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HDR's Seward Highway Project Receives National Recognition

PORTAGE, AK — HDR’s Seward Highway Mile Post 75-90 Road and Bridge Rehabilitation project will receive a Grand Award at ACEC’s 57th Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on May 15 in Washington, D.C. A panel of nearly 30 judges selected the year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments from more than …

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Mayor Harrell Proposes $1.35B Transportation Levy for Safe, Reliable, and Connected Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell recently unveiled an eight-year, $1.35 billion transportation levy proposal draft for public input. The proposal recommends more funding to repair bridges, repave streets, connect neighborhoods to light rail, build sidewalks, and make getting around Seattle safer. The Mayor will share his final proposal …

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Skanska Selected to Rebuild Portage Bay Bridge in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces it has signed a contract with the Washington State Department of Transportation to replace the Portage Bay Bridge and create a lidded segment in the city of Seattle’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The $1.4 billion design-build project will …

Alaska DOT&PF Announces 2022-2025 CTP and TAP Community Project Awards

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) announces the 2022-2025 Community Transportation Program (CTP) and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) awards.

“The CTP and TAP programs enhance transportation infrastructure, promote safety, and improve connectivity across Alaska,” DOT&PF Commissioner Ryan Anderson said.

The CTP focuses on the …

Federal Highway Administration Approves Alaska DOT&PF STIP

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration issued an approval of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) four-year spending plan. FHWA identified six out of the 234 projects and programs submitted, to be addressed in subsequent amendments.

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program …

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The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Receives $450M in Federal Grant Funding

PORTLAND, OR — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is the recipient of its Reconnecting Neighborhoods and Communities Grant in the amount of $450 million.

“We are grateful for the support of the Biden Administration. Receiving the …

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Granite Awarded Final Construction Option in Denali National Park

DENALI PARK, AK — Granite has finished preconstruction services and was awarded the final $112 million construction option for the Polychrome Area Improvements construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) project by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Denali National Park, Alaska. This last construction award completes the scope of work the National …

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Idaho Transportation Department to Improve Safety and Capacity with US 95 Expansion Project

Focused on increasing capacity and enhancing safety, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has launched a project to expand U.S. 95 to four lanes from Thorn Creek Road to Moscow.

“It will improve safety, and it also will be a faster route for the public and improve efficiency,” said Howard Cooley …

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Carbon Emission Concerns are Rapidly Changing Delivery Requirements for Construction Projects

Here’s a fact that may be surprising — it surely was to me. The construction or renovation of buildings accounts for approximately 39 percent of the total global energy-related carbon emissions each year.

Embodied carbon contributes another 11 percent. That category refers to the total greenhouse gas emissions generated over …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $10M in Grants to Improve Four Airports in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $9.9 million from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to four airports in Alaska. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will make this announcement as part of the administration’s Investing in America tour. Last summer, Buttigieg was in Alaska …

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USACE, City of Nome Sign Partnership Agreement for Port Modification Project

NOME, AK — Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District and City of Nome conducted a signing ceremony in Nome for an agreement between the two stakeholders that advances the construction of the Port of Nome Modification Project. Officially known as a "project partnership agreement," the …

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Sundt-Cannon Joint Venture Project in Idaho Wins 2023 ITD/AGC Partnering Award

POCATELLO, ID — The I-86 and I-15 System Interchange Reconstruction project for the Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD) was awarded one of the 2023 ITD/Associated General Contractors of Idaho (AGC Idaho) Partnering Awards.

The annual partnering awards recognize a transportation project team for their ability to resolve conflict, improve …

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Skanska Completes Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation at University of Portland

PORTLAND, OR — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces the completion and opening of the 43,800-square-foot Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation at the University of Portland (UP). The new center aims to foster innovation and discovery in academia by offering the tools and spaces needed for …

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading authority on green building and the global developer of the LEED green building program, releases its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED. For the first time ever, New York ranked No. 1, based on LEED-certified gross square …

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Oregon DOT Revamps Route 99E with Roadway Improvements in Downtown Halsey

Nestled midway between Eugene and Salem, Oregon, is the town of Halsey, where Route 99E runs through the Willamette Valley. The small town and route are slightly west of I-5 (parallels 99E). To update the portion of 99E going through Halsey, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently working …

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $64.2M Grant for a New Bus Rapid Transit Line in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $64.2 million construction grant award to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to support a bus rapid transit line that will provide service between downtown Seattle, the University of Washington (UW), and other destinations in …

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Western Washington University’s Kaiser Borsari Hall Wins 2023 Holcim Award for Sustainable Design Excellence

SEATTLE, WA — Perkins&Will's design for Western Washington University’s Kaiser Borsari Hall is the Bronze Award recipient for the North American Region in the 2023 International Holcim Awards. The project is one of only two buildings in the U.S. to be recognized with a Holcim Award and is the …

HDR Selected to Lead Environmental Review for Green Hydrogen Energy in Washington

OLYMPIA, WA — HDR has been selected to support the Washington State Department of Ecology in developing a programmatic environmental impact statement, or PEIS, to prepare for development of green hydrogen energy projects in the state. The PEIS will help evaluate potential significant environmental impacts and assess which areas of …

Construction at System Interchange Halfway Complete in Pocatello, Idaho

POCATELLO, ID — The historic rebuild of the System Interchange in Pocatello is nearing the halfway point, and motorists will continue to see progress in the coming year. Major milestones for the upcoming season include building five new bridges and demolishing one bridge. Bridges will be constructed to carry southbound …

Skanska Signs Additional Contract to Expand Hospital in Portland, Oregon, for $200M

PORTLAND, OR — Skanska has signed an additional contract with Oregon Health & Science University for its Hospital Expansion Project in Portland, Oregon. The contract amendment is worth $200M, which will be included in the U.S. order bookings for the fourth quarter of 2023.

The additional contract includes the interior …

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Mortenson Tops Out on First-of-its-Kind Zero Carbon, Zero Energy Mass Timber Academic Facility

BELLINGHAM, WA — Mortenson, in partnership with Western Washington University (WWU), Perkins&Will, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, and other project partners, topped out the mass timber structure of the region's first carbon net-neutral collegiate facility — the new Kaiser Borsari Hall.

Project team members and the WWU community had …

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The Walsh Group Completes Information Systems Facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA — The Walsh Group, one of the largest construction service providers in the United States, has completed the new Information Systems Facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the Network Enterprise Center. This project consisted of the construction of an approximately 44,000-square-foot facility that includes departmental …

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Fengate-Led Consortium Achieves Major Construction Milestone on the Clackamas County Courthouse Replacement Project

PORTLAND, OR — Clackamas Progress Partners (CPP) has reached the highest point in construction on the Clackamas County Courthouse Replacement Project, topping off the structure on schedule. The final concrete pour at level six marked the completion of the courthouse structure.

CPP, the Fengate Asset Management-led (Fengate) consortium, was …

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Seattle’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Receives 2023 Award for Innovation & Achievement in Sustainability

SEATTLE, WA — The Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station earned the 2023 Award for Innovation & Achievement in Sustainability from the Northwest Construction Consumer Council.

The award recognizes excellence in the engineering, design, and construction of projects complete or nearing completion during the prior two years. Winners can be a …

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Alaska DOT&PF Nears Completion on Richardson Highway Resurfacing Project

To ensure the state’s critical infrastructure remains in good condition, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is nearing completion of the Richardson Highway MP 40-51 Resurfacing project.

Running 366 miles from Valdez to Fairbanks, Richardson Highway was Alaska’s first major long-distance road and is still regularly used …

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Granite Continues Work in Denali National Park

HEALY, AK — Granite has been awarded Options W.3A, W.3B, and W.4 for the Polychrome Area Improvements Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) project by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Denali National Park in Alaska. These construction options, with a combined value of $24,586,571, complete long-lead procurements, fabrication of the steel …

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DSG Breaks Ground on a New Facility in Butte, Montana

PLYMOUTH, MN — Dakota Supply Group (DSG) celebrates the groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Butte, Montana. The new 60,000-square-foot facility is in a strategic location with access from Interstate 15/North & South and Interstate 90/East & West with plans to open in 2024.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended …

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Turner Chosen to Lead SEA Airport’s C Concourse Expansion

SEATTLE, WA — Turner Construction Company was awarded a contract to expand C Concourse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The project will cost $399 million and upgrade the airport experience for travelers.

The passenger-centric project will add dining and retail options as well as offer amenities such as an interfaith …

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Washington State DOT Expands I-90 Through Cascade Range

Interstate 90 traverses the entire United States. The 3,000-plus mile road runs between Seattle and Boston. The Snoqualmie Pass, which is a little over 50 miles from Seattle via I-90 and situated by the Keechelus Lake, is a mountain pass through which I-90 goes through the Cascade Range. The Washington …

Contract for Kent Station Garage and Access Project Design and Construction Awarded

KING COUNTY, WA — The Sound Transit Board has awarded a design-build contract for the Kent Station parking garage to Absher Construction of Puyallup. When complete in 2027, the $62.5 million project will include a new structured parking facility, additional surface parking, and other associated access improvements which will serve …

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HDR Selected to Provide Final Design for Portland’s Burnside Bridge

PORTLAND, OR — Multnomah County has chosen HDR as the prime consultant to perform final design services for the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, the $895 million project will replace a nearly century-old structure with a new and seismically resilient bridge designed …

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Bigfork Community Impact Project Transforms Local Baseball Field

BIGFORK, MT — The American Rental Association Foundation (ARA Foundation), in partnership with The Toro Company Foundation, Flathead County Parks, and Bigfork Baseball Association, completed a community impact project in Bigfork, Montana, to benefit Aero Lane Park, a local baseball field.

Volunteers from all four organizations worked together to …

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Partnership Agreement Launches Erosion Protection Project Along Kenai River

KENAI, AK — Witnessed by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Michael Connor, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy, the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Alaska District endorsed an agreement that advances construction of the Kenai Bluffs Bank Stabilization Project during a ceremony …

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HDR-Designed BRT Project Opens in Vancouver, Washington

VANCOUVER, WA — The Clark County Public Transit Benefit Area Authority has officially opened The Vine on Mill Plain, a bus rapid transit line in the Vancouver, Washington, area that was designed by an HDR-led team.

