Construction Dive » Richard Clarke, the chief program management officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, told the agency’s construction committee on Thursday that the $2 billion Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an 8.5-mile light-rail line that will serve the City of Los Angeles and other areas, is approximately five months behind schedule.
Detroit News » The official construction cost and targeted opening date for the Gordie Howe International Bridge, the second international crossing between Detroit and Windsor, will be released next week, a spokesman for the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority. Earlier this month the construction group selected to build the bridge said it expected the project to cost an estimated $2.68 billion.
The Business Journal » Project overruns from joint ventures, traffic congestion, overloaded contractors and a lack of bid accuracy have contributed to the Washington State Department of Transportation spending $1.3 billion more on projects than planned over the past 30 years. Since 2017, 40% of awarded bids have come in at more than 10% above the estimate from engineers.
Equipment World » A report by research group TRIP states that poor road and bridge conditions cost Wisconsin drivers $6.8 billion annually — an average of $2,321 per driver in the state’s biggest urban areas. The report found that half of the state’s major roads and highways are in mediocre or poor condition.