California transportation agency awards $2.6B

KTVU Fox2 » In addition to the $2.6 billion, which will be used for the 2018/2019 fiscal year to the 2022/2023 fiscal year, CalSTA will also provide additional funds for some critical projects between the 2023/2024 fiscal year and the 2027/2028 fiscal year, totaling more than $4.3 billion, CalSTA officials said.

2018-04-30T15:03:34-08:00April 28th, 2018|California, Metro Rail / Transit|

Pricey retrofit proposed for sinking Millennium Tower in SF

San Francisco Chronicle » Engineers have proposed an unconventional solution to the Millennium Tower’s tilting troubles: drilling piles down to bedrock to stabilize one side of the 58-story condo high-rise and then letting the other side continue to sink until the building straightens itself. But it won’t come cheap.

2018-04-16T14:42:27-08:00April 14th, 2018|California, Urban|

Assemblyman Chiu seeks $250 million in state money for decaying SF seawall

San Francisco Chronicle » As much as $250 million in state taxes generated from development along San Francisco’s waterfront would be directed toward the city’s ambitious plan to reconstruct the crumbling Embarcadero seawall, under legislation Assemblyman David Chiu will introduce Monday.

2018-03-20T07:42:38-08:00March 18th, 2018|California, Urban, Water|

BART to study feasibility of 2nd Transbay Tube

KTVU » BART is moving forward with plans to study the feasibility of a second tube beneath the Bay, the agency said Wednesday. While the idea sounds great, it is a huge and costly endeavor. There has been talk of a second Transbay tube for years, but BART is now seriously looking into it. There is no money to actually build the project which is estimated to cost anywhere from $12 billion to $15 billion.

2018-02-22T15:44:43-08:00February 21st, 2018|California, Metro Rail / Transit|

Test Drilling Launched at the Sinking Millennium Tower

NBC » Crews have quietly launched a $9 million exploratory drilling project at the Millennium Tower to evaluate a planned fix for the sinking and tilting structure. The project started earlier this month on Beale Street and involves drilling holes between 200 and 300 feet down to bedrock. The goal is to see whether the method will stabilize the troubled foundation. The building has sunk some 17 inches and is leaning to the north and west.

2018-02-02T15:20:56-08:00January 31st, 2018|California, Urban|

Caltrans Probing Harmful Micro-Organisms on Bay Bridge Welds

NBC » Caltrans is investigating whether microscopic organisms are attacking critical welds on the submerged foundation of the new Bay Bridge tower, potentially endangering the projected 150-year lifespan of the troubled $6.4 billion structure. While Caltrans engineers say there’s no immediate concern about the bridge failing, a recent underwater survey spotted pits — pockets of accelerated corrosion — on welds that bind massive piles that hold up the foundation.

2018-01-26T16:28:45-08:00January 25th, 2018|Bridges, California, Highways|
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