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Brightline West Breaks Ground on America's First High-Speed Rail Project Connecting Las Vegas to Southern California

LAS VEGAS, NV — Brightline West officially broke ground on the nation's first true high-speed rail system, which will connect Las Vegas to Southern California. The 218-mile system will be constructed in the middle of I-15 and is based on Brightline’s vision to connect city pairs that are too short …

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Colorado DOT's US 550-US 16 Project Supports Economic Vitality, Enhances Mobility on Two Busy Corridors

Just south of the Colorado city of Durango, in the Grandview area of La Plata County, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is nearing completion of the region's first full interchange. The U.S. 550-U.S. 160 Connection South Project is part of long-range planning for enhanced mobility for the entire southwest …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $150M Grant to Support New Bus Rapid Transit Line in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $149.9 million grant award to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to support the construction of a faster, more frequent bus route between downtown Las Vegas, the University of Nevada at Las …

Utah DOT Awarded $87.6M Federal Grant to Connect Communities and Neighborhoods in St. George

ST. GEORGE, UT — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces a grant award of $87,618,600 to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) toward funding local street crossings of Interstate 15 in St. George at 400 East and 900 South.

St. George City is one of 132 communities nationwide to benefit …

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Granite Construction Nears Completion on I-515/Charleston Interchange Project East of the Vegas Strip

An area east of the Strip on the outskirts of downtown Las Vegas has had multiple traffic-related issues. In this area, I-515 takes a big curve to the west, known as the Charleston Curve. The Charleston Curve has been notorious for high levels of traffic and a high number of …

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Sterling Announces $78M in Major Nevada Highway Project Awards

TONOPAH, NV — Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. (Sterling) announces that its Road and Highway Builders, LLC (RHB) subsidiary (50 percent owned), has been awarded two highway projects totaling $78 million by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). The awards are included in fourth quarter 2023 backlog.

The $49 million NDOT 3996 …

Major Progress Underway with Bridge Girder, Pavement Work on I-10 Reconstruction in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — Some of the most visible work to rebuild a section of I-10 in the Tucson area is quickly progressing as work crews have now set more than 80 bridge girders in place and installed large sections of the new concrete driving surface.

Work is now 40 percent …

USDOT Approves $2.5B in Private Activity Bonds Allocation for Brightline West Project

LAS VEGAS, NV — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces the approval of $2.5 billion in private activity bonds authority allocated for the Brightline West High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail project connecting Las Vegas, Nevada, and Southern California. The 218-mile, high-speed rail line will primarily run along the I-15 median …

Arizona DOT Receives $95M Federal Grant for I-10 Expansion

PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Katie Hobbs announces that Arizona will receive a $95 million INFRA grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for major improvements to widen Interstate 10. The grant was awarded to improve the safety and conditions on the 26-mile stretch of I-10 located entirely within the boundaries …

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All Lanes Now Open on West Davis Highway, Utah's Largest Highway Project

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) celebrated the opening of all lanes on the new 16-mile West Davis Highway with a community fun run/walk/bike event. More than 2,500 people joined elected officials and UDOT representatives on the two-mile event on the project’s new road and …

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New Mexico DOT Addresses Aging Bridges with Two Replacement Projects on NM 566

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has undertaken two bridge replacements on NM 566 in McKinley County, one on a rural road near Church Rock and one north of that community. The bridges were in poor condition, and the new construction will bring them up to current standards.

New …

Arizona DOT to Transform I-10 Segment Between Ina, Ruthrauff

TUCSON, AZ — Major improvements are in the works for travelers along Interstate 10 in the Tucson area, where new lanes and a rebuilt interchange are on track to open by the end of the coming year.

Motorists can expect a year of many changes as part of the ongoing …

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Colorado DOT Celebrates Substantial Completion of the New I-25 North Express Lanes Berthoud to Fort Collins Project

FORT COLLINS, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently celebrated the substantial completion of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project from Berthoud to Fort Collins.

During an event celebrating the milestone, Gov. Jared Polis, representatives from CDOT, the Federal Highway Administration, and local government officials addressed the …

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Colorado DOT, Local Officials Celebrate Completion of I-70 Over 32nd Avenue Bridge Replacement Project

JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with contractor partner Kraemer North America and local officials, recently celebrated the completion of the I-70 over 32nd Avenue bridge replacement project in the City of Wheat Ridge. This state-funded project was the first of several bridge replacement projects …

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Colorado DOT’s Wadsworth Boulevard Modernization Project Advances in Wheat Ridge

The City of Wheat Ridge is a municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, located just west of Denver and part of the Denver/Aurora/Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wadsworth Boulevard (State Highway 121) serves as a main corridor through Wheat Ridge and as a major thoroughfare for the Denver metro area, with an …

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Sisneros Appointed to New Mexico DOT State Transportation Commission

SANTA FE, NM — Chandelle Sisneros was sworn-in as the new District One Commissioner for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) State Transportation Commission.

Sisneros has deep roots in NMDOT as well as the community of Las Cruces. Her father, grandfather, and great grandfather all worked for the Department …

Utah DOT Selects Granite for SR-108 Widening and Improvements

DAVIS COUNTY, UT — Granite has been awarded an approximately $45 million contract by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to widen and improve State Route 108 (SR-108) in Davis County, Utah.