In a grand opening event sponsored in part by HDR, the community celebrated …

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SH 16 Expansion Gives Idaho’s Treasure Valley Improved Access to the North and South

Idaho’s Treasure Valley is in the western area of the state. It includes four of the state’s six largest cities, including the capital, Boise. Approximately 40 percent of the state population lives in the Treasure Valley, and three of its cities were among the 15 fastest growing in the U.S. …

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NorthLink Aviation Announces Groundbreaking on South Campus E-Commerce and Express Freight Terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

ANCHORAGE, AK — NorthLink Aviation (NorthLink) recently hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the E-Commerce and Express Freight Terminal on the south campus of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

Upon completion, the new terminal at ANC will include:

  • 11 power-through hardstands and four …

Alaska DOT&PF Takes Steps to Enhance Safety Along Steese, Richardson, and Alaska Highways

FAIRBANKS, AK — Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is taking immediate steps to enhance highway safety along the Alaska, Steese, and Richardson Highways in preparation for the planned Tetlin to Ft. Knox ore haul, scheduled to start in January 2024.

Safety improvements include short and long-term actions …

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Western Specialty Contractors to Restore Seattle Art Museum’s Original Stone Entrance

SEATTLE, WA — Western Specialty Contractors - Seattle Branch has been contracted to repair the stone facade for the original portion of the Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle, Washington.

The 150,000-square-foot, five-story museum features an undulating facade faced in limestone, incised with “Seattle Art Museum” in large letters. The …

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Utqiagvik Coastal Erosion Project Achieves Major Federal Milestone

UTQIAGVIK, AK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District conducted a ceremonial signing event recognizing the official agreement between stakeholders for the planned construction of the Barrow Coastal Erosion Project near Utqiagvik. Sen. Dan Sullivan and North Slope Borough representatives attended the event and provided remarks at …

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Portland International Airport Expands Main Terminal with $2B PDX Next Project

Anticipating substantial growth in the coming decades, Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon is expanding the main terminal with its $2 billion PDX Next project.

“Along with our PDX Next partners, we’re building the space with an eye to the future,” says Allison Ferre, Media Relations Manager for the Port …

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DBIA Announces Projects in Washington, Montana, and Idaho as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

Skanska Selected by Washington State DOT as Contractor for the I-405, Brickyard to SR 527 Improvement Project in Bothell, Washington

SEATTLE, WA — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces it has signed a contract with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to expand and make operational improvements to 4.5 miles of the I-405 corridor in Bothell, Washington.

The purpose of the I-405, Brickyard to SR 527 …

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HOK to Design New Behavioral Health Facility on Western State Hospital Campus

LAKEWOOD, WA — HOK has been selected to design a 350-bed behavioral health hospital in Lakewood, Washington, a Tacoma suburb. Built to augment and expand the capacity of the existing Western State Hospital, the reimagined facility will support the state’s vision of providing transformational care for behavioral health patients.

The …

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AECOM Selected to Lead Renovation of S Concourse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

SEATTLE, WA — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces it has been selected by the Port of Seattle to lead the S Concourse Evolution at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). AECOM will oversee design and engineering, working closely with design partner HOK, to modernize the facility through a combination …

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Washington State DOT Opens Colman Dock Entry Building and Elevated Walkway

SEATTLE , WA — Washington State Ferries (WSF) recently opened its new Colman Dock entry building and elevated walkway, connecting walk-on passengers to the ferry from Alaskan Way. Throughout six years of construction on the $489 million Colman Dock Project, WSF has maintained ferry service on two of its busiest …

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RS&H Manages Construction of West Seattle Bridge Repairs

The West Seattle Bridge is one of the most-used pieces of infrastructure in the entire State of Washington. It connects a large portion of Seattle’s population to the downtown area, serving as the connector of bedroom communities to business centers.

The concrete segmental bridge’s future became in doubt in early …

Contract Awarded for I-405 Corridor Improvements Including Multimodal Mobility, Bus Rapid Transit

BOTHELL, WA — The Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit recently awarded a design-build contract for a multiyear project along a segment of Interstate 405 that will extend the dual express toll lane (ETL) system and improve the flow of traffic on the Eastside.

Design-build contracts combine a …

Aleut Awarded Multi-Disciplinary Maintenance and Repair Contract for U.S. Army Garrison Alaska Facilities

FORT WAINWRIGHT, AK — Aleut Building Company, LLC (Aleut), a U.S. Small Business Administration certified 8(a) program participant and Small Disadvantaged Business, announces that it has been awarded a Single Award Task Order Contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville to serve U.S. Army Garrison Alaska (USAG-Alaska). This …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

Granite's CMGC Work Continues in Denali National Park

WATSONVILLE, CA — Granite has been awarded Option X for the Polychrome Area Improvements Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) project by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Denali National Park in Alaska. This construction option is $51.5 million, bringing the total value of awarded options to $67 million since preconstruction began …

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Portland International Airport Terminal Expansion Project Takes Flight

PORTLAND, OR — Portland International Airport, commonly referred to as PDX, anticipates substantial growth over the next two decades. PDX is scaling up in preparation to better serve 35 million passengers annually by undergoing a main terminal expansion project — nearly doubling its size. A key component of this expansion …

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SR 305 and Johnson Parkway Roundabout and Tunnel Open to Public

POULSBO, WA — Poulsbo, Washington, residents and members of the Suquamish Tribe recently celebrated a new roundabout and non-motorized tunnel crossing at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of SR 305 and Johnson Parkway.

These additions are part of the Noll Road Corridor Project, which aims to improve safe access …

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Washington State DOT’s Colman Dock Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) project won a regional award in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference …

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SR 167 Completion Project Expands Critical Infrastructure Around the Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma, which is just south of Seattle and part of Pierce County, is a major economic driver for the region, state, and country. A 2019 study found that the port supported over 42,000 jobs, generated almost $3 billion in labor income, and produced over $100 million in …

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Bridge Projects Will be Abundant in 2024, Many Will Precede Other Types of Upcoming Opportunities

Bridge projects currently in the planning phases are abundant throughout the country. Most are large and complex, and the majority fall into the category of critical infrastructure. The examples that follow point to commonalities that can be found in planning documents. All projects are likely to launch late this year …

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The 2023-2024 School Year Begins with Construction Underway on Hundreds of Campuses, More Will Launch During 2024

School doors will open for the start of the 2023-24 school year, with many campuses under construction. Hundreds of planned construction and renovation projects will launch during this school year. In fact, billions of dollars have already been approved for projects that will get underway over the next two years. …

US-95 Granite North Project Wins National Recognition Award

BOISE, ID — The US-95 Granite North project recently won a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in their 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards. The award recognized both design and construction achievements.

The award was presented to Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Project Manager Steven Bakker in …

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2022 Perpetual Pavement Awards

KING COUNTY, WA — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces the winners of the Perpetual Pavement Awards (PPAs), which celebrate long-life asphalt pavements. For 2022, 11 PPAs: By Performance were earned. Engineers at the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University evaluated the nominations and validated the results.

Since …

Cintra’s NextMove Selected for Two Transportation Projects in Oregon

SALEM, OR — Ferrovial announces its subsidiary Cintra has been selected as the preferred bidder on two programs overseen by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Cintra, through its digital business venture, NextMove, is leading the development of innovative technologies to power the future of transportation and mobility.

“We …

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WWU, Mortenson, Perkins&Will Celebrate Groundbreaking of the First Zero-Energy Academic Building in Washington State

BELLINGHAM, WA — Western Washington University (WWU) officially broke ground on Kaiser Borsari Hall, the first publicly funded zero-energy academic building on a university campus in Washington State. Elected officials, leaders from the building’s design firm, Perkins&Will, and general contractor and construction manager, Mortenson, joined WWU leadership, alumni, …

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HOK, Hensel Phelps Lead Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s North Main Terminal Modernization

SEATTLE, WA — HOK and general contractor Hensel Phelps, in partnership with Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle, are leading the modernization of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s north main terminal. The SEA Gateway Project will rejuvenate the 40-year-old check-in lobby and the existing promenade. An expansion of the security …

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Oregon DOT Repairs Scenic Columbia River Highway and Toothrock Tunnel

The Columbia River Highway, located in Oregon, is a 75-mile highway that offers views of the Columbia River and Gorge. The gorge, which is 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, is 30 miles east of Portland. According to Travel Portland, it “… offers amazing views, hiking, mountain …

Woolpert Contracted by NOAA for Hydrographic Survey, Bathymetric Data in Nome, Alaska

NOME, AK — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has signed Woolpert to a $7 million contract to perform hydrographic surveying and collect bathymetric data in and around Nome, Alaska. These data will support commercial fishing, shipping channels, coastal resilience, scientific research, and Seabed 2030, a collaborative project that aims …

Jacobs Completes Underground Infrastructure Engineering for the First Full-Scale Wave Energy Test Facility in the US

SEAL ROCK, OR — Jacobs completed the underground infrastructure engineering for the PacWave South commercial-scale, ocean wave energy testing facility. The PacWave South project in Seal Rock, Oregon, will be the first pre-permitted, full-scale test facility for wave energy devices in the U.S., and was delivered for Oregon State University. …

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Construction is Underway to Widen I-84 Between South Jerome and Twin Falls Interchanges in Idaho

JEROME, ID — As part of Governor Brad Little’s Leading Idaho Transportation initiative, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has begun a project to widen I-84 between the South Jerome Interchange (Exit 168) and the Twin Falls Interchange (Exit 173). Construction recently began on this 2.5-year project.

I-84 serves as a …

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Two-Year Idaho Transportation Department Project to Reconstruct I-90 Near Osburn and Wallace Begins

OSBURN, ID — Construction has begun on a project to rebuild nearly eight miles of I-90 from the Big Creek Exit to the West Wallace Exit. The project includes replacing concrete sections, most of which dates back to the 1970s when I-90 was first built.

“The concrete is old and …

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Another Section of the I-405 Master Plan Comes to Life in Washington

The Interstate 405/NE 132nd Street interchange project aims to improve motorists’ ability to access the highway in the Kirkland urban center.

