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Minnesota DOT Announces 2024 State Construction Projects

ST. PAUL, MN — Road projects are beginning to ramp up across Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has nearly 200 road construction projects this season that will help maintain and improve Minnesota's roads, bridges, and transportation infrastructure; improve safety and mobility; and support jobs that will be worked on …

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USACE’s Southern Embankment Project Defends Fargo-Moorhead Area from Rising Flood Waters

Faced with an upper Midwest community experiencing frequent water intrusion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has embarked on the ambitious $3.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project, collaborating with local entities and using a split delivery approach.

“We can get it done faster and at a savings to the …

Wisconsin DOT Applauds Federal Investment to Reconnect Wisconsin Communities

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) commends the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for its commitment to improving mobility, safety, and economic outcomes for Wisconsin residents and businesses. The USDOT announces three grants under the federal Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) program to fund construction and planning …

USACE Awards $42.2M Contract for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project

ST. PAUL, MN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District, awarded a $42.2 million contract to R.J. Zavoral & Sons, Inc. of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, to complete the Southern Embankment Reach SE-2B portion of the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management …

North Dakota DOT Inducts Three Members into North Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) recently inducted three new members into the North Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor during a ceremony at the annual North Dakota Transportation Conference at the Bismarck Event Center.

Inductees include former NDDOT Director Grant Levi, President of Industrial Builders …

Holcim US Invests in Green Bay Terminal Modernization in Partnership with Wisconsin DOT

GREEN BAY, WI — Holcim US is strengthening its maritime supply chain with the recent completion of a $13.2 million expansion and modernization of its terminal in Green Bay, Wisconsin — a project supported by the Wisconsin Harbor Assistance Program. Upgrades include construction of a new silo that will increase …

Final Year of Construction Gets Underway for Highway 23 South Gap Project

WILLMAR, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation announces the commencement of the final year of construction on the Highway 23 South Gap project. Crews will be working away from traffic zones on signing and striping roadway in preparation of a traffic lane switch. Additional offline work includes box culvert …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) annual Contractor-Engineer Conference in Wisconsin Dells.

“We are extremely proud of the work over the past five years to improve more than 7,400 miles of roadway and 1,780 bridges in …

Wisconsin Governor Celebrates more than $1B Federal Grant to Replace Blatnik Bridge

MADISON, WI — Gov. Tony Evers recently celebrated the more than $1.05 billion federal grant jointly awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to replace the aging John A. Blatnik Bridge between Superior, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota. The funding is being awarded …

Minnesota Governor Announces 2024 Infrastructure Plan

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz announces the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan, their capital investment recommendation for the upcoming legislative session. The $982 million plan invests in infrastructure improvements across the state, including funding for water and transportation infrastructure, housing, and public safety.

“The investments in …

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Jacobs-Designed Critical Transportation Infrastructure Keeps Wisconsin Moving

MILWAUKEE, WI — Critical infrastructure in Wisconsin is moving forward with the completion of two major roadway projects — the North Leg of the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee and an 11-mile stretch of WIS 15 in Outagamie County, just northwest of Appleton. The Jacobs team played a significant role in …

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South Dakota DOT Completes 13-Mile Overhaul of I-90 West of Sioux Falls

Running from Boston to Seattle, Interstate 90 (I-90) is an east-west transcontinental freeway that passes through the southern half of South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) recently completed a project on a 13-mile stretch of I-90 west of Sioux Falls.

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Gerhart Named North Dakota DOT Deputy Director for Administration

BISMARCK, ND — Mike Gerhart Jr. has been named the Deputy Director for Administration for the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT).

Gerhart will be responsible for oversight of the Financial Management, Legal, Human Resources, and Communications Divisions, as well as for managing the department’s IT budget and serving as …

Billions Committed to Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Enhance Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

DETROIT, MI — The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announces the release of an independent survey of public and private infrastructure investments to enhance marine shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. These investments sustain 241,286 U.S. and Canadian jobs and help contribute to the …

FHWA and Roadway Safety Foundation Honor Minnesota DOT Safety Project

ST. PAUL, MN — Ten highway safety projects, representing the best of the nation’s roadway safety practices, were recently honored with National Roadway Safety Awards at a Capitol Hill ceremony. In the Western Builder area, a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project installing more than 80 “J-turn” intersections received one …

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Wisconsin DOT Secretary Thompson Elected President of AASHTO

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Craig Thompson takes the lead as President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Thompson served as Vice President of the national organization from 2022-2023.

