Georgia's Gwinnett County plans a $284.8 million extension of the Sugarloaf Parkway from Highway 316 to Interstate 85. The county is seeking a federal grant to fund part of the project, and it hopes to use a combination of tolls, other federal funding, and state and local revenue for the remaining amount.
Updated plans have been released to add toll lanes to Interstate 66 outside the Beltway in Virginia near Washington, D.C., and construction could begin this year. As part of the plan, a power station would be relocated and an interchange reconfigured.
The Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority in Texas is seeking bids for a construction contract to build the $168 million 365 Toll Project. Bids are due Nov. 10, and the winner of the project, which could start in March, will be announced at the end of November.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is converting underused high-occupancy vehicle lanes on Interstate 64 in Norfolk to express lanes with variable toll rates. The goal is to reduce congestion.
The presiding officer of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, James "Rad" Weaver, was recently appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to serve on the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Michael Lynd Jr. will replace Weaver and serve the remaining three months of his term.
The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission is preparing for winter, and on Tuesday, it showed off its fleet of snowplows and other winter vehicles. In an average winter, crews put 65,000 tons of salt on the roads, and the organization is inviting the public to view the snow removal equipment at an open house Saturday.
On Sept. 7, a giant sinkhole was discovered on the Sam Houston Tollway, and the Harris County Toll Road Authority was asked to mobilize a crew to repair it. Crews worked night and day to excavate a 650-foot section of the road and replace the base and pavement, and all lanes are now open.
IFM Investors has announced that it will acquire OHL Concessions for $2.6 billion in debt and equity, which will add 14 Latin American toll roads and other infrastructure to its portfolio. The highlight of the deal is Conmex, a 68-mile toll road around Mexico City.
W.A. Richardson has been hired as construction manager at the $4 billion Resorts World, an Asian-themed casino and resort in Las Vegas being developed by the Genting Group. The project broke ground in 2015, demolition has been underway and bases for tower cranes have been installed.
New York is in the midst of a huge infrastructure improvement initiative. Discover the cost and construction timeline for the six largest transportation projects, including the Gateway and the LaGuardia Airport expansion.
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