“It will provide travelers with better access to jobs and recreation,” says Marisa Chong, Project Engineer with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

The interchange project is …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $13.9M to Fund the Burgard Bridge Project in Oregon

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

Alaska DOT&PF Kicks Off 2023 Construction Season

ANCHORAGE, AK — Alaskans will see over 140 transportation improvement projects this summer, upgrading trails, airports, docks, roads and highways, sidewalks, and bike lanes in 64 communities. Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is also unveiling several new public information tools that travelers can use to learn more …

Construction Begins on New US 101 Elwha River Bridge Near Port Angeles, Washington

PORT ANGELES, WA — The Elwha River will soon have a new bridge spanning its banks. Work recently began on a brand new bridge, which will carry US 101 across the river and keep communities connected. The new replacement bridge will be built near the existing 97-year-old span and — …

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USDOT Announces Loans of Up to $327M for Improvements to the Sound Transit System in Washington State

SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau has provided low-interest loans totaling $327 million to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for improvements to the transit system. By providing Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Railroad Rehabilitation …

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LMN Architects Celebrates the Expansion and Construction Progress of the New Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts

SEATTLE, WA — LMN Architects recently celebrated the design and construction progress of The Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts in Washington. A community theater in Bainbridge Island, the Buxton Center expansion and renovation inaugurates a new era for performers and the arts community on the island.

The new Buxton …

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University of Washington, Life Sciences Building Wins AIA National Award

SEATTLE, WA — Perkins&Will's Seattle-based design team and the University of Washington (UW) recently earned one of the most significant architecture awards in the U.S. — a 2023 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Award. The award recognizes UW’s Life Sciences Building for its collaborative research-based approach to climate …

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Bid Awarded for Interchange Construction at Aht’Wy Plaza

LEWISTON, ID — Knife River Corporation recently received the bid for a project that will construct an interchange on U.S. Highway 95/U.S. Highway 12 at the east entrance to Aht’Wy Plaza for $24.77 million.

With a contractor now on board, work is expected to take less than two years. The …

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Corps of Engineers to Begin Two-Year Safety, Seismic Repair Project at Willamette Falls Locks

WEST LINN, OR — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District (Corps) has awarded a construction contract for completing safety and seismic repairs at Willamette Falls Locks before the agency’s official transfer of the historic navigation lock system to the Willamette Falls Locks Authority, expected to take place …

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Idaho I-90 Overpass Replacements Progressing Smoothly Near Kellogg

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is replacing the Division and Elizabeth Park overpasses on Interstate 90 in the northern part of the state, near Kellogg, to improve safety.

“The aging bridges were past their service life and were scheduled for replacement,” says Joey Sprague, Project Manager for ITD. “We …

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Projects in Washington and Oregon Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

Capital Funding Proposed to Replace Four Bridges on the Alaska, Richardson, and Steese Highways

FAIRBANKS, AK — Interior Alaskans will start to see significant improvements along the Alaska, Richardson, and Steese Highways with the replacement of four additional bridges under the Governor’s Amended FY24 Capital Budget.

“We have bridge infrastructure on our National Highway System routes in the interior that date back to the …

Millig Design Build Selected for Washington State Capitol Projects

SEATTLE, WA — Millig Design Build, an integrated engineering, design, and construction firm, announces that it has been selected by the State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services (DES) to design and install energy-related upgrades at the Washington State Capitol Campus in Olympia.

DES operates and maintains over 3 …

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HGA Designs Samsung Electronics’ New Bellevue Office

BELLEVUE, WA — HGA has devised a modern workspace for Samsung Electronics’ Bellevue, Washington, office that manifests its brand, culture, and vision and serves as a strategic asset for the company. A relocation from its former address in Redmond, Washington, the new office provides additional square footage and enhanced capabilities …

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Corps Awards $5.5M Contract Toward Mountlake Terrace Lake Ballinger Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project

SEATTLE, WA — A contract to restore wetlands, riparian corridors, and fish and wildlife habitat within Ballinger Park in the city of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, was recently awarded by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials.

Tunista Construction, LLC of Federal Way, Washington, received the contract award for their $5.498 million …

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LMN Architects Celebrates Completion of the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building

SEATTLE, WA — LMN Architects recently celebrated the completion of the Seattle Convention Center Summit building. The Summit building and the original Arch building, one and a half blocks away, create a campus built to usher in the future of meetings and conventions. Designed to serve visitors and the community, …

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Kerr Contractors Builds Auxiliary Lanes in OR 217 to Eliminate Bottlenecks

Aiming to improve safety and eliminate long-standing bottlenecks on Oregon 217 between Beaverton and Tigard, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has embarked on a $158 million improvement project.

“We are creating auxiliary lanes to ease congestion on OR 217,” says David Finnigan, Project Manager with Kerr Contractors Oregon …

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ME Engineers Wins Grand Conceptor Award from ACEC Colorado for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards program. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to ME Engineers of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, for the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. …

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KPFF Wins Platinum Award from ACEC Washington for International Arrivals Facility Project at Sea-Tac International Airport

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington (ACEC Washington) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards program. The highest honor, the Platinum Award, was presented to KPFF Consulting Engineers (KPFF) for its design of the Port of Seattle’s International Arrivals Facility …

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Rehabilitation Planned for Seven Miles of I-15 Near Wolf Creek

WOLF CREEK, MT — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting will begin a project to rehabilitate approximately seven miles of Interstate 15 (I-15) near Wolf Creek. The project area begins approximately five miles south of Wolf Creek and extends north to the Augusta Interchange (Exit 228). This …

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Downtown Redmond Link Extension Earns Envision Platinum Rating

REDMOND, WA — Sound Transit’s new light rail project that will bring service to downtown Redmond, Washington, has been awarded an Envision Platinum Award, with sustainable achievements across five areas of Envision. Sound Transit is building the extension with partners including Jacobs (lead Envision firm); Stacy and Witbeck/Kuney …

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Walsh-Stantec Design-Build Team to Assist WSDOT with Removing Fish-Migration Barriers in Western Washington

SEATTLE, WA — The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently selected The Walsh Group and Stantec design-build team to help the state remove barriers to fish migration at six locations in western Washington. The projects in Mason and Thurston counties will integrate science and engineering to maximize the potential for …

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Design-Build Enables Guy F. Atkinson Construction to Embrace Innovation on SR 509 Completion Project

Progress is taking place toward finishing the $2.38 billion Puget Sound Gateway Program in Washington with the SR 509 Completion Project, as the state adds a new four-lane expressway and more improvements.

“We have marine ports on the north and south sides at Seattle and Tacoma, and this will benefit …

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Stantec to Provide Architecture and Engineering Design Services for New Control Tower at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

ANCHORAGE, AK — Stantec was recently selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide architecture and engineering design services for the new airport traffic control tower (ATCT) and terminal radar approach control base building (TRACON) in Anchorage, Alaska.

The facility will provide air traffic control for Ted Stevens Anchorage …

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Hensel Phelps Receives DBIA Award for Sound Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility East

BELLEVUE, WA — With over 20 years of Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) award achievement, design-build projects continue to be an area of expertise for Hensel Phelps. Since their first design-build project delivery in 1977, Hensel Phelps has completed over 400 design-build projects nationwide.

“Today, the design-build project delivery …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded Montana State University Campus Energy Master Plan Contract

BOZEMAN, MT — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell has been awarded a multi-year, multi-phase contract to develop a campus-wide energy master plan and targeted projects to help Montana State University (MSU) increase its energy efficiency.

Cushing Terrell will assist MSU with its continued progress to design, construct, and maintain buildings …

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Skanska Starts Construction on Multi-Family Tower and Retail Space in Seattle’s Belltown

SEATTLE, WA — Skanska, a development and construction firm, announces that it expects to begin construction on Kaye, a 260,619-square-foot multi-family tower located in Seattle’s Belltown, this winter. Skanska will both build and develop the 31-story tower with 6,100 square feet of neighborhood ‘living room’ spaces and ground floor …

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After 70 Years, Mitchell Point Tunnel Prepares to Reopen

Seven decades after the Mitchell Point Tunnel closed to traffic, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has undertaken a $25.4 million project to open the iconic tunnel again to pedestrians, bicycles and those driving vehicles for special events.

“When the tunnel opens in 2024, it will have been the first …

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Development of First-of-its-Kind, Innovative Technology Leads to Rainier Square Redevelopment Receiving Top Award from ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the Rainier Square Redevelopment in Seattle, Washington, as the 2022 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable contributions to local and regional …

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, over 2,000 transportation projects in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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McAlvain Construction Breaks Ground on Northside Logistics Center

NAMPA, ID — Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling, along with representatives from LDK Ventures, McAlvain Construction, and TOK Commercial, recently broke ground on the Northside Logistics Center, a brand new industrial park.

Located in Nampa, Idaho, phase one of the project will offer 270,000 square feet of warehouse …

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Utilizing CMGC Contract, Great Northwest Meets Aggressive Schedule

Improvements to a primary north-south corridor in Fairbanks, Alaska, University Avenue, aims to reduce congestion, improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists, and increase safety and mobility.

“Over the years, the four-lane, undivided facility had become congested with heavy turning traffic competing with through traffic,” says Northern Region Group Chief Lauren …

Alaska DOT&PF, Skagway Partner to Develop New AMHS Ferry Facility at Ore Peninsula

JUNEAU, AK — Skagway will have the state as a partner in its pursuit to develop new marine facilities for both the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) and commercial and private marine businesses. The partnership was outlined in an agreement signed by the Municipality of Skagway (MOS) and the Alaska …

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Jim Creek Naval Radio Station Earns Society of American Engineers Silver Award

SEATTLE, WA — POWER Engineers Inc.’s $12.9-million design-build renovation work at the Navy’s historic Jim Creek Naval Radio Station earned the Silver Award for Design Excellence at the Society of American Engineers’ (SAME) Seattle and Tacoma Post’s Annual Projects of Excellence Awards ceremony.

POWER and its prime design-build …

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University of Oregon to Renovate Historic Knight Library

EUGENE, OR — The University of Oregon (UO) has commissioned DLR Group for planning and design services to define the vision for a re-imagined Knight Library. The master plan will integrate the historic facility within a rapidly evolving academic environment, while also advancing the library’s mission to support the student …

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Construction is in Full Swing for Idaho Transportation Department's I-86/I-15 System Interchange Project

POCATELLO, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department’s rebuild of the System Interchange at I-86 and I-15 in Pocatello is in full swing with crews working multiple areas throughout the worksite. As part of Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative, the project is changing how the heart of the Interstate in …

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Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Major Upgrades, Increasing Capacity and Ensuring Seismic Resiliency

PORTLAND, OR — Operating 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant serves the growing city of Portland by protecting public health and ensuring clean water quality in the region’s rivers. The plant has a capacity of 450 million gallons per day to …

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North Spokane Corridor Improvements Create Better Mobility for All Travelers From I-90 to US 395

Progress is happening on the latest segment of the 10.5-mile-long North Spokane Corridor (NSC), including construction of a new interchange with roundabouts.

