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.
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.
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.
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.
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.