Minnesota Transportation department to undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014
Workers will undertake 308 road construction projects throughout Minnesota in 2014, a state Department of Transportation official said Thursday.
StarTribune – 4/3/2014
14.47bn Euros to fix England and Wales local road network, ALARM Survey claims
The 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey published today reports that the estimated cost to get England and Wales' local road network back into reasonable condition has increased to ?14.47 billion (£12 billion) from ?12.06 billion (£10.5 billion) in 2013.
World Highways – 4/3/2014
Sacyr looks to invest in Colombian road concession projects
Spanish construction firm Sacyr is set to invest around US$1.5 billion in Colombian road concession projects.
World Highways – 4/3/2014
China's Hebei province and Yibin city reveal big road spending plans
China's Hebei province plans to spend US$3.47 billion (CNY 21.6 billion) in 2014 to build and maintain rural and normal trunk roads.
World Highways – 4/2/2014
'Transportation Moves Wisconsin' looks to state highway users for input on transportation needs, funding
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced Friday that it has launched an initiative that seeks input from state highway users about transportation needs and how the state should finance those needs.
Better Roads – 4/1/2014
Greece Takes Road to Recovery
Despite its huge debts, Greece is in recovery mode. Forecasters expect the stricken European state to start climbing out of its deep recession, and renewed construction of four large, internationally backed highway projects is seen as a sign of new life.
ENR – 3/31/2014
Boxer: Congress 'running out of time' on highway funding
The chairwoman of the Senate committee that oversees infrastructure projects said Thursday that Congress is "running out of time" to approve legislation to prevent a bankruptcy in the Department of Transportation's Highway Trust Fund.
The Hill – 3/27/2014
Senate EPW to hold hearing on MAP-21 reauthorization
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on MAP-21 reauthorization on Thursday morning.
Better Roads – 3/26/2014
Hawaiian Lieutenant Governor Calls on Congress to Address National Transportation Funding Crisis
With the Highway Trust Fund projected to become insolvent this year, the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution, cosponsored by Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, calling on Congress to, "Develop a shared, long-term vision for surface transportation."
forconstructionpros.com – 3/26/2014
US$ 1.7 billion Qatar highway contract awarded
Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) in a joint venture with Al Jaber Engineering has been awarded a QAR 6.15 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) contract to design and construct a 56 km road in Qatar.
International Construction – 3/26/2014