“This project is for safety and will get a lot of the freight traffic off the local streets of Spokane,” says Project Engineer Jody Qualley, with the …

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O’Brien & Company’s Nestucca Valley K-8 School Project Wins Trimble’s Most Outstanding Project Award

O’Brien & Company recently received the Most Outstanding Project award at the 2022 Trimble Viewpoint Construction Awards for updating and expanding the Nestucca Valley K-8 School in Cloverdale, Oregon. Trimble’s annual awards honor the technological achievements of North American contractors as exhibited through the growth and improvements of their projects, …

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Active Transportation Plan – 2020 and Beyond Wins People’s Choice Award in America’s Transportation Awards Competition

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Active Transportation Plan – 2020 and Beyond was voted the People’s Choice Award winner in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Active …

Alaska DOT&PF Awarded $87M in Federal Highway Redistribution Funding

JUNEAU, AK — Over $87 million was pumped into Alaska’s economy when Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) received redistribution funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Redistribution is a mechanism to redistribute funding authority to states that demonstrated they have met 100 percent of their federal allocation …

EPA Announces $67M in Funding to Washington, $26M to Montana for Water Infrastructure Improvements

SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards $67 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Washington and $26 million to Montana for water infrastructure improvements.

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) allocates more than $50 billion to EPA toward repairing the nation’s essential water infrastructure, which helps …

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Kenaitze Indian Tribe Opens New Stantec-Designed Educational Campus

KENAI, AK — The Kenaitze Indian Tribe recently celebrated the grand opening of the Kahtnuht’ana Duhdeldiht Campus (Kenai River People’s Learning Place), its new education center in Kenai, Alaska. The center combines core educational components and programs in one central facility with a focus on the Tribal Council’s commitment to …

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Inslee and Local Leaders Launch Diverging Diamond Interchange Work to Get I-90/SR 18 Traffic Moving

SNOQUALMIE, WA — Gov. Jay Inslee joined other state and local representatives to turn the first shovels of dirt, breaking ground on the Interstate 90/State Route 18 Interchange Improvements and Widening project. This interchange is one of the busiest in Washington.

To keep traffic flowing and improve safety for freight …

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UW School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Health Partnership Celebrates New Academic Home

SPOKANE, WA — Students, leaders, and dignitaries recently cut a long ribbon of medical-grade gauze spanning a 22-foot doorway to mark the opening of the region’s new hub for medical and health education, research and innovation, anchored by the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Health Partnership.

“Built upon …

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Washington State DOT Announces the Opening of Northbound and Southbound I-5 HOV Lanes

TACOMA, WA — Guy F. Atkinson Construction crews recently opened the long-awaited new northbound I-5 HOV lane in Tacoma and the southbound I-5 HOV lanes in Pierce County.

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People using the eastbound State Route 16 HOV lane can now enter the northbound Interstate 5 HOV lane …
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Kerr Constructors Upgrades Oregon 212 to Create Safer Passage for Drivers, Pedestrians, and Animals

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s $17 million in improvements to Oregon 212 from Interstate 205 to U.S. 26 through Damascus and Boring provided a new fish-friendly bridge as well as paving, road repairs and sidewalk upgrades.

“This was an operations project,” says Jamie Miller, Project Manager and Resident …

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USDOT Awards $25M INFRA Grant to Salmon Bay Rail Bridge, a Critical Link for Washington’s Rail and Maritime Industries

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $1.5 billion in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants to highway, multimodal freight, and rail projects across the country. In the Pacific Builder & Engineer area, a $25-million INFRA grant was awarded to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the Salmon …

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Oregon DOT’s I-205 Abernethy Bridge Project is First in US to Participate in Pilot Program to Increase Workforce Development Opportunities

Oregon’s largest interstate investment in nearly 45 years, the I-205 Abernethy Bridge Project, is breaking down barriers by providing workforce development opportunities to individuals from economically distressed zip codes. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project is the first in the United States to participate in a four-year Federal Highway …

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Oregon DOT Reduces Bottlenecks Near Portland With I-205 Improvements

Many infrastructure projects are in reaction to an issue such as excessive traffic or safety concerns. Some infrastructure projects take place in anticipation of the future. The I-205 Improvements Project – a few miles south of Portland, Oregon – is both in reaction to and in anticipation of actual events …

New Spending Plan for Transportation Spreads Benefits Throughout Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK — The long-awaited spending plan modifications outlining new federal funding for Alaska transportation are now available for public review. Projects that improve transportation safety, fix existing infrastructure, support economic vitality, and provide resiliency, sustainability, and mobility are included in the spending plan.

“Alaskans from Kotzebue to Ketchikan will …

Improvements Coming to the North End of Bend this Fall

BEND, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin work this fall on the long-awaited Bend North Corridor project. This project aims to improve safety, mobility, and accessibility while relieving congestion on the north end of town from Empire Avenue to just beyond Cooley Road on both U.S. …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $41M in Funding for Four Projects in Montana

COLUMBIA FALLS, MT — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $41 million to support four projects in Montana from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and …

Alaska Governor Announces Cape Blossom Road Fully Funded

FAIRBANKS, AK — Governor Mike Dunleavy announces that funding will be secured to complete the road to Cape Blossom. The additional funding will expedite the completion of the road, which will link Kotzebue to a viable arctic port at Cape Blossom.

“Kotzebue is the shipping hub for the entire Northwest …

Community Leaders Celebrate Groundbreaking of I-205 Abernethy Bridge Project to Increase Safety and Seismic Resiliency

PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), alongside community leaders and residents, hosted a groundbreaking celebration to share details of the I-205 Improvements Project and how it will benefit the region and Oregon’s economy. The project is kicking off with seismic upgrades to the Abernethy Bridge that spans …

Construction Begins on the I-90/SH-41 Interchange

POST FALLS, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is beginning work to replace and upgrade the interchange at Interstate 90 and State Highway 41 in Post Falls. Construction will be underway until the summer of 2025. Over the next four seasons work will generally shift from I-90 to SH-41 …

Governor Inslee Visits Montesano Wastewater Treatment Plant

PUYALLUP, WA — Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently visited the City of Montesano’s Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of a tour of clean energy and habitat restoration projects in Grays Harbor County, Washington. The visit included presentations by Montesano Mayor Vini Samuel and representatives from the Chehalis River Basin …

Knik Goose Bay Reconstruction Project Awarded to Granite Construction

ANCHORAGE, AK — Travelers living and working along the Knik Goose Bay (KGB) Road will see safety and capacity improvements start later this summer. The long-awaited reconstruction project was awarded by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) to Granite Construction for $54.5 million.

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Historic Rebuild of System Interchange at Pocatello Begins

POCATELLO, ID — Preliminary work on the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) project to rebuild the I-86/I-15 System Interchange has begun. Originally built 60 years ago, the design needs to be updated to handle greater traffic volumes and to replace aging bridges that are reaching the end of their life. …

I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Reaches Significant Milestone with Approval from City of Portland

PORTLAND, OR — The Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to re-engage as a partner in the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project. An intergovernmental agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) moves the project forward and outlines the terms of the city staff’s planning and engineering involvement.

This …

Scarsella Brothers Partners with Idaho Transportation Department to Upgrade SH 41 Corridor from Post Falls to Rathdrum

To meet growing traffic needs, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is expanding and upgrading the State Highway 41 Corridor from Post Falls to Rathdrum to increase capacity and improve safety.

“There is a lot of new development in the area,” says Randy Durland, Project Manager for the south section …

Five Projects in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Five state department of transportation projects in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in …

USACE, USBR Celebrate Completion of Lower Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) recently cut the ribbon on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, completing construction on the $44-million, 2.1-mile-long channel. The intake diversion dam supplies irrigation water to the area, providing a natural source to the …

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$111.9M Contract Awarded for Pocatello System Interchange

POCATELLO, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has accepted a $111.9-million winning bid by Sundt-Cannon, a joint venture, to rebuild the I-86/I-15 system interchange at Pocatello. Work is scheduled to begin mid-July and will continue for approximately three years as the interchange undergoes modernization.

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US 97 Project North of Bend Receives a $15M Boost; Sisters Intersection to Improve

BEND, OR — A new roundabout in Sisters will help traffic flow smoother; a roundabout as part of U.S 97 realignment north of Bend will do the same. These two projects have been selected to receive a total of $20 million from the "Enhance" portion of the 2024-2027 Statewide Transportation …

US-95 Project in North Idaho Named Regional Winner in America’s Transportation Awards

BOISE, ID — A project on U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho was recently named the western regional winner of the America’s Transportation Awards. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the America's Transportation Awards competition was created to …

Kivalina Evacuation and School Site Access Road Project Wins National Award

FAIRBANKS, AK — Residents of Kivalina, Alaska, have a new evacuation route in case they need to leave their island home during a winter storm, and it recently became a nationally award-winning evacuation route. The Kivalina Evacuation Route and School Access Site project, completed in 2021, was recognized by the …

Idaho I-15/US-20 Connector PEL Project Wins FHWA Environmental Excellence Award

IDAHO FALLS, ID — The I-15/US-20 Connector PEL project has been selected as a recipient of a Federal Highway Administration 2022 Environmental Excellence Award. The FHWA’s EEAs recognize outstanding contributions to environmental stewardship and partnerships above and beyond traditional transportation project outcomes.

The Planning and Environment Linkages study was an …

Redmond Downtown Park Wins WASLA Award

REDMOND, WA — The City of Redmond’s Downtown Park Project recently won an Award of Merit from the Washington State Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA).

The City of Redmond, Washington, has transformed its downtown area over the past six years, and this award-winning park is at …

Sundt Awarded Willamette Water Treatment Plant

SHERWOOD, OR — Sundt Construction recently was awarded a construction manager at-risk contract for the $405-million Willamette Water Supply System Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in the City of Sherwood. The Willamette Water Supply System is a partnership between the Tualatin Valley Water District and the Cities of Hillsboro and Beaverton …

Oregon Governor Helps ODOT Celebrate West Coast Electric Highway Milestone

WOODBURN, OR — Governor Kate Brown helped the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) celebrate completion of the Phase 1 upgrades to the West Coast Electric Highway in Oregon with a news conference at an electric vehicle charging station near Interstate 5.