As President, Thompson will work with other leaders across the country to …

USDOT Announces $110M Grant to Improve Transportation Options in Madison, Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $110.6 million construction grant award to Madison, Wisconsin, for the new East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The grant, funded by President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will be used to build a 15-mile …

Minnesota DOT’s 2023 Construction Season Advanced Nearly 230 Projects that Improve Mobility, Safety, and Accessibility

ST. PAUL, MN — As temperatures continue to cool and winter settles across the state, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces that the agency advanced or completed 227 road and bridge projects during the 2023 construction season.
“[Last] year’s construction season resulted in safer roads, bridges, intersections, and improved …

Governor Evers, Wisconsin DOT Announce more than $134M in Quarterly Aid Payments for Local Roads and Communities

MADISON, WI — Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), announces that Wisconsin municipalities received more than $134 million in fourth quarterly payments for 2023 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

“Good local roads and bridges are part of what makes transportation infrastructure …

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Southeastern Wisconsin’s I-43 North-South Project Widens and Modernizes 14-Mile Corridor

With the 14-mile Interstate 43 North-South project stretching from urban Glendale, Wisconsin, into largely rural areas of Ozaukee County, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and their contractors face a variety of challenges. Those range from heavy traffic to railroad tracks and sensitive environmental features – not to mention the …

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Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety Addresses Biggest Challenges on Wisconsin Roads

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Transportation safety was the center of the conversation at the 2023 Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety in Wisconsin Dells. The annual meeting is hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Safety.

This conference is a gathering of traffic safety professionals and …

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Lunda Construction Company Replaces I-94 Bridges Despite Unpredictable Rush River

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that funded the creation of the Interstate Highway System. In the years that followed that momentous occasion, multiple highways and bridges were built. Almost 70 years later, many of the bridges and highways continue to exist and serve the driving public. Repairs …

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Minnesota DOT Upgrades Highway 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls

Safety and operational improvements to busy southbound Highway 52 from Zumbrota to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, remain on track to complete by the end of this year.

“It’s a growing corridor between Rochester, the third largest city in the state and the Twin Cities metro area, Minneapolis and St. Paul, which …

Governor Evers Joins Wisconsin DOT Officials, Community Leaders to Celebrate WIS 50 Improvements in Kenosha County

MADISON, WI — Gov. Tony Evers recently joined Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) officials and community leaders in Kenosha to celebrate the improvements to Wisconsin Highway 50 (WIS 50) in Kenosha County.

“Highway 50 serves as a critical east-west connector route in the southeast corner of our state, and these …

Wisconsin DOT Secretary Thompson Announces Boardman as Deputy Secretary

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Craig Thompson announces his appointment of Kristina Boardman as the agency’s next Deputy Secretary.

Boardman becomes WisDOT’s first female Deputy Secretary after serving as the Administrator of WisDOT’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) since 2016. As Chief Operating Officer, she will …

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Rural Access Infrastructure Funding Provides State and Local Partnership for Inventory and Replacement of Small Structures

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation recently received $8.33 million to repair and rebuild culverts and small bridges on township and county secondary roads in counties across South Dakota. The South Dakota State Legislature established the Rural Access Infrastructure Fund (RAIF) in 2021 to help counties and …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

Minnesota DOT Receives Special Funding to Build an Interchange at Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London

WILLMAR, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) received special funding through the Minnesota Legislature’s Corridors of Commerce program to build a quadrant interchange at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London. MnDOT District 8 was awarded $33 million, which includes funding for the interchange, …

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Minnesota Governor Signs State’s Largest-Ever Infrastructure Bill into Law

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz recently signed a $2.6 billion infrastructure bill, the largest in state history, into law alongside Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, legislators, labor leaders, and advocates. Walz signed the infrastructure bill along the Mississippi River near the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. Funding for reconstructing the bridge is …

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Two Projects in South Dakota Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference in …

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Lunda Construction Overcomes Challenge after Challenge to Complete Racine Street Bridge Replacement Project

As Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, worked on the Racine Street Bridge Replacement project in Menasha, Wisconsin, in the heart of the pandemic, they dealt with supply chain delays for materials that are hard to procure even in normal times; fast, variable river currents; and a plethora …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $15.1M to Fund the John Nolen Drive Reconstruction Project in Wisconsin

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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I-90 Reconstruction Creates Smoother Ride in Southeast South Dakota

McCook County, South Dakota, is about 30 miles northwest of Sioux Falls. Interstate 90 runs through the rural county, which is home to nearly 6,000 people. The longest east-west highway in the country, I-90 runs from Seattle to Boston. The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is wrapping up a …

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Crews Work Overtime in Tight Spaces to Complete Minnesota’s $95M Highway 10 Project

The $95 million Highway 10 project in Anoka, Minnesota, spans just 2.5 miles – but it involves two general contractors working on separate but adjacent parts, reconstructing and improving multiple roads, bridges, and intersections next to homes, businesses, and three cemeteries. In the densely populated community northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, …

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Orn Named North Dakota DOT Deputy Director for Planning

BISMARCK, ND — Chad Orn has been named the Deputy Director for Planning at the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT).

Orn will be responsible oversight of all planning divisions and functions within the department. He will work closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategies to ensure …

Michael Baker International Named Lead Designer for Minnesota DOT's I-494: Airport to Hwy 169 First Construction Design-Build Project

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Michael Baker International announces that the team led by C.S. McCrossan Construction, Inc., which includes Michael Baker International as the Lead Designer, has been selected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for the $377 million I-494: Airport to Hwy 169 First Construction Design-Build Project in …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $240M to Support Additional Bus Rapid Transit in the Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a grant award of $239.3 million to support the Twin Cities’ Metropolitan Council as it constructs the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The FTA Full Funding Grant Agreement will help the Metropolitan Council …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

City of Milwaukee Kicks Off Construction Season with Major Corridor Projects

MILWAUKEE, WI — The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works, in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), is beginning its construction season with a series of major projects that will incorporate traffic calming, pedestrian/bicycle safety improvements, and curb ramps built to current Americans with Disabilities Act standards. …

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Preferred Alternative Selected for Oregon/Jackson Street Bridge Improvement in City of Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a high-level, fixed bridge on a partially offset alignment as the preferred design alternative in the ongoing Oregon/Jackson Street Bridge Environmental Study. The study was launched to address noted deficiencies in the aging structure.

WisDOT chose Alternative 4M …

Aleut Awarded Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Contract by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ST. PAUL, MN — Aleut Flood Management, LLC (Aleut) recently received a Multiple Award Task Order Contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) St. Paul District, which will provide construction of and/or design and construction of civil works projects within both the St. Paul and Rock Island …

Interstate 90 Exit 37 Reconstruction Project Continues

STURGIS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announces the third phase of a four-phase project to reconstruct the exit 37 interchange on Interstate 90, near Sturgis, has begun. The project includes the reconstruction of the exit 37 interchange, eastbound grading and paving on I-90 from west of …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2022 Excellence in Construction Awards

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held in Wisconsin Dells.

Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Lincoln County, a concrete paving project in Washburn County, a grading project in Brown …

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Mathiowetz Construction Removes 200,000 Cubic Yards of Muck Before Building Roadway for Central Minnesota’s Highway 23 North Gap Project

As Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, reconstructs and expands 9 miles of Highway 23 near the Chain of Lakes in central Minnesota, they have spent many months stabilizing soils. That includes removing about 200,000 cubic yards of muck using a rolling surcharge, relocating part of a stream, and placing …

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Minnesota DOT Commissioner Daubenberger Confirmed by Senate Vote

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger was recently confirmed with bipartisan support by the Minnesota Senate.

Daubenberger has worked for MnDOT for more than 23 years. She was appointed as the agency’s Commissioner by Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan in May …

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Jensen Builds 12 Drilled Shafts Completely Underwater for Pierre-Fort Pierre Bridge Project as Missouri River Elevation Fluctuates

As Jensen Construction Company of Des Moines, Iowa, constructs the $49.99 million Pierre-Fort Pierre Bridge project in central South Dakota, “The biggest challenge is building the drilled shafts with the top of the shafts below water, as river elevations fluctuate 3 to 4 feet every day due to a hydroelectric …

Wisconsin DOT Secretary Thompson Elected AASHTO Vice President

RACINE, WI — The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) unanimously elected Craig Thompson — Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation — as its 2022-2023 Vice President.

