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Posts Tagged ‘Washington State’

Seattle, WA: Building State Route 99

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, has arrived in Seattle. This short video provides an overview of Bertha’s journey and the work WSDOT is doing to replace the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct. – wsdot on YouTube

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Searching for Novel Approaches to Transportation Funding

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 24, No. 1
As we enter the New Year (and begin our 24th year of publication), the debate about transportation funding is taking a new turn. Talk of raising the federal gas tax has become muted and even the efficacy of the gas tax itself is being questioned. And no wonder: vehicles are becoming more fuel efficient, CAFE standards are becoming more stringent, vehicle use is leveling off, and hybrids and electric vehicles are expected to slowly but surely increase their market penetration.

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Everett, WA: Mudslide Derails Freight Train

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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Improving Statewide Freight Routing Capabilities for Sub-National Commodity Flows

Monday, November 19th, 2012

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Executive Summary Existing transportation network models assume that vehicles select the least costly path between origin and destination. This cost can entail time, distance, money, or a combination of these factors. This project used three approaches to investigate the reasonableness of this assumption and produced recommendations for revising the least […]

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Snohomish, WA: US 2 – Culvert Replacement

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The culverts beneath US 2 that carry water runoff from the highway and surrounding areas are deteriorating. The corrugated metal pipes are corroded, allowing water to seep in under the roadway and causing the material beneath the highway and median to settle. To prevent further damage to the highway, we will replace five culverts with […]

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Great American Infrastructure: Seattle, WA: Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge-Evergreen Point Bridge

Monday, April 30th, 2012

This is the seventeenth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States.

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Capitol Hill, WA: Tunnel Boring Breakthrough

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

March 21, 2012 “Togo” the tunnel boring machine finished its two-mile trip from UW to Cap Hill! This tunneling project is part of Sound Transit’s University Link light rail project. This project extends Link light rail service from downtown Seattle to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington. – SoundTransit on YouTube

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King County, WA: Updating Waste Management Infrastructure

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The King County Solid Waste Division is building a new transfer station at Bow Lake in Tukwila, has completed unique updates at the Houghton station in Kirkland and plans are under development for a new station in Factoria in Bellevue.

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South Royal Brougham, WA: Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition Time Lapse

Monday, November 7th, 2011

In the eight days from Oct. 21-29, 2011, crews made pretty quick work of demolishing the Alaskan Way Viaduct and opening a new mile-long section of SR 99. Since we can’t show you the full eight days of work, we made a time-lapse video so you can see the whole thing in 65 seconds. Learn […]

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I-405 Benson Bridge Demolition, Washington State

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A time lapse video of the Benson Bridge demolition on July 10, 2010. The bridge removal makes room for a new lane of each direction of I-405 in Renton. For more information, go to:…

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