The governor was joined at the Woodburn Transit Facility …

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Harvey-Cleary Builders, Kirksey Architecture, and Arup Collaborate on Design of New Grid Storage Launchpad

RICHLAND, WA — To modernize the power grid and unlock an array of economic and societal benefits, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is making it a national priority to accelerate the development of next-generation energy storage technology. The DOE’s Office of Electricity selected Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as …

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The Walsh Group Completes Bates Technical College’s Center for Allied Health Education

TACOMA, WA — The Walsh Group joined Bates Technical College administrators, faculty, and students along with Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and local officials to open the new Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE).

Built by The Walsh Group, the new $44-million center includes classroom and lab spaces that replaces the …

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South Access - Surface Street Connections Project Will Create a Better Route to Seattle Attractions

February 28, 2001, was a day that rocked western Washington State – literally. The Nisqually Earthquake struck the area. The epicenter of the 6.8 quake was 11 miles north of Olympia. Although scientists estimate the quake struck 30 miles below the Nisqually River delta, the impact was felt miles away …

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Selects Stantec for Five-Year Civil Works Contract in Alaska

JUNEAU, AK — Stantec has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award task order contract with a capacity of $18 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alaska District to provide architecture and engineering design services for civil works projects.

Under the contract, Stantec will provide …

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Washington State DOT Selects Contractor for I-5 Interchange Improvements in Marysville

MARYSVILLE, WA — An improved interchange in Marysville and another lane for travelers on northbound Interstate 5 between Everett and Marysville is one step closer to reality with the selection of a project contractor. Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC will tackle the project after the Washington State Department of Transportation …

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Rosendin Replaces Aging Infrastructure Throughout St. Charles Health System in Oregon

PRINEVILLE, OR — Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contractor with a regional office in Prineville, recently completed a two-year project to upgrade the electrical infrastructure at the St. Charles Health System facility in Bend, Oregon. Skilled tradesmen from the IBEW Local 280 successfully replaced aging equipment that was at risk …

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Miller Hull, Woods Bagot Release Design for C Concourse Expansion at SEA Inspired by the Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE, WA — The Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot reveal the vision for the C Concourse Expansion (CCE) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) where a celebration of the Pacific Northwest, sustainable design, and a rethought approach to traditional terminal offerings enhance passengers’ experience. Working closely with the Port of …

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Wildish Standard Paving Co Replaces South Yamhill River Bridge in Northwest Oregon

Located in northwest Oregon and 40 miles southwest of Portland is McMinnville. The Yamhill River, an 11-mile tributary of the Willamette River, goes through the town. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of a project over the river – the South Yamhill River Bridge.

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Montana and Oregon

GLACIER COUNTY, MT — Several HDR projects in Montana and Oregon received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards …

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Meta, Formerly the Facebook Company, Awards Hensel Phelps Kuna Data Center

KUNA, ID — As the mission critical sector continues to boom across the nation, so does Hensel Phelps’ footprint in the mission critical space. Meta, formerly known as the Facebook company, has awarded Hensel Phelps an $800-million data center on their Kuna, Idaho, campus.

The project includes preconstruction and construction …

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King County’s Sunset and Heathfield Pump Stations Earn Envision Silver Award

SEATTLE, WA — King County’s Sunset and Heathfield Pump Stations and Force Main Upgrade project was recently named an Envision Silver Award winner. The award, presented by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, highlights projects that encourage sustainable, equitable, and resilient design, construction, operations, and maintenance processes and practices.

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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

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Washington State DOT Reduces Travel Times with I-5 Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road Southbound HOV Project

Located approximately 35 miles south of Seattle in West Central Washington is Tacoma-Pierce County. The county is the setting for a major infrastructure project headed by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The I-5 Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road Southbound HOV project is the culmination of a …

Oregon Receives a Combined $362M to Address Transportation System Resiliency and Bridges

SALEM, OR — With Oregon's coastal access, mountain ranges, and high desert canyons and ravines, comes the need for many large bridges, tailored to the area they serve. With the recently passed federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is evaluating possible projects which qualify …

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Idaho Transportation Board Approves Projects to Modernize Roads Across Idaho

BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Board voted to accelerate the improvement of several major roadways during its regular monthly meeting in Boise. The projects selected for construction starting this summer will modernize aging infrastructure, improve safety, and reduce congestion:

  • I-86/I-15 System Interchange in Pocatello/Chubbuck
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Oregon Corps Projects Receive $146M for Aging Infrastructure

PORTLAND, OR — Army Engineers and planners will receive $146 million for various infrastructure projects at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) sites around Oregon. This funding came from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Projects receiving funding include:

  • Columbia River Fish …

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M.A. DeAtley Construction Combats Treacherous Terrain During SH-55 Safety Improvements Project

State Highway 55 might look like a mountain highway in any other state, but in Idaho, it is one of the major thoroughfares through the state that connects mountain communities to larger metropolitan areas. Because of this, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) knew updating the highway to accommodate for traffic …

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Congressional Appropriations Provide Nearly $1B for Civil Works Projects in Alaska

JUNEAU, AK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District received authorization and funding for an array of critical construction projects and activities that will contribute to the development of the state’s water resources and help boost the economy. Following the recent enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and …

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Contractor Selection Marks Milestone for I-90/SR 18 Interchange Improvement Project Near North Bend

NORTH BEND, WA — The improvement project at the interchange of Interstate 90 and State Route 18 is another step closer to reality following the selection of a contractor. Aecon Pacific Northwest, Inc. submitted the best value proposal to complete the design and build the project following a competitive evaluation …

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Alaska DOT&PF on Track to Complete Anchor River Bridge Replacement One Year Ahead of Schedule

When asked to list government traits, efficiency is not one too many people would include. However, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is on track to complete the Anchor River Bridge Replacement one year earlier than scheduled. That’s efficient and sure to please motorists.

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USDOT Announces Refinancing of the $99.6M of Credit Assistance to City of Bellevue, Washington, for the BelRed Street Network

BELLEVUE, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has refinanced a $99.6-million TIFIA loan for the City of Bellevue’s BelRed Street Network Project. The bureau provides Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans and other surface transportation infrastructure financing to reduce the costs …

Idaho Transportation Board Approves Bonding Plan for Statewide Safety and Expansion Projects

BOISE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Board recently approved a plan to issue bonds as a part of Governor Brad Little’s $1.6-billion “Leading Idaho” initiative that passed in House Bill 362 in 2021. The initiative focuses on major safety and expansion projects across the state in the next eight years. …

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Federal $1.2B Transportation Funding will Help Save Oregon Lives, Reduce Severity of Injuries

SALEM, OR — Safety is vital to every transportation program and project — and a key part of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Strategic Action Plan. Much of the estimated $1.2 billion in additional transportation funding on its way to Oregon from the recently passed federal Infrastructure Investment …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

TACOMA, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action on …

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Stantec-Atkins-Dewberry Team Selected to Support National Flood Mapping and Risk Mitigation for FEMA

DENVER, CO — Stantec, as part of the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction II (STARR II) Joint Venture, has been selected by FEMA to provide engineering and technical services for the National Flood Insurance Program under a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at up to $300 million. STARR …

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DLR Group's Portland Building Earns American Architecture Award

PORTLAND, OR — DLR Group has been awarded the American Architecture Award for its work on the Portland Building, originally designed by Michael Graves Architecture & Design. This award is bestowed from three top architecture and design organizations (The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design; The European Center …

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HDR Wins Bentley Systems Award for Digital Infrastructure Design, Management

SEATTLE, WA — Bentley Systems, an innovator in engineering software, named HDR the recipient of a 2021 Going Digital Award in Infrastructure for the Diablo Dam Digital Twin Modeling project.

The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the …

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Walsh-Stantec Design-Build Team Selected to Assist King County Metro Begin Transition to Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

SEATTLE, WA — King County Metro Transit recently selected the Walsh-Stantec design-build team to help the county with their first large scale project to transition to a zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleet. As part of Metro’s goal for a 100 percent ZEB fleet by 2035, The Walsh Group and …

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces Nearly $1B in Grant Awards for America's Infrastructure

SEATTLE, WA — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District of …

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New Highway from I-5 to the Port of Tacoma is Now Within Sight

TACOMA, WA — The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) State Route 167 Completion Project recently reached a milestone with the selection of the apparent best value contractor for the design-build contract to build a new highway connecting Interstate 5 and SR 509 near the Port of Tacoma.

Contractor …

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Bridge Joint Repair Project Brings Major Upgrades to I-405 in Portland

It may be the shortest interstate highway in Oregon – and one of the shortest in the United States – but Interstate 405 in Portland is one of the state's heaviest traveled interstates. Also known as the Stadium Freeway, the 4.2 mile-long I-405 runs through the western side of downtown …

I-205 Improvements Project Solicits First Major Bid for Abernethy Bridge Construction

PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is set to begin construction on Phase 1 of the I-205 Improvements Project, marking a significant milestone in one of the first of ODOT’s efforts to update the state’s transportation system in the greater Portland metro area. This initial phase will …

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Montana State University Breaks Ground on Student Wellness Center

BOZEMAN, MT — Montana State University has officially broken ground on its new $78-million Student Wellness Center. The center, which is being designed by RDG Planning & Design in collaboration with Missoula-based MMW Architects, replaces facilities that were damaged or destroyed following record snowfall in 2019, which resulted in …

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Construction Begins on Behavioral Health Teaching Facility at UWMC - Northwest Campus

SEATTLE, WA — Construction is officially underway on a new Behavioral Health Teaching Facility at the University of Washington’s Medical Center-Northwest campus in Seattle. Representatives from Clark|Abbott, the joint venture team leading design and construction efforts on the project, joined university officials, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and others for a …

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Washington State DOT Clears Up Railroad Congestion with Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project

Safety improvements, better traffic flow, and improved economic opportunities are a recipe for a successful construction project. The Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project, which is taking place in Spokane Valley, Washington, offers each of these benefits.

Spokane Valley is in northeastern Washington, just a few miles from the Idaho border. …

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US Navy Selects WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture to Support West Coast Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI — Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has selected the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture, comprising global engineering and design firms Stantec, WSP USA, and Moffatt & Nichol, to lead multidiscipline architect-engineer services as part of a five-year, $500-million single …

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Second Phase of Improvements to I-5 Wraps Up in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, WA — Phase two of construction to widen the highway and rebuild intersections on Interstate 5 in Lakewood is now substantially complete. That means the end to overnight detours and ramp and lane closures on I-5 from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive at JBLM.

