The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has announced 28 recipients for more than $2.6bn in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grants for transformative transit and rail projects.
IRDJV, a joint venture of WSP Australia and Mott MacDonald, has been awarded a contract by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) for the feasibility and design of the Illabo-Stockinbingal section of AUD9.3bn ($7.08bn) Melbourne-Brisbane Inland Rail.
Bajes Kwartier Ontwikkeling, a consortium comprising real estate developer AM, AT Capital and Cairn, is set to takeover Bijlmerbajes, a former prison complex, from the Dutch government and will transform the terrain into a new car-free city district of Amsterdam.
US-based infrastructure services firm AECOM, along with partner luis vidal + architects, has won a design contract from the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) for the modernisation of Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal E.
An equal stake joint venture of Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) and Belgium-based DEME has won a contract worth €110m for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Martín García channel.
Highways England has unveiled plans to construct a £100m dual carriageway along the A585 near Poulton-le-Fylde in Lancashire, UK.
The Queensferry Crossing, a road bridge in Scotland, UK, has been finally opened to traffic after long delays.
If you believe the old song, the M25 motorway that circles London is ‘The Road to Hell’. But while many motorists may be inclined to agree with that sentiment — particularly during the coming bank holiday weekend — there are plenty of roads around the globe that offer much more than traffic jams and suspect hotdogs from service stations. From those that take in remarkable natural scenery, through to those constructed using innovative technologies — we look at some of the world’s most interesting roads.1) The Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
One critically important, but perhaps under discussed, area of the Northern Powerhouse is energy. In particular, where will it be generated, what technologies will be used now and in the future and how will it be decarbonised? And most importantly, how will it be distributed effectively and efficiently across the Northern Powerhouse. Paul Yates at Atkins Group discusses.
The UK is contemplating the pros and cons of constructing the world’s longest road tunnel. Not yet named, it would be an improvement of the A628 connection between Sheffield and Manchester, located in the Peak District, a hilly National Park in the North of England. Alex Conacher, editor of Tunnels & Tunnelling magazine, examines the potential project.