The scope of this project involves extending SR-108 from 300 N to 1800 N, transforming it from a …

New Roadway, Bridges Take Shape on I-10 Reconstruction in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — A widening and reconstruction project in the northwest Tucson area has transformed a 4-mile segment of Interstate 10 since work began, demolishing travel lanes, multiple bridges, and two interchanges that have been in constant use for decades. With those familiar features now gone, motorists are starting to …

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Acrow Bridge Installed to Reconnect Key Route After Culvert Collapse in Rural Western Colorado

DENVER, CO — Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces that one of its modular steel Mabey Universal panel bridges was recently installed on Colorado State Highway 133 (SH 133) between the small towns of Paonia and Somerset in the state’s Western Slope. The bridge is serving …

I-17 Improvement Project Continues to Progress After One Year of Major Construction

PHOENIX, AZ — One year has passed since major construction work began to add new general purpose lanes and flex lanes along the 23 miles from Anthem Way to Sunset Point as part of the Arizona Department of Transportation's I-17 Improvement Project. In addition to the new lanes, 10 …

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Utah DOT Uses Styrofoam Blocks to Build Freeway Ramp in Davis County

FARMINGTON, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is using geofoam blocks — similar to the Styrofoam used in packaging materials and ice chests — to build a freeway ramp that will connect the future West Davis Highway with southbound I-15 in Farmington. These blocks allow crews to build …

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Reiman Corporation Completes New Curtis Street Bridge Over I-80 in Laramie Ahead of Schedule

In late August, the new Curtis Street Bridge over Interstate 80 in Laramie, Wyoming, opened to vehicle traffic – significantly earlier than scheduled. The $10.6 million Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) project began construction this past spring and was expected to be completed in late September. However, contractor Reiman Corporation …

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Wyoming Governor Appoints Westby Director of Wyoming DOT

CHEYENNE, WY — Governor Mark Gordon appoints Darin Westby Director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). Westby has served as Interim Director of the agency since March. He was one of three finalist candidates for the position that the Wyoming Transportation Commission submitted to the Governor.

Prior to joining …

Wyoming DOT Awarded Federal RAISE Grant for I-25/I-80 Interchange Design

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announces it is the recipient of a 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant to help fund the redesign of the Interstate 80/Interstate 25 interchange in Cheyenne.

“This is the third time we've applied for federal grant …

USDOT Approves $501M Loan for I-25 Express Lane Expansion in Colorado

DENVER, CO — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $501 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Colorado Transportation Investment Office on behalf of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to improve a 61-mile corridor of I-25, including …

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Sterling Announces $216M Transportation Solutions Design-Build Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. (Sterling) announces that Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC (RLW), together with its joint venture partner W.W. Clyde & Co., Inc., has been awarded a $216 million design-build contract for the Bangerter South Highway Interchanges Project by the Utah Department of …

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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Utah DOT Marks Completion of Largest Project in the Last Decade

LAYTON, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) marked the completion of the US-89 highway project with a community celebration in Layton, Utah. Crews widened the highway from Main Street in Farmington to SR-193 in Layton, installed new pavement, and built four new interchanges with on- and off-ramps to …

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Colorado DOT and Kiewit Infrastructure Add Auxiliary Lanes to I-70 Near Vail

Aiming to reduce motor vehicle crashes and closures along steep and curvy Interstate 70, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has embarked on the $250 million West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes Project.

“The purpose of this project revolves around safety and operations,” says John W. Kronholm, Resident Engineer with …

Arizona State Transportation Board Approves Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — The State Transportation Board has approved the 2024-2028 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, which includes funding to expand and improve pavement conditions on multiple highways vital to moving passengers and commerce.

The program, which includes more than $9 billion in transportation investments, commits $2.6 billion to upgrade …

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Utah DOT to Widen, Repave 9000 South in Sandy and West Jordan

SANDY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announces that construction to widen 9000 South between Redwood Road in West Jordan and 700 West in Sandy has begun.

The project will build an extra eastbound and westbound travel lane on 9000 South, replace the bridge over the Jordan River, …

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Construction Begins on the I-70 Floyd Hill Project

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner, Kraemer North America, recently began construction on the I-70 Floyd Hill Project, which will improve mobility and increase safety along an eight-mile stretch of the I-70 Mountain Corridor from west of Evergreen to eastern Idaho …

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Projects in Arizona and Utah Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

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

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Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Improves Mobility on I-80/I-215 – the Crossroads to the West

Interstate 80 traverses the entire continental United States. The route runs from San Francisco to North Jersey, just outside New York City. Interstate 215 runs through Utah and includes a three-quarters loop around Salt Lake City and its suburbs. The two interstates cross in Eastern Salt Lake City. The Utah …

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Colorado DOT Cuts Ribbon on Charter Oak Ranch Road Improvements

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO —­­ The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor, SEMA Construction, hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of Charter Oak Ranch Road improvements, a part of the Military Access, Mobility, & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP). Charter Oak Ranch Road is accessible off Interstate 25 …

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Utah DOT Announces Huot as Next Deputy Director of Planning and Investment

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Ben Huot will serve as the new Deputy Director of Planning and Investment for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), starting July 15. Huot will succeed Teri Newell, who is retiring after 35 years of service in the transportation field.