This …

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Hamilton Construction Restructures Seward Boat Ramp with Help From GNSS Technology

On a recent project to replace the municipal boat launch in Seward, Alaska, Hamilton Construction was presented with a challenge: create an accurate 13 percent slope to support the new structure’s sleeper timbers and concrete planks, but do so in tidal conditions, making visual verification of their progress difficult, if …

USDOT Announces its Largest Package of Loans Ever, up to $3.84B, for Sound Transit to Carry Out Six Projects in Washington

SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces it has provided a package of Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans of up to $3.84 billion for the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for the financing of the Downtown Redmond Link Extension and refinancing of …

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Calumet Partners with Burns & McDonnell for Renewable Diesel Project

GREAT FALLS, MT — Leading the energy transition in the Pacific Northwest, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is converting a significant portion of its Great Falls facility to process renewable feedstocks and will produce 12,000 barrels per day of renewable fuels upon completion. Burns & McDonnell will serve as the …

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USACE Awards Construction Contract for Chena ‘Mega Project’ in North Pole

NORTH POLE, AK — In its largest civil works project in more than 30 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will begin reinforcing a portion of the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project’s eight-mile-long earthen dam by spring 2022.

On August 23, the district awarded the …

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Construction Begins on SR 520/I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — Washington State Department of Transportation crews recently broke ground on a project that will extend State Route 520’s new transit/high occupancy vehicle system to Interstate 5 in Seattle. The new transit/HOV system will provide a dedicated, reversible connection between SR 520 and the I-5/Mercer Street interchange via …

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Idaho Transportation Department Expands I-84 to Contend with Rapid Growth in Boise

According to the 2020 United States Census, Idaho’s population grew over 17 percent since 2010, making it the second fastest-growing state in the country. Meridian, Idaho, which is approximately 10 miles from the state capital of Boise, was the fourth fastest-growing city in the country, as its population increased by …

Oregon Transportation Commission Advances I-5 Rose Quarter Hybrid 3 Highway Cover Option

PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) recently advanced the highway cover option for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project known as the Hybrid 3 option, with conditions. The decision by the OTC advances the project that was part of House Bill 2017, passed in 2017, a major transportation …

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Providence Health Center Celebrates Topping Out

HILLSBORO, OR — The team at Providence Health Center - Reed’s Crossing recently placed the last structural beam and celebrated topping out. The new facility is being constructed at the front entryway to Reed’s Crossing, a new master-planned community in Hillsboro, Oregon. The project, aimed to be a progressive facility …

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Crews Place Final Concrete Panel at Colman Dock

SEATTLE, WA — Washington State Department of Transportation crews recently placed the final 15-ton pre-cast concrete panel on the new trestle at Colman Dock, providing a second route for drivers exiting vessels from Bremerton or Bainbridge Island. This exit has been closed since October 2020, requiring all vehicles to use …

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Begins Last Project to Make Final Connection on Railroad Way

SEATTLE, WA — Work is now underway on the final project of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, which will build a new Railroad Way and make other significant improvements near the south end of the State Route 99 Tunnel.

The South Access Surface Street Connections project will improve local …

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Kerr Contractors Eases Congestion from I-5 Roberts Mountain to South Umpqua River in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has completed a project designed to ease Interstate 5 traffic congestion and improve safety along a mountain pass in the southwestern part of the state. The I-5 Roberts Mountain to South Umpqua River Paving and Climbing Lanes Project, near the town of Roseburg, Ore. …

Webuild Begins Excavating Tunnel for Ship Canal Water Quality Project in Seattle, Washington

SEATTLE, WA — Webuild Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Lane, began excavating with the MudHoney tunnel-boring machine (TBM) the 2.7-mile storage tunnel for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, an environmental sustainability project designed to prevent untreated stormwater and sewage from flowing into major bodies of water in Seattle, Washington. …

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HDR Projects in Washington Receive National Recognition

BELLEVUE, WA — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has recognized 19 HDR projects with national awards. The projects represent a wide range of disciplines and regions across the United States.

Two projects in Washington won National Recognition Awards at the ceremony of ACEC’s 54th Engineering Excellence Awards Gala …

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Construction Begins on Idaho Highway 75 in Hailey

SHOSHONE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has begun phase two of the rehabilitation project on Idaho Highway 75 (Main Street) in Hailey between Fox Acres Road and Cobblestone Lane.

The first phase began in May with updates to pedestrian ramps and crossings to meet Americans with Disabilities Act …

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Washington State DOT Adds Lanes to I-405 to Improve Safety and Reduce Congestion

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) $705 million I-405 Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project aims to relieve congestion, increase trip reliability and improve safety on one of the busiest corridors in the state. More than 200,000 vehicles drive on the corridor daily.

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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Adds New Upgrades to Enhance Customer Experience

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) has recently added upgrades to its terminals. The upgrades are targeted to segments of the traveling public who have special needs.

“ANC’s motto is World Class, World Close. We can’t be world class if we don’t provide a world-class experience …

New I-5 Bridge Opening Marks the Start of a Travel Transformation in South Puget Sound

FIFE, WA — A bridge over Interstate 5 recently made its debut in Fife, opening to traffic with a promise to improve travel in the busy freight corridor. The four-lane Wapato Way East Bridge and new State Route 99 roundabout replace the nearby 70th Avenue East Bridge, which is now …

Programs in the 2024-2027 STIP Making Investments in Oregon Communities

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) recently provided $65 million for an Enhance Highway Discretionary Program to address congestion and freight mobility issues on state highways that impact the state’s trade-based economy. The program will fund a variety of types of projects that improve how highways operate — …

USDOT Announces $905M in Proposed Awards for the FY 2021 INFRA Grant Program

SEATTLE, WA — U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. These grants advance the administration’s priorities of rebuilding America’s infrastructure and creating jobs …

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Brokk Relocates Washington State Facility for Increased Service

MONROE, WA — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, relocates its Monroe, Washington, headquarters, consolidating service for customers in western North America. The move brings administration, sales, training, parts, and service under a single roof for better customer response and a more streamlined operation. The new facility provides …

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Stantec/Hensel Phelps Team Completes Construction for Sound Transit’s New Light Rail Base in Seattle Area

SEATTLE, WA — Sound Transit recently completed construction of its new Operations and Maintenance Facility: East (OMF East), which will service, maintain, store, and deploy Link light rail vehicles for its growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. As Sound Transit’s light rail service area grows through 2024, the vehicle …

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Oregon DOT Prepares for the Future with Seismic Triage and Resiliency Project

Most infrastructure projects are standard – build a new road or bridge, add lanes to an existing roadway, repair a road or bridge, etc. Such projects are important and can be a boon to an area while allowing traffic to flow smoothly. A project taking place in Oregon – the …

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves Funding for $233M in Transportation Projects

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission recently approved funding for more than $233 million in projects from several different programs — all aimed at supporting multimodal transportation options across the state. All the programs are housed in the Oregon Department of Transportation's Public Transportation Division.

“These awards represent …

Washington DOT Awards Walsh Construction a $68M Contract for New Reversible Transit Connection

SEATTLE, WA — People who use transit between South Lake Union and the Eastside can look forward to a dedicated lane connecting State Route 520 and the Interstate 5 express lanes in a few years. The Washington State Department of Transportation announces that Walsh Construction submitted the lowest bid for …

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Idaho Transportation Department Opens New Railroad Overpass on ID-41

COEUR D’ALENE, ID — The first of two bridges over the railroad on Idaho Highway 41 north of Hayden Avenue has opened. Work on the overpass began in June of 2020 and completing this structure is a major milestone in the effort to expand the highway to four lanes between …

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JBLM’s New Regional Confinement Facility Showcases Design-Build Collaboration

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA — The framework of a 66,000-square-foot facility is taking shape at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a new regional confinement facility designed to meet the updated standards and regulations of the U.S. Army. The Walsh Group and DLR Group are utilizing a design-build approach to replace the base’s …

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Reconstruction of Middleton Road Bridge Over Interstate 84 Complete

NAMPA, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has completed the reconstruction of the Middleton Road Bridge over Interstate 84 ahead of schedule. The reconstruction was necessary to make room for additional travel lanes for I-84.

ITD has begun the first phase of constructing a third travel lane in each …

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New Renderings Unveiled for Portland International Airport

PORTLAND, OR — The Portland International Airport (PDX) is getting an upgrade. Building on a long history of work at PDX, ZGF Architects is designing a new main terminal that will double the existing footprint and create capacity for 35 million passengers by 2045 — all while celebrating the beauty …

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Montana DOT Constructs Yellowstone River Bridge as Part of the Billings Bypass

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is in the midst of a six-phase, multi-road construction project dubbed the Billings Bypass. Currently, MDT is working on phase two – the construction of the Yellowstone River Bridge.

The new arterial roadway will connect the city of Lockwood to the Highway 312/Highway 87 …

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IMCO/Stantec Design Build Team Assisting Lewiston to Replace a 100-year-old Water Treatment Plant

LEWISTON, ID — The City of Lewiston, Idaho, has selected the IMCO/Stantec design build team to help deliver a water treatment plant retrofit to the community. The project aims to replace the existing 100-year-old plant, which is in need of maintenance, and is at risk of failure from …

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Burns & McDonnell Selected to Execute Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for Bonneville Power Administration

VANCOUVER, WA — Burns & McDonnell was selected by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to provide full-service engineering, architecture, environmental, permitting, and construction solutions for a variety of power projects in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. As part of a five-year engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contract, Burn & McDonnell will also provide program management …

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Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena to be First Net Zero Carbon Arena in the World

The National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken, will start its inaugural season this fall in the $1 billion Climate Pledge Arena, a brand new arena under a historic landmarked roof dedicated to carbon neutrality.

“Sustainability is important for us,” says Rob Johnson, Vice President of Sustainability and Transportation …

Idaho Governor Signs Bill Investing in Clean, Plentiful Water

BOISE, ID — Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1121 into law, the fourth of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills that make strategic investments in critical state priorities. Senate Bill 1121 directs $50 million to projects that promote clean, plentiful supplies of water for generations to come.

“Water is truly …

FAA Awards Airport Improvement Grant for Newtok Airport in Alaska

NEWTOK, AK — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award more than $627.7 million in infrastructure and safety projects through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

“Airports serve as a lifeline for communities across the nation,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. “Modernizing …

US Transportation Secretary Announces Federal Funding Allocations for Bus Rapid Transit Projects in Washington

SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces federal funding will be allocated to two Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure projects in Washington state. Funding is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Small Starts Program.

“Millions of Americans rely on public transit to …

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HDR Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Washington

BELLEVUE, WA — Several HDR projects received 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards from multiple state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The state chapters each recognize the winning project teams and clients at local awards ceremonies throughout the fall, winter, and spring.