Thompson replaces former AASHTO Vice President and Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation …

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Staging Small, Frequently Changing Work Areas, IGE Rehabilitates Bridge and Improves Safety

For the U.S. 10/WIS 66 bridge over Interstate 39 project in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, “The big storyline was finding enough room to do the work,” said Logan Griesmer, Project Manager for General Contractor Integrity Grading & Excavating, Inc., (IGE) of Schofield, Wisconsin. “This project isn’t large in overall …

USDOT Announces $48.2M Loan for Rural Highway Safety Project in Nicollet County, Minnesota

NICOLLET, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a low-interest loan of up to $48.2 million to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) to reconstruct 12 miles of Highway 14 to a four-lane, divided highway from …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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Silver Creek and Stewart River Bridges Project Restores Trout Habitat while Making Northeast Minnesota’s Highway 61 Safer

Replacing and rehabilitating aging structures on Highway 61 north of Two Harbors, Minnesota, requires careful measures to deal with Lake Superior storms, hard bluestone, stream restoration, and a bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Minnesota-based Northland Constructors of Duluth, Inc., started the $12.63 million Silver Creek and …

Preferred Alternative Announced for I-94 East-West Project in Milwaukee County

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration announce a preferred alternative for reconstruction of the I-94 East-West corridor between 70th Street and 16th Street in Milwaukee County. The preferred alternative improves safety, replaces aging infrastructure, and reduces congestion on the nearly 60-year-old highway. …

HNTB Continuing Active Transportation Scoping Partnership with Minnesota DOT

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has selected HNTB to provide bicycle and pedestrian scoping recommendations for projects in its 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with MnDOT to help enhance bicycle and pedestrian mobility and improve safety,” said Sara Hage …

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Burgum Appoints Deputy Director of Engineering Henke to Lead North Dakota DOT

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum appoints North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Deputy Director of Engineering Ron Henke to lead the department, citing his deep knowledge of the state’s transportation infrastructure, long history of service to the state, and leadership on many key NDDOT initiatives over the years.

Henke’s …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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Anderson Western Rehabs 50-Year-Old Pipes Along US 212

Average daily traffic on U.S. Highway 212 from Newell to Maurine, South Dakota shows minimal growth over the next 15 years and the two-lane road is in decent condition. So, why is the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) performing a mill and overlay project on a road that doesn’t …

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Minnesota DOT Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project won a regional award in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with …

Historic 3rd Avenue Bridge Nears Completion

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — COWI in North America is nearing completion of its rehabilitation work as the construction engineer for Ames Construction on the historic Third Avenue Bridge, located in Minneapolis, over the Mississippi River. The landmark structure carries road traffic across the Mississippi River and upper fringes of Saint Anthony …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

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USACE, USBR Celebrate Completion of Lower Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) recently cut the ribbon on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, completing construction on the $44-million, 2.1-mile-long channel. The intake diversion dam supplies irrigation water to the area, providing a natural source to the …

More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

Innovative Flex Lane on Madison Beltline is a First for Wisconsin

Making the most of what you have is a cliché of positive thinking. However, it also is an apt way to describe a project from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) – the Flex Lane on U.S. 12 in Dane County. The roughly 10-mile project area is located in Madison, …

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Construction on Highway 87 in Frazee Begins

DETROIT LAKES, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently began the first stages of construction on Highway 87 in the City of Frazee, between the south side of Highway 10 to North River Drive.

The 2022 “complete streets” project includes resurfacing and reconstructing Highway 87, replacing city utilities, …

Baudette Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Wins National Engineering Design Award from ACEC

BAUDETTE, MN — Stantec recently received a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition for a project in Baudette, Minnesota. The annual competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. …

Interstate 90 Exit 37 Reconstruction Project Begins

STURGIS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the first phase of a four-phase project to reconstruct the exit 37 interchange on Interstate 90, near Sturgis, has begun. The project includes the reconstruction of the exit 37 interchange, eastbound grading on I-90, paving from west of exit …

Final US 83 Project Underway to Update 68-Mile White River to Murdo Corridor in South Dakota

Work nears completion on an $112 million, 68-mile stretch of U.S. 83 in South Dakota, featuring new pavement and a shared-use path, as the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) upgrades the corridor from White River to Murdo.

