Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

The Washington Post » The costs to repair the nation’s tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday.

2017-10-20T14:00:23+00:00 October 19th, 2017|California, Dams|

California’s Bullet Train Board Delays Award of Key Contract

Courthouse News » The California High-Speed Rail Authority punted one of the most important decisions during its monthly meeting Thursday, stoking concerns the entity is not moving quickly enough on the project.

2017-10-20T14:14:17+00:00 October 19th, 2017|California, California High Speed Rail, Design-Build, High-Speed Rail|

Agencies roll out 101 wildlife bridge

The Acorn » Supporters of the Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge came in droves to last week’s hearing in Calabasas to voice support for the wildlife crossing and to also seek a bridge extension over Agoura Road that would give mountain lions, coyotes and other creatures a better chance to safely cross the 101 Freeway as they move between the Santa Monica Mountains to the south and the Simi Hills to the north.

2017-10-20T09:15:14+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Bridges, California, Parks, Urban|

Calif. uses ABC for first time to replace bridge destroyed in landslide

Equipment World’s Better Roads » A 49-year-old concrete bridge in the Big Sur community of California that collapsed from a landslide has been replaced after eight months, the state’s department of transportation reports. Caltrans used accelerate bridge construction for the first time to build the new State Route 1 Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.

2017-10-18T13:31:45+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Bridges, California, Highways|
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