Infrastructure


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    $2.2B Texas DOT projects aim to provide Dallas-area traffic relief

    A Fluor/Balfour Beatty JV recently completed the I-35 expansion, and a Kiewit/Austin Bridge & Road JV will do the I-20 work.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    5 charts that hint at what’s in store for construction in 2023

    The industry will continue to face labor shortages, high materials costs and other headwinds, but infrastructure will be a bright spot.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Infrastructure

    As the nation's infrastructure ages, projects get creative with technology and staffing.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    High-speed rail line from LA to Las Vegas could begin construction in 2023

    Brightline West could become the first privately funded and operated 180-mph intercity train in the U.S.

    By Dan Zukowski • Dec. 5, 2022
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    Amtrak gets $4.3B to improve intercity passenger rail network

    The railroad plans to modernize stations with funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

    By Dan Zukowski • Dec. 5, 2022
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    Construction spending shows nonresidential ‘weakening’

    Public construction spending remained positive in October, despite a decline in seven of the 16 nonresidential categories, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    9 of the year’s top construction stories

    The economy, lawsuits, labor challenges and supply chain woes: These are the topics that have resonated most with readers in 2022.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Dec. 1, 2022
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    LG Chem plans $3B Tennessee EV battery plant

    The new plant will be the largest of its kind in the U.S., with construction to begin in the first quarter of 2023.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Did the pandemic really kill just-in-time? Experts weigh in.

    Supply chain pros say the lean operating model may need to make a comeback to maintain resilience while keeping costs down.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Dec. 1, 2022
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    Commercial real estate downturn to slow construction starts in 2023

    Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch expects pullbacks in the warehouse, office, hotel and retail sectors.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    NJ Turnpike rehab cost jumps to $10.6B

    Inflation and rising interest rates have more than doubled the estimated price to repair and widen the heavily trafficked highway.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Construction on $4.2B JFK Terminal 6 to start in early 2023

    The P3 project, which will be built with union labor, represents the final phase of the airport’s $18 billion transformation.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
  • Construction resumes on $2.4B Los Angeles Metro Purple Line

    The October suspension following safety issues and dozens of injuries was lifted last week when tunnel work restarted.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Project Wins

    3 project wins give Granite reason for thanks

    The contractor came into the end of November with a trifecta of project announcements. 

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Online map tracks IIJA funding

    The American Society of Civil Engineers’ resource allows users to explore examples of what’s being done with infrastructure act money.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Superior nabs 2 Florida road projects for $112.5M total

    The work entails I-4 interchange repairs near Orlando as well as improvements to I-295 and U.S. 17 in Northeast Florida.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    $16B Hudson tunnel project for Amtrak set to begin construction in late 2024

    A project to repair 112-year-old Amtrak tunnels under the Hudson River, damaged by Superstorm Sandy, and add a two-track tunnel is ready to move forward after years of delays. 

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 17, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Turner to lead $4.4B Ohio EV factory build

    The company expects to begin construction on the Honda battery facility near Columbus in early 2023.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Q&A

    Superior CEO on what it took to rapidly rebuild Sanibel Causeway

    Nick Largura discusses his firm's Hurricane Ian response, labor and material shortages and what to expect from the IIJA.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    I-66 Express section to open with Ferrovial’s self-driving tech

    The Virginia project features a new vehicle-to-infrastructure system to support autonomous vehicles and congestion pricing.

    By Michael Brady • Nov. 15, 2022
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    AECOM beats on earnings, misses on revenue

    The firm's CEO said slower-than-expected IIJA funding has pushed back the timeline of infrastructure construction projects.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Infrastructure act

    A year in, here’s some of what the IIJA has funded

    Money from the five-year, $1.2 trillion infrastructure act is making its way to agencies and states.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    WSP posts rosy Q3 revenue and backlog, increases guidance

    The Montreal-based mega contractor also reported massive workforce growth in the past year, due in large part to its acquisition spree.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Denver Airport wraps $2.3B gate expansion project

    The four-year effort built by two joint ventures has added 39 gates and other amenities.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    $5.7B Gordie Howe Bridge project to be delayed 8 months, S&P says

    A separate analysis found problems with oversight on the U.S.-Canada megaproject.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Skanska books $167M Williamsburg Bridge rehab

    The U.S. division of the Swedish builder started work last month and expects to finish in December 2025.

    By Nov. 8, 2022