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Mortenson Utilizes Mass Timber During Kaiser Borsari Hall Construction, Reducing WWU’s Carbon Footprint

When Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham needed additional space for its growing student body, the school decided on a $75.5 million mass timber structure with on-site energy generation.

“Western is strongly committed to reducing its carbon footprint, and we hope that Kaiser Borsari Hall can serve as inspiration and …

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Montana Department of Transportation’s MT 83 Reconstruction Promises Safer Travel Along Salmon Lake

Montana Highway 83 (MT 83), snaking between the east side of Salmon Lake and a mountain in the Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area, provides access to recreation areas and serves as a popular bicycle route. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is rebuilding MT 83 to enhance roadway safety.

The …

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Idaho Transportation Department to Improve Safety and Capacity with US 95 Expansion Project

Focused on increasing capacity and enhancing safety, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has launched a project to expand U.S. 95 to four lanes from Thorn Creek Road to Moscow.

“It will improve safety, and it also will be a faster route for the public and improve efficiency,” said Howard Cooley …

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Oregon DOT Revamps Route 99E with Roadway Improvements in Downtown Halsey

Nestled midway between Eugene and Salem, Oregon, is the town of Halsey, where Route 99E runs through the Willamette Valley. The small town and route are slightly west of I-5 (parallels 99E). To update the portion of 99E going through Halsey, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently working …

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Lallo Pipeline Boosts Efficiency with Advanced Construction Technology from DEVELON

New construction equipment technologies make it easier for companies like Lallo Pipeline to work more efficiently — often with fewer laborers — to ensure that every task is done accurately and to the customer’s satisfaction.

Lallo Pipeline performs a variety of construction services in southern Oregon and is based near …

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Alaska DOT&PF Nears Completion on Richardson Highway Resurfacing Project

To ensure the state’s critical infrastructure remains in good condition, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is nearing completion of the Richardson Highway MP 40-51 Resurfacing project.

Running 366 miles from Valdez to Fairbanks, Richardson Highway was Alaska’s first major long-distance road and is still regularly used …

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Washington State DOT Expands I-90 Through Cascade Range

Interstate 90 traverses the entire United States. The 3,000-plus mile road runs between Seattle and Boston. The Snoqualmie Pass, which is a little over 50 miles from Seattle via I-90 and situated by the Keechelus Lake, is a mountain pass through which I-90 goes through the Cascade Range. The Washington …

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SH 16 Expansion Gives Idaho’s Treasure Valley Improved Access to the North and South

Idaho’s Treasure Valley is in the western area of the state. It includes four of the state’s six largest cities, including the capital, Boise. Approximately 40 percent of the state population lives in the Treasure Valley, and three of its cities were among the 15 fastest growing in the U.S. …

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Portland International Airport Expands Main Terminal with $2B PDX Next Project

Anticipating substantial growth in the coming decades, Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon is expanding the main terminal with its $2 billion PDX Next project.

“Along with our PDX Next partners, we’re building the space with an eye to the future,” says Allison Ferre, Media Relations Manager for the Port …

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DBIA Announces Projects in Washington, Montana, and Idaho as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

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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RS&H Manages Construction of West Seattle Bridge Repairs

The West Seattle Bridge is one of the most-used pieces of infrastructure in the entire State of Washington. It connects a large portion of Seattle’s population to the downtown area, serving as the connector of bedroom communities to business centers.

The concrete segmental bridge’s future became in doubt in early …

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Washington State DOT’s Colman Dock Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) project won a regional award in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference …

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SR 167 Completion Project Expands Critical Infrastructure Around the Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma, which is just south of Seattle and part of Pierce County, is a major economic driver for the region, state, and country. A 2019 study found that the port supported over 42,000 jobs, generated almost $3 billion in labor income, and produced over $100 million in …

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The Power of Innovative Technologies

In the fast-paced construction industry, where time is money, there is a constant demand for innovative technologies that can enhance efficiency and productivity. Among the game-changing combinations that have emerged, one stands out: the Mecalac 9 MWR Excavator paired with a tiltrotator and grade control system. Luke Parmenter – an …

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Oregon DOT Repairs Scenic Columbia River Highway and Toothrock Tunnel

The Columbia River Highway, located in Oregon, is a 75-mile highway that offers views of the Columbia River and Gorge. The gorge, which is 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, is 30 miles east of Portland. According to Travel Portland, it “… offers amazing views, hiking, mountain …

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Another Section of the I-405 Master Plan Comes to Life in Washington

The Interstate 405/NE 132nd Street interchange project aims to improve motorists’ ability to access the highway in the Kirkland urban center.

