaling Nearly $41M to Help Louisiana Rebuild Rural Bridges and Provide Ferry Service

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau has provided low-interest loans totaling $40.9 million to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for the benefit of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) for a ferry project and a bridge improvement program. …

Louisiana Governor, DOTD Kick Off Construction for Ambassador Caffery Interchange Project in Broussard

BROUSSARD, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards was recently joined by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson along with state and local officials to celebrate the start of the Ambassador Caffery Interchange, a future I-49 South project, in Broussard, Louisiana.

“Infrastructure is vital to the …

Mississippi Governor and Local Officials Cut Ribbon on New Dock at Port Bienville

JACKSON, MS — Gov. Tate Reeves recently joined U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, local officials, and industry representatives at Port Bienville Industrial Park for a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new maritime dock and railroad facility.

Known as the RESTORE Dock, the $8.8-million project included a 600-foot bulkhead with a 40-foot …

Wheeler Bio, CRB Announce Kickoff of New Oklahoma City Manufacturing Facility Supporting Production of Life-Saving Therapies

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) Wheeler Bio and CRB — a global provider of sustainable engineering, architectural, construction, and consulting services to the life sciences industry — announce the start of construction on a GMP drug substance facility that will support innovators seeking agile, small …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces updates to several maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

“There’s no shortage of needs in Northwest Mississippi. Keeping these and other projects on track will improve our overall transportation network,” said Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell. “Hopefully, these and …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Progress in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“We’re proud to see many major infrastructure projects come to completion this summer, especially two major drawbridge projects along the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” King said. “We’re dedicated …

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Impact Study for Convention Center Hotel Completed

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center announces that HVS Convention, Sports, & Entertainment has completed a hotel market study to determine the viability and advantages of a proposed Convention Center Headquarters Hotel. The goal of the project is to enhance the ability of the …

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20 Years and Counting: Construction Work Plan Continues to Guide Improvements in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Twenty years after the adoption of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s first Eight-Year Construction Work Plan, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved its newest update.

The Federal Fiscal Year 2023-2030 Eight-Year Construction Work Plan contains $8.4 billion worth of critically needed transportation improvement projects designed …

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New Arkansas River Bridge Opening Marks a 30 Crossing Project Milestone

With the recent opening of a new Arkansas River Bridge on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, Arkansas's massive 30 Crossing Project has reached a major milestone. Over several weeks in September, traffic was shifted onto the new bridge (which will ultimately be the eastbound span) in three phases. Work is …

Louisiana Governor Announces $270M in Bridge Projects to be Funded through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards recently toured a locally owned bridge in East Baton Rouge with inspectors from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). The bridge was deemed deficient and load posted in January 2022. This bridge is one of over 500 off-system bridges eligible …

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DCMC Partners Successfully Obligates $17M FEMA Funds for Lady of the Sea General Hospital

CUT OFF, LA — DCMC Partners, a LEMOINE company, recently supported Lady of the Sea General Hospital (LOSGH) in Cut Off, Louisiana, by helping them to secure over $17 million in FEMA funds to cover emergency costs in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. This funding includes over $14 million …

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Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Adopts Development Agreement with River District Neighborhood Investors

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Board (the Authority) recently moved to adopt a master development agreement with its development partner, River District Neighborhood Investors, LLC (RDNI).

At a recent Authority meeting, the board voted to approve terms for a mixed-use development of …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Making Headway Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 49 Project Wraps up in Rankin County
The 7.5-mile reconstruction and widening of U.S. Highway 49 from Florence to Richland was recently completed, expanding the …
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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“MDOT has made substantial progress on many of our paving and bridge replacement projects this summer due to the dry weather,” said District 1 Engineer Matt Dunn. “With the number of …

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Improving Safety is Paramount on US 69/75 Commerce Connection in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $152 million U.S. 69/75 Commerce Connection project though Bryan County aims to improve access and safety on this heavily traveled route.

“This was one of the most challenging areas we had, in terms of the type of traffic we had, a lot of …

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Two Projects in Arkansas/Missouri and Tennessee Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two state department of transportation projects in Arkansas/Missouri and Tennessee 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 …

Louisiana Governor, DOTD Celebrate Substantial Completion of I-10 Widening Project

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., and other state and local officials celebrated the substantial completion of the I-10 widening project in Calcasieu Parish.

This $45.5-million project, which stretched from approximately I-210 to LA 108, …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Start of $136M Ambassador Caffery Interchange Project at U.S. 90, a Future I-49 South Project

LAFAYETTE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the start of a $136.52-million project to construct a new interchange at La. 3073 (Ambassador Caffery Pkwy) and U.S. 90, a future I-49 South project.

The project will consist of the following work:

  • Construction of a fully access …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $48.7M in Funding for Six Projects in Oklahoma

TULSA, OK — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $48.7 million to support six projects in Oklahoma from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

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W.G. Yates & Sons Construction and Mississippi DOT Near Completion on US 49 Redesign

As the $253 million reconstruction and widening of U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County, Mississippi, nears completion drivers will enjoy less congestion and safer travel.

“The existing roadway was failing, there were too many median crossovers, and the high traffic volume brought a need for increased capacity,” says Luke McMahen …

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $63.1M in Funding for Five Projects in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $63.1 million to support five projects in Louisiana from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and …

Olsson Breaks Ground on New Office in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — To accommodate steady growth in Northwest Arkansas and rising demand throughout the rest of the state, engineering firm Olsson announces plans to build a three-story office building in the City of Fayetteville. Work recently began on the 36,000-square-foot office complex in the uptown area of Fayetteville. Construction …

Officials Cut Ribbon on Recently Expanded U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County

JACKSON, MS — Officials gathered in Richland to cut ribbon on the recently expanded U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County. Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons was joined by Gov. Tate Reeves to celebrate the completion of this massive infrastructure improvement project.

“This 7.5-mile stretch of improvements from Florence to Richland …

USDOT Announces up to $86.6M Loan to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for Infrastructure Projects in the State

LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a low-interest loan for $86.6 million to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for the benefit of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) to fund the I-49 S. Ambassador Caffery/US 90 …

Counties Across Oklahoma Benefit from Updated Road and Bridges Improvement Plans

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Improvements to infrastructure in the state’s 77 counties are coming after the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved the $719-million County Improvements for Roads and Bridges plan during a recent commission meeting. Updated for State Fiscal Years 2023 through 2027, this program is designed by the state Legislature …

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City of Siloam Springs Completes Water Treatment Facility Project to Meet Water Demand for 2040

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR — The City of Siloam Springs and design-build partner Burns & McDonnell celebrated the completion of a $30-million upgrade to the City’s Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon-cutting. In the nearly three decades since Siloam Springs’ water treatment facility underwent its last major upgrade, the city’s population …

Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects are a major investment into the state’s infrastructure,” Simmons said. “We look forward to seeing these projects through that will greatly improve safety …

Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces updates to several maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

“MDOT has made substantial progress on many of our paving and bridge replacement projects this spring and early summer,” said D2 District Engineer Mitch Turner. “The weather has been cooperative so …

Work Anticipated to Begin in University Lakes Soon

BATON ROUGE, LA — Pending permit approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is expected soon, restoration work will then begin in University Lake near the intersection of East Lakeshore Drive and Stanford Avenue. As the equipment is being staged during this advance work phase, the project …

Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“Summer is peak construction season at MDOT, and we’re proud to see the progress being made on Mississippi’s highways,” King said. “We are always striving to improve …

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Heavy Machines LLC Breaks Ground on their New Facility

MEMPHIS, TN — Heavy Machines LLC announces that they recently began breaking ground for a new location in Piperton, Tennessee. The facility will sit on a six-acre lot and will house both their corporate team and the staff and operations of their current Memphis branch. They recently hosted a groundbreaking …

Louisiana DOTD, Elected Officials Celebrate Arkansas Road Widening and Roundabouts Project in Ouachita Parish

MONROE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. celebrated the Arkansas Road (LA 616) project, along with numerous elected officials, with a ribbon cutting ceremony in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish.

“This is truly the culmination of decades of tenacity and dedication toward …

Louisiana Governor, State, and Local Leaders Break Ground on Phase II of LA-1 Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., the LA 1 Coalition, and area leaders recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on Phase II of the elevated LA 1 corridor.

Phase II …

ACEC Honors Garver-Led Pathway to Hope Project

TULSA, OK — A Garver-led project was recently awarded a National Honor Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) during the 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

The Pathway to Hope project marks the recent centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Garver worked alongside …

St. Mary Levee District Protects Six Parishes From High River Levels With Permanent Floodgate

After three floods within a decade, the St. Mary Levee District (SMLD) decided to build a permanent $80 million Bayou Chene Flood Protection Structure to protect several Louisiana communities from high river dangers.

“The permanent structure is operational,” says Tim Matte, Executive Director of SMLD. “We are prepared for high-river …

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Arkansas DOT Cuts Ribbon on Highways 133 and 169 in Crossett, Arkansas

CROSSET, AR — Senator Ben Gilmore, State Representative Howard Beaty, Crossett Mayor Crystal Marshall, Director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) Lorie Tudor, ARDOT Deputy Director & Chief Engineer Rex Vines, and ARDOT Assistant Chief Engineer for Planning Jared Wiley recently celebrated the completion of almost four …

Louisiana DOTD Celebrates Start of Construction on LA 44 Widening and Roundabout Project

ASCENSION PARISH, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. was recently joined by state and local officials to celebrate the start of construction on the LA 44/LA 941 widening and roundabout project in Ascension Parish.

This $6.2-million project, which stretches from approximately I-10 …

Louisiana Governor and Congressman Announce Funding for Southern University Ravine Protection Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards, along with Congressman Troy Carter, announces funding for the Southern University Ravine Protection project in East Baton Rouge Parish. Through a grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) …

Mississippi DOT Wins 2021 Perpetual Pavement Award

JACKSON, MS — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces that the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won a 2021 Perpetual Pavement Award: By Performance (PPA) for a 3.25-mile section of U.S. Highway 82 from Oktibbeha County Line to 0.5 miles east of Catalpa Creek Bridge in Lowndes County. Original …

Metroplan Invests in Arkansas Through Regional Greenways Project

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Metroplan embarked on an ambitious endeavor in 2020 when it announced a $55-million investment in a regional pathway network in central Arkansas. The money will help build more than 170 miles of planned multi-use paths connecting Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski, and Saline counties.

