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1/15/2021

A number of improvements are planned for a toll road connecting San Jose, Costa Rica, with nearby Cartago. Costs of the upgrade are estimated at $500 million, with a completion time frame of 12 to 24 months.

1/15/2021

Toll discounts meant to benefit frequent users of Portugal's A22 toll road began on Jan. 11. Rates were reduced between 25% and 55%, with discounts based on the time of day and type of vehicle used.

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1/15/2021

The Gateway Expressway project in Florida is moving forward this weekend with the temporary closure of the Howard Frankland Bridge. The closure is part of a Pinellas County infrastructure project that will result in two new connecting toll roads.

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WTVT-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
1/15/2021

Moody's has designated an AA3 rating for the Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority's remarketing of general revenue variable rate refunding bonds. The bonds are valued at approximately $105 million.

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Yahoo
1/15/2021

Wyoming state legislators are considering a bill that combine a fuel tax increase and new road use fees. Revenues from the plan could reach more than $136 million per year and would be used for road repairs and maintenance.

1/15/2021

The American Concrete Institute offers a variety of opportunities for members of the concrete industry to get involved and stay up to date on the latest with ACI code advocacy efforts and standards adoption.

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1/15/2021

The American Concrete Institute, in partnership with the International Concrete Repair Institute, released a 2021 update to "Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures." The guide, which serves as a companion ACI 562, includes clarity on proper use of ACI 562 and an appendix covering ACI 563.

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ForConstructionPros
1/15/2021

The Shotcrete Inspector program certifies individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and experience required to properly inspect the placement of shotcrete. Find a testing center near you to get started.

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concrete.org
1/15/2021

L&T Construction used COBOD technology and an in-house mix to build a 3D-printed concrete house in India. "Not only is the project showing that more and more conventional construction companies are adopting 3D printing, but the 3D printing of a real concrete made by L&T themselves is significant, as this helps to drive down the cost even further," said Henrik Lund-Nielsen, founder and general manager of COBOD.

1/15/2021

Crews with Jersey Central Power & Light, a unit of FirstEnergy, have installed cast-in-place concrete walls to prevent flooding at two substations in New Jersey. The L-shaped flood walls include waterproof gates.

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