“It will provide travelers with better access to jobs and recreation,” says Marisa Chong, Project Engineer with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

The interchange project is …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $13.9M to Fund the Burgard Bridge Project in Oregon

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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Idaho’s Transportation Department Aims to Enhance Resident’s Lives with Efficient Transportation Solutions

Quickly delivering quality transportation projects to enhance the lives of Idaho residents and to facilitate the efficient movement of freight, remains a top priority for Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Director Scott Stokes.

“We’ve coined the term ‘invest with purpose’,” Stokes says. “We are oriented to make the citizens and …

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Idaho I-90 Overpass Replacements Progressing Smoothly Near Kellogg

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is replacing the Division and Elizabeth Park overpasses on Interstate 90 in the northern part of the state, near Kellogg, to improve safety.

“The aging bridges were past their service life and were scheduled for replacement,” says Joey Sprague, Project Manager for ITD. “We …

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Projects in Washington and Oregon Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Kerr Contractors Builds Auxiliary Lanes in OR 217 to Eliminate Bottlenecks

Aiming to improve safety and eliminate long-standing bottlenecks on Oregon 217 between Beaverton and Tigard, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has embarked on a $158 million improvement project.

“We are creating auxiliary lanes to ease congestion on OR 217,” says David Finnigan, Project Manager with Kerr Contractors Oregon …

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ME Engineers Wins Grand Conceptor Award from ACEC Colorado for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards program. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to ME Engineers of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, for the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. …

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KPFF Wins Platinum Award from ACEC Washington for International Arrivals Facility Project at Sea-Tac International Airport

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington (ACEC Washington) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards program. The highest honor, the Platinum Award, was presented to KPFF Consulting Engineers (KPFF) for its design of the Port of Seattle’s International Arrivals Facility …

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Design-Build Enables Guy F. Atkinson Construction to Embrace Innovation on SR 509 Completion Project

Progress is taking place toward finishing the $2.38 billion Puget Sound Gateway Program in Washington with the SR 509 Completion Project, as the state adds a new four-lane expressway and more improvements.

“We have marine ports on the north and south sides at Seattle and Tacoma, and this will benefit …

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After 70 Years, Mitchell Point Tunnel Prepares to Reopen

Seven decades after the Mitchell Point Tunnel closed to traffic, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has undertaken a $25.4 million project to open the iconic tunnel again to pedestrians, bicycles and those driving vehicles for special events.

“When the tunnel opens in 2024, it will have been the first …

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Development of First-of-its-Kind, Innovative Technology Leads to Rainier Square Redevelopment Receiving Top Award from ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the Rainier Square Redevelopment in Seattle, Washington, as the 2022 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable contributions to local and regional …

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Utilizing CMGC Contract, Great Northwest Meets Aggressive Schedule

Improvements to a primary north-south corridor in Fairbanks, Alaska, University Avenue, aims to reduce congestion, improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists, and increase safety and mobility.

“Over the years, the four-lane, undivided facility had become congested with heavy turning traffic competing with through traffic,” says Northern Region Group Chief Lauren …

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North Spokane Corridor Improvements Create Better Mobility for All Travelers From I-90 to US 395

Progress is happening on the latest segment of the 10.5-mile-long North Spokane Corridor (NSC), including construction of a new interchange with roundabouts.

“This project is for safety and will get a lot of the freight traffic off the local streets of Spokane,” says Project Engineer Jody Qualley, with the …

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O’Brien & Company’s Nestucca Valley K-8 School Project Wins Trimble’s Most Outstanding Project Award

O’Brien & Company recently received the Most Outstanding Project award at the 2022 Trimble Viewpoint Construction Awards for updating and expanding the Nestucca Valley K-8 School in Cloverdale, Oregon. Trimble’s annual awards honor the technological achievements of North American contractors as exhibited through the growth and improvements of their projects, …

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Active Transportation Plan – 2020 and Beyond Wins People’s Choice Award in America’s Transportation Awards Competition

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Active Transportation Plan – 2020 and Beyond was voted the People’s Choice Award winner 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 Active …

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Kerr Constructors Upgrades Oregon 212 to Create Safer Passage for Drivers, Pedestrians, and Animals

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s $17 million in improvements to Oregon 212 from Interstate 205 to U.S. 26 through Damascus and Boring provided a new fish-friendly bridge as well as paving, road repairs and sidewalk upgrades.