“We’ve done seven projects along that stretch in a very short timeframe …

Governor Evers’ Plan to Invest in Wisconsin Transportation Approved

MADISON, WI — Governor Evers’ plan to invest $282.9 million in Wisconsin’s infrastructure recently won overwhelming bipartisan approval from the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. Approval from this committee is the last step needed for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to deploy Wisconsin’s allocation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law …

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Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Rail Receives $31.8M Federal Boost

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) together with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announce a $31.8-million federal grant for station and rail segment improvements to double passenger rail service and increase freight efficiency along the corridor that connects the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Chicago. …

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Mead & Hunt Wins Minnesota DOT Concrete Paving Award for Highway Expansion Project

ROCHESTER, MN — Mead & Hunt’s TH 14 Expansion Design-Build Verification project has received a Concrete Paving Award from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). This award honors Minnesota concrete paving projects of exceptional quality that provide significant benefit to the surrounding community.

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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South Dakota DOT Provides John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge Project Update

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announces that the John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge project schedule is being revised. Initial construction of the Waldron Memorial Bridge, which connects the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre, began with underwater substructure work.

The substructure work consists of placing …

Governor Evers Funding Local Transportation with Quarterly Aid Payment of More Than $132M

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received more than $132 million in the first quarterly payments for 2022 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2022, local governments will receive more than …

South Dakota DOT Secretary Jundt Named to TRB; Rothschadl Named to Yankton Area Engineer Position

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announces that Joel Jundt, SDDOT Secretary, will officially be welcomed as a new Board Member for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) during the upcoming organizational annual meeting. SDDOT also recently announced that Greg Rothschadl, a 31-year veteran of …

Minnesota DOT Awards $18M for Transportation Projects that Support Economic Development

ST. PAUL, MN — Eight construction projects in different areas of the state will receive a total of $18 million to improve transportation infrastructure that supports economic growth, the Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced.

The funding comes from the state’s competitive Transportation Economic Development program. The TED program targets …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

SUPERIOR, WI — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action on …

Wisconsin Governor Funding Local Transportation with $129.7M Quarterly Aid Payment

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received nearly $130 million in the fourth quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 million …

North Dakota DOT Wins Regional Transportation Award

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) received a regional award for the new Long X Bridge located in western North Dakota. The award was announced at the America’s Transportation Awards, held at the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials conference.

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South Dakota DOT Project Wins 2021 American Concrete Pipe Association Project Achievement Award

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Veterans Parkway Project (Rice Street to Interstate 90) was chosen as the recipient of the 2021 American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Project Achievement Award. The purpose of the annual project achievement award is to recognize agencies who demonstrate creative …

MAASTO Leadership Transitions, Kansas DOT Secretary Takes the Wheel

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Transportation Secretary-Designee Craig Thompson concludes a successful term as President of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO). Kansas Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz takes over as incoming President. The transition was announced at MAASTO's annual meeting in Chicago. Thompson served as MAASTO President …

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Wisconsin DOT I-94 North-South Project Wins National Acclaim

MILWAUKEE, WI — America’s Transportation Awards named the I-94 North-South Freeway Project in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties one of the nation’s outstanding infrastructure projects for 2021.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) completed the I-94 North-South Project on schedule and under budget in 2020. A key link for interstate …

Minnesota DOT Announces Completion of 35W@94 Project in Minneapolis

ROSEVILLE, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces that the I-35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project is complete.

“To the residents of Minneapolis, the local businesses, and all Minnesotans who travel on I-35W and I-94, we want to say thank you for [your] patience,” said MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson …

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Shafer Contracting and Minnesota DOT Create New Pathway for Highway 14

Aiming to spur economic development in the area, the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) new 12.5-mile road from Dodge Center and Owatonna will also increase capacity and improve safety on Highway 14 in Dodge and Stelle counties.

“It’s charting a new route for the highway through what had been …

Wisconsin DOT Announces Municipalities Receive $160M in Quarterly Transportation Aid

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently announced that local governments across the state received more than $160 million in the third quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more …

North Dakota DOT Director Panos Named WASHTO President

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos has been named President of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO).