In this role, Huot …

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Arizona DOT Widens I-17 to Create an Improved Connection Through the State

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is expanding Interstate 17 (I-17) to help traffic flow across the state.

I-17 runs north–south through Arizona from Flagstaff to Phoenix. The nearly 146-mile interstate, which was completed in 1978, has been deemed a key commerce corridor by the state.

“This is a critical …

Projects Announced During Nevada DOT’s State Transportation Board Meeting will Support 942 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts and agreements announced during the Nevada Department of Transportation's (NDOT) Transportation Board of Directors meeting are projected to support 942 jobs for a year while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected. Transportation improvements reviewed/approved at the state …

Utah DOT Announces Major Projects for 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is ramping up construction on highway projects across the state. In 2023, UDOT has 217 projects scheduled to start or already under construction, with a combined value of $3.2 billion.

“This is one of our biggest construction years, with …

Final Phase of Arizona DOT SR 77 Repaving Project Begins in Tucson Area

TUCSON, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has begun the final phase of a project repaving 10 miles of State Route 77 between Tucson and Oro Valley. Crews recently began replacing about 3 miles of worn pavement between Ina Road and the Rillito River Bridge just south of …

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Arizona DOT Begins US 93 Widening Project Near Wickenburg

WICKENBURG, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has begun a project near Wickenburg to transform another five miles of US 93 from two lanes to four-lane divided highway.

The work is part of ADOT’s long-term vision to transform the entire 200-mile section of US 93 from Wickenburg to …

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Wyoming DOT Creates Better Interstate Access with I-80 Project in Rock Springs

Sometimes, opportunities arise in unexpected ways. The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) I-80 Rock Springs project might not have happened if an accident had not occurred. The project will improve connectivity in the area, encourage development, increase accessibility, and provide extra routes for commuters.

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CR 314 Reconstruction Brings New Upgrades for Drivers, Hikers, and Cyclists

Idaho Springs, Colorado, located approximately 30 miles west of Denver, was once a mining town. Today, the city of nearly 1,800 people is a great place to go whitewater rafting, hike trails, and more. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is in the middle of a project along the frontage …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

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

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Farmington Bay Constructors Joint Venture Creates West Davis Highway to Combat Area Growth in Northern Utah

The West Davis project is the most significant infrastructure project currently taking place in the state of Utah. Biggest in terms of cost and scope, the project involves building a new 16-mile, 4-lane divided highway. It will significantly impact commuters traveling through Davis County, which is just North of Salt …

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Transportation Board Approves Larkin-Thomason as Director of NDOT

CARSON CITY, NV — The Transportation Board of Directors unanimously approves the appointment of Tracy Larkin-Thomason as the Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

Larkin-Thomason most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Program Development for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) in Washington, D.C., a …

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Arizona DOT Increases Capacity on I-10 to Meet Rapid Population Growth

Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the United States. Infrastructure needs to keep up with population growth or traffic will be slowed. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is working on the I-10: SR85 to Verrado Way Improvements project to ensure sufficient capacity for motorists in the city …

Michael Baker International Selected by Utah DOT to Design New Interchange on Bangerter Highway at 4700 South

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Michael Baker International announces that the firm has been selected by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), as lead designer for the RLW/Clyde Joint Venture (JV) Progressive Design-Build (PDB) team, to provide design services for the Bangerter Highway at 4700 South Project. The …

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Colorado DOT Celebrates the Completion of the Central 70 Project

DENVER, CO — Governor Polis, the Federal Highway Administration, local officials, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently celebrated the completion of the four-acre cover park over a section of the new lowered Interstate 70 between Brighton and Colorado boulevards as well as the completion of major interstate …

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Final Work Wraps Up on US 40 Sand Springs Gulch to Craig Resurfacing Project

MOFFAT COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner Elam Construction announce work is wrapping up on the resurfacing project along US Highway 40 from Sand Springs Gulch to Craig. During construction, work took place on US 40 for 12 miles from approximately Mile Point 80, …

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Las Vegas Paving Corporation Keeps Traffic Rolling on I-15

One way to get to Las Vegas is via Interstate 15 (I-15). The major highway, which begins near the Mexican border in San Diego County and stretches to the Canadian border, was in need of an upgrade. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is working on a project on a …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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Ames Construction Impresses on I-25 Walsh Drive Bridge Project

Located in Central Wyoming, Casper is on the North Platte River and saw its population grow during the pandemic when many people chose to relocate to less populated and lower cost areas. Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is in the middle of a project to help traffic continue to flow …

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Colorado Springs Celebrates Completion of Colorado Highway 21 and Research Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Governor Jared Polis, representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and state and local officials recently gathered for a ceremonial ribbon cutting on the newly constructed Diverging Diamond Interchange at CO 21 and Research Parkway. The ceremony celebrated the completion of this priority infrastructure project, …

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Colorado Advances $1.7B in Transportation Funding Over Next Five Years

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces $1.7 billion in projects set to deliver the next phase of the department’s 10 Year Plan after the Colorado Transportation Commission adopted a major update to the plan. This funding builds on $2.2 billion in previous 10 Year Plan capital …

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Arizona DOT Officially Begins Construction on I-17 Improvement Project North of Anthem

PHOENIX, AZ — The first phase of work for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) long-awaited Interstate 17 Improvement Project from Anthem Way to Sunset Point is now underway.

