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Editorial: From Carr Fire to Big Sur, one takeaway from disaster is how much we need good roads

The Sacramento Bee » Global warming is here. Its impact won’t be receding. Ever more volatile weather systems will be sink-holing roads, undermining bridges and sluicing boulder-filled mud down onto critical rail lines and transportation links. That’s something to keep in mind as the Nov. 6 election approaches, with its partisan debate over whether to repeal California’s recent tax increases for roads and transportation.

2018-08-09T15:34:13+00:00July 31st, 2018|California, Opinion, Roads, Urban|

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|

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.

Officials reveal building team, architectural details of Gordie Howe International Bridge

Michigan Radio » The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has announced the private contractor that will build the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. That contractor is Bridging North America; made up of an international consortium of companies including ACS Infrastructure Canada and Fluor Corporation.

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