Metroplan is the planning …

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Arkansas DOT Wins Three 2021 Perpetual Pavement Awards

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces that the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has won all three Perpetual Pavement Awards for 2021. Arkansas and Washington State are the only two states to have received awards in all three categories.

In the "PPA: By Performance" category, ARDOT …

Mississippi DOT Projects Progress Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 49 Project Nears Completion in Rankin County

This infrastructure improvement project calls for the reconstruction of 7.5 miles of U.S. Highway 49 from Florence to …

USDOT Announces up to $41.55M Loan for Significant Rural Road Safety Project in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a low-interest, long-term loan of $41.55 million to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to finance 49 percent of the $85.97 million in eligible costs for the Rural Two-Lane Advancement And Management Plan …

Oklahoma DOT Predicts Major I-35 Traffic Concerns, Awards $66M in Contracts at Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The traffic situation on I-35 in the Oklahoma City metro area and in Southern Oklahoma is expected to become unmanageable in the coming years without bold and immediate action, members of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission learned at their recent meeting.  

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Chief …

Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 Convention Center Recognized as 2022 ULI Oklahoma Outstanding Public Initiative

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — ULI Oklahoma recognizes the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center as its 2022 Outstanding Public Initiative during the 8th annual Impact Awards.

As the largest single project in the history of the City of Oklahoma City, the $293-million MAPS 3 Convention Center was completed in December …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance and construction projects in northeast Mississippi.

“These projects in northeast Mississippi along with others in northwest Mississippi will help significantly,” Caldwell said. “[Soon], we’ll add nearly a dozen more as we …

Arkansas DOT Widens US 82 Between El Dorado and Texarkana

U.S. Highway 82, an east-west highway, covers more than 1600 miles between New Mexico and Georgia. The highway passes through southern Arkansas and is a major artery in the area. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is widening a section of U.S. 82 in the southwestern part of the state. …

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Phase I of University Lakes Restoration Project Moves Forward

BATON ROUGE, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, joined by fellow University Lakes Project partners, announce that Phase 1 of the University Lakes Project is now fully funded. Construction will begin this summer, led by Sevenson Environmental Services. The governor and mayor-president shared public …

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University of Arkansas Breaks Ground on Institute for Integrative & Innovative Research (I3R)

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — The University of Arkansas recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Institute for Integrative & Innovative Research (I3R), designed by HGA, in collaboration with Hufft. Construction is officially underway for I³R, a flexible facility that will advance the research prominence of the University of Arkansas.

The …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in southwest Mississippi.

“All of these projects are geared towards one main goal: improving driver safety. Safety remains MDOT’s top priority,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District.

Lottery-Funded Projects Throughout the District
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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces I-35 to be Widened to Six Lanes; $71M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) effort to secure a federal loan to speed up rural two-lane highway improvements, a recap of April’s Work Zone Safety Awareness activities, and recognition of three …

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Louisiana DOTD Celebrates Construction of LA 1 Intracoastal Bridge Replacement Project

PORT ALLEN, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., was recently joined by local officials to celebrate the beginning of construction on the LA 1 Intracoastal Bridge replacement project in West Baton Rouge Parish.

This $57.7-million project will replace the current southbound …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces updates to several maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects show your tax dollars at work,” said MDOT Central Commissioner, Willie Simmons. “As we enter mowing, maintenance, and construction season, motorists are reminded to slow down and be …

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Louisiana DOTD Expands Vital Freight Corridor in St. Tammany Parish

Located in southeast Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish is one of the fastest-growing parishes in the state. The parish has a population of approximately 270,000 people and has been growing dramatically since 1990. More growth is expected. To keep up with the population growth, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development …

Governor Reeves Announces Infrastructure Investments Made Throughout Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — Governor Tate Reeves announces the signing of multiple pieces of legislation, appropriating hundreds of millions of dollars for major infrastructure improvements across the state. The investments include road and bridge repairs, drinking water improvements, and more. Reeves also discussed a range of line-item vetoes that he had …

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Louisiana Governor Celebrates Completion of Bayou Chene Floodgate

ST. MARY PARISH, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the St. Mary Levee District for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Bayou Chene Floodgate. The permanent structure will prevent Atchafalaya River backwater flooding from impacting …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in southeast Mississippi.

“MDOT’s goal, no matter the project, is geared towards improving safety and increasing Mississippians’ quality of life,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. “These are just a handful of the projects …

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ACEC of Arkansas Honors Three Garver Projects

LITTLE ROCK, AR — At the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Arkansas Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, three Garver-led projects were honored for demonstrating a high degree of achievement, value, and ingenuity.

The Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority (NACA) Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Conceptual Engineering Report won the …

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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center $557M Capital Improvement Plan Progresses

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which will transform the facility and support the destination in being more competitive, is progressing. Conceptual renderings show the “immersive interventions” under consideration, including the addition of a third level with flexible, multi-purpose …

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Oklahoma DOT Launches Work Zone Safety Campaign; Awards Nearly $130M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include unveiling of a spring work zone safety awareness campaign by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA), an update on federal transportation funding following recent congressional action, and consideration of programming items …

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US-90 Project Earns Grand and People’s Choice Awards from ACEC of Mississippi

PASCAGOULA, MS — The Garver-led safety and construction design for US-90 was recently honored with both the Grand Award and the People’s Choice Award during the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Mississippi Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA).

The Mississippi Department of Transportation selected Garver to conduct a comprehensive …

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LEMOINE Holds Topping Out at LSU Health Shreveport’s Center for Medical Education and Wellness

SHREVEPORT, LA — LEMOINE celebrates a construction milestone at the LSU Health Sciences project in Shreveport, Louisiana, with the topping out of the Center for Medical Education and Wellness. In building construction, topping out is a builders’ rite held when the last beam is placed atop a structure.

The center …

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Louisiana DOTD Holds Groundbreaking for U.S. 167 Project

TURKEY CREEK, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently joined local and state officials for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction for the U.S. 167 road preservation project. This $4.9-million road preservation project will overlay a 9.22-mile section of U.S. 167 from La. 13 to …

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Oklahoma DOT Restores Bridges and Rehabs Pavement on I-44

The population in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area has been rising and passed 1 million in 2021. Like in much of the country, the area’s infrastructure is aging. Combine these two facts and you have the basis for a project the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently engaged in …

Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

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Officials Break Ground on U.S. Highway 82 Bypass in Greenville

JACKSON, MS — Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons recently joined officials to break ground on a major transportation infrastructure construction project in Washington County.

The project provides for the construction of approximately nine miles of four-lane highway known as the U.S. Highway 82 Greenville Bypass from State Route 1 to …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Plans for Electric Vehicle Charging Program; Awards nearly $100M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include the next step toward designation of an historic Route 66 bicycle route, a report on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) road-clearing efforts during recent winter storms, updates on federal funding, and a new program …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Project in Louisiana

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — An HDR project in Louisiana received a 2022 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“A number of projects at various stages of construction and completion should be great indicators of the importance we are placing on our road maintenance,” Caldwell …

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Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. Upgrades Highway 10 in Arkansas

The $81 million in upgrades to busy Highway 10 west of Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock present several firsts for the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).

“This section of highway has the highest daily traffic count in Arkansas on a non-interstate highway,” says Keith Goff, a Resident Engineer …

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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

Officials Unveil First Look at ACCESS Oklahoma Turnpike Plan

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Gov. Kevin Stitt and Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz recently presented ACCESS Oklahoma, a $5-billion, 15-year long-range plan, to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) Board of Directors.

ACCESS Oklahoma, which stands for Advancing and Connecting Communities and Economies Safely Statewide, is a comprehensive, long-range planning process …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Widen Portion of I-20 in West Monroe

OUACHITA PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a major project to widen a section of I-20 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish.

The project will add one lane in each direction on I-20 from LA 3249 (Well Road) to the LA 34 interchange (Stella Mill), …

Louisiana DOTD Celebrates Completion of La. 42 Widening Project

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. was recently joined by state and local officials to celebrate the completion of the La. 42 widening project in Ascension Parish.

This $27.48-million project, which stretches 3.7 miles between U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) and La. …

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Officials Break Ground on Interstate 59/20 Improvements in Meridian

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation's Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons recently joined officials to break ground on several Interstate 59/20 improvements in Meridian.

The project provides for the widening of the Interstate 59/20 bridges over State Route 19/39 and the bridge over 65th Avenue, the removal …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in southwest Mississippi.

“All of these projects are geared towards one main goal: improving driver safety. Safety remains MDOT’s top priority,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District.

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Tulane University and Bernhard Announce Partnership to Optimize Energy Infrastructure and Improve Resiliency

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Bernhard and Tulane University recently announced a 30-year Energy-as-a-Service partnership that includes large-scale and immediate improvements to campus infrastructure and the construction of a 1-megawatt solar generation facility that will produce 10 percent of the university’s total electricity needs at its uptown campus. The upfront improvements …

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U.S. 11 Bridge in Louisiana Set to Open by End of March

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is scheduled to open the U.S. 11 Bridge by the end of March. The rehabilitation project included concrete and structural repairs, grid deck replacement, painting, installation of a new fender system, and the rehabilitation of electrical and mechanical systems …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $100M in Contracts at Monthly Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include updates on federal and state transportation funding and awarding $100 million in contracts. Commissioners awarded contracts for projects on several county roads in Grant County, US-169 in Tulsa County, I-35 in Murray County, SH-51 in Cherokee …

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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 …

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I-20/I-220 Interchange Project Improves Access for Barksdale Air Force Base

Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB), located in Bossier Parish in northwest Louisiana, is one of the largest military installations in the country, and a critical base of operations for the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, the 8th Air Force, the 2nd Bomb Wing, and the 307th Bomb Wing. More …

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ODOT Selects New Interchange Design for I-35 and SH-9 West in McClain County

GOLDSBY, OK — Following input from the public and stakeholders, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces its preferred design for reconstruction of the I-35 and SH-9 West interchange near Goldsby in McClain County. The project will now move forward to the next phases of development, which include more detailed …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in south Mississippi.

