The Connecticut Department of Transportation is seeking comments on about $3.9 billion in maintenance and improvement projects for 2021 to 2024. The planning covers 223 projects, with about $3.2 billion in federal aid to cover the bulk of the cost.
Turner Construction will partner with minority- and women-owned businesses to demolish the Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati and redevelop the site. The team, selected by the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, is expected to begin demolition in the next two months and be finished in about a year.
Crews have finished two days early a trunnion replacement on the northbound span of the Interstate 5 bridge between Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash. In addition to routine work, maintenance of the bridge during the next decade includes a roughly $75 million repainting of the southbound span and a roughly $33 million resurfacing of the northbound span deck.
Las Vegas Paving will remove and replace aging pavement along a 10-mile section of state Route 612 under a $25.8 million contract from the Nevada Department of Transportation. The project will create 335 direct, indirect and induced jobs, department spokesman Tony Illia says.
The Texas Department of Transportation has issued an environmental impact study on a plan to rebuild much of Interstate 45 in Houston. The project involves a rerouting and expansion in the city's East End.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is emphasizing the long-term outlook for expansion of Interstate 57 between Mount Vernon and Johnston City. The project, part of the Rebuild Illinois initiative, involves six segments of bridge replacement and widening of the interstate to three lanes in each direction; one segment is complete, while four are underway.
Construction employment in Idaho is up 2.1% compared with July 2019, reaching a record 54,200 workers, despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Idaho chapter of AGC. Construction accounts for $5.6 billion of $80.9 billion in state GDP, with growth that "stands out when compared to a 4.1% decline in the industry's employment nationwide," Idaho AGC CEO Wayne Hammon says.
Construction workers on high-rise projects are offered a new level of comfort with a restroom pod that can be lifted to different levels and connected to utility risers. The pod from Lendlease replaces the port-a-potty and includes a flushing toilet, hot water and porcelain features.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has rolled out the Clean Construction Program, designed to curb carbon emissions from airport and crossing projects. The initiative focuses on environmentally sound design for infrastructure and calls for keeping at least three-quarters of concrete, asphalt and steel waste out of landfills.
There is a 70% chance the Coast Guard would require a replacement to the cracked West Seattle Bridge to be taller than its current 140 feet, according to WSP. That could involve replacing approach decks and installing new columns to ensure a safe slope.
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