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Milan Firm Acquires Lane Industries

Italian infrastructure group Salini Impregilo announced an agreement to acquire U.S.-based construction firm Lane Industries Inc., one of the country’s top federal contractors for roads and ...

‘Major Deficiencies’ Found in Big Dig

Just 33 years after its conception and less than 10 years after completion, one of the most expensive and controversial highway projects in the U.S. has developed several ongoing problems.

Tubes Open Gateway to Rail Relief

It’s a multi-billion-dollar underground infrastructure project that has not officially started yet in part of the country where ailing transportation routes are consuming significant resourc...

Viaduct Replacement Tunnel Inches On

Work on the new tunnel passing under Seattle’s waterfront, part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project, has halted as the “Bertha” tunneling boring machine is returned to its pit, bu...

4 PennDOT Inspectors Sentenced

BRIDGEPORT, PA--Four former Pennsylvania highway and bridge inspectors will avoid prison for their roles in a $1.2 million overbilling and kickback scandal that has engulfed the state Depart...

Under the Desert, Behemoth Takes Shape

LAKE MEAD, NV--There's a reason they call them "mega-projects."

New Shotkrete Boosts Blast Protection

BOCHUM, GERMANY—A new form of shotcrete packed with more steel fibers than ever is showing promise as a way to protect tunnels, bridges and other critical infrastructure from fires and terro...

2 Firms Cited in Tunnel Wall Collapse

TUMWATER, WA—Two contractors are each facing $2,050 in fines after a rebar wall collapse that injured five ironworkers, one critically, in February.

New WiFi Keeps Watch on Infrastructure

Multinational research in Europe has produced a new generation of cheap, wireless, early-warning sensors that could help head off infrastructure catastrophes, its developers say.

Street Relief Takes Steps under London

Reviving a network of abandoned subway tunnels under London could be the solution to the street congestion above them, says design and architecture firm Gensler.

Tunnel May Bury Stonehenge Mystery

The chance to solve a 6,000-year-old mystery is butting heads with the needs of millions of motorists.

New Charges in PennDOT Scandal

Two more contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have been indicted in a continuing state investigation into "massive and widespread theft, fraud, corruption, and money...

Mural Goes Up Before Road Goes Down

A 62-foot section of a doomed double-deck highway in Seattle just got a bright yellow paint job, costing the city nearly $10,000 and leaving some locals scratching their heads.

Hardhats Mobilize for Highway Funding

More than two dozen U.S. associations and labor unions are preparing to lean on Congress in a big way to secure the Federal Highway Trust Fund before it goes broke.

Troubled Viaduct Develops New Cracks

New cracks discovered on a seismically unstable double-deck highway in Seattle warrant a closer look, transportation officials say.

Crossrail Worker Killed by Concrete

Europe’s largest construction project has been marred by its first worker fatality, after a contractor died Friday (March 7) when he was struck by a piece of concrete.

14 States, 14 Paths for 2014

Where (if anywhere) does infrastructure fall on the radar of America’s governors this year? What are the states’ priorities, and how will they pay for them?

Bridge, Tunnel Work Top 2014 Outlook

The new year should ring in increased spending on transportation infrastructure, including “record levels” of bridge and tunnel construction spending, a new analysis says.

Concrete Training Goes Fatally Awry

One construction worker has died and two others are injured, one critically, after a retaining wall they were using to practice concrete work collapsed in upstate New York, authorities said....

Settlements Seen in Painters’ Deaths

A coating contractor and Colorado utility implicated in the 2007 deaths of five painters are reportedly close to settling federal safety cases for reduced amounts.

Corrosion Stirs Removal of Tunnel Panels

Scores of 100-pound coated metal panels have been removed from two Boston tunnels after one broke from its frame and fell, authorities say.


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