Panos, who previously served as WASHTO Vice President, will take over the duties of President from James Bass of the Texas Department of Transportation …

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Wisconsin Governor Breaks Ground on WIS 15 Project in Outagamie County

HORTONVILLE, WI — Governor Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and state and local officials, announces the start of construction for a WIS 15 project in Outagamie County that creates 11 miles of four-lane divided highway that will bypass the village of Hortonville.

“This project is …

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Minnesota DOT Announces 2021 State Construction Projects

ST. PAUL, MN — More than 200 construction projects that will help maintain Minnesota’s roads and bridges, improve safety, and support thousands of construction jobs across the state will be worked on this year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces. In addition, crews will make safety and infrastructure improvements …

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Wisconsin DOT Extends Service Life of Six Bridges Over US 14

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin. As an active thriving city, Madison draws commuters from the surrounding areas. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is in the middle of the U.S. 14 Bridges project which is taking place just outside of Madison. The …

Municipalities Receive $99M in Quarterly Transportation Aid in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received more than $99 million in the second quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 …

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Public-Private Partnership Brings Willmar Rail Connector Project to Fruition

America’s infrastructure is in need of repair as evidenced by the D+ grade it got on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Upgrading the system has been a challenge as the government is perpetually underfunding infrastructure. Public-private partnerships are one way to sweeten …

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Minnesota Governor Announces 2021 Local Jobs and Projects Plan

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz announces his 2021 Local Jobs and Projects Plan, his capital investment recommendation for the current legislative session. The plan invests $518.086 million in infrastructure projects across the state to maintain existing buildings, invest in communities, and ensure that the state can leverage available …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2020 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announces six Excellence in Construction Awards for 2020 during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference. Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Lincoln County, a concrete paving project in Outagamie County, a grading project in Kenosha County, a small bridge project in …

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City of Prior Lake Downtown Project Named CEAM Project of the Year Honorable Mention

PRIOR LAKE, MN — The City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM) recognized the City of Prior Lake’s CSAH 21 Downtown Improvement project as a 2020 Project of the Year Honorable Mention. This award is given to outstanding engineering projects that have contributed to Minnesota’s quality of life. A public engagement …

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Timmons Construction Partners with South Dakota DOT on US 14/6th Street Reconstruction

A city-state collaboration has brought Brookings, South Dakota, a reconstructed U.S. 14/6th Street through the center of town, increasing safety and traffic flow.

“Sixth Street is the major road through the town of Brookings,” says John Rittershaus, Project Manager for the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). “That roadway …

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Minnesota DOT, Carver County, Norwood Young America Announce Completion of Hwy 212

ROSEVILLE, MN — Highway 212 recently opened to traffic. The nearly completed highway features safety and accessibility improvements, biking and walking trails, a new underpass, and a new roundabout at Highway 5/Highway 25/County Road 33. The project, which began in June, will be completed in spring 2021 when crews finish …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $40.9M Grant Award for East West Bus Rapid Transit Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, WI — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $40.9-million grant award to Milwaukee County for the East West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service along the region’s busiest travel corridor from downtown …

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Minnesota DOT Upgrades I-35W at I-94, the State’s Busiest Freeway

The $239 million I-35W at I-94: Downtown to Crosstown project will reconstruct existing infrastructure and provide dedicated bus transit access into downtown Minneapolis.

“It’s a massive construction project, and things are going really well,” says Steven Barrett, Project Manager for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Although the department …

North Dakota DOT Wraps Up 193 Projects as Construction Season Closes

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) wraps up work on 193 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season, which is coming to a close around the state.

“2020 was a tremendous year for the NDDOT and the state of North Dakota,” said NDDOT Director …

Minnesota DOT Awards $61M to Improve State’s Freight Transportation Network

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) awarded $61 million in funding for 13 highway infrastructure projects that will improve freight mobility, safety, and first- and last-mile freight connections throughout Minnesota.