“This was an operations project,” says Jamie Miller, Project Manager and Resident …

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USDOT Awards $25M INFRA Grant to Salmon Bay Rail Bridge, a Critical Link for Washington’s Rail and Maritime Industries

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $1.5 billion in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants to highway, multimodal freight, and rail projects across the country. In the Pacific Builder & Engineer area, a $25-million INFRA grant was awarded to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the Salmon …

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Oregon DOT’s I-205 Abernethy Bridge Project is First in US to Participate in Pilot Program to Increase Workforce Development Opportunities

Oregon’s largest interstate investment in nearly 45 years, the I-205 Abernethy Bridge Project, is breaking down barriers by providing workforce development opportunities to individuals from economically distressed zip codes. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project is the first in the United States to participate in a four-year Federal Highway …

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Oregon DOT Reduces Bottlenecks Near Portland With I-205 Improvements

Many infrastructure projects are in reaction to an issue such as excessive traffic or safety concerns. Some infrastructure projects take place in anticipation of the future. The I-205 Improvements Project – a few miles south of Portland, Oregon – is both in reaction to and in anticipation of actual events …

Scarsella Brothers Partners with Idaho Transportation Department to Upgrade SH 41 Corridor from Post Falls to Rathdrum

To meet growing traffic needs, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is expanding and upgrading the State Highway 41 Corridor from Post Falls to Rathdrum to increase capacity and improve safety.

“There is a lot of new development in the area,” says Randy Durland, Project Manager for the south section …

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Five Projects in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Five state department of transportation projects in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska 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 …

USACE, USBR Celebrate Completion of Lower Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) recently cut the ribbon on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, completing construction on the $44-million, 2.1-mile-long channel. The intake diversion dam supplies irrigation water to the area, providing a natural source to the …

LHC Inc. Increases Productivity with Advanced Equipment and Solid Dealer Relationship

For more than 50 years, LHC Inc. has provided construction services to Montana’s Flathead Valley. It has completed and is currently working on some of the Treasure State’s largest, most complex, and high-profile projects, including the construction of a nearly $34 million bypass around its home city of Kalispell.

LHC’s …

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Five Tips for Mini Excavator Maintenance

Maintenance might not be your favorite thing to do, but this minor inconvenience can help you avoid major headaches in the future. Good maintenance practices not only keep the machine running at peak performance, but they also minimize downtime from repairs that come from ignoring key maintenance requirements. Here are …

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Changing the Game with the EWRS-HS Hard Surface Skid Steer Tire

WINNIPEG, MB — Evolution Wheel is a manufacturer of heavy-duty skid steer tires. The EWRS-HS series solid skid steer tire is the hard surface version of the EWRS-AT series all-terrain tire. The solid EWRS-HS skid steer tire is ideal for surfaces like concrete or asphalt.

Evolution Wheel spends a lot …

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South Access - Surface Street Connections Project Will Create a Better Route to Seattle Attractions

February 28, 2001, was a day that rocked western Washington State – literally. The Nisqually Earthquake struck the area. The epicenter of the 6.8 quake was 11 miles north of Olympia. Although scientists estimate the quake struck 30 miles below the Nisqually River delta, the impact was felt miles away …

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Managing Screen Media Selection, Installation and Maintenance

It doesn’t matter how much aggregate is produced in a day if it is contaminated or not sized correctly. Though screen media is a minor cost when compared to larger equipment in a quarry or mine, it is a crucial part of any operation’s profit machine. One unexpected break and …

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Is Poor PR Driving Construction's Labor Shortage?

The global upheaval of the last few years has undoubtedly rocked the construction industry – and stories of labor shortages driven by COVID-19 abound. Add to that an aging workforce further stressed by current conditions, combined with a lack of skilled replacements, and the current struggle makes sense.

But beneath …

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Project Owners Drive Tech Adoption

The needs of the project owner have always defined the parameters of a construction job, but all signs are pointing to owners playing a bigger role in the use of technology on their projects in the future, especially as we begin to see federal funds put to work on transportation …

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How the US Will Deploy Intelligent Transit Networks That Enable Connected Vehicles

While America’s transportation infrastructure continues to be one of the country’s greatest historical accomplishments, as well as the lifeblood of the American economy, the system itself continues to have serious challenges during the last two decades.