“Dozens of projects are moving forward throughout southeast Mississippi, and each one of them is geared toward improving safety and increasing Mississippians’ quality of life,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. …

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Officials Break Ground on Sela Ward Parkway in Meridian

JACKSON, MS — Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons recently joined actress and Meridian native Sela Ward to break ground on the Sela Ward Parkway improvement project in Meridian.

The project will repave 22nd Avenue/Sela Ward Parkway, construct new sidewalks on both sides of 22nd Avenue, and upgrade the traffic signals and …

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Acrow Bridge Restores Critical Route for Louisiana Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ida

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA — Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, recently supplied a modular steel bridge to provide passage between the communities of Lafitte and Barataria in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Acrow’s bridge is serving as a temporary replacement for the Kerner Swing Bridge, which was destroyed by …

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Hyundai and First Choice Farm & Lawn Support Tornado Cleanup Efforts in Tennessee

SAMBURG, TN — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. partnered with First Choice Farm & Lawn, one of its dealers, headquartered in Union City, Tennessee, to assist with cleanup efforts in nearby Samburg, Tennessee, which incurred heavy tornado damage from the same series of December storms that left devastation across …

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Tennessee Concrete Pavement Project Receives 2021 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award

SAVANNAH, TN — The Southeast Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA-SE) announces that a Tennessee concrete project has been recognized as the winner of the American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA) 2021 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards.

Taking home Gold in the Reliever & General Aviation Airports category …

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Multiple Architects Honored with AIA Design Awards

TULSA, OK — Crossland Construction announces that multiple architects and projects have been honored with American Institute of Architects (AIA) design awards.

KKT Architects and The Discovery Lab in Tulsa, Oklahoma, received the AIA of Oklahoma Merit Award for Excellence in the Craft Category and the AIA of Eastern Oklahoma …

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W.G. Yates & Son Construction Company Reconstructs Four Bridges Along I-55 in Tate County

Interstate 55 is a main north-south artery in Mississippi as it travels the entire state. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the midst of an infrastructure project on I-55 in Tate County, the northwest corner of the state. The project will allow I-55 to continue to function in …

Louisiana Airports Set to Receive Nearly $35.7M

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration recently announced first-year airport funding awards. In all, $2.89 billion will be made available to airports around the nation. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety, and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections, …

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

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS — 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 …

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Officials Cut Ribbon on Railroad Crossing Upgrades in Copiah County

JACKSON, MS — Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons recently joined Rep. Gregory Holloway, Supervisor Perry Hood, Supervisor Daryl McMillian, Crystal Springs Mayor Sally Garland, and other officials to cut the ribbon on several upgrades made to a Copiah County railroad crossing.

The Alonzo railroad crossing, otherwise known as Hartley Lane, is …

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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

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Enid Kaw Lake Water Supply Program Achieves Another Significant Milestone

ENID, OK — The City of Enid, Oklahoma, is celebrating the beginning of a new era of sustainable water. Dignitaries from across the state gathered recently for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new Water Treatment Plant in Enid, Oklahoma, which will serve as a key element to the Enid Kaw …

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EnSafe Receives Top Category Honor in ACEC of Tennessee Engineering Excellence Awards

KNOBEL, AR — EnSafe earned the top category honor in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Tennessee’s Engineering Excellence competition. Winners were announced at the ACEC annual awards banquet held in Nashville. The Grand Award presented to EnSafe was in the category of Water Resources for a …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $95M in Contracts at Monthly Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include the introduction of a safety campaign regarding severe weather preparation, approval of transportation interagency agreement, and the awarding of contracts for projects such as the widening of US-270 Northwest Passage connecting Woodward and Oklahoma City, resurfacing …

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Preferred Alternative Announced for Future I-35 Interchange at SH-74/Grant Street in Purcell

PURCELL, OK — Following input from the public and stakeholders received earlier this year, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and City of Purcell announce their preferred alternative for a new I-35 interchange to be constructed at SH-74/Grant Street on the north side of Purcell in McClain County. The project …

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Oklahoma DOT Modernizes Aging I-44/235 Interchange

Oklahoma’s transportation department is modernizing an aging interchange with Interstate 44 to improve capacity and eliminate a bottleneck on Interstate 235 in Oklahoma City.

“It could not handle the traffic,” says Jeff Garder, Project Manager with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). “We are widening the interstate and addressing …

Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in North Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

Bridge Replacements in Tate County
A $52.5-million project to replace four bridges on Interstate 55 at Hickahala Creek is underway in Tate County. The project includes …
Louisiana DOTD Announces Major Project to Repair I-20 in Bossier City, Sections of Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to provide major repairs to a heavily traveled section of I-20 in Bossier City, as well as additional repairs along the I-20 corridor in Shreveport. The project has an apparent low bid of $82,564,848.20.

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Design Concepts Selected for I-10 City Park Lake Bridge

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has selected a preferred design for the I-10 bridge over City Park Lake in Baton Rouge and a preferred design for monument towers, which will accentuate the bridge. The selected designs are bridge Option C — the “arched …

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US-81 Bridge Opening Highlights El Reno’s Highway History

EL RENO, OK — The City of El Reno and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently recreated a historic moment by opening the US-81 Rock Island bridge to traffic nearly 75 years to the day of the original bridge’s dedication.

El Reno Mayor Matt White and Secretary of Transportation …

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Intersection that Connects East and West County Line Roads in Jackson is Officially Open

JACKSON, MS — East and West County Line Roads are officially connected. The long-awaited phase of this project was recently completed when Congressman Bennie Thompson joined with officials from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the City of Jackson, and Tougaloo College to cut the ribbon and MDOT opened the …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in southwest Mississippi.

“Each of these projects are all geared towards one main goal: improving driver safety. Safety remains MDOT’s top priority,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District.

Ongoing Lottery-Funded Projects Throughout the District …

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Nearly $8B in Upgrades Heading to Oklahoma Highway System

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Due to an influx of federal grants and additional state funding, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is maximizing new dollars to plan for more than 1,600 critically needed highway construction and safety projects in the next eight years.

With more than 300 new projects added …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects show your tax dollars at work,” Simmons said. “As crews work to complete these projects, motorists are reminded to slow down and be …

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Arkansas 30 Crossing Project to Add Capacity and Improve Safety on One of the State’s Most Traveled Roads

Arkansas Department of Transportation’s (ArDOT) largest project ever, the first phase of the 30 Crossing project in the Little Rock area, aims to improve one of the state’s most traveled roads, Interstate 30, including the replacement of the Arkansas River Bridge.

“We have a capacity issue, but we also …

Gov. Edwards and Louisiana DOTD Announce Apparent Low Bidder for Second Phase of LA 1 Corridor Project

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announce that the second phase of the LA 1 corridor project has been let. James Construction Group, LLC. presented the apparent low construction bid of $463.6 million.

“I am excited to see this …

AECOM to Provide Architecture and Engineering Services for Kennedy Space Center and Other NASA Facilities

MERRITT ISLAND, FL — AECOM announces that it has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide architecture and engineering services as part of its Southeast Regional Architect and Engineering (SERAE) program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract has a shared program ceiling of …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in south Mississippi.

“Dozens of projects are moving forward throughout southeast Mississippi, and each one of them is geared toward improving safety and increasing Mississippians’ quality of life,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. …

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OTC Announces Improvement of State Bridge Ranking; Acceleration of Two-Lane Highway Improvements; $42M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an announcement of the state’s continued bridge progress; discussion of safety issues, such as rail crossings; and a vote to authorize the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to pursue a state bond sale and secure federal …

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New I-40 Interchange Opens, Gives Yukon New Access

YUKON, OK — A new interstate interchange will provide greater access to goods and services on the west side of Yukon.

Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby and Tim Gatz, Oklahoma Department of Transportation Secretary of Transportation and Oklahoma Transportation Executive Director, joined Yukon City Council members and community members to …

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Modjeski and Masters Rehabilitates St. Claude Avenue Bridge for Port of New Orleans

There was something about the St. Claude Avenue Bridge in New Orleans that seemed off. The bridge’s members had unusual stresses, four pin joints were misaligned and the seating at the bridge’s “toe” was uneven. While these issues had been identified in an earlier investigation, the report – which a …

XNA Reconstruction Named Grand Conceptor by ACEC of Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Garver-led Taxiway B Reconstruction Project at Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) has been named the top engineering project in the state by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Arkansas. Also known as the Grand Conceptor Award, the honor was announced at …

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Folds Of Honor

Fourteen years ago, as Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney’s flight home from his second tour of Iraq was landing, he heard the pilot announce that the remains of a deceased military service member were on board. He watched as the twin brother of the fallen corporal escorted the flag-draped coffin to …

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OTC Commission Meeting Adopts Updated Five-Year Plan for County Projects, Awards $91M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include adoption of the updated five-year County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) plan, a report on ongoing federal funding discussions in U.S. Congress, and an update on the next phase of the modernization effort involving three …

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Mississippi DOT Extends I-20 Frontage Road in Vicksburg

Vicksburg, Mississippi, is famous for being the home of a key Civil War battle. The town, which has a population of approximately 23,000, is in Western Mississippi and is located on the Mississippi River. Interstate 20, a major east-west highway that runs from Texas to South Carolina. The Mississippi Department …

I-10 Widening Project Wins Operations Excellence Award

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that it is the recipient of the 2021 America’s Transportation Operations Excellence Award. This award was presented to DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., at the annual Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) …

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Entergy Louisiana, Burns & McDonnell Mobilize Construction of 16.3-Mile Waterford to Vacherie Transmission Line in Southeast Louisiana

KILLONA, LA — After overcoming a few years of unavoidable, unrelated challenges, Entergy Louisiana and Burns & McDonnell have begun helicopter operations to construct the utility’s 16.3-mile, 230-kV Waterford to Vacherie transmission line.

