I-495/ I-90 Improvements Project

I-495/ I-90 Improvements Project Edited by Alan Zimmerman  As Massachusetts continues to grow, it is not surprising that the I-495 and I-90 interchange needs to be renovated to improve the flow of traffic and commuters' safety. With heavy traffic volume and sharp turns, the area can create a recipe for disaster. On an average day, I-495 carries approximately 110,000 vehicles and I-90 will carry 100,000 vehicles. This important interchange connecting the highways is used by nea ... Read more

Pile Driving & Storm Defying

Pile Driving & Storm Defying  Editor: Debbie Reaney  Spanning over the Raritan River in Newark NJ is the sole bridge that has carried trains of the New Jersey Coast Line from South Amboy to Perth Amboy for the past 115 years and encompasses greater Newark, Hoboken, Jersey City and New York City. During the destructive Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the low-profile structure became submerged and took a hit from a runaway tugboat and was shifted 18 inches on its piles, pr ... 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

Sletten Helps Get MRL Back on Track

Sletten Helps Get MRL Back on Track  Editor: Debbie Reaney    Thanks to the experts at Sletten Construction, Montana Rail Link's (MRL) main line was put back into service in late July after they helped rebuild Reed Point bridge over the Yellowstone River. Reopening more than a week ahead of estimates! The bridge collapsed earlier this summer on June 24, sending 10 cars into the river and derailing an additional seven cars following an overnight bridge ... Read more

Predrilling For Pedestrian Safety

Predrilling For Pedestrian Safety  Editor: Debbie Reaney    The once small south Florida town of Miramar, Florida, is growing faster than 91% of similarly sized cities since 2000. It is currently the 209th largest city in the US and has grown 81.1% since 2000. Due to this fast-paced growth, Florida DOT (FDOT) is orchestrating a complete makeover of the roadways to strengthen the area's infrastructure. Twenty separate projects, involving the constructi ... Read more

The Wild Side of The District

The Wild Side of The District  ICE® I-19 Hammer Connects Capital Beltway to Nature  Editor: Allison Braswell    With the constant hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., there is no question that its residents need an occasional escape to enjoy a little peace and the stately quiet of nature. Interestingly, the expansion of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) that encircles the city will soon make that opportunity easier to attain.  ... Read more

ICE® Supports Natural History

ICE® Supports Natural History Deep Creek Bridge Rehabilitation  Editor: Debbie Reaney Seacoast Construction is leading the way to road rehabilitation on the Deep Creek Bridge in Putnam County, FL. Deep Creek is one of the tributaries of the Ocklawaha River and a historical site of America's first professional botanist William Bartram who explored the southeastern United States between 1765 and 1777. In his 1791 book called Travels, Bartram details his encounters with natu ... Read more

Biggest Infrastructure Project in the Nation

Biggest Infrastructure Project in the Nation 112-Year-Old Train Bridge to be Replaced  Editor: Allison Braswell Since the construction of Portal Bridge in 1910, it has become the busiest rail line in the entire Western Hemisphere. This swing-style rail bridge that spans the Hackensack River from Kearney to Secaucus, NJ has been working on her last legs. One out of seven times the bridge opens, it fails to close properly. Operational issues like this have been the culprit ... Read more