UK reveals major road investment plans
The UK has major plans to invest in road infrastructure. In all some 1,440 lane km of road capacity will be added to the strategic highway network of England and Wales by 2021.
World Highways – 9/8/2014
Border bridge being built between Thailand and Myanmar
A new border bridge is being built between Thailand and Myanmar. The second Friendship Bridge will connect Mae Sot in Thailand with Myawaddy in Myanmar, spanning the River Moei.
World Highways – 9/8/2014
Video: Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman Addresses the Need for Long-term Infrastructure Funding
Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman addresses the need for long-term infrastructure funding and how Cat is ready to help build and improve the country's infrastructure
forconstructionpros.com – 9/5/2014
New Canadian highway project moving forward
The new Regina Bypass Project in Canada is gathering momentum, with construction due to start in mid-2015 and expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2018.
World Highways – 9/5/2014
Silk Road economic development discussions
The Forum for Transport Construction and Logistics of Silk Road Economic Belt was held recently in Xinjiang. Zeng Guang'an, Chairman of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery and President of Guangxi LiuGong Group attended the forum and gave a speech, "LiuGong Supports Transit Construction along the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB)".
World Highways – 9/4/2014
Md. calms its highway spending after breakout 2013
After opening the wallet last year, many would think the state of Maryland was putting a clamp on the coin in 2015. The agency, however, made its move in 2013, which is why there is only a call for about $280 million in new projects for the coming years.
Roads & Bridges – 9/3/2014
Tender process being prepared for new Czech bypass
In the Czech Republic the new Frydek-Mistek bypass project is being planned.
World Highways – 9/3/2014
GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution
Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict lawmakers will come up with an idea to fund U.S. transportation projects beyond the gas tax. - See more at: http://www.betterroads.com/gop-senators-predict-highway-trust-fund-solution/#sthash.X69mG0Ie.dpuf
Better Roads – 9/2/2014
Estimate: Economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that they expect the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in part because of a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
CBS News – 8/27/2014
Major projects proposed for Philippines
The Philippines is setting major targets for road development in coming years. A planned budget of US$2.59 billion has been set for infrastructure in the city of Luzon for 2015. And the Department of Public Works and Highways plans to pave some 32,227km of the country's national roads by 2016, with only 83% so far having been paved.
World Highways – 8/26/2014