A 3.6-mile tunnel that forms part of a new railway link between China and Laos was drilled at the entrance and exit to minimize environmental damage. The project also features two tunnels nearby to accommodate elephant traffic and an upgraded sewage sedimentation tank.
The historic but structurally ailing 90-year-old Arlington Memorial Bridge linking Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia posed a series of restoration challenges. AECOM used solutions such as a jack-up barge and cradle to carry the bridge's heavy and elaborate fascia to shore for restoration.
Some experts say many states are ill-equipped to handle extreme weather events because they rely on an outdated rainfall database to design roads, bridges, dams and stormwater systems. However, not all communities have the resources needed to update rainfall estimates.
Toll rate changes went into effect yesterday at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority crossings, including several bridges and tunnels. E-ZPass rates will also go up for drivers whose pass does not scan due to improper mounting.
The Hudson Tunnel part of the Gateway Program is moving forward again under President Joe Biden's leadership, says New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. The environmental review and permitting process for the project is expected to be completed by Oct. 1.
The Florida Turnpike Enterprise will extend the toll suspension on the Garcon Point Bridge until May 9. The bridge is still being used as a detour route for the damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge, which is expected to open the week of May 31.
China Railway Construction Corporation has been awarded a $1.1 billion build-concession contract for the 122-mile Talca-Chillán section of Route 5 in Chile. Cash toll plazas will be replaced as part of the 32-year maximum term contract, and work should begin by 2025.
Texas state Sen. Nathan Johnson, a Democrat, has introduced legislation that would require companies that repair existing roofs to register with the state. Johnson says the bill and an accompanying one in the state House would protect consumers from so-called storm chasers that take people's money without doing any work.
The Lenihan family of Enumclaw, Wash., recently discovered the roof of the home they just bought was rotted and needed to be replaced, but they couldn't afford a new one. Thankfully, local contractor Guardian Roofing & Pest Control heard about the family's plight through a contest and will start replacing the roof this summer.
A "dynamically cantilevered roof" will be built atop the CKA Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of a renovation, according to architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au. The roof will also generate energy from solar panels.