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VDOT report: Recycled pavement performs well

Richmond, Va. – The pavement-recycling project the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted on Interstate 81 to rebuild a section of the roadway is performing “well” after three years of high-volume truck traffic, according to a new VDOT research report. The environmentally friendly paving methods saved millions of dollars by recycling existing road material back into the new pavement and road structure and reduced the project’s estimated construction time by about two-thirds.

Flatiron - Zachry joint venture to build $231 million interchange in South Carolina

Firestone, Colo. — Flatiron and joint-venture partner Zachry Construction Corporation have secured a contract for the Interstate 85/Interstate 385 Interchange project in Greenville, S.C. The $231 million design-build project for the South Carolina Department of Transportation will reconfigure the interchange at I-85 and I-385, improving traffic operations and safety for about 194,000 vehicles per day.

SFPUC begins water delivery through first tunnel under the bay

San Francisco — On Oct. 15, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) joined with Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, to celebrate the completion of the first tunnel under San Francisco Bay at the location where the first Hetch Hetchy Water through the tunnel enters Crystal Springs Reservoir. Eighty years ago this month, a similar celebration occurred in this exact spot when Hetch Hetchy water was first delivered to the San Mateo-Peninsula region through Bay Division Pipeline 1.

New Mexico Border Authority awards rail feasibility study to HNTB

Kansas City, Mo. — The New Mexico Border Authority selected HNTB Corporation to perform a comprehensive study determining the feasibility of a new rail bypass and international rail border crossing near the Santa Teresa, N.M., Port of Entry into Mexico. The results of this initial work, if deemed feasible, will guide the state of New Mexico and its associates in developing the new bypass and border crossing.

ARCADIS redefines Chattanooga's cityscape

Chattanooga, Tenn. — In 2011, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMAA) looked to turn empty car dealership parking lots adjacent to its runway into green space. At the same time, local leaders were working to address flooding and stormwater issues in the vicinity. Facilitating a public-private partnership between the city and the CMAA, ARCADIS worked with teams to transform the lots into a passive, green park.

City of Kyle selects LAN to lead transportation planning

Austin, Texas — The City of Kyle, Texas, selected planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as the lead firm to manage and develop the city’s transportation master plan. Prime Strategies, Inc. will provide funding strategies, Kimley-Horn will provide travel demand modeling services and Gap Strategies will provide public outreach services.

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