The state-winning projects advanced to the …

Alaska DOT&PF Central Region Expects Busy 2021 Construction Season

ANCHORAGE, AK — Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Central Region is expecting a busy construction year, awarding up to $420 million dollars’ worth of construction contracts, including airport, trail, and highway improvements. Highway projects expected to go to construction in 2021 include projects in Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, …

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves $124M in COVID-19 Relief Funding

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission approves spending $124 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding provided by Congress at the end of 2020 for Oregon roads. The federal money can be used for both construction projects and operations and maintenance activities, such as plowing snow, patching potholes, and carrying …

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STIP Funding Allocation Work Wraps Up with Major Investments in Public & Active Transportation

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) have finished distributing more than $2.1 billion across different programs in the 2024-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The OTC recently approved $255 million in non-highway funding for bicycle, pedestrian, and transit programs — a …

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Stantec Awarded Five-Year Contract to Lead Upgrades at the Pacific Northwest’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant

SEATTLE. WA — Global design firm Stantec has been awarded a five-year contract by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) to lead the development and implementation of a program delivery plan, asset replacement, and facility upgrades at the West Point Treatment Plant (WPTP) in Seattle, Washington. The Stantec team …

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Kimley-Horn Leads Everett Link Extension, Opens Seattle Office

SEATTLE, WA — Kimley-Horn is leading the next phase of Sound Transit’s Link expansion program — the 16.3-mile Everett Link Extension (EVLE) and Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) North project, which will add six stations to the light rail network connecting to the under-construction Lynnwood Link Extension at the Lynnwood …

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Lake to Sound Trail Receives Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design Award

SEATTLE , WA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington recently hosted their annual Engineering Excellence Awards program virtually. Fifteen projects were honored in this year’s program. King County Park’s Lake to Sound Trail Segment A project, submitted by Parametrix, received a Gold award in the Social, …

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Oregon DOT Upgrades the I-84 Graham Road Bridges to Create an Economic Boost Near the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge along Oregon’s border with Washington is a renowned scenic area that draws hikers, bikers, campers, and tourists from around the world. The small town of Troutdale that sits along the Sandy River at the easternmost edge of the Portland area marks the western edge of the …

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New Safety Features Along I-84 Improves Wintertime Travel

LA GRANDE, OR — Two major Interstate 84 safety improvement projects that will benefit travelers during eastern Oregon winters have been completed. One includes improvements through the Blue Mountains between Pendleton and La Grande. The other improves travel through Ladd Canyon, about six miles east of La Grande. These areas …

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Washington State DOT Partners with North Olympic Salmon Coalition to Remove Fish Barrier Under SR 116

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and a nonprofit organization dedicated to habitat restoration teamed up to remove a fish barrier created about 80 years ago, allowing salmon to freely swim between Oak Bay and southern Kilisut Harbor under State Route 116 on Marrowstone Island.

“This fish barrier correction …

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New Interchange at US-95 and Idaho Highway 53 Now Open

COEUR d’ALENE, ID — The new interchange at US-95 and Idaho Highway 53 recently opened and is the first of its kind in North Idaho.

“A single-point urban interchange (SPUI) is new to our area, so drivers should take time to learn how to use it and be patient with …

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SR 509 Completion Project Reaches a Major Milestone with $264M Apparent Best Value Proposal

OLYMPIA, WA — After years of planning, the Puget Sound Gateway Program took a major step toward completing the State Route 509 corridor with the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) selection of Guy F. Atkinson Construction as the apparent best value winner for the contract to build the …

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Turnagain Marine Construction Completes Alaskan Cruise Ship Berth in Record Time

Construction of a second cruise ship berth at Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska, finished seven months early with thorough planning, innovation, and technology – earning Turnagain Marine Construction multiple awards, including the Viewpoint Most Challenging Project Award for 2020.

“The influx of tourism and cruise ships has revitalized the …

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves 43 Projects for Safe Routes to School Funding

SALEM, OR — Students all across Oregon will soon have safer ways to get to and from school, with the approval of $28.3 million in Safe Routes to School investments. Projects range from adding sidewalks around two elementary schools in Ontario to improving an intersection near Eastwood Elementary in Hillsboro, …

HDR Projects in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska Receive National Recognition

SEATTLE, WA — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized HDR projects in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska with national awards. The five projects were all winners of National Recognition Awards.

Cloverdale Road & I-84 Overpass Rebuild, Boise Idaho
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Replacement of N Canal Bridge Begins in Jerome County

JEROME, ID — Work recently began on replacing the N Canal Bridge on Idaho Highway 25 east of Jerome. Built in 1956, the current bridge has reached its life expectancy. The new structure will be both longer and wider than the current bridge, and also support heavier load capacities.

“The …

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Receives Final Environmental Decision from the Federal Highway Administration

PORTLAND, OR — The Federal Highway Administration recently issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, joined with a Revised Environmental Assessment. This marks the completion of the environmental review phase under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the project and provides direction …

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PacWest Machinery Announces Opening of New Dealership in Pasco, Washington

SEATTLE, WA — PacWest Machinery announces the opening of its newest branch in Pasco, Washington. This new 14,000-square-foot facility sits on five acres and includes a six-bay drive-through service center, an open sales office, and a secured parts warehouse. PacWest Machinery expands and supports this rapidly growing region with full …

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Skanska and Evergreen Public Schools Break Ground on Replacement of Mountain View High School

VANCOUVER, WA — Skanska and Evergreen School District No. 114 together recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the school district’s new Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Washington. Evergreen selected Skanska as its general contractor and construction manager (GC/CM) to replace the current school and athletic fields on the 41-acre site. …

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Goodfellow Bros. Completes Work at Mt. Hood Village in Oregon

WELCHES, OR — Goodfellow Bros. (GBI) recently completed site work on a vacation resort, Mt. Hood Village in Welches, Oregon. With the Sandy River to the north, the Salmon River directly to the south, and the peak of Mt. Hood nearby to the east, the resort is in an ideal …

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Oregon 22 Corridor Receives Upgrades for Better Functionality

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has undertaken four projects on OR 22 in the Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon to ensure the corridor will remain functional for many years.

“This project was based on the pavement’s life cycle,” says Lou Torres, Spokesman for ODOT. “Its replacement is to …

Oregon Wildfire Cleanup Advances with $50M from Legislature

SALEM, OR — As the state sets its sights on recovering from historic wildfires, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will take a lead role, as part of the Oregon Debris Management Task Force, in ash and debris removal. Oregon’s Joint Legislative Emergency Board approved $50 million to begin this …

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HGA Wins American Architecture Award for Boise State University’s Center for the Visual Arts

BOISE, ID — Boise State University’s Center for the Visual Arts, designed by HGA, was awarded the 2020 American Architecture Award, recognizing the project as significant new contemporary architecture.

Consolidating visual arts disciplines previously scattered across campus, the program includes 2D and 3D disciplines, critique spaces, public exhibit galleries, …

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Oregon DOT Completes Major Improvements to I-105 Bridges in Eugene

The Interstate 105 Bridge Preservation Project, recently completed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), has rehabilitated several I-105 bridges and associated ramps between the Delta Highway Exchange and downtown Eugene, bringing the structures up to current standards. The bridges, built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, were in …

Reconstruction of Blacks Creek Interchange Substantially Complete

BOISE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has substantially completed the reconstruction of the Blacks Creek Interchange, Exit 64, on Interstate 84 east of Boise.

The project included complete demolition and reconstruction of two bridges for both east and westbound lanes of I-84. Ramps were elongated and Blacks Creek …

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Seattle DOT Passes Federal Milestone to Move Forward with Madison Bus Rapid Transit – RapidRide G Line Project

SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) passed an important milestone with the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) moving the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (Madison BRT) project, also known as the RapidRide G Line, forward in the Small Starts Grant review process. A draft report released by the FTA …

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Puget Sound Gateway Program Aims for Better Freight Mobility

The goal of the Puget Sound Gateway Program can be summed up simply: moving freight from point A to point B. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is in the midst of two projects that will provide essential connections to the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, as well as …

USDOT Announces $5M in Emergency Relief for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Wildfires in Oregon

PORTLAND, OR — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces the immediate availability of $5 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Oregon Department of Transportation repair infrastructure damage caused by wildfires.

“We hope this federal support will help Oregon communities …

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: satisfaction of owners objectives, development of innovative solutions, maximizing …

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Idaho Transportation Department Crews Successfully Slide New I-84 Bridge into Place

BOISE, ID — Normally, bridges moving is not something an engineer wants to see, but construction crews recently slid the first of two new bridges at the Interstate 84 Blacks Creek Interchange 60 feet into place — where it will stay for decades to come.

The slide-in-place maneuver was designed …

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Oregon DOT Works with Communities to Find Innovative Solutions in Challenging Times

SALEM, OR — A little extra space can make all the difference for businesses and their customers these days.

Beth Forshay, Owner of Twisted Cork in Grants Pass, added two outdoor tables on a sidewalk expansion under an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) program helping businesses repurpose public spaces on …

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Howard S. Wright Projects Receive National Design-Build Institute of America Merit Awards

SEATTLE, WA — The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recognizes Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, with two 2020 Design-Build Project/Team National Merit Awards for the Bellevue College Student Success Center and King County Children and Family Justice Center Phase 1A projects. DBIA’s awards program showcases design-build best …

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Design-Build Team Focuses on SR 520 Upgrades in Seattle’s Montlake Area

A nearly two-decade megaproject to rebuild one of Washington’s most vital urban corridors has now reached the halfway mark. The SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, led by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and estimated to cost $4.56 billion, has been in the works since 2011. It …

Stantec Assisting City of Everett to Craft Facilities Plan for Water Pollution Control Facility

EVERETT, WA — As the City of Everett continues to grow, the city’s Public Works Department is developing a facilities plan for its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF). Stantec, a global engineering, architecture, and design firm, is currently providing an alternatives analysis for the 60-year-old facility with the goal …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Expansion of Idaho Highway 41 Now Underway Between Post Falls and Rathdrum

POST FALLS, ID — Work is now underway on a multi-year effort to improve and expand Idaho Highway 41 from two lanes to four lanes between Post Falls and Rathdrum.