The $446-million project, which will add capacity and reduce congestion along this heavily traveled corridor, is expected to take approximately …

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Kraemer North America Creates an Enhanced Connection Through Colorado with I-25 South Gap Express Lanes

Denver and Colorado Springs are the top two most populated cities in the state of Colorado. Interstate 25 is the most direct and fastest way to travel between the two cities, which are 70 miles apart. This interstate is the site of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) longest …

Nevada DOT Receives Record $101M in Additional Federal Transportation Spending Authority

CARSON CITY, NV — At a recent Transportation Board of Directors meeting, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kristina Swallow announced that $101 million in additional federal highway spending authority — the most Nevada has ever received — has been made available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for state …

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Central 70 Project Achieves Last Major Milestone on I-70 and is One Step Closer to Substantial Completion

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Central 70 Project has successfully completed the last major milestone on Interstate 70, which marks the end of major construction impacts on the roadway. Motorists are now driving in a new and permanent alignment on westbound I-70 between Brighton and …

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Arizona DOT Opens New Stretch of SR 24 East of Williams Field Road

PHOENIX, AZ — A new stretch of highway opened on schedule in the East Valley when the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) extended State Route 24 another four miles between Williams Field Road and Ironwood Drive along the Maricopa and Pinal county line.

ADOT lifted the curtain on the $77-million …

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

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

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Wadsworth Brothers Construction Slides 1.15 Million-Pound I-15 Bridge Into Place in Cedar City

Needing to replace a set of bridges on Interstate 15 in Cedar City, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) came up with an innovative plan to keep traffic moving by building one bridge offline, using it during construction and then sliding it into place southbound.

“This was a fun project,” …

SNC-Lavalin Awarded $31M Design Engineering Contract to Help Relieve Congestion, Improve Safety Along Colorado Mountain Corridor

DENVER, CO — SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a six-year, $31-million contract to provide design engineering services for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to help improve resiliency, safety, travel times, and trip reliability along the …

Colorado DOT Begins Replacement of 17 Structures in Southeast Colorado

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and its contracting partner CapitalTezak Joint Venture, will begin replacement efforts of 17 structurally deficient rural structures in southeastern Colorado. These 17 structures are located on three separate essential corridors in southeast Colorado — Colorado Highway 9, United States Highway 24, …

Arizona State Transportation Board Approves 2023-2027 Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — The State Transportation Board has approved the 2023-2027 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, setting the stage for the expansion and improvement of several highways that carry significant passenger and freight traffic.

The approved five-year program allocates $571 million in projects that widen highways or improve interchanges, including: …

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Rehab of Busy Las Vegas I-515 Viaduct Nears Quick Completion

The Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) $40 million Interstate 515 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project is nearing completion. When complete, it will boost travel through downtown Las Vegas.

“Any viaduct or elevated freeway structure needs extra maintenance and care,” says Justin Hopkins, Public Information Officer for NDOT. “This project is …

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

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

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

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

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

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Arizona DOT to Repave 29 Miles of Southbound I-17 Near Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is starting a project to replace pavement on 29 miles of Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff in order to create a smooth driving surface and repair damage from winter weather.

The work will stretch from the I-40 interchange south to the …

Agencies Celebrate Start of CO 13 Project in Garfield County

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO — Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration, and contractor IHC Scott recently gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Colorado Highway 13 Rio Blanco Hill widening project. Agency representatives spoke of benefits of the multiyear project and the teamwork necessary for …

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Colorado DOT and Partner Agencies Celebrate Completion of US 24, CO 300 Project in Lake County

LEADVILLE, CO — Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration, Lake County, and the City of Leadville recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the US Highway 24/CO 300 Leadville South project. Attendees gathered at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery on Colorado Highway 300.

Speakers …

Three New Bangerter Highway Interchanges Now Complete in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has completed construction of three new freeway-style interchanges at 6200 South in Taylorsville/West Jordan, 10400 South in South Jordan, and 12600 South in Riverton. The projects included removing all stoplights and separating Bangerter Highway from the local cross streets, …

Heavy Traffic and Environmental Restrictions Challenge Reconstruction of Northwest Arizona’s I-15 Virgin River Bridge No. 1

Winding through the steep, scenic Virgin River Gorge in northwestern Arizona, Interstate 15 carries large amounts of truck and commercial traffic. At almost 50 years old, the Virgin River Bridge No. 1 – one of seven bridges crossing the river in Arizona’s 29-mile stretch of I-15 – needed rehabilitation to …

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State Route 189 Improvement Project Nears Completion in Nogales

NOGALES, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is nearing completion on the $134-million project to improve international trade and safety on the 3.75-mile State Route 189, with a new connection that more seamlessly links the international port of entry at Mariposa Road with Interstate 19.

