Lakes & Rivers Strengthens the "Heart" of Burns Harbour

Burns Harbor, located in Northwestern Indiana along the shore of Lake Michigan, is a major artery in the steel industry's heart. Handling over 15% of all U.S. steel trade with Europe as well as other commodities such as limestone, grain, various chemicals, fertilizers, and coal. This port also accommodates international ships via the Great Lakes connection to the Atlantic Ocean and barges via inland river links to 38 states and the Gulf of Mexico. Due to its critical function, this es ... Read more

U.S. 49 Slope Stabilization in Yazoo City

A project is underway to stabilize three different sites along the busy U.S. 49 corridor in Yazoo City, MS. Two of these sites are less than a mile from each other making this an integral repair to the area as U.S. 49 is one of the most important highways in Mississippi and was the state's first highway to see a significant rural road segment with four-lanes. Today, it is still the only four-lane route that directly connects the state's capital and largest city, Jackson, to the Mi ... Read more

I-495/ I-90 Improvements Project- Part 2

The Interstate 495 (I-495) at Interstate 90 (I-90) interchange in Massachusetts is one of the state's busiest roadway junctions. Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MASSDOT) is in a five-year project to revamp the area including Mass Pike and Interstate 495 interchanges. First responders and local business advocates are excited for the potential benefits, as this $400 million project is the largest in the state and will replace all the ramps on the interchange, ... Read more

IEW Positively Impacts Garden State

Heavy highway construction company, IEW Construction Group (IEW), has played an interesting and dynamic role in the rehabilitation of New Jersey's bridges. Construction has been underway on the widening of the Garden State Parkway in Clifton, NJ since late 2021.  This is Phase 2 of the project. Also known as US Route 46, this most recent section is one of fourteen ventures that is a part of a much larger $24 billion (about $74 per person in the US) capital improvement project put ... Read more

New Ferry Terminal in Boca De Chila – Nayarit, Mexico

New Ferry Terminal in Boca De Chila Nayarit, Mexico  Edited by Debbie Reaney After almost seven years of negotiations and paperwork, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (FONATUR) has donated a four-hectare property on Litibú Beach in Punta de Mita to the Naval Secretary of the Mexican Navy to build an advanced naval station. 100 billion Mexican Pesos ($584 Million US) is being invested in the project, which will be financed, in equal parts, by the state, the municipa ... Read more

Updated Bridge in Florida Pan Handle

Updated Bridge in Florida Pan Handle Edited by Alan Zimmerman The pan handle of Florida has some of the most diverse and unpredictable weather. Heavy rains, high gusty winds, and baking hot temperatures can lead to the deterioration of man-made structures such as bridges and other infrastructures. Just outside of Holt, FL, a new bridge was built to replace the older two-lane bridge that previously served Santa Rose County residents. This bridge is a part of the Blackwater River State For ... Read more

Mohawk and URI on Course for New Dawn

Mohawk and URI on Course for New Dawn  Edited by: Debbie Reaney  The University of Rhode Island's (URI) Narragansett Bay Campus has begun a multi-year series of infrastructure improvements that will modernize its facilities and enable it to build upon its global reputation for oceanographic research and education. Optimization of ship operation is priority #1, as one of the country's newest National Science Foundation research vessels, the Narragansett Dawn, is expected to ... Read more

Callan Marine Widens Nation’s Energy Net

Callan Marine Widens Nation's Energy Net  Editor: Debbie Reaney  Callan Marine is wrapping up a national critical infrastructure project that will render the Corpus Christi Ship Channel the most improved in the entire U.S. Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. This job is extremely important, as the Port of Corpus Christi is the nation's largest U.S. energy export gateway and third largest seaport in total waterway tonnage. The Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Proj ... Read more

Wagman Helps Improve Delaware Interchange

Wagman Helps Improve Delaware Interchange  Editor: Debbie Reaney    A massive, $284-million interchange project will alter future passenger and freight movement on the East Coast. Along the Mid-Atlantic section of I-95, DelDOT is making numerous improvements to Delaware's segment of the nation's longest north-south Interstate. Geometric design changes, structure rehabilitation, new signage and pavement, roadway widening, and much more will ease congestion ... Read more

ICE® Green Machine Keeps Water Clean

ICE® Green Machine Keeps Water Clean  Editor: Debbie Reaney    Established in 1939, the Bowery Bay Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) in New York, NY treats 225 million gallons (about 851717250 L) per day (MGD) of mainly residential wastewater for Northwestern Queens. The facility is responsible for screening, primary and secondary treatments, activated-sludge treatment, and disinfection of the plant effluent before it is discharged into the Rikers Islan ... Read more