This is mainly due to the rise in traffic congestion which has ensnarled hundreds …

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Poor Project Data and Miscommunication Responsible for 52 Percent of All Rework

Most people in the construction industry will say that on any given work site, there is always an amount of waste that could have been avoided. Whether it be poorly handled materials, re-work, weather damage, or working from out of date documents, there are plenty of ways that humans can …

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Wildish Standard Paving Co Replaces South Yamhill River Bridge in Northwest Oregon

Located in northwest Oregon and 40 miles southwest of Portland is McMinnville. The Yamhill River, an 11-mile tributary of the Willamette River, goes through the town. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of a project over the river – the South Yamhill River Bridge.

Built in …

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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. …

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Washington State DOT Reduces Travel Times with I-5 Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road Southbound HOV Project

Located approximately 35 miles south of Seattle in West Central Washington is Tacoma-Pierce County. The county is the setting for a major infrastructure project headed by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The I-5 Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road Southbound HOV project is the culmination of a …

Safer Practices for Working Around Concrete

Many of the most famous structures of ancient times were constructed from a material we often think of us as modern. The workers who built them needed a material that could be shaped into blocks and other forms more easily than carving from stone. Finally, someone concocted a mixture of …

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Alaska DOT&PF on Track to Complete Anchor River Bridge Replacement One Year Ahead of Schedule

When asked to list government traits, efficiency is not one too many people would include. However, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is on track to complete the Anchor River Bridge Replacement one year earlier than scheduled. That’s efficient and sure to please motorists.

Located in southern …

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Bridge Joint Repair Project Brings Major Upgrades to I-405 in Portland

It may be the shortest interstate highway in Oregon – and one of the shortest in the United States – but Interstate 405 in Portland is one of the state's heaviest traveled interstates. Also known as the Stadium Freeway, the 4.2 mile-long I-405 runs through the western side of downtown …

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Automated, Connected, and Intelligent

The future is looking bright for the construction industry, with project pipelines full and the promise of infrastructure spending infusing the industry with confidence and optimism. But as we face another year of supply chain issues and crippling workforce shortages, it’s possible that our industry’s biggest challenge could be too …

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Washington State DOT Clears Up Railroad Congestion with Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project

Safety improvements, better traffic flow, and improved economic opportunities are a recipe for a successful construction project. The Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project, which is taking place in Spokane Valley, Washington, offers each of these benefits.

Spokane Valley is in northeastern Washington, just a few miles from the Idaho border. …

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Hamilton Construction Restructures Seward Boat Ramp with Help From GNSS Technology

On a recent project to replace the municipal boat launch in Seward, Alaska, Hamilton Construction was presented with a challenge: create an accurate 13 percent slope to support the new structure’s sleeper timbers and concrete planks, but do so in tidal conditions, making visual verification of their progress difficult, if …

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Idaho Transportation Department Expands I-84 to Contend with Rapid Growth in Boise

According to the 2020 United States Census, Idaho’s population grew over 17 percent since 2010, making it the second fastest-growing state in the country. Meridian, Idaho, which is approximately 10 miles from the state capital of Boise, was the fourth fastest-growing city in the country, as its population increased by …

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Kerr Contractors Eases Congestion from I-5 Roberts Mountain to South Umpqua River in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has completed a project designed to ease Interstate 5 traffic congestion and improve safety along a mountain pass in the southwestern part of the state. The I-5 Roberts Mountain to South Umpqua River Paving and Climbing Lanes Project, near the town of Roseburg, Ore. …

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Washington State DOT Adds Lanes to I-405 to Improve Safety and Reduce Congestion

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) $705 million I-405 Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project aims to relieve congestion, increase trip reliability and improve safety on one of the busiest corridors in the state. More than 200,000 vehicles drive on the corridor daily.

“The purpose …

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Oregon DOT Prepares for the Future with Seismic Triage and Resiliency Project

Most infrastructure projects are standard – build a new road or bridge, add lanes to an existing roadway, repair a road or bridge, etc. Such projects are important and can be a boon to an area while allowing traffic to flow smoothly. A project taking place in Oregon – the …

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Montana DOT Constructs Yellowstone River Bridge as Part of the Billings Bypass

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is in the midst of a six-phase, multi-road construction project dubbed the Billings Bypass. Currently, MDT is working on phase two – the construction of the Yellowstone River Bridge.