“The SR 189 …

Nevada State Transportation Contracts Will Support 1,125 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts approved during a recent Nevada Transportation Board of Directors meeting are projected to support 1,125 jobs while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected.

State transportation improvements reviewed/approved at the state transportation board meeting include:

  • Construct roadway, stormwater, and …

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

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

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City of Glendale Selects HOK for Gila River Arena Modernization

GLENDALE, AZ — HOK will lead the design of the modernization of the 18,000-seat Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Owned by the city and managed by premier venue management and services company ASM Global, the 18,000-seat venue anchors the 223-acre Westgate Entertainment District.

The selection of HOK is the …

Byres Named Incoming State Engineer for Arizona DOT

PHOENIX, AZ — Gregory Byres, P.E., has been named the incoming Deputy Director for Transportation and State Engineer for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). He will succeed Dallas Hammit, who is retiring after 22 years with ADOT.

Byres is a seven-year veteran of the department, having served …

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

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

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Arizona DOT Completes Major Rebuild of I-10/Houghton Road Interchange

TUCSON, AZ — All lanes of the Houghton Road interchange at Interstate 10 are now open as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has completed a new kind of interchange for southern Arizona. The $24.4-million project features a diverging diamond interchange, an innovative design that will improve safety and traffic …

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Nevada DOT Interchange Project Underway Along I-15 Corridor

Like its world-famous neighboring city, North Las Vegas continues to see robust physical and economic growth. Much more than a suburb, North Las Vegas is in fact its own city, and indeed the fourth largest city in the state of Nevada. Home to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which draws …

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New Mexico DOT Adds Continuous Flow Intersection on US 550 in Bernalillo

A heavily traveled route, U.S. 550 experienced congestion and had neared its expected service life, so the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) launched the last corridor project, which is referred to with slogan “Keep Moving 550.”

“U.S. 550 is a corridor project to add capacity and correct some roadway …

USDOT Announces up to $464.96M in New TIFIA Credit Assistance to Central 70 Project in Colorado

DENVER, CO — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has provided a new TIFIA direct loan in the amount of up to $464.96 million to the Kiewit Meridiam Partners LLC (KMP) for the Central 70 Project. The department provides TIFIA …

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New Mexico DOT District Two Celebrates Completion of U.S. 82 Corridor Improvements between Artesia and Maljamar in Eddy County

ARTESIA, NM — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two announces the completion of the U.S. 82 corridor construction project between Artesia and Maljamar in Eddy County.

“The completion of this $60-million project helps fulfill the governor’s and DOT’s commitment to improve safety, expand infrastructure, and boost the …

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Arizona DOT Selects Final North-South Corridor Route in Pinal County

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected a final 55-mile North-South Corridor through Pinal County as part of the Final Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD), which was recently released. The Tier 1 EIS identifies the selected corridor, which stretches from …

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Colorado DOT Interchange Project Underway on US 50 in Pueblo West

In Colorado, U.S. Highway 50 – a coast-to-coast highway that runs from Maryland to California – is a major traffic corridor serving the lower midsection of the state. U.S. 50 provides a vital linkage between the Western Slope, lower Front Range, and the Arkansas Valley, and connects the City of …

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Arizona State Transportation Board Approves 2022-2026 Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — Four corridors for passenger and freight traffic will be expanded and improved under the Arizona Department of Transportation’s five-year construction program approved recently by the State Transportation Board.

The 2022-2026 Five-Year Program, which also includes more than $1 billion in pavement preservation projects, will fund several …

Big-D Construction Completes First Phase of the Utah Transit Authority Clean Fuels Technology Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Featuring a new wash building, facilities for both satellite and integrated diesel fueling with an existing CNG bus fueling building, and a parking lot for employees and visitors of Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Big-D Construction recently marked the completion of its first phase of UTA’s …

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Colorado DOT Begins US 50 Delta Settlement Repair Project

DELTA, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner Elam Construction have begun construction on the US 50 Delta settlement repair project. Crews will significantly improve dips and bumps on the section of US Highway 50 between Grand Junction and Delta, from Mile Point 47.6 to MP …

Nevada State Transportation Contracts Approved Will Support Nearly 200 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts approved during the recent State Transportation Board meeting are projected to support nearly 200 jobs while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected.

A projected 189 jobs will be supported for one year by the highway contracts and agreements …

HNTB Selected by Utah Transit Authority for Bus and Rail Services

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has selected HNTB as the agency’s program management services consultant. The projects to be supported by HNTB will benefit communities within UTA’s six county service area along the Wasatch Front, including 83 municipalities, covering 1,400 square miles, and serving more …

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Nevada DOT Awards $39M I-515 Viaduct Rehab Project in Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently awarded a $38.8-million construction contract to Las Vegas Paving Corp. to rehabilitate the aging Interstate 515 (U.S. Highway 95) viaduct from Interstate 15 to Eastern Avenue in downtown Las Vegas.