By significantly upgrading local power delivery infrastructure to a higher rating, the critical project will address future …

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Oklahoma Benefits from Two Federal Highway Grants; $65M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include updates on federal transportation legislation being considered by the U.S. Congress, a recent report on the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges program administered by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), and presentation of a final …

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HGA Earns National Engineering Award for Lithium Pilot Plant

SMACKOVER, AR — HGA’s engineering and design team collaborated with Standard Lithium and was named a national honor finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards for 2021. The Smackover, Arkansas, lithium extraction pilot project won an Honor Award in the association’s overall category.

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SmithGroup's Design Concept for New Gilcrease Museum is Revealed

TULSA, OK — Gilcrease Museum unveiled the concept design for an entirely new facility that reimagines the museum from the ground up. The 83,500-square-foot building is designed by SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, to allow the museum to improve the visitor experience and better exhibit and care for their …

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Arkansas DOT Creates Quicker Connections with Hot Springs Bypass

Work progresses on a 5.8-mile, $75 million extension of the Hot Springs, Arkansas, bypass, through rugged terrain, to ease traffic heading north and south.

“The goal is to route through traffic around the city of Hot Springs to allow quicker connections to and from Hot Springs Village and other areas …

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Rebranding Brings New Direction for ShoeValDoc Construction

Carrying on an organization’s legacy offers a challenge for any subsequent owner, especially when the company has a solid reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget. Seven years ago, Cody Hill decided to tackle that task when he became part-owner of Chambers Excavating & Construction, now renamed …

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I-20 Mississippi River Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Madison Parish is Complete

MONROE, MS — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the completion of a major project to rehabilitate the Mississippi River bridge on I-20 that connects Madison Parish to Vicksburg, Mississippi. All lanes are currently open in both directions on the bridge.

The $30-million project began in January 2019, …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Gives Update on State Budget, Awards Nearly $118M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include updates on funding for transportation in the Fiscal Year 2022 state budget, briefing on federal infrastructure funding discussions in U.S. Congress, and presentation of a beautification partnership award and of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

Mississippi DOT Wins 2020 Perpetual Pavement Award

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces that the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won a 2020 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) for a 5.8-mile section of four-lane MS 63 in Jackson County, originally constructed in 1977. This is MDOT’s fifth PPA and first since 2009.

To qualify …

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Enid Kaw Lake Water Supply Program Ready for Construction

ENID, OK — After more than five years of planning, design, and coordination, the Enid Kaw Lake Water Supply Program is shovel-ready. With environmental clearance and funding in place, water rights authorized, and easements secured, construction is set to begin on the new, sustainable surface water supply planned to meet …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Progress Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 49 Reconstruction in Rankin County
Crews are making headway on the reconstruction of approximately 7.5 miles of U.S. Highway 49 from Richland to Florence. Phase …
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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting Highlights Bike and Pedestrian Safety, I-35 and SH-9 West Project

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include announcement of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) bike and pedestrian safety education effort, preview of the upcoming milestone celebration of eastern Oklahoma’s freight waterway, and detailed discussion of a planned interchange project at …

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AGC of Oklahoma Honors Cantera Concrete Company and Manhattan Construction with Build Oklahoma Awards

TULSA, OK — The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) has honored Cantera Construction Company with two Build Oklahoma awards and has honored Manhattan Construction Company with four Build Oklahoma awards and with the Best of the Best top honor. AGCOK’s awards program represents the best of the best commercial …

Governor Edwards, Officials Break Ground on College Drive Exit in Capitol Region

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards and Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., were joined by state and local officials to celebrate the beginning of construction on the new I-10 College Drive exit in East Baton Rouge Parish.

This $52.3-million design-build project will …

HDR Selected as HDD Design Engineering Consultant for Port Arthur Pipeline Louisiana Connector and Texas Connector Projects

HOUSTON, TX — Port Arthur Pipeline, a subsidiary of Sempra LNG, selected HDR as horizontal directional drill detailed design and geotechnical engineering consultant for its proposed Louisiana Connector and Texas Connector pipeline projects.

The proposed Louisiana Connector project is expected to be a 42-inch-diameter, 131-mile pipeline, while the Texas Connector …

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Phase I Kicks Off on University Lakes Restoration Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sasaki is working on multiple projects that will have long-lasting benefits for the environment and for the community. In addition to working on Greenwood Community Park Master Plan and Implementation, Sasaki is also beginning work on the University Lakes Restoration Project, which …

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West County Line Road Improvements Project Nears Completion

JACKSON, MS — A construction project launched 22 years ago is now close to being completed in Jackson, Mississippi.

“It’s taken a lot of patience and a lot of persistence,” said Hibbett Neel, PE, President and CEO of Neel-Schaffer, the Engineer of Record for the project that will …

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Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards Contracts Throughout the State

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 11 projects, which will maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure across the state.

“These projects will make our highways safer and make Mississippi a better place to …

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Southern Power Acquires the Glass Sands Wind Facility

MURRAY COUNTY, OK — Southern Power, a U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, announces the acquisition of its 15th wind project — the 118-megawatt (MW) Glass Sands Wind Facility — from Steelhead Americas, Vestas’ development arm in North America.

“We are proud to announce this new addition …

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Oklahoma DOT Kicks Off Work Zone Safety Initiative, Final Segment of Tulsa’s Inner Dispersal Loop to be Improved

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include the kick off of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s (OTA) work zone safety awareness initiative, a report on ongoing work to address pavement conditions following the recent harsh winter, …

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Construction is Complete on Tinker AFB’s New KC-46A Maintenance Hangar

TINKER AFB, OK — Walsh Construction and joint venture partner Alberici Constructors have completed a 130,000-square-foot two-bay maintenance hangar at Tinker Air Force Base. Designed by Burns & McDonnell, the hangar is configured for general, corrosion control, and fuel maintenance operations for the U.S. Air Force's KC-46A Pegasus aircraft. …

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Mississippi DOT Utilizes SPMT for the First Time on I-20 Bridge Replacement

As the state capital of Mississippi, Jackson is a city that draws people from the surrounding areas. I-20 runs east to west through the city and is a major thoroughfare for those commuting from the suburbs of Jackson. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the midst of the …

Louisiana Joint Transportation Committee Approves DOTD Priority Programs

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the Joint Transportation, Highways, and Public Works Committee has approved priority programs for highways, aviation, ports, and flood control for fiscal year 2021-2022. These programs identify infrastructure projects around the state anticipated to let during FY 21-22. …

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Multiple Road Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southern Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in south Mississippi.

Intersection Improvements on U.S. Highway 90 in Jackson County
Work continues on an intersection improvement project on U.S. 90 from Pascagoula Street to Chevron Drive in Jackson County. This $11.9-million project was awarded …
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National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards HBCU Grants

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded grants to eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through its Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative. In its inaugural year, this initiative empowers HBCUs to preserve and leverage their historic campuses, buildings, and landscapes. DLR Group partnered with two …

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Road Projects Move Forward in Southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues moving forward with multiple projects throughout southwest Mississippi.

“MDOT’s goal remains the same for every project throughout Mississippi: improve safety,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. “Whether it’s an overlay or a bridge repair, we want to ensure …

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Oklahoma DOT Awards $68M in Contracts at Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include a report on the state’s transportation response to the major winter storm in February and its effect on the highway system, the ongoing modernization initiative involving the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oklahoma Turnpike …

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NIRSA Honors HOK-Designed Recreation Center in 2021 Outstanding Facilities Awards

OXFORD, MS — The University of Mississippi’s South Campus Recreation Center has been recognized by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) as a 2021 Outstanding Facilities winner.

The annual awards recognize new buildings, renovations, and expansions that demonstrate excellence in architectural design, function, and creativity while elevating the higher education …

CPRA Releases Draft Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Plan

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) releases a draft version of the agency’s annual spending plan for Fiscal Year 2022, which runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. The Integrated Ecosystem Restoration & Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana: Fiscal Year 2022 Annual …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

Interstate 20 Bridge Replacement in Jackson
The bridge replacement project on Interstate 20 eastbound between Terry Road and Gallatin Street in Jackson remains underway. The new bridge …
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Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Replace Cheniere Lake Spillway, Bridge in Ouachita Parish

WEST MONROE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that construction to replace both the Cheniere Lake spillway and attached bridge on LA 3033 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, is anticipated to begin on February 1, 2021.

There will be a total road closure on LA …

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Oklahoma DOT Takes First Steps to Modernize I-40 Corridor Near Tinker Air Force Base

Tinker Air Force Base, located southeast of downtown Oklahoma City and home to 26,000 military and civilian employees, is the largest single-site employer in the state. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the midst the I-40 Del City Bridges project, which impacts a significant amount of traffic to …

Enid Kaw Lake Water Supply Program Passes Major Milestone

ENID, OK — Residents of the City of Enid, Oklahoma and surrounding areas are one step closer to benefitting from a new, sustainable surface water supply planned to meet the future demand of citizens in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Tulsa District recently approved …

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Officials Cut Ribbon on Museum Trail

JACKSON, MS — State and Jackson officials recently gathered for a ribbon cutting for the Museum Trail, Jackson’s first paved scenic pathway that connects downtown with LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.

“We are thrilled to open up this roughly two-mile scenic pathway that includes a pedestrian bridge through the heart of …

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Construction of MAPS 3 OKC Convention Center Complete

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Construction of MAPS 3’s $288-million Oklahoma City Convention Center is complete after more than a decade of planning. The facility is debt-free and elevates the OKC’s capacity for hosting meetings and conventions.

