Iowa DOT’s Five-Year Transportation Plan Targets Interstates, Bridges

Transport Topics » Iowa Department of Transportation officials have unveiled a $3.4 billion plan to support roadway and bridge projects over the next five years.

2018-05-14T16:01:27+00:00May 11th, 2018|Bridges, Highways, Iowa|

Iowa gas tax hike already benefiting road and bridge projects

Roads & Bridges » The state’s 10-cents-per-gallon gas  tax increase has been in place for a few years and has produced an extra $515 million for state and local governments to put toward fixing Iowa’s roads and bridges. As a result, hundreds of road and bridge construction projects have been green-lit, in either new letting or accelerated schedules.

2017-11-20T09:06:44+00:00November 15th, 2017|Fuel Tax, Iowa|

Researchers using tech to determine paving maintenance, rehab schedules

Roads & Bridges » Iowa State University’s National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (ISU/CP Tech Center) are investigating the use of wireless, microfabricated sensor systems.

2017-06-30T09:44:26+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Iowa, Roads|

Study: 58,000 U.S. bridges found to be ‘structurally deficient’

USA Today »

A study by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) concluded that of the 609,539 bridges across the United States, 58,495 bridges, a span of 1,340 miles, are structurally deficient. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates the repair and replacement of these bridges would cost $115 billion, and may take 21 years to complete based on the current funding levels.