The project will extend the near-term service life of …

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Colorado DOT and Kraemer North America Begin Work to Replace Structurally Deficient Emergency Access Structure

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner Kraemer North America have begun work to replace a failing emergency access structure underneath Interstate 70 that is also important to the structural integrity of the road itself. Located just west of the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel, the …

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Colorado DOT Upgrades I-25 South Gap to Better Handle Increasing Congestion

The most important job of infrastructure is to allow traffic to flow reliably and safely. An 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 in Colorado – known as the “the gap” – was failing at these two tasks. To remedy this, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is engaged in the I-25 …

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Utah Transit Authority Celebrates Completion of Phase I of New Bus Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Facility

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) recently celebrated the completion of the first phase of construction on its new bus operations, maintenance, and administration facility, known as the Depot District Clean Fuels Technology Center (DDCFTC). Once the entire project is complete, the facility will have the …

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I-17 Central Avenue Bridge Gets a Lift From Arizona DOT

Nothing, including infrastructure projects, occurs in a vacuum. The I-17 Bridge Reconstruction Project at Central Avenue in Phoenix – managed by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in association with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) – will have multiple ripples that impact infrastructure in the area.

The project involves …

Governor Ducey, Arizona DOT Advance $230M in New Transportation Investments Statewide

PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Doug Ducey announces $230 million in new transportation infrastructure investments that will enhance highway safety and meet the demand of new residents moving to Arizona. The funding comes from transportation dollars, including higher than anticipated revenue amid Arizona’s strong economic recovery, and federal COVID-relief funds.

The …

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Nevada DOT Breaks Ground on $155M Final Centennial Bowl Phase in Northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently broke ground on the $155-million final phase of the Centennial Bowl interchange where U.S. Highway 95 meets the 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas Paving Corp. is the general contractor. The project will build-out the remaining three …

Nevada Transportation Board Approves Two-Year Contract to Repave/Improve State Routes 28 and 431 Near Incline Village

CARSON CITY, NV — The Nevada State Board of Transportation recently approved a contract for a two-year Nevada Department of Transportation project to repave and enhance nearly 15 miles of State Routes 28 and 431 centered around Incline Village.

Contractor Q&D Construction was selected as contractor for the approximately $35-million, …

Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards Announced

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has been honored by the Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award Committee for excellence shown in a number of infrastructure and other projects statewide in 2020.

These awards recognize transportation partnership teams that show a high degree of achievement by using partnering …

Utah DOT Selects Farmington Bay Constructors for West Davis Highway

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has selected Farmington Bay Constructors (FBC) to design and build the new 16-mile West Davis Highway. The $475-million construction contract makes this UDOT’s largest current project.

FBC, a joint venture of Ames Construction, Wadsworth Brothers Construction, and …

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Utah DOT Names Wilson as New Deputy Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Executive Director Carlos Braceras appoints Lisa Wilson as the new Deputy Director of Engineering and Operations.

In this role, Wilson will oversee the department’s project development and operations divisions, as well as UDOT’s four statewide regional offices.

For the first …

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Governor-Elect Cox Reappoints Braceras as Utah DOT Executive Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Utah Governor-Elect Spencer R. Cox reappoints Carlos Braceras as the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT).

For the past seven years, Braceras has been responsible for UDOT’s more than 1,700 employees and the design, construction, and maintenance of Utah’s 6,000-mile system of …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

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

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $529.8M for South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $529.8-million federal grant agreement with Valley Metro for the South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Project in Phoenix, Arizona. The 5.5-mile extension will connect South Phoenix residents to the regional light rail system, improving access …

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Nevada DOT Starts $26M Nellis Boulevard Upgrade Project in Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) begins work on a $26-million, 10-mile upgrade of Nellis Boulevard between Tropicana Avenue and Craig Road in Clark County. Las Vegas Paving Corp. is the general contractor. Initial construction starts at Tropicana Avenue. At least two lanes will remain open …

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Nevada DOT Completes $59M S.R. 160 Widening in Southwest Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently completed a $59-million, two-year upgrade of State Route 160 in southwest Clark County. The critical stretch of rural highway, which averages about 8,600 vehicles daily, serves as the main travel corridor between Las Vegas and Pahrump. Aggregate Industries SWR …

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Colorado DOT, Eagle County, Edwards Metro District, and Others Celebrate Completion of Edwards Spur Road Project

EDWARDS, CO — Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Eagle County, Edwards Metro District, Kraemer North America, and others gathered at the CDOT I-70 rest area in Edwards to celebrate the completion of the Edwards Spur Road project. The multiyear project provides enhanced mobility and safety along …

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Colorado DOT Creates Westbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane for Safer, Easier Travel

Colorado is known for the Rocky Mountains and for skiing. When residents of the Denver metro area want to get to the Rocky Mountains, they use Interstate 70. As the Denver Metro area has grown by over 10 percent between 2010 and 2020 – or nearly 300,000 people – I-70 …

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Stantec Assists Regional Transportation District with N Line Completion

DENVER, CO — The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announces the opening of its newest commuter rail corridor, the N line. The new rail line — the first electrified commuter rail line that RTD will operate — adds service to connect the metro Denver region, significantly improving mobility from the city’s …

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Colorado DOT Announces Reopening of Westbound Deck on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces the reopening of traffic on the westbound deck of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. Crews working on the I-70 Glenwood Canyon Surface Improvements project recently completed the project milestone. Westbound traffic has returned to the northern deck. While motorists …

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Nevada DOT Awards $13M I-11 Paving Improvement Project in Henderson

HENDERSON, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) awards a $12.7-million construction contract to Las Vegas Paving Corporation to upgrade six miles of north and southbound Interstate 11 from Wagonwheel Drive to the concrete section of the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange in Henderson.

