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W. Va. DOT Secretary: High construction costs raise issues for Roads to Prosperity

W. Va. DOT Secretary: High construction costs raise issues for Roads to Prosperity » West Virginia’s top transportation official says that his department is concerned about a reported 8.8 percent inflation rate for construction costs as the state embarks on its $2.8 billion “Roads to Prosperity” initiative.  Among the reasons for the sharp price hike: higher prices on asphalt and tariffs that imported steel.

2018-08-08T11:55:45+00:00July 30th, 2018|Highways, West Virginia|

California drought legacy: State approves $2.5 billion to build new dams, water storage projects

The Mercury News » In a historic vote, the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday approved spending $2.5 billion to help fund construction of four new dams and four underground storage projects — including two in the Bay Area.

2018-07-27T10:56:52+00:00July 24th, 2018|California, Water|

Video: Oroville Dam Repairs Take Shape

California Department of Water » Crews continue to place leveling concrete on the upper chute of the Lake Oroville main spillway, while other workers install forms over a structural rebar panel to prepare for the placement of more structural concrete. Meanwhile, mechanical demolition continues on the dentates, the big tooth-like structures that disperse water at the bottom of the main spillway.

2018-08-10T08:30:09+00:00July 17th, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

Trade tensions won’t impact Gordie Howe bridge construction says Snyder adviser

Michigan Radio » Things appear to be moving ahead for construction on a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor. Last week, a consortium of builders was chosen to construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge. However, trade tensions between the U.S. and Canada continue to rise.

Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge In North America Will Stretch From Detroit To Windsor

Jalopnik » In a nod to hockey fanatics on both sides of the Detroit River, the span will be named the Gordie Howe International Bridge. But the process has been fraught with controversy. When completed, the cable-stayed bridge will be the longest main span in North America at 853 meters.

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