“The timing of the Convention Center’s completion is bittersweet,” said MAPS Program Manager …

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Federal Bill Brings Funding Certainty and COVID-19 Relief, Transportation Milestones Highlighted at Oklahoma DOT Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include updates on recently-approved federal legislation providing transportation funding and establishing a commission to celebrate the Route 66 Centennial, as well as recognition of state transportation highlights and milestones in 2020. Engineering contracts were approved for the …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

Cable Barrier Installation on Interstate 55
The installation of median cable barrier on I-55 in Carroll, Copiah, and Holmes counties is nearing completion. The $4.7-million …
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Volkert and James Construction Group Overcome Unexpected Challenges to Complete $72.9M On the Greaux I-10 Widening Near Baton Rouge

Despite months of wet weather, heavy traffic that prevented weekday closures, extra safety measures to combat COVID-19, and even a plane crash on the jobsite, the design-build team led by James Construction Group of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, completed the $72.9 million Interstate 10 On the Greaux widening project on schedule …

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Mississippi DOT Maintenance Projects Continue in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

Bridge Replacements in Tate County
A $52.5-million project to replace four bridges on Interstate 55 at Hickahala Creek is underway in Tate County. The project includes …
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Greenwood Community Park Breaks Ground on Phase I

BATON ROUGE, LA — BREC recently held an official groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of Phase I implementation of a design by Sasaki and local team, Torre Design Consortium, for Greenwood Community Park and Zoo.

In 2018, Sasaki was hired to reimagine the future of Greenwood Park and lead …

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Manhattan Construction Company Breaks Ground on Center for Arts, Innovation, and Creativity

BROKEN ARROW, OK — The City of Broken Arrow and Manhattan Construction Company recently broke ground on the new Center for Arts, Innovation, and Creativity in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

The Broken Arrow Center for the Arts, Innovation, and Creativity facility is a new two-story, 14,325-square-foot building that includes space for …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Approves $6B Highway Plan, Awards $97M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include commission approval of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Eight-year Construction Work Plan and a briefing on its Asset Preservation Plan; approval of the new Oklahoma Public Transit Policy Plan; and an update on the …

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Officials Break Ground on Bayou Chevreuil Bridge Replacement Project in St. James Parish

ST. JAMES PARISH, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., was joined by state and local officials to break ground on the Bayou Chevreuil bridge replacement project along LA 20 in St. James Parish.

“For our southern region, this project is critical …

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Arkansas DOT Replaces I-30 Bridges Over De Roche Creek

Located in Southwest Arkansas, De Roche Creek flows under I-30. Recently, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) replaced two bridges along I-30 that go over the 5.5-mile creek whose historical high water elevation is 212.2 feet. While the I-30 bridges at De Roche Creek project was seemingly a simple project, …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Contractor for First Portion of I-10 Widening Project in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that Kiewit/Boh, a joint venture, has been selected as the contractor for phase one of the I-10 widening project from LA 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish to the I-10/12 split in East Baton …

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Children’s of Mississippi Celebrates Opening of New Medical Tower, Built by Brasfield & Gorrie

JACKSON, MS — The snip of a ribbon adorned with the colorful Children’s of Mississippi logo signaled the beginning of a new era of pediatric care in the state. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, recently held with limited in-person attendance and livestreamed on Facebook, celebrated the completion of the Kathy and Joe …

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Manhattan Construction Group Wins National Safety Honors and Seven ABC Excellence in Construction Awards

TULSA, OK — The Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC) has honored Manhattan Construction Group companies, Manhattan Construction Company and Cantera Concrete Company, with safety honors and seven Excellence in Construction (EIC) awards for projects.

The awards were presented at the 2020 ABC Construction Awards Banquet at the …

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Mississippi DOT Preservation and Maintenance Projects Continue in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues preservation and maintenance projects on highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi.

State Route 76 Construction in Itawamba County
An $81-million project is under construction to build a nearly nine-mile extension of State Route 76 in Itawamba County. Crews are currently …
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Oklahoma DOT Reconstructs US 65/75 Commerce Connection to Improve Safety

The Federal Government’s role in infrastructure can be traced back to the Constitution. According to Article 1, Section 8 of the constitution, Congress is empowered to “establish post offices and post roads.” Although state and even local governments play a major role in the funding of infrastructure these days, the …

Oklahoma City Leaders Break Ground on Scissortail Park’s Lower Park

Construction is under way on Scissortail Park’s 30-acre Lower Park in the heart of Oklahoma City, as civic leaders recently broke ground on the project.

“Scissortail Park attracts thousands of residents and visitors alike to enjoy concerts, festivals, farmer’s markets, and even roller skating. It’s been an outdoor oasis during …

Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on Loyola Drive Interchange Project in Jefferson Parish

KENNER, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the $125-million Loyola Drive at Interstate 10 interchange project is progressing.

Currently, the contractor, Gilchrist Construction, LLC. is building the ramp embankments and piers that will support the flyovers.

“As drivers start to see signs of upgrades and …

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CASE Supports Team Rubicon in Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta Cleanup Operations

LAKE CHARLES, LA — CASE Construction Equipment has provided equipment, service, and support to Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Laura, which struck southwest Louisiana in August. This includes skid steers and compact track loaders outfitted with grapple buckets to perform route …

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Road Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues moving forward with multiple projects throughout southwest Mississippi.

“MDOT’s goal remains the same for every project throughout Mississippi: improve driver safety,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. “Whether it’s an overlay or a bridge repair we want to …

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Louisiana DOTD Continues I-20 Mississippi River Bridge Rehabilitation Project

MONROE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces an update for the $27.5-million rehabilitation project for the I-20 Mississippi River Bridge. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in early 2021, weather permitting. The nearly 50-year-old structure provides one of the few interstate crossings over …

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Oklahoma Highway and Railroad Projects Benefit from Federal Grants

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include a briefing on federal funding extension and recent grants awarded for Oklahoma highway and railroad projects, along with an update on I-40 expansion and connection with a new turnpike in eastern Oklahoma County. Contracts were awarded …

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Slide Repairs Highlight Mississippi DOT Projects in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

Slide Repairs in Warren and Yazoo Counties
Many areas of central Mississippi encountered heavy rainfall throughout the month of February, resulting in pavement failure on …
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Pecue Lane/I-10 Interchange Reconstruction Will Create Better Mobility in Baton Rogue

The Baton Rogue metropolitan area is growing. The Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD) is in the midst of a number of projects as part of the local government’s Green Light Plan to ensure the infrastructure in the area is capable of handling the additional demands. One such project is the …

DCMC Partners and The Lemoine Company Assist with Hurricane Laura Recovery Efforts

LAKE CHARLES, LA — The Diocese of Lake Charles, which experienced substantial losses across dozens of facilities due to Hurricane Laura, announces that it has selected DCMC Partners and The Lemoine Company to assist them with their recovery efforts. The firms, which have a long history providing similar services both …

Trahan Architects Hired to Design Benson Jesuit Center at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Trahan Architects, an architecture firm with offices in New Orleans and New York, announces that it is designing the new Benson Jesuit Center at Loyola University New Orleans. Construction is anticipated to begin spring 2021 on Loyola’s main campus in Uptown New Orleans. The new …

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Fugro’s Five-Year Geotechnical Engineering Services Contract for Louisiana DOTD Supports Roadway and Bridge Design

BATON ROUGE, LA — Fugro has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to provide statewide geotechnical engineering services. The contract, which runs from July 2020 to July 2025, was issued by DOTD’s Engineering Division to support roadway …

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Groundbreaking Held for SoundMind Behavioral Health Hospital

BROKEN ARROW, OK — SoundMind Behavioral Health Hospital LLC has broken ground on a 55,000-square-foot facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, for general and geriatric inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. The hospital, which will serve patients with acute mental and behavioral problems, including dementia, has been designed by Dewberry as a …

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Officials Cut Ribbon on Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland

JACKSON, MS — Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons recently joined Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee and other officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland.

The $14.7-million project provided for the construction of Lake Harbour Drive Extension from Highland Colony Parkway to U.S. Highway 51 in …

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First Phase of I-44 and US-75 Interchange in Tulsa Moves Forward; $144M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include celebration of a Top Ten State achievement for highway bridge conditions, introduction of a new Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) senior staff member, announcement of a regional award for an ODOT project, and updates …

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Crossland Increases Citizen Safety With Highway Expansion in Oklahoma

VINITA, OK — The idea of a highway expansion project for the city of Vinita, Oklahoma, was first introduced in 2008. High volumes of traffic move along State Highway 2, which runs through the core business district of this Northeast Oklahoma community. In the fall of 2019, the Oklahoma Department …

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Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Gatz Credits Strong Team for State’s Success

A consummate transportation professional, Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Tim Gatz credits his teams of employees, contractors, engineers and others with the state’s success in keeping Oklahoma moving.

“When I talk about the transportation team in Oklahoma, I want to emphasize that includes our construction contractors, our consulting engineers and the people …

USDOT Awards Louisiana $5M in Quick Release Emergency Relief Funding

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces the immediate availability of $5 million in quick release Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help Louisiana begin repairs to highways and bridges damaged by Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco.

“This administration is committed …

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DBIA Recognizes Ardmore Readiness Center

ARDMORE, OK — An Oklahoma Army National Guard Readiness Center that will serve as a model for the design of similar facilities in the future has been honored by the Design-Build Institute of America, the leading authority on the industry’s best practices.

The Ardmore Readiness Center, which includes an …

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$74M in Contracts Awarded at August Virtual Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include consideration of a proposal to adjust maximum speed limits on rural interstates, presentation of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) annual safety awards, updates on a modernization initiative, and commission approval of an …

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Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on Two Rural Bridge Replacement Projects in Northwest Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that two projects to replace three rural bridges in Bienville and Red River Parishes are moving forward.

The $2.2-million LA 507 bridge project located northeast of the village of Womack in Red River Parish is being funded as part …

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Construction to Begin on New OSU Academic Facility at the Center for Health Sciences

TULSA, OK — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that the new North Academic Building at Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Health Sciences campus is now under construction and is expected to open in fall 2022.