The project, which takes place between Mile …

Arizona DOT Completes Loop 101 Widening Project

PHOENIX, AZ — A $72-million project to add new lanes and make other improvements along Loop 101 (Price Freeway) between Baseline Road and Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in the East Valley has been completed on schedule.

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) project has added new right lanes and …

Arizona DOT Projects Land Regional America’s Transportation Awards

PHOENIX, AZ — Three of the state’s major freeway and highway projects have earned regional awards in a national transportation competition that focuses on efforts to strengthen communities, improve the quality of life, and foster a more efficient economy.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced …

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City and County of Broomfield Welcomes New Service Center

BROOMFIELD, CO — To help streamline overall fleet maintenance operations, while providing room for future growth, the City and County of Broomfield recently celebrated the completion of a new Service Center, which expands the offerings for its Public Works division.

The project, designed by global design firm Stantec, includes …

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Nevada DOT Awards $17M US Highway 95 Improvement Project in Nye County

NYE COUNTY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently awarded a $17.1-million construction contract to Road and Highway Builders LLC to improve a 32-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 in Nye County. The 6-month project calls for placing new asphalt pavement and turn lanes, plus creating a new …

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Construction Reaches Halfway Point on New Mexico DOT’s I-25/University Avenue Project

This month, a $33.3 million project to improve safety and traffic flow at one of the busiest traffic interchanges in Las Cruces, New Mexico, reached the halfway mark of its estimated 18-month construction schedule. The I-25/University Avenue Project, led by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), has been underway …

Colorado DOT Breaks Ground on US 550-US 160 Connection South

DURANGO, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begun construction of the US 550-US 160 Connection South. The project will complete the US Highway 160 interchange by connecting the existing bridge over US 160 to US 550 to the south. CDOT will construct this project using the design-build …

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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Nevada DOT Substantially Completes Widening of U.S. 50 West of Silver Springs

CARSON CITY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a two-year project to widen U.S. 50 between Stagecoach and Silver Springs, enhancing safety and mobility for the approximately 6,000 drivers traveling the road every day.

Lane closures, traffic switches, and speed reductions have been removed after …

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Colorado DOT Continues I-25 Expansion with 60-plus Miles of New Express Lanes

In Colorado, rapid economic expansion and population growth in communities along Interstate 25 are escalating the need for a modernized highway system with greater capacity and mobility options for residential and business areas as well as freight transport and tourism destinations.

To meet these pressing demands, the Colorado Department of …

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Nevada DOT Begins Resurfacing of Southwest McCarran Boulevard

CARSON CITY, NV — Lane closures recently began on southwestern McCarran Boulevard (State Route 659) between South Virginia and West Fourth streets in Reno as the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) starts a project to resurface the road.

Drivers will see overnight single lane closures on McCarran Boulevard Sunday evenings …

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Gillett Named Wyoming DOT’s New Chief Engineer

CHEYENNE, WY — Mark Gillett has taken the reins as the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) new Chief Engineer. Gillett, who most recently served as Assistant Chief Engineer for Operations, replaces Shelby Carlson. Carlson served as Chief Engineer from November 2018 to June 2020. After 29 years of …

Colorado DOT Receives $60.7M in Federal Funding for Improving Vail Pass

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has won a $60.7-million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for significant improvements to Vail Pass on I-70.

The funding will be used to construct an estimated $140.4-million project including an eastbound auxiliary lane, reconstructing …

Wyoming DOT Recognizes Two Construction Contractors for Pavement Smoothness

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) recently recognized two contractors for completing state road surfacing projects that provided an exceptionally smooth ride.

WYDOT recognized Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, with the Smoothest Pavement with Wearing Course award for a project on Interstate 80 near Cheyenne. The department …

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Sundt Wins Utah DOT Partnering Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction, Inc. garnered the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Partnering Award for its work on the I-215 and Redwood Road project.

“This recognition goes beyond affirmation of the quality of work we do on our projects, but also how we deliver them,” said Sundt …

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Nevada DOT Awards $99M Contract for I-15/215 Interchange in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently awarded a $99-million construction contract to Fisher Sand & Gravel to build ramps, flyovers and street connections at Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas. (The contractor was also responsible for completing the first section …

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City of Phoenix Wraps Up Biggest Ever Street Paving Season

PHOENIX, AZ — The City of Phoenix’s 2019 street paving season will go on record as the biggest ever to be accomplished featuring more than 250 miles of newly paved streets. Due largely to the Council-approved $200-million financing of Transportation 2050 street program revenues, the city tripled the number …

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Colorado DOT Completes Intersection Improvement and Resurfacing Overlay Project

CAHONE, CO − The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces the completion of the U.S. Highway 491/CO Highway 184, Lewis to Cahone, resurfacing overlay project. The project started approximately 6 months ago in mid-April and was completed on time. Four Corners Material was the contractor selected for the $11-million project. …

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Nevada DOT Promotes Gomez to District 1 Engineer in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation has promoted Mario Gomez, PE, to District 1 Engineer. He replaces Mary Martini, PE, who retired earlier this year. Gomez is a 19-year department veteran, most recently serving as Assistant District Engineer for construction.

The department’s District 1 coverage area …

New Mexico DOT District 2 Celebrates Completion of U.S. 54/70 Corridor Improvements

ALAMOGORDO, NM — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two announces the completion of the U.S. 54/70 corridor construction project between Tularosa and Alamogordo in Otero County.

“The NMDOT is committed to investing in transportation projects that improve mobility and helps resident’s access jobs, education and other opportunities,” …

Transportation Commission Awards $31.7M in Contracts in October

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is installing more travel lanes along WYO 59 near Wright to help with traffic flow.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Riverside Contracting, of Missoula, Montana, a $14.6-million contract for the work on WYO 59 between Douglas and Gillette in Campbell …

Wyoming DOT Receives $14.5M Federal Grant for Wildlife Crossing Project

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will receive a $14.5-million federal grant from the U.S Department of Transportation for a wildlife crossing project north of La Barge in southwest Wyoming.

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project will …

Arizona DOT Uses New Technique to ‘Slide’ I-40 Bellemont Bridges into Place

PHOENIX, AZ — A new technique that basically slides precast bridges into place has greatly reduced delays for the Bellemont community with an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) project replacing spans over Interstate 40 at Transwestern Road west of Flagstaff.

Using this technique, which the contractor proposed, allowed crews to …

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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Colorado DOT Names Harelson as Chief Engineer

DENVER, CO — Steve Harelson will serve as the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) next Chief Engineer, effective immediately. Harelson has been part of CDOT since 2002 and has served as the West Program Engineer in the Denver metro region since 2013. Harelson is a native of Leadville, Colorado. …

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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Colorado DOT Opens New I-70 Lanes Over Peoria to Traffic

DENVER, CO — Motorists will now be driving on new lanes of Interstate 70 when traffic shifts from the current I-70 bridge structure over Peoria Street to the new bridge, which has been constructed over the past several months. These lanes are the first completed section of roadway as a …

Transportation Commission Awards $25M in Highway Contracts

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will reconstruct a section of US 20 near Lusk by moving the road and making it wider. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Simon Contractors a $13-million contract for the US 20 work between Lusk and Van Tassell in Niobrara County. The …

Colorado DOT Marks One Year of Construction on I-25 South Gap

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Interstate 25 South Gap project, designed and constructed to improve safety and travel reliability between Monument and Castle Rock.

As part of its Whole System – Whole Safety program, CDOT is adding a new …

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Colorado DOT Moves Forward on US 550/160 Connection South Project

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has named three construction teams to a short list of firms invited to submit formal proposals to build the upcoming $98.6-million US 550/160 Connection South Project just south of Durango.

The teams, all Colorado-based construction companies, include: Kiewit Infrastructure Co. …

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 …

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Four Arizona DOT Projects Receive Partnering Excellence Awards

PHOENIX, AZ — To address pavement damage from many harsh winters, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) engaged a contractor to rebuild a total of 10 miles of Interstate 40 west of Williams near Devil Dog Road. In addition to the complexity of removing and replacing five miles of freeway …

Balfour Beatty Completes Construction of Denver Regional Transportation District’s Gold Line

DENVER, CO — Balfour Beatty and the Denver Transit Partners (DTP) joint venture team have completed construction and opened the 11-mile Gold Line (G Line) connecting Union Station in downtown Denver to Wheat Ridge Station in the city’s western suburbs.

The G Line is the Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) …

Mountain View Corridor Extension Leads Utah DOT’s Top 10 Projects in 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announces its list of Top 10 Construction Projects for 2019. Topping the list is the extension of Mountain View Corridor from 4100 South to S.R. 201 in Salt Lake County. This four-mile stretch of highway will provide a critical …

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Gov. Polis Joins Colorado DOT, CDPHE, CSP to Launch New Safety Initiative

DENVER, CO — Gov. Jared Polis recently joined the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) during Work Zone Awareness Week to announce a new statewide safety program.
"Safety is more than just a week; it's every …

Wyoming Transportation Commission Awards $33M in Highway Contracts

CHEYENNE, WY — Construction crews will realign 4.8 miles of road as part of the second phase of the Garner Lake Road project to help accommodate traffic in the Gillette area. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, an $11-million contract for the work. The commission awarded …

Wyoming DOT Gears up for Start of 2019 Construction Season

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will continue with several ongoing projects as well as start new projects in 2019 that will improve road conditions and traffic flow for motorists. Construction crews for these projects are working during the warmer spring, summer and fall months. 

The Wyoming …

U.S. DOT Awards $53M in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation'sFederal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway …

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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