The new arterial roadway will connect the city of Lockwood to the Highway 312/Highway 87 …

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Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena to be First Net Zero Carbon Arena in the World

The National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken, will start its inaugural season this fall in the $1 billion Climate Pledge Arena, a brand new arena under a historic landmarked roof dedicated to carbon neutrality.

“Sustainability is important for us,” says Rob Johnson, Vice President of Sustainability and Transportation …

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Goodfellow Bros. Commemorates 100 Years

Whether it’s paving new roads or rebuilding after disaster, constructing next generation energy sources or laying pipelines of opportunity, Goodfellow Bros. (GBI) has been an integral part of the development of the West Coast and Hawaii over the last century.

But it’s not just the scope and scale of capabilities …

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Goodfellow Bros. Commemorates 100 Years

Whether it’s paving new roads or rebuilding after disaster, constructing next generation energy sources or laying pipelines of opportunity, Goodfellow Bros. (GBI) has been an integral part of the development of the West Coast and Hawaii over the last century.

But it’s not just the scope and scale of capabilities …

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Oregon DOT Upgrades the I-84 Graham Road Bridges to Create an Economic Boost Near the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge along Oregon’s border with Washington is a renowned scenic area that draws hikers, bikers, campers, and tourists from around the world. The small town of Troutdale that sits along the Sandy River at the easternmost edge of the Portland area marks the western edge of the …

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Washington State DOT Partners with North Olympic Salmon Coalition to Remove Fish Barrier Under SR 116

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and a nonprofit organization dedicated to habitat restoration teamed up to remove a fish barrier created about 80 years ago, allowing salmon to freely swim between Oak Bay and southern Kilisut Harbor under State Route 116 on Marrowstone Island.

“This fish barrier correction …

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Turnagain Marine Construction Completes Alaskan Cruise Ship Berth in Record Time

Construction of a second cruise ship berth at Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska, finished seven months early with thorough planning, innovation, and technology – earning Turnagain Marine Construction multiple awards, including the Viewpoint Most Challenging Project Award for 2020.

“The influx of tourism and cruise ships has revitalized the …

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Oregon 22 Corridor Receives Upgrades for Better Functionality

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has undertaken four projects on OR 22 in the Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon to ensure the corridor will remain functional for many years.

“This project was based on the pavement’s life cycle,” says Lou Torres, Spokesman for ODOT. “Its replacement is to …

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Oregon DOT Completes Major Improvements to I-105 Bridges in Eugene

The Interstate 105 Bridge Preservation Project, recently completed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), has rehabilitated several I-105 bridges and associated ramps between the Delta Highway Exchange and downtown Eugene, bringing the structures up to current standards. The bridges, built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, were in …

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Puget Sound Gateway Program Aims for Better Freight Mobility

The goal of the Puget Sound Gateway Program can be summed up simply: moving freight from point A to point B. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is in the midst of two projects that will provide essential connections to the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, as well as …

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Design-Build Team Focuses on SR 520 Upgrades in Seattle’s Montlake Area

A nearly two-decade megaproject to rebuild one of Washington’s most vital urban corridors has now reached the halfway mark. The SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, led by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and estimated to cost $4.56 billion, has been in the works since 2011. It …

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Idaho Transportation Department Partners with Concrete Placing Co. on I-84 Expansion

During the past decade, Idaho has experienced rapid growth, so the state’s Transportation Department has embarked on a $300 million upgrade to Interstate 84, the most traveled highway in the state, with 31 million annual trips.

“This section of I-84 has seen a significant increase in traffic and crashes in …

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Oregon DOT Widens Minam Curve for Safer Drive to Wallowa Lake State Park

Wallowa Lake State Park, located in Northeast Oregon, is a popular tourist destination. The area is at a high elevation (approximately 5,000 feet) and is home to mountains as high as 9,000 feet. Many tourists, as well as locals, use the Wallowa Lake Highway to get to the picturesque area. …

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Quality Asphalt Paving Upgrades the Main Runway at the Anchorage International Airport

Alaska's largest city is currently witnessing a case of new technology clearing the way for the future. At Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (TSAIA), Quality Asphalt Paving (QAP, a subsidiary of the Colaska Group), is performing a major overhaul of the primary north/south runway to accommodate today’s bigger, heavier cargo …