“Expansion will better serve the drivers who use this route every day, which in some sections is nearly 20,000 motorists,” …

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Miller Creek Daylighting Project Restores Life to Vacant Land Near SeaTac Airport

SEATTLE, WA — The City of Burien, Washington, in financial partnership with the Port of Seattle Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac airport), the City of Seatac, and Washington Department of Ecology award a contract to Otak to design a restoration plan for a 162-acre subarea of vacant, residential, and commercial land …

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Idaho Transportation Department Partners with Concrete Placing Co. on I-84 Expansion

During the past decade, Idaho has experienced rapid growth, so the state’s Transportation Department has embarked on a $300 million upgrade to Interstate 84, the most traveled highway in the state, with 31 million annual trips.

“This section of I-84 has seen a significant increase in traffic and crashes in …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

Work Underway to Restore Fish Passages in Washington

SEATTLE, WA — Otak, working as a sub-consultant to HNTB Corporation, is providing design and engineering services on a project for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to renovate or replace up to 450 culverts and restore safe fish passages throughout the state’s Northwest Region. The current …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

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Oregon DOT Widens Minam Curve for Safer Drive to Wallowa Lake State Park

Wallowa Lake State Park, located in Northeast Oregon, is a popular tourist destination. The area is at a high elevation (approximately 5,000 feet) and is home to mountains as high as 9,000 feet. Many tourists, as well as locals, use the Wallowa Lake Highway to get to the picturesque area. …

Alaska DOT&PF Begins Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Clearing and Geotechnical Drilling

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is clearing the new alignment for the Sterling Highway MP 45-60 reconstruction project, informally known as the Cooper Landing Bypass Project.

The Sterling Highway was constructed as a gravel road in the 1940s and 1950s. The section through …

Michael Baker International Joins Project Team for Washington State DOT's I-405 Widening and Express Toll Lane

SEATTLE, WA — Michael Baker International joins the team that will complete the widening and express toll lane project between Renton and Bellevue, Washington, for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The project will utilize innovative design-build project delivery and includes constructing one new lane in each direction of …

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Quality Asphalt Paving Upgrades the Main Runway at the Anchorage International Airport

Alaska's largest city is currently witnessing a case of new technology clearing the way for the future. At Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (TSAIA), Quality Asphalt Paving (QAP, a subsidiary of the Colaska Group), is performing a major overhaul of the primary north/south runway to accommodate today’s bigger, heavier cargo …

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Clark Constructs World's Longest Pedestrian Walkway Over an Active Airport Taxi Lane

SEATTLE, WA — The landscape at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is forever changed following the recent erection of a new elevated pedestrian walkway at the south end of the airport. The expansive steel structure, which measures 780 feet long and has 85 feet of vertical clearance — enough room for …

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GLY Construction to Build Underground Robotic, Space-Saving Parking Garage for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

BELLEVUE, WA — GLY Construction (GLY), an employee-owned general contracting firm, announces the project team’s plan to install a three-level, robotic, space-saving parking garage beneath the upcoming addition to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The robotic garage will be the first of …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $790M Grant Agreement, $629.5M Loan for Federal Way Link Extension Project

SEATAC, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $790-million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for the Federal Way Link Extension Project in King County, Washington, through FTA’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program. …

Transportation Commission Awards $13.5M in Contracts in January

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation will make improvements to 12 miles of WYO 12 northwest of Laramie in Albany County.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded a $3-million contract to Simon Contractors for the pavement work. The commission awarded that and six other projects totaling $13.5 million at …

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Walsh Logistics Completes Activation of Alaska Renovated Healthcare Facility

ANCHORAGE, AK — The current needs and demands of the healthcare industry are expanding year after year. A growing population and advancing technologies require many healthcare organizations to evolve and transform their facilities to meet the needs of their staff and patients. Over the past six months, Walsh Logistics, …

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J-U-B Wins the ITD Environmental Stewardship Award

BOISE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) 17 Bridges Design-Build Project was recently recognized for an ITD Environmental Stewardship Award. The project has won the following awards so far:

  • AASHTO Presidents Transportation Award
  • ITD Best of the Best Innovation for 2018: One Contract
  • Idaho Transportation Department Excellence in Transportation …
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I-5 Bridge Construction Brings Two-Week Closure of 20th Street East in Fife

FIFE, WA — One year into building a new southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge, construction crews are reaching a new milestone and new heights on the project.

In early February, Guy F. Atkinson Construction will begin installing 54 girders on six of the nine bridge spans. To do this …

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Kwame Building Group Begins Work on Expansion of Washington State Convention Center

SEATTLE, WA — Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has begun work on the $1.8-billion addition to the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, Washington. As a subconsultant to the Clark-Lewis Joint Venture team, KWAME’s role is to augment the project’s quality assurance and quality control staff. The 1.4-million-square-foot expansion is …

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National Design-Build Award for the Major General George White Headquarters

SALEM, OR — A Fortis Construction project, the Oregon Military Department's Major General George White Headquarters, has received top honors from the Design-Build Institute of America in the Commercial/Office category. Only three Commercial/Office projects across the country were honored with Merit Awards, with the other two category winners being private-sector, …

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition is Complete

SEATTLE, WA — For nearly seven decades, the Alaskan Way Viaduct was front-and-center on the downtown Seattle waterfront and in the state's transportation landscape. But recently, out of view from the waterfront the viaduct so long dominated, the end came quietly as crews plucked the final column of the roadway …

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Howard S. Wright Project Honored with National DBIA and NAIOP Washington State Awards

SEATTLE, WA — Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, and its project known as International Software Developer Buildings 121 & 122 in Redmond, Washington, have been honored by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) with a National Award of Merit in the commercial/office category. The project also won …

SR 409 Puget Island Bridge Painting and Deck Replacement Work Nears Completion

PUGET ISLAND, WA — After the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) spent more than a year of painting and construction to install a new deck on the State Route 409 Puget Island Bridge, the work is nearing completion, over a year ahead of schedule.

The bridge is a vital …

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Substantial Headway Made on Salt Lake Interchange Project East of Burley

CASSIA COUNTY, ID — Underway since May 2018, substantial progress has been made on the Interstate 84/86 Salt Lake City Interchange in Cassia County. With this project, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is replacing the old interchange with a new structure that will meet current standards and provide a better …

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BrandSafway Wins Access Project of the Year for Access Solution on $100M Space Needle Renovation

SEATTLE, WA — BrandSafway was awarded the 2019 Access Project of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms, Transport Platforms and Hoists at the Access, Lift & Handlers (ALH) Conference in San Diego, California. The company won for its work platform and weather barrier solution for the recent $100-million renovation …

LMN Architects Designs New Bridge in Everett Washington

EVERETT, WA — LMN Architects recently celebrated the design and construction of the new Everett Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge in Everett, Washington. The bridge is a piece of public infrastructure that will provide a vital new link between the city of Everett to its growing waterfront district.

The project is …

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Seven Highway Projects Win National Roadway Safety Awards

GARFIELD COUNTY, WA — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation honored seven highway safety projects in five states with National Roadway Safety Awards as part of a biennial program to highlight successful approaches to improving roadway safety at the state and local level.

“While our roads …

Oregon Transportation Commission to Make $62M in Improvements to Public Transportation

SALEM, OR — Expanded hours of service, new low- and no-emission buses, new shelters, more routes: these improvements and more — totaling $62 million — were recently approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission. This is the second round of applications for the new Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or …

Milestone Decisions Made for I-90/SR 18 Interchange Improvement Project

SNOQUALMIE, WA — Three major advancements have pushed the I-90/SR 18 interchange improvement project in Snoqualmie into the next phase of development. This includes decisions about the interchange, an improved on-ramp to westbound Interstate 90 and a new weigh/inspection station.

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Washington DOT Celebrates Major Milestone for the Puget Sound Gateway Program

TACOMA, WA — Gov. Jay Inslee joined state and local officials at the Port of Tacoma recently to help The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) kickoff the construction phase on the Puget Sound Gateway Program.

The Gateway Program includes two projects — State Route 167 completion in Pierce County and …

Washington DOT Awards Contract for I-405 Widening and Express Toll Lanes Project

BELLEVUE, WA — The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announces the award of a design-build contract to start construction on the I-405, Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project. The contractor Flatiron West, Inc.-The Lane Construction Corporation Joint Venture (Flatiron/Lane) submitted the apparent best value …

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Greenbelt Pathway Reconstruction, I-15 Value Planning Study Win Awards at Engineering Competition

BOISE, ID — An I-15 system interchange value planning study and a Boise Greenbelt Pathway Reconstruction, each designed by Stanley Consultants, were winners at the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards banquet recently held by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho. The projects each won first place in …

Three Washington Airports Receive Federal Assistance for Infrastructure Projects

OLYMPIA, WA — Work to rejuvenate state airports is getting a much-needed lift, thanks to a recent supplemental appropriation provided to the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

Three Washington airports will receive a share of $9.4 million from the Airport Improvement Program, which helps …

Doosan Infracore Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Parts Distribution Center Near Seattle

SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, a manufacturer of construction equipment, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new parts distribution center in Lacey, Washington. Doosan executives and equipment dealers from the region were present to celebrate this occasion. The event included a guided tour of the …

FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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Honnen Equipment Opens New Facility in Gillette, Wyoming

GILLETTE, WY — Relocating to a much larger facility enables Honnen Equipment to accelerate growth in the heavy construction equipment sales industry, while being able to provide additional services and parts to clients.
Honnen Equipment, a dealer for John Deere construction equipment recently relocated to a new facility in the …

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LMN Architects Completes the New Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School

SEATTLE, WA — LMN Architects recently completed the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School. This project continues the evolution of this urban school and provides a new middle school program configured vertically to leverage the limited site, enhance pedagogical principles and connect with adjacent school buildings and the …

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Alaska DOT & PF Refines Design for Knik-Goose Bay: Centaur Avenue to Vine Road Project

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) unveiled an updated design concept for the Knik-Goose Bay (KGB) Road Reconstruction Project: Centaur Avenue to Vine Road. The design refinement was based on input from the public and stakeholders to address issues, challenges, safety and future needs. …

LMN Architects Completes the Bill & Melinda Gates Center at the University of Washington

SEATTLE, WA — LMN Architects announces the completion and opening of the new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. The building establishes a new standard for the study of computer science designed to attract a broad and diverse student …

Bridge Replacements on US-20 in Camas and Blaine Counties Have Begun

SHOSHONE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) recently began work on two bridge construction projects along US-20. The new crossings will be located over Willow Creek in Camas County (MP 164) and Rock Creek in Blaine County (MP 173).
During construction, ITD will remove aging culverts and surrounding earthwork …

U.S. DOT Awards $53M in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation'sFederal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …