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FHWA celebrates completion of California’s I-215 North Corridor widening project

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 27, 2014

FHWA celebrates completion of California’s I-215 North Corridor widening project

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Federal Highway Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau, along with California state and local officials, celebrated the completion of the Interstate 215 North Corridor widening project in the city of San Bernardino. The $647 million project included ...

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Transportation officials break ground on $1.3 billion Highway 91 expansion project in California

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 16, 2013

Transportation officials break ground on $1.3 billion Highway 91 expansion project in California

A project that will expand Highway 91 in California is set to begin next year. Transportation officials broke ground Wednesday on the $1.3 billion project to widen the highway, according to a report from The Press-Enterprise. NBC Los Angeles reports that the ...

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MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

Contributed - Nov 22, 2013

MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

The City of Chesapeake began construction on the new Dominion Boulevard, U.S. Route 17, project in early January (2013). The project includes five new bridge structures; the largest is a new four-lane 95-foot-high, fixed-span bridge that will replace the current ...

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Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Contributed - Nov 15, 2013

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Increasingly, specifiers around the world are recognizing the benefits of diamond grinding and other diamond saw cut textures for their pavement and bridge deck surfaces. While most properly designed and constructed Portland cement concrete pavements (PCCP) can last for 30 ...

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High winds knock over six big rigs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 14, 2013

High winds knock over six big rigs

Mother Nature huffed and she puffed and she blew over six big rigs on a segment of North California’s Interstate 580, according to an Associated Press report. The crashes occurred near Tracy, California, in San Joaquin County, beginning about 6 p.m. ...

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ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 01, 2013

ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) recognized three statewide programs as models of innovation at its ARTBA Young Executive Leadership Council in San Jose, California, this week. ARTBA presented the TransOvation Awards at the “Dr. J. ...

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House passes water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

House passes water infrastructure bill

The House on Wednesday night passed its version of a bill to reauthorize federal waterways spending, the Associated Press reports. The $8.2 billion measure -- known  as H.R. 3080, or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) -- passed the ...

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Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 15, 2013

Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Many young Americans are driving less than in previous years, and cities are reacting by adding more options, including bike and pedestrian paths. So it’s no surprise that when the League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly ...

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Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Contributed - Oct 07, 2013

Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Caltrans Senior Engineer Sean Shepard (I-5 Red Bluff job) and Caltrans Resident Engineer John Bailey (I-5 Weed job) share lessons learned on the Long-Life Asphalt Pavement Projects on Interstate 5. . . Editor’s Note: This is a web-exclusive piece to complement “Long Live ...

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Not so fast: Police disable stolen truck with GPS

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 03, 2013

Not so fast: Police disable stolen truck with GPS

Police used a GPS tracking device to track a stolen vehicle and disable it during a high-speed pursuit. When the authorities tried to pull the stolen truck over, the two Santa Maria, California, men -- Jacob Valdez, 23, and Joshua Valdez, ...

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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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AASHTO announces Faces of Transportation photo contest winners

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

AASHTO announces Faces of Transportation photo contest winners

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced Thursday that two photos of workers at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge won the Grand Prize and the People's Choice Award in the association’s Faces of Transportation photo contest. A ...

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