Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered a counter to the state Senate's proposal to resolve a dispute over funding the Transportation Trust Fund, though no details of the idea have been released. Because the fund will run out of money in early August, the impasse has put the brakes on state construction projects.
A California court has ruled that the state needn't pay private landowners for noninvasive tests of their land to determine whether building two diversion tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is viable.
The Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project was originally budgeted at $3.1 billion, but Washington state transportation officials say numerous delays have caused the project to go $223 million over budget. Much of the delay was caused by a 2013 malfunction of the tunnel-boring machine, and a lawmaker says increased toll rates might be needed to recoup the added costs.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it has scrapped plans to build a bridge over the Tennessee River, because residents were unwilling to pay tolls at the level necessary to fund the project. Officials also cited lower population projections in their decision.
The US Transportation Department has established the Build America Bureau to help address the country's aging infrastructure. The bureau wants to help facilitate private investment in infrastructure projects.
A bond coat is needed to maintain an asphalt or concrete road project, but many transportation agencies do not provide guidelines on applying the product. Tom Kuennen gives an overview of the different bond coating techniques.
Developer Hollywood Park Land Co. has chosen a Turner/AECOM joint venture to handle engineering management and construction for the new Los Angeles Rams football stadium after learning of the venture's strong employment agreement with local trade unions. The project is expected to create 3,500 construction jobs.
Private developer Plenary Properties Merced was tapped for a $1.3 billion expansion to the University of California at Merced after the company increased total investment for the project by $204 million. Construction is expected to start in October on the public-private partnership -- reportedly the largest ever with a single private partner -- and the project should create 10,000 construction jobs.
An 855,000-square-foot mixed-use project with a 185-room boutique hotel, residential units, restaurants and office space, all anchored by a nine-screen theater, is being planned on a 26-acre site in Texas.
A 366-unit residential tower is being planned outside Washington, D.C. in Virginia, and the developer has made the necessary design changes to get the project approved. The design features three offset stacked cubes that create a 355-foot tower and now conforms to requests related to parking, height and the facade.
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