The awards are part of a second round of transportation funding offered to Minnesota cities, counties, …

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Minnesota DOT Advances More Than 200 Road Projects During 2020 Construction Season

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) advanced or completed more than 200 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season that is now wrapping up throughout Minnesota. An additional 36 projects enhanced safety at railroad crossings, and 15 projects extended or repaired runways or other …

Wisconsin Local Governments Receive Almost $130M in Quarterly Transportation Aid

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin communities recently received $129,698,460 in transportation funding payments, the last quarterly payments for 2020. For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 million in general transportation aids (GTA) financial assistance to support transportation related projects — a 10 percent increase over calendar year 2019 …

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Wisconsin DOT Replaces Aging Eastbound Bridge Over US 10 in Waupaca

Wisconsin's segment of U.S. Highway 10 is classified as a principal arterial – this 4-lane highway serves as a major east/west freight and passenger corridor across the central part of the state, connecting communities in the Fox Valley area to western Wisconsin and the Minneapolis metropolitan area. US 10 also …

North Dakota DOT Receives Operations Excellence Award

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) received the Operations Excellence Award in the small project category of America’s Transportation Awards for establishing highway safety corridors in the state. NDDOT earned regional recognition in the national award program for providing solutions that increase safety and save lives, …

FTA Announces $928.8M Grant Agreement for Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail Transit Project

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $928.8-million grant agreement to the Metropolitan Council for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project extends an existing light rail line from downtown Minneapolis to the southwestern suburbs in a corridor …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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North Dakota DOT Director Panos Elected Vice President of WASHTO

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos was elected Vice President of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO). His term as Vice President began July 1.

WASHTO membership includes departments of transportation from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Kansas, Montana, …

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Minnesota DOT Crews Start Stage 2 of Construction in Starbuck

STARBUCK, MN — With Stage 1 completed recently in Starbuck, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews resumed work at the intersection of Highway 28, 29, and 114. In addition to the intersection closing to traffic, Highway 114 up to Eighth Street is also closed.

Stage 2 will be completed in two …

Minnesota DOT’s Tasa Retires After 43 Years of Public Service

BEMIDJI, MN — Lou Tasa recently retired from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) after 43 years of state service.

Tasa has spent almost all of his career at MnDOT Bemidji headquarters. Throughout his career, he has worked in the areas of bridge design, pre-design, surveys, right of way, and …

South Dakota Transportation Commission Announces Federal Bridge Replacement Recipients

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 49 bridge replacement projects totaling approximately $25 million at a recent meeting in Pierre. Award recipients are:

  • Beadle County (7)
  • City of Big Stone City
  • Bon Homme County (2)
  • Brookings County
  • Brown County
  • Butte County (3)
  • City of Carthage
  • Douglas County …
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South Dakota DOT Makes Headway on Veterans Parkway Expansion

Construction crews will soon complete one of the biggest state road projects in South Dakota’s history – the Veterans Parkway/Exit 402 Interchange Project in Minnehaha County, which is owned by the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). This multifaceted undertaking is part of a long-range vision to create a 17-mile …

North Dakota DOT Officially Kicks Off Construction Season

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is kicking off the 2020 construction season with the help from the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. This year’s construction season consists of approximately $400 million of projects throughout North Dakota to enhance …

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Hoffman Construction Co. Partners With Wisconsin DOT to Rebuild I-94

Wisconsin’s $57.5 million highway improvement project on Interstate 94 near Knapp Hill will allow smoother travels for motorists.

“We have concrete pavement that is old and has gone through its complete life cycle,” says Nicole Passuello, Project Development Supervisor, with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region in …

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MacDonald & Mack Architects, Quinn Evans Complete Transformation of Historic Minneapolis Library

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The historic Arvonne Fraser Library, located adjacent to the University of Minnesota on the East Bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, has recently reopened after a two-year modernization effort. Formerly known as the Southeast Library, the renovation and restoration project preserves a singular example of Midwestern …

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Wisconsin Governor Announces $75M in Local Transportation Grants

GREEN BAY, WI — Gov. Tony Evers announces that 152 Wisconsin communities will receive grant awards from the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS), which is a one-time $75-million funding program for local transportation projects. Statewide, 84 towns, 34 cities and villages, and 34 counties will receive funding from the program.

“No …

Governor Evers Announces $40.5M in Harbor Grants

GREEN BAY, WI — Governor Tony Evers announces grants totaling $40,565,780 for eight harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. Improvements will promote shipbuilding, waterborne freight, and assist economic development in local communities and statewide.

