Walsh Construction Co. was awarded a $153 million contract to rehabilitate the interchange of Route 8 and Interstate 84 in Connecticut, and work is expected to be completed in 2021. The concrete decks and piers and the steel are deteriorating, and the work will require the construction of three temporary bridges.
A 6,000-foot, $550 million tunnel is being proposed underneath US Highway 41 in Pasco County, Fla. An elevated roadway would cost $134 million, but members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization want to continue discussing the tunnel.
More than 1,200 active commercial and residential building projects in Abu Dhabi, UAE, have a combined value of more than $62 billion, according to BNC Network. Expectations surrounding World Expo 2020 are driving the increase in construction and infrastructure upgrades.
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The 34.2-mile Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and tunnel is expected to open to traffic later this year and is a major engineering accomplishment. Engineers had to design the massive structure to accommodate major shipping and airplane traffic, which posed height restrictions, and the structure had to be anchored in the seabed.
A 200-foot white concrete tower is featured in one corner of the 200,000-square-foot Prada Foundation art campus in Milan. Architect Rem Koolhaas says the tower "shape-shifts" based on the viewer's perspective, Laura Rysman writes.
Completion of a 28.4-mile section of the Triangle Expressway in Wake County, N.C., is more likely since the US Fish and Wildlife Service said the project would not harm two endangered mussel species. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said it will try to keep runoff from the six-lane toll project out of Swift Creek and that it will contribute $5 million to study the mussels.
Leaders should be able to show humility and be open to advice from others when unexpected changes occur at work, writes Cassandra Frangos. Ensure you understand an organizational shift fully, and acknowledge the potential effect on staffers.
Congress is pushing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to quickly allocate funds from the spending bill passed in March. The bill directed that $2.3 billion be devoted to transit grants by the end of 2019.
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