Dewberry completed initial programming and conceptual design for the new …

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Arkansas DOT Widens Highway 65 Through Boone and Newton Counties

Highway 65 is viewed as a major north-south route in Northern Arkansas. The historic Highway 65 begins in Clayton, Louisiana, and runs through Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, and concludes in Minnesota. The purpose of the highway – which was created in 1926 and designated as a national highway – was to …

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Modjeski and Masters Selected as Prime Consultant for Arkansas River Lift Bridge Rehabilitation

FORT SMITH, AR — Modjeski and Masters, a company that designs, inspects, and rehabilitates all bridge types, including long-span and movable structures, announces its selection for a bridge rehabilitation and improvement project with the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad (AMRR).

Modjeski and Masters was selected as the prime consultant for …

Mississippi DOT Continues Projects on Highways and Bridges in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues preservation and maintenance projects on highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi.

State Route 76 Construction in Itawamba County
An $81-million project is under construction to build a nearly nine-mile extension of State Route 76 in Itawamba County. Crews are currently …
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 …

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Arkansas Arts Center Project Boosts Little Rock Economy

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Construction on the reimagined Arkansas Arts Center in MacArthur Park continues on schedule, despite the challenges posed by a global pandemic, boosting the Central Arkansas economy in a challenging time.

“During these uncertain and challenging times, this construction project is a remarkable success story for our …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $43M in Contracts, Announces New Interchange Coming to I-40 in Yukon

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission recently held a video teleconference meeting where Secretary of Transportation and ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz reported on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) ongoing effort to improve public transit services by seeking stakeholder input on a transportation program for elderly …

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Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on Spring Street Bridge Repair Project in Downtown Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the Spring Street Bridge (LA 1 northbound) repair project from I-20 into downtown Shreveport continues to move forward. The contractor will soon begin installing piles for the repairs to the overpass. The 83-year-old structure was significantly damaged …

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Oklahoma DOT Brings a Diverging Diamond to Elk City

Located in Western Oklahoma, approximately 50 miles from the border with Texas is Elk City, Oklahoma. The city, which is off of the famous Route 66, has a population of approximately 11,500. While the historic route no longer exists in its original form, there is still significant traffic in this …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards 18 Contracts Throughout State

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission at a recent meeting awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 18 projects, which will maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure across the state.

“These projects will make our highways safer and make Mississippi a …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Recognized by AASHTO for Helping Communities Grow

JACKSON, MS — Two Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects are featured in a national publication showing the benefits of transportation and infrastructure programs.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) featured Interstate 269 in DeSoto County and State Route 25 in Rankin County in its “The …

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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Completion of St. Claude Group A Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials to mark the completion of the $3.8-million St. Claude Group A roadwork project.

“We are pushing forward with infrastructure projects across the city, and the completion of the St. Claude Group A project is a perfect example of continuing …

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Major Interstate Improvements Coming to OKC, Del City this Summer; $157M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include approval of contracts for two major interstate projects in the Oklahoma City metro area, a report on state funding for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the coming fiscal year, a briefing on …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

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Louisiana DOTD Slims Government Street in East Baton Rouge Parish for Better Pedestrian Access

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (La DOTD) is changing the configuration of Government Street in East Baton Rouge Parish to reduce the number of lanes, called a “road diet,” to improve safety and traffic flow.

“The major reason is to make the road more pedestrian friendly in this …

Arkansas DOT Receives Federal Grant for Highway Project

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has been named a recipient of an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to ARDOT officials.

The $40-million INFRA grant will be used to complete improvements to U.S. Highway 67 between …

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Mayor Cantrell Marks Beginning of NOFD Multi-Station Project Phase 1

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor Cantrell recently joined other city officials to celebrate the beginning of the $1.5-million New Orleans Fire Department Multi-Station Project Phase 1, which will repair and renovate 10 fire stations across New Orleans.

"We are excited to be able to roll up our sleeves and put …

Mayor Cantrell, Officials Break Ground on $25M Criminal Evidence and Processing Facility

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials to mark the groundbreaking for the $25-million Criminal Evidence and Processing Facility, next to New Orleans Police Department headquarters in Mid-City.

“This is an exciting project, and one we have been waiting for a mighty long time," Cantrell said. …

USDOT Announces up to a $120.1M Loan for the Gilcrease Expressway West Project in Tulsa, Oklahoma

TULSA, OK — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide up to a $120.1-million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) to help finance the Gilcrease Expressway West Project in Oklahoma. …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $83M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include announcement of Work Zone Safety Awareness activities in May and updates on the impact of COVID-19 on travel and Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) operations. The commission awarded contracts for highway projects on SH-85A …

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Bella Vista Bypass Brings Congestion Relief to Local Commuters

Much new infrastructure construction comes down to the same need: new roads are required in order to keep up with growing traffic counts. The Bella Vista Bypass, which falls in parts of southeast Missouri and northwest Arkansas, is made up of multiple contracts that are underway at the same time. …

Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards 14 Contracts Throughout State

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission at a recent meeting awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 14 projects, which will maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure of the state.

“These projects will make our highways safer and make Mississippi …

Convention Center Authority Awards Contract for Design Architect

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, recently awarded a $5.4-million executive architect contract to oversee critical elements of the $557-million capital improvement plan to Populous Architects, a global design …

Construction Begins on Renovations at F.D. Moon Middle School

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Construction is under way on the $4-million renovation of F.D. Moon Middle School in northeast Oklahoma City. The City Council recently approved the construction contract for the school, using the remaining MAPS for Kids funds.

“We’re excited to get started on this one, because people are …

I-12 Widening Project Begins in St. Tammany Parish

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces work on the expansion of Interstate 12 from LA 59 to U.S. 190 has begun. Phase two, which will widen I-12 from U.S. 190 to LA 21 was bid on April 29.

Phase one will widen …

Mississippi DOT Begins Four-Lane Highway Project in Itawamba County

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently began construction on a new four-lane segment of State Route 76 in Itawamba County. The project is a nearly nine-mile extension of SR 76 from SR 23 to SR 25. Crews began clearing right-of-way on Martin Road, about a half …

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Cantrell Field Access Project Awarded Grand Conceptor from ACEC of Arkansas

CONWAY, AR — Because of the innovation and ingenuity displayed in the design of a four-lane I-40 overpass, a two-lane roundabout, and other enhancements in Conway, Arkansas, Garver was presented the Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas. The Grand Conceptor is the organization’s …

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Road Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southern Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in south Mississippi.

“All of the projects underway in south Mississippi focus on two things, making the roadways safer for drivers and increasing economic impact,” said Tom King, Chairman, Mississippi Transportation Commission. “MDOT wants …

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New Orleans Mayor Breaks Ground on $7M Navarre Group A Project

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined officials and partners to break ground on the $7-million Navarre Group A road improvement project.

"We are showing that in 2020 we are moving projects forward as it relates to infrastructure, from repaving roads to fixing potholes to drainage to sewer lines, …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces Upcoming Work on I-40 Corridor, $102M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include updates on major upcoming I-40 work in Del City and installation of new welcome signs at state border entrances, as well as presentation of an award from a national beautification organization recognizing the Oklahoma Department of …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues to proceed on projects underway to preserve and maintain highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 82 Interchage Improvements in Lowndes County
The $4.8-million project to improve U.S. Highway 82 interchanges at 18th Avenue and Military Road continues in …
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Louisiana DOTD Announces $45.9M in Bid Results for Statewide Projects

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that 15 projects around the state were let on March 11. Twelve contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $45.9 million.

“We’ve had to close quite a few bridges in our state in recent years, so we’re thrilled …

Transportation Commission Awards Contracts Throughout Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will oversee the nine projects.

The awarded contracts for the Southern Transportation District were:

  • A $2.2-million contract awarded to W.E. Blain & Sons, Inc. for a seven-mile mill and overlay …

Louisiana DOTD to Lower US 80 Under I-20 Near Minden

MINDEN, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to lower US 80 at the I-20 overpass west of Minden in Webster Parish.

The $2.5-million project will lower the height of the roadway approximately 3.5 feet in the westbound direction and four feet in the …

Louisiana DOTD to Replace 60-Year-Old Bridge Over I-20 in Webster Parish

MINDEN, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to remove and replace the LA 532 overpass over I-20 just east of Minden in Webster Parish.

By providing a new overpass, the $8-million project will ensure continued access to the businesses and surrounding communities for …

Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Opening of Central City Library in Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials and community leaders and partners to celebrate the opening of the Central City Library location inside the Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center as well as to dedicate the Carolyn Green Ford Head Start Center as part of the Central …

New Orleans Airport Awarded Additional $2.64M Federal Grant to Extend Taxiway

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The City of New Orleans and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) announces that the Federal Aviation Administration awarded an additional $2.64 million in grant funding to MSY, which will be used to help fund an update and extension to its current taxiway infrastructure. …

OG&E Announces New Solar Energy Centers to be Built in Davis and Durant, Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp., announces that it will expand its renewable energy portfolio with the construction of two, five-megawatt (MW) universal solar energy centers in southeast Oklahoma. The company-owned projects will help meet the renewable energy needs …

DOTD Announces the Replacement of Three Bridges in Red River and Bienville Parishes

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the replacement of three bridges through two different state projects in Red River and Bienville Parishes.

The LA 507 bridge between Womack and Castor in Red River Parish was closed last year after it was determined to no …

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Fenstermaker Celebrates the Grand Reopening of Queen Bess Island

BATON ROUGE, LA — Fenstermaker project team members recently took part in the Grand Reopening of Queen Bess Island. The project brought together professionals throughout the state to restore the island’s nesting area for the Louisiana Brown Pelican and over 60 other bird species. It’s been 51 years since the …

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Sasol Recognizes MMR as Safe Crew of the Week

BATON ROUGE, LA — MMR was again named Sasol’s Safe Crew of the Week for their safety actions on the Sasol LCCP Mega Project in Westlake, Louisiana.

MMR completed a 15kv splice, of the LLDPE, performing a LOTO walk-down and verifying proper LOTO points. The entire crew was involved in …

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Mississippi DOT Crews Respond to Severe Weather Across Central Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — Following heavy rainfall across the central part of the state, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) first responders were on the scene to ensure Mississippi highways were safe and open for travel.

