Billion dollar link for China

August 1st, 2010

China’s Gansu Province will benefit from a new highway connection. Work on the Cheng County-Wudu highway is scheduled to start at the end of August 2010. This connection will be a major new multi-lane highway and is expected to cost about $1.61 billion USD to complete. The Cheng County-Wudu highway will stretch 90.5km (56mi) when […]

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$3.54 billion proposed for N.J. DOT

August 1st, 2010

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has proposed a transportation capital program for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT in the amount of $3.54 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. The FY11 spending plan includes a $200 million state-funded local aid component and approaches last year’s $3.6 billion program despite a challenging budget […]

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$600 million now available in TIGER II grants

August 1st, 2010

Following on the success of the U.S. DOT’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant Program, it has announced the availability of $600 million in TIGER II grants for capital investment in surface transportation projects. TIGER II grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that have a significant impact on the […]

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$22 million for Caltrans project

August 1st, 2010

Granite Construction Co. has been awarded a $22 million contract by the California DOT (Caltrans) for the widening of Highway 46 near Bakersfield. Scope of the work includes the construction and widening of the existing two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway, including the placement of aggregate base, asphalt and concrete paving, and the construction of […]

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House votes to add $521 million to federal highway program

August 1st, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation in May that provides $521 million in additional highway funding, increasing allocations for 37 states, according to the AASHTO Journal. This allocation is contained in a tax-extenders bill, HR 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, which the House passed 215-204. The bill also contains an […]

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Propex emerging, diversifying

August 1st, 2010

After several years of uncertainty, company leaders and employees at Chattanooga-based Propex Inc. say they are glad to be back on a stable economic track. A major corporate merger on the eve of a recession-headed economy eventually led the geosynthetics manufacturing giant to enter Chapter 11 in January 2008. Now more diversified and with reduced […]

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Tribute for service: Pete and Rosemary Stevenson

August 1st, 2010

This collection of photos shows Pete and Rosemary at different events through their many years of service with the International Geosynthetics Society. Pete Stevenson was one of the founding members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) in 1983. He served as IGS treasurer for 10 years from 1984–1994 and as IGS secretary for 16 years […]

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Award-winning landfill cap in Colorado

August 1st, 2010

Project description Phase 1: Construction of an RCRA cap/cover system over the triple-lined enhanced hazardous waste landfill at the U.S. Army CERCLA (“Superfund”) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Site in Commerce City, Colo. Construction included a multilayered landfill cover system for a 26-acre, 1.2-million yard3 capacity hazardous waste landfill. Construction included approximately 26 acres of surface preparation […]

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Green geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls

August 1st, 2010

An option for ecological and environmental projects. By Guerra Escobar and Roberto Madriz For some projects, the environmental and landscaping requirements have obliged engineers and architects to look for novel methods of constructing retaining walls and slopes. Thus, the advent of “green” into these structures. In this project, they are constructed from soil reinforced with […]

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The High Line

August 1st, 2010

An urban promenade for the 21st century, the High Line’s linear roof garden offers sophisticated drainage and planting solutions. By Frank Edgerton Martin The reborn High Line is one of the first places in New York City that really has a 21st century feel. The irony is that the High Line’s new LED lighting, sleek […]

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