Kansas City, Mo. — HNTB Corporation introduced a new publication, SOLVE, that is dedicated to thoughtfully exploring the delivery of America’s infrastructure. The first issue explores modern program management and how the transportation sector is using it to assess available funding, time and resources to successfully deliver large, highly complex programs and projects.
Seattle — Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bridge engineers have scheduled an additional in-depth inspection of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct on Saturday, March 22. During the viaduct’s most recent inspection, WSDOT bridge crews observed new cracks, as well as movement and widening of existing cracks, along girders and supports near Spring and Seneca streets. While the viaduct remains safe for travel, WSDOT bridge engineers need a second inspection to gather more information about the cracks before they can make repairs.
HARRISBURG, PA. — PennDOT announced that five teams have submitted statements of qualification for the department's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, an innovative Public Private Partnership (P3) aimed at reducing the state's number of structurally deficient bridges. Through the project, at least 500 bridges of similar design would be replaced under one contract. Cost savings are anticipated since the same basic design and construction standards will be used for multiple bridges.
CLEVELAND — Parsons Brinckerhoff is part of the winning design-build team selected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide design and construction for the new George V. Voinovich, I-90 Cleveland Innerbelt Eastbound Bridge project. Led by the TGR JV, comprised of Trumbull Corporation, The Great Lakes Construction Company, and The Ruhlin Company, Parsons Brinckerhoff is serving as the independent quality firm (IQF).
HARRISBURG, PA. — Governor Tom Corbett announced that Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to distribute $345 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities on March 3 to help them maintain their roads and bridges. The allocation is $25.1 million more than the 2013 figure, roughly an 8 percent increase.
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