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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: 130th & Torrence Grade Separation in Chicago, IL

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Alfred Benesch & Company, 130th & Torrence Grade Seperation

One of Chicago’s most noted traffic bottlenecks has been transformed into a smooth-flowing multi-tiered interchange that is also helping spur development of the nearby Chicago Manufacturing Campus. Each day, more than 38,000 vehicles, 50 freight trains and 41 passenger trains used the intersection, creating a crowded logjam. Further complicating the project was its close proximity to an automotive assembly plant, a railroad mixing yard, a residential area, and protected marsh area. The project realigned roadways and added six new bridges, including a 4.75-million-pound steel railroad truss bridge assembled in a nearby staging area then transported in just four hours to its permanent location.

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Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Heartland

Monday, July 10th, 2017
Chart 1. Share of rural population in each state

An aging and increasingly diverse rural America plays a vital role as home to a significant share of the nation’s population, natural resources and tourist destinations. It is also the primary source of the energy, food and fiber that drive the U.S. economy. Rural Americans are more reliant on their transportation system than their urban counterparts.

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Saratoga Springs, UT: Preparing Redwood Road for the Future

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Saratoga Springs, UT: Preparing Redwood Road for the Future

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will improve Redwood Road south of Pioneer Crossing in Saratoga Springs over the next two years. The improvements, which are scheduled to begin this summer, are designed to reduce congestion and extend the life of the roadway.

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West Jordan, UT: Timelapse – Moving the Bangerter Highway Pedestrian Bridge

Friday, June 16th, 2017
West Jordan, UT: Timelapse – Moving the Bangerter Highway Pedestrian Bridge

And just like that, a pedestrian bridge on Bangerter Highway disappeared overnight (thanks to the hard work of our crews). The bridge was removed to make way for a new freeway-like interchange at 7000 South. The bridge will be relocated in Salt Lake County.

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Colorado DOT: Managing I-70 through Progressive Thinking

Monday, June 12th, 2017
Colorado DOT: Managing I-70 through Progressive Thinking

I-70: More than 2,000 miles of the highway reaches from Utah all the way to Maryland. Yet no stretch is more captivating than the Rocky Mountain corridor. With 2.1 million cars maneuvering through congestion, constrained roads and tight curves, the Colorado Department of Transportation manages I-70 by implementing progressive ideas–as inspiring as the mountains themselves.

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Colorado DOT: Ideas in Motion

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Colorado DOT: Ideas in Motion

Calling Colorado’s busiest corridor just a highway would be an understatement. For half a century, I-25 has connected people and industry, supporting the state’s economy and vitality. As Colorado’s population grows, so do the demands on this interstate. That’s why CDOT remains committed to keeping Colorado in motion–from a $323 economic-boosting project in Denver to the addition of multiple modes of transit between Johnstown and Fort Collins to reducing congestion in Douglas County.

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Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

A time lapse video showing the progress of the I-85 rebuild project at Piedmont Road.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Fox River Bridge, Illinois

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Fox River Bridge, Illinois

The Chicago, Ill.-based joint venture of Stanley Consultants, Inc., and Chastain/Thomas has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Fox River Bridge in Elgin, Ill.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Bluffton Parkway project in Beaufort County, SC

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
HDR|ICA: Phase 5A of the Bluffton Parkway project in Beaufort County, S.C

HDR|ICA of Columbia, SC, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for Phase 5A of the Bluffton Parkway project in Beaufort County, SC.

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2017 Infrastructure Report Card

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
2017 Infrastructure Report Card: D+

Our nation is at a crossroads. Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to ensure our country is built for the future. While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action from Congress, states, infrastructure owners, and the American people…Our nation’s infrastructure challenges are significant but solvable. Through strategic, sustained investment, bold leadership, comprehensive planning, and careful preparation for the needs of the future, America’s infrastructure will be improved and restored.

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