“Wisconsin has the unique advantage of being surrounded by water on three sides, with a …

South Dakota Transportation Commission Announces 27 Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 27 preservation, rehabilitation, and replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $14 million to local governments at a recent meeting in Pierre, South Dakota.

Grant recipients are: Aurora County, Beadle County (2), City of Belle Fourche, Bon Homme County, Brookings County, …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announces seven Excellence in Construction Awards for 2019 during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held recently in Madison.

“Wisconsin is fortunate to have so many talented, hardworking contractors who help produce quality infrastructure for millions of users,” said Beth Cannestra, Director …

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Firefighters for Healing Teams with Area Businesses to Create Transitional Healing Center

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Firefighters for Healing (FF4H), a nonprofit dedicated to helping burn survivors, first responders and their families navigate medical, financial and emotional needs after burn trauma or injury, announces plans to create a 15,000-square-foot Transitional Healing Center in downtown Minneapolis.

The new healing center will occupy part of …

Wisconsin DOT Secretary-Designee Thompson Selected to Chair Regional Transportation Group

MADISON, WI — Embracing the opportunity to promote solutions to common transportation challenges throughout the Midwest, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary of Transportation-Designee Craig Thompson will serve as President of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO).

“From the moment Secretary Thompson joined the Board of Directors at …

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Wisconsin Governor Announces Over $132M in Transportation Aid Payments to Local Governments

MADISON, WI — Local governments are seeing the first of the additional local road funding provided by the 2019-2021 budget. Governor Tony Evers announces that local governments received quarterly payments totaling $132,198,446 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). …

State Awards $18M for Transportation Economic Development Projects in Five Communities

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces awards for five state highway projects that will help support growing industry and businesses, leverage private funding and improve the transportation system for all users.

The five projects will receive a total of $18 million as part of the …

Transportation Projects Commission Approves Removing Three Current Highway Project Studies

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (Transportation Projects Commission (TPC) recently met for the first time in five years. The commission received updates on major transportation projects across the state.

“The TPC meeting can play an important role in fostering stronger communication between the Legislature, transportation stakeholders, my …

North Dakota DOT Celebrates Early Completion of Main Avenue Phase 1 Reconstruction Project

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos, Deputy Mayor and Fargo Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, along with representatives from the offices of Senator Hoeven, Senator Cramer, Representative Armstrong and other state and local officials celebrated the completion of the first …

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces $900M Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states.

“The administration is targeting BUILD Transportation …

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USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

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America’s Transportation Awards Competition Top 12 Projects Vying for Two Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve winning transportation projects from four U.S. regional competitions will battle it out in this year’s America’s Transportation Awards competition, which will give two $10,000 cash awards for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing. The scope of the projects in the final round include …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $225M in Bridge Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.

By law, the funds were restricted to …

Wisconsin DOT Announces Criteria for $75M Local Government Grant Program

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing funding through a one-time grant program designed to address critical transportation needs throughout Wisconsin. The $75-million Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant program is available to local and tribal governments.

“The MLS program gives counties, towns, villages and cities the …

USDOT Announces $272M in State of Good Repair Program Grants to 10 Projects in 10 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces more than $272 million in grant funding to 10 rail projects in 10 states. Funding is provided through FRA’s Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (SOGR Program) and will help to repair and rehabilitate …

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Six Western State DOTs Win Awards for Projects that Strengthen Communities, Improve Lives

GLENDALE, AZ — Eight transportation projects from six western state departments of transportation (DOT) recently received top honors in the regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. Some of the winning projects are credited with improving safety for schoolchildren, protecting wildlife habitats and restoring access to communities after mudslides.

“For 12 years, …

North Dakota DOT and Partners Officially Kick-Off Construction Season

GRAND FORKS, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is kicking off the 2019 construction season with the help from the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. This year’s construction season consists of approximately $370 million of projects throughout the state to …

South Dakota Transportation Commission Announces Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 28 Preservation, Rehabilitation and Replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $13.93 million at their recent meeting in Pierre.  

Grant recipients are: Aurora County, Beadle County (3), Brookings County, Clark County, Day County, City of Deadwood, Deuel County (2), Fall River …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …