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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

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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2017 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge in Seattle, Washington

Monday, May 8th, 2017
2017 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge Seattle, Washington

The ACEC 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards “Grand Conceptor” Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge Seattle, Washington Designed by HDR.

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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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Oregon DOT: OR 224 and Tong Road Landslide Repairs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Oregon DOT: OR 224 and Tong Road Landslide Repairs

After multiple slides closed OR 224 in late February. Contractors got to work to stabilize the slope using various techniques. Crews are working six days a week and OR 224 should open in late April.

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Seattle, WA: Bertha Breaks Through

Friday, April 7th, 2017
Seattle, WA: Bertha Breaks Through

The SR 99 tunneling machine, Bertha, breaks through to daylight on April 4, 2017 near Seattle’s iconic Space Needle after tunneling 1.7 miles underneath downtown Seattle. See what one of the world’s largest tunneling machines looks like up close as only a drone can show.

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Woodland, WA: Drone Footage of Mudslide on SR 503

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Woodland, WA: Drone Footage of Mudslide on SR 503

Clearing the debris slide blocking SR 503, 20 miles east of Woodland isn’t as easy as just removing trees and rocks from the highway. A large crack shows where the rock face of the slope has separated from the hillside, making it unsafe below. Record rainfall along with freezing temperatures aided in the debris fall. As of Friday, March 17, the slope is still moving and unstable. We shot this video using a drone, so we can start developing a permanent repair plan.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Manahawkin Bay Bridge Project, New Jersey

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Jacobs Engineering, Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge Contract 2, H5

Jacobs Engineering Group of Morristown, N.J., 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 its role in the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project, between Stafford and Ship Bottom, N.J.

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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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Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Welcoming significant enhancements to pedestrian and bike accommodations and improved local and regional vehicular connections—the MassDOT Route 79 and I-195 Interchange Project undertaken by the Barletta Heavy/O&G Joint Venture and VHB has broken down barriers between downtown communities and their waterfront resources in Fall River, MA.

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