Bridge, stream and trail reconstruction will be included in permits for plans in Pennsylvania's Shaler township for restoration work on Fawcett Fields' stream. Contractors will try to re-establish the stream's original location, which may have changed over time due to obstructions and erosion.
Thanks to a Nantucket Coastal Conservancy proposal that passed easily last week at a Special Town Meeting, residents of Nantucket, Mass., will have a chance to make their voices heard on private plans for erosion control projects on beaches owned by the town.
Habitat for turtles, birds and oysters along the Gulf Coast is benefiting from more than $100 million in funding from an $8.8 billion settlement over BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. In addition, artificial reefs are being installed to encourage recreational fishing and diving.
Of 49 low-lying UNESCO World Heritage Sites examined, 37 are threatened by 100-year-event storm surges due to rising seas, according to a scientific study. The study urges that work begin immediately on measures to adapt to the threat and mitigate flooding and erosion at the sites.
Book your hotel reservation now for the 2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo. Group rates have been negotiated for conference attendees and exhibitors at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center located within walking distance to the convention center. Booking within the block allows you to stay at the headquarters hotel at a competitive room rate and keep your costs at a minimum. Book now.
IECA is still seeking nominations for its annual awards recognizing outstanding achievements in the erosion and sediment control and stormwater industry. You can nominate a colleague or yourself. Before you submit, make sure to view the rules and guidelines for nominations.
Officials of Charlotte, N.C., are looking to study ways to improve the Interstate 77 corridor in the area, including an examination of how feeder roads affect traffic. Toll lanes on the interstate are set to begin opening before year-end, and the study will examine using buses for express service via the toll lanes.
A new West Virginia Turnpike E-ZPass plan offering three years of unlimited use for $24 has led to 25,000 new accounts, a 50% increase in customers, said Greg Barr of the state Parkways Authority. New toll rates are set to take effect Jan. 1.
The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission plans to place electric-vehicle charging stations at four service plazas. The commission is working with Electrify America, with the sites chosen on the basis of demand.
Reed & Reed was awarded a $39.5 million contract by the Maine Turnpike Authority to add open-road tolling at the turnpike's York plaza. The plaza will be moved a mile and a half from its current location, with work expected to be completed in 2021.