“MDOT maintenance forces worked through the night to safely reopen a portion of State Route 16 …

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Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on Pines Village Group A Improvements

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell joins local officials and residents to celebrate the beginning of the Pines Village Group A work near the border of New Orleans East and Gentilly.

The scope of work varies block by block, but includes:

  • Repaving the asphalt roadway from curb-to-curb
  • Patching the …

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Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on Read East Group B Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell joins other officials in breaking ground on the $3.6-million Read East Group B roadwork project. About $950,000 of the project will come from the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.

Mayor Cantrell was joined by Ghassan Korban, Executive Director of Sewerage & …

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Improvement Projects Proceed in Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues to make improvements to highways in central Mississippi.

Hinds County Projects Moving Forward

A bridge replacement project is planned for the Interstate 20 eastbound bridge between Terry Road and Gallatin Street in Hinds County. Work will primarily focus on the …
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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $144M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include reports on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) ongoing effort to get public input on the state’s first transit plan and future interstate projects in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, as well as an update on …

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Gov. Edwards, Allpax Announce Manufacturing Expansion in St. Tammany Parish

COVINGTON, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and Allpax Products LLC Executive Eric Hanrahan announce the company will build an 80,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing center in St. Tammany Parish, replacing existing facilities where the food and pharmaceutical equipment maker has operated for more than two decades. …

Reconstruction of Interstate 555 Main Lanes in Jonesboro to Begin Spring 2020

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR — A project to begin in March will reconstruct approximately five miles of travel lanes on Interstate 555 in Jonesboro, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

The work will extend from State Highway 18 (Southwest Drive) eastward to State Highway 463 (Nettleton Avenue) and will …

Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards Contracts Throughout State

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 17 projects, which will maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure of the state.

“These projects will make our highways safer and make Mississippi a better place to …

Mississippi Transportation Commission Designates Lottery Proceeds for Pavement Restoration

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently designated the first $30 million of lottery proceeds for pavement restoration projects.

The commission, which oversees the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), adopted the policy to guide MDOT in anticipation of revenue from the Alyce G. Clark Mississippi Lottery Law.

“The first …

Worley Awarded FEED Contract by TOTAL E&P USA

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Worley has been awarded the Front-End Engineering Design contract for TOTAL E&P USA’s North Platte field development in the Gulf of Mexico. Located approximately 275 kilometers off the coast of Louisiana, the North Platte field development includes a semi-submersible floating production unit in water over 1,300 …

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Worley Continues Work on Methanol Plant in Louisiana

ST. JAMES PARISH, LA — Worley continues its partnership with YCI Methanol One delivering plant commissioning and start-up services for their methanol plant development in Louisiana. YCI Methanol One, a business venture between Shandong Yuhuang and Koch Methanol, will develop and operate a world-scale methanol plant using Air Liquide MegaMethanol …

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OTC Gives Approval to School Zone Projects, Accepts ACPA Award

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s (OTC) recent meeting include commission approval of several Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) school zone safety projects and an item related to the agency’s partnership with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on the Gilcrease Expressway project in Tulsa. Commissioners also …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces Project Updates on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Rehabilitation Project, U.S. 11 Bridge Closure

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the latest update for a rehabilitation project to replace the existing bridge deck surface on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin Parish from the Whiskey Bay exit to mile marker 125 and an update for …

Stantec-Led Team Selected for $300M Traffic and Community Enhancements Project in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA — The City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has selected a Stantec-led team to oversee comprehensive traffic improvements and community enhancements as part of the city’s MOVEBR program, a dual-phase effort to revitalize infrastructure and enhance mobility in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Stantec team’s scope of …

Louisiana DOTD Looks Back on 2019 Accomplishments

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) looks back on its accomplishments for 2019. From January 1 through November 30, a total of 253 projects consisting of 745 miles were let around the state, equaling an investment of $914 million. By the end of the …

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Ampirical to Build New Headquarters in Louisiana

COVINGTON, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards and Ampirical Solutions LLC President Matthew Saacks announce the company will build a 78,000-square-foot corporate headquarters near Covington, Louisiana, and consolidate its existing St. Tammany Parish locations into the new office building.

A national company specializing in electrical infrastructure engineering, design and construction …

Widening and Reconstruction Project to Start in Pearl River County

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) began work on a widening and reconstruction project on U.S. Highway 11 in Pearl River County last month.

Crews were on site installing construction signs the week of January 20, and construction will start shortly after that. Work will start on …

I-10 Widening and Improvement Project Begins in Calcasieu Parish

LAKE CHARLES, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the I-10 widening and improvement project in Calcasieu Parish has begun. The $45.5-million project will improve capacity and serviceability of the roadway from just west of the LA 108 interchange (Exit 23) to the I-210 interchange (Exit 25). …

Convention Center Boulevard at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Reopens

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The entire new roadway of Convention Center Boulevard, from Poydras to Henderson Streets has recently reopened after Entergy finished the installation of new power poles. The improved boulevard features one lane in each direction with a cobblestone safety strip dividing the two lanes.

“We are excited …

Advanced AERO Services Announces Aviation Facility in Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and Advanced Aero Services (AAS) President Mike Anderson announce AAS will launch an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at the Shreveport Regional Airport. The MRO facility will serve commercial airline customers at an existing hangar on the airport …

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State Route 57 Rededicated in Jackson County

HATTIESBURG, MS — A rededication ceremony was recently hosted by Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King to officially add State Route 57 back to the hurricane evacuation route list. Earlier this year, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reopened the Red Creek Bridge on State Route 57 after being struck …

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Mayor Cantrell, State and Local Leaders Celebrate Marconi Drive Roadwork Completion

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined state and local officials and partners to celebrate the completion of the nearly $3 million of roadwork improvements on Marconi Drive along City Park and Orleans Avenue along and near Delgado Community College. This federally funded project, administered through the Louisiana …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Dick Hall, Chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in Central Mississippi.

Several Projects Moving Forward in Hinds County


A project to overlay approximately 10 miles of I-55 (including both northbound and southbound frontage roads) from the …
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Oklahoma DOT Bridge Project Honored with Industry Award, $94.5M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include presentation of two awards to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and updates on transportation happenings in Washington, D.C. affecting federal funding and public transit programs. Contracts were awarded for projects on SH-4 in Canadian County, …

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Mississippi DOT Highway Projects Proceed in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has projects underway to preserve and maintain highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi, said Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District.

U.S. Highway 82 Interchange Improvements in Lowndes County
The $4.8 million project to improve U.S. Highway 82 interchanges at 18th …
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I-12 Widening and Overlay Set to Begin in St. Tammany Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announces that work to widen and overlay I-12 between U.S. 190 and LA 59 will begin in the upcoming weeks. James Construction Group, LLC, was the apparent …

New Orleans International Airport Opens World-Class New Terminal

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The new North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) recently opened following seven years of design and planning work by global architecture firms LEO A DALY and Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. The 35-gate, $1-billion terminal will accommodate growth for …

Tyson Foods’ Downtown Springdale Office Receives LEED Silver Certification

SPRINGDALE, AR — Tyson Foods’ office building in downtown Springdale, Arkansas, known as “Tyson Emma”, has earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

HOK designed the renovation and addition to Tyson Foods’ original headquarters and the former Brown Hatchery building. In 2017, the two existing downtown …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces Rehabilitation Project for I-20 Bridge over Mississippi River

BATON ROUGE, LA — A nearly 50-year-old major interstate crossing over the Mississippi River will soon be receiving a face lift and modern structural improvements, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

The project to rehabilitate the two-mile-long I-20 bridge over the Mississippi River in Madison Parish …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Replace Two Bridges on US 80 over Fifi Bayou in Bossier Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to replace two bridges on US 80 over Fifi Bayou in Bossier Parish.

The $4.2-million project was awarded to Specialty Trackhoe & Dozer Service, Inc. and will include the replacement of both the eastbound and …

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Jacobs Partners with Shell on a Restorative Coastal Infrastructure Solution for Louisiana Coast

DALLAS, TX — Jacobs and Shell Pipeline Company LP (Shell) deliver on their commitment to protect pipeline integrity and safety and improving coastal ecosystems with the completed installation of a living coastline system along the Ship Shoal Pipeline Corridor in Louisiana.

Located at Lost Lake, Jacobs and Shell's natural infrastructure …

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Mississippi DOT Completes I-20 Bridge Rehabilitation Ahead of Schedule

JACKSON, MS — Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews completed the I-20 eastbound hydro-demolition bridge rehabilitation a day ahead of schedule.

The eastbound I-20 bridge over Lynch Creek in Jackson was scheduled to be closed, but crews were able to complete the deck pour and finish striping efforts, allowing the …

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Mississippi DOT Road Projects Move Forward in Southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.



U.S. Highway 98 Bridge Repairs in Pike County

A project to rehabilitate the U.S. Highway 98 bridge over the Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad continues in McComb.

“This bridge …

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Gov. Edwards, Louisiana DOTD Celebrate Bridge Replacement

MINDEN, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards joined the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, along with a number of state and local officials, to celebrate the completion of a bridge replacement on US 80 near Minden in Webster Parish.

This replacement work was …

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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Completion of Bourbon Street Revitalization, Phase 2

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other city officials and community partners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $9.5-million Bourbon Street Revitalization, Phase 2 project in the French Quarter. The project began in September 2018 and spans the 500-800 blocks of Bourbon Street …

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Cajun Industries Wins Five Awards at ABC New Orleans/Bayou Awards Gala

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Cajun Industries, LLC was recently recognized at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) New Orleans/Bayou Chapter Awards Gala held at The Terminal at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

The Chapter Awards Gala highlighted the Excellence in Construction Awards along with other Chapter Awards. The evening began at …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $82M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include details about changes to the state’s "Move Over" law, an update on ongoing interstate speed studies and recap of a recent meeting of bicycle advocates at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and groundbreaking of a …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Improve I-20 in Bossier, Webster and Bienville Parishes

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to improve I-20 through Bossier, Webster and Bienville Parishes.

The $14.4-million project was awarded to Madden Contracting Co., and will mill and overlay the interstate from the US 80 overpass just east of Haughton …

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bids for Improvements

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to roadways across Arkansas, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Cross County: The purpose of this project is to replace five bridge structures on State Highway 350 near Wynne. Robertson Contractors, Inc. was awarded …

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces $900M Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states.

“The administration is targeting BUILD Transportation …

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Commissioner Dick Hall Announces Updates to Mississippi DOT Projects Throughout the Delta Region

YAZOO, MS — Commissioner Dick Hall, Chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects throughout the Mississippi Delta region.


Debris Removal Efforts Ongoing

A project to remove hazardous debris obstructing or lying within MDOT right of way will soon be underway. This includes …

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Eight-Year Construction Work Plan Guides Oklahoma DOT Toward Highway Improvements

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — With more than a decade and a half of improvements on Oklahoma’s highways and interstates under its belt, this year’s updated Eight-Year Construction Work Plan is paired with newly refined goals to further address the most critical issues affecting drivers every day.

Two complete cycles of …

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Tarbutton Road Overpass, I-20 Interchange Project in Lincoln Parish Hits Milestone

RUSTON, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a milestone in the Tarbutton Road overpass and I-20 interchange project in Ruston, Lincoln Parish.

The newly constructed Tarbutton Road overpass over I-20 is now open to traffic following the removal of the old bridge. Tarbutton Road approaching each …

Mississippi DOT Bridge Projects Ongoing in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridge maintenance projects in Northwest Mississippi.

Interstate 55 Bridge Replacement in Tate County

A project to replace two overpasses at Exit 271 near Coldwater continues in Tate County. Both the northbound …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Improve and Widen I-10 in Calcasieu Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to improve capacity and the roadway on I-10 in Calcasieu Parish. The $45.5-million project was awarded to Gilchrist Construction and stretches from just west of the LA 108 interchange (Exit 23) to the I-210 interchange (Exit …

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Road Projects Move Forward in Southern Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“The projects underway are geared towards two major things, improving safety and economic impact,” King said. “As the population grows throughout the southern district, we continue work on …

Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Groundbreaking for Mid-City Group A Road Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently celebrated the breaking of ground for the $6.56-million Mid-City Group A road-work improvement project.

"The needs are great in our city,” Cantrell said. “We have been very much concerned about flooding in areas of Mid-City that we're seeing due to increased rainfall, …

Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on Breakwater Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined neighborhood leaders to help break ground on the $5-million Breakwater Drive Improvements Project near the Lakefront. She was joined by Ramsey Green, Deputy CAO for Infrastructure; District D City Councilmember Jared Brossett, Chair of the Budget Committee; Kerry Cuccia, West End …

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 …

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Louisiana DOTD Signs Contract, Issues Notice to Proceed for Loyola Interchange Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. announces another major milestone in the Loyola Interchange Project, which will create new entrance and exit ramps into the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Jefferson Parish.

The contract with Gilchrist Construction Company …

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VCC Breaks Ground on University of Arkansas’ Student Success Center

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — VCC has begun construction on a new Student Success Center that will unify and house the University of Arkansas’ (U of A) student success programs and resources designed to help students navigate financial, academic and other roadblocks they may face on their journey to graduation.

A groundbreaking …

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Award Recipients Announced for Transportation Alternatives Program, Recreational Trails Program

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Department of Transportation announces the award recipients for its Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for 2019.

The Transportation Alternatives Program provides funding for programs and projects defined as “transportation alternatives” for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of transportation. It …

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Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on $4.5M Filmore South Group A Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other elected officials and local leaders to break ground on the $4.5-million Filmore South Group A roadwork project in District D — the first of four projects scheduled in the Filmore South area, worth a total of approximately $25 million. Work …

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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Multiple Roadwork Projects in Village De L'est

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials and community leaders to break ground for the $4.7-million Village De L'est Group B road-improvement project — the second of three projects that will improve infrastructure in the New Orleans East neighborhood.

"There's so many things that fall under …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Move Forward in Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Dick Hall, Chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in central Mississippi.



Active and Upcoming Improvement Projects in Hinds County

A project is being planned to rehabilitate the Lynch Creek Bridge on I-20 in Hinds County. The project …

Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on $14M Little Woods Group A Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined state and local leaders to mark the beginning of the $14-million Little Woods Group A roadwork project — the first of three projects in the New Orleans East neighborhood representing $27 million worth of infrastructure investment in Little Woods and more …

OTC Selects County Bridge Project for Federal Grant, $45M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Eight-Year Construction Work Plan, a briefing on the department’s ongoing effort to develop the state’s first public transit plan with service providers and stakeholders and announcement …

Louisiana DOTD Releases Project Update on US 11 Bridge Closure

SLIDELL, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the latest update on the U.S. 11 Bridge closure between Slidell and New Orleans. Crews are currently working on structural repairs to the bridge deck, as well as painting on the north and south side of the moveable …

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Cajun Donates Time, Equipment to Installing Louisiana National Guard Memorial

BATON ROUGE, LA — In the shadow of the Louisiana State Capitol, a new monument stands to honor the men and women who have served in the Louisiana National Guard. Cajun Industries recently donated time and equipment to help erect the monument in Veteran’s Memorial Park downtown, where members of …

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Safe, Successful Scope Completion at Sasol’s Ethane Cracker and Derivatives Project

LAKE CHARLES, LA — Mammoet announces the successful technical scope completion at the Sasol LCCP project in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In total, Mammoet completed 392,959 safe working hours and set close to 400 modules over the course of the four-year project. At the height of the project, Mammoet had close …

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Gilchrist Construction Company Apparent Successful Proposer for New Loyola Interchange

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., along with state and local officials, announce the selection of Gilchrist Construction Company to build the Loyola Interchange Project, which will create an entrance ramp into the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. …

USDOT Announces $321.4M for Federal Lands and Tribal Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration announces recipients of $321.4 million in Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) grants. These are the first grants awarded under the program and will help build and repair roads and bridges that serve tribal or …

FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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Gov. Edwards, Local Leaders Break Ground on I-20/I-220 BAFB Interchange Project

BOSSIER CITY, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently joined the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. and local and state leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the I-20/I-220 Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB) Interchange project in Bossier City. The $71.8-million …

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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Completion of South Galvez Street Infrastructure Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined officials and partners in marking the completion of the South Galvez Street Infrastructure Project. The project, which cost $5.4 million to complete, runs from Toledano Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. It was designed in accordance with the City of …

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Ten US and Five Canadian Projects Receive Copper Architecture Award

MCLEAN, VA — From a new copper clad university building seeking LEED accreditation to a restored 100-year-old copper roof,  15 unique buildings from the United States and Canada recently earned a spot among the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) award-winners.
The NACIA awards program, organized by the Copper …

City of New Orleans, Dillard University Celebrate Completion of Stormwater Management Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor Cantrell, along with Dillard University administrators and city, state and federal officials, recently celebrated the completion of large-scale drainage improvements on Dillard’s campus, funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

The $6.5-million Dillard University Drainage Improvement Project was funded …

Phase 2 of the Bourbon Street Construction Project Resumes

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The City of New Orleans announces that its contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, has resumed work on the Bourbon Phase 2 project. The project had been delayed since early March due to high water levels in the Mississippi River. The city was recently notified that …

$95M in Contracts Awarded at Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include presentation of the Woman of the Year award, a briefing on an emergency Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to repair an I-40 bridge in El Reno and status of several projects that have been rescheduled …

Construction Begins on Interstate 30 in Saline County

SALINE COUNTY, AR — The project to widen Interstate 30 in Saline County — the single-largest contract ever awarded by the Arkansas Highway Commission — has recently begun construction, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, Johnson Brothers Corporation will begin erosion control on the $187.3-million project …

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Mayor Cantrell, State and Local Leaders Celebrate Completion of Fleur de Lis Drive Phase III Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined local and state leaders to celebrate the completion of a road improvement project along Fleur de Lis Drive between 30th Street and Old Hammond Highway. The $12-million project was constructed by Command Construction Industries, LLC, and the scope of work …

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OTC Approves Oklahoma’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange, $62M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s Monday, March 4 meeting include Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Executive Director Mike Patterson’s final report to the commission before retirement, introduction of a new Chief Engineer and presentation of an award for anti-litter efforts. The commission …

Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in Northwest Mississippi.

Interstate 55 Bridge Replacement in Tate County
A project to replace two overpasses at Exit 271 near Coldwater continues in Tate County. The existing northbound I-55 bridge over …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Bid Results for Statewide Projects

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces 24 projects around the state, highlighted by the $13.6-million new interchange at Pecue Lane in Baton Rouge. Seventeen contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $58 million.

“We’re thrilled to announce the letting of 24 new projects across …

U.S. Highway 49 Safety Project Advancing in Rankin County

JACKSON, MS — Commissioner Dick Hall, Chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission, announces that the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is on schedule with the U.S. Highway 49 Improvement Project in Rankin County.

“Work on the U.S. Highway 49 project is advancing as well as possible given the amount of …

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Transportation Commission Awards Contracts for Projects in Central Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded construction contracts for construction and maintenance projects in Central Mississippi.

“The nature of these projects shows the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) continued shift from new construction and capacity upgrades to system preservation and maintenance,” said Commissioner Dick Hall, …

City of New Orleans Now More Than 50 Percent Complete with Bourbon Phase 2 Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works and Sewerage & Water Board and Hard Rock Construction, LLC are on schedule and now more than 50 percent complete with the Bourbon Phase 2 project.

Before beginning Phase 2 construction in September 2018, the project …

Second-to-Last Phase for Off Broadway I-235/I-44 Begins

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The state’s largest interstate work zone recently began at the I-235 and I-44 interchange in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to avoid the area during the nearly two-year project.
This project will bring a more than decade-long modernization effort almost to …

U.S. DOT Announces $10M for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads in Tennessee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces the immediate availability of $10 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by flooding and landslides in Tennessee. The funds were approved shortly after being requested …

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 …

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