Tags: Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez

Federal highway officials hold workshop to help Virginia, North Carolina small businesses compete for government contracts

Aug 19, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hosted a workshop in Portsmouth on Aug. 18 to help small businesses compete for federal highway contracts and engage more minorities and women in construction careers. More than 145 area businesses took ...

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Washington state moves forward with replacement of world’s longest floating bridge

Aug 17, 2011

Washington can move forward with its $3.45 billion State Route (SR) 520 project thanks to federal decision that completes the project's NEPA process, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez announced on Aug. 4. The environmental decision was the ...

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U.S. DOT makes $417.3 million available for state highway projects, roadway safety

Aug 17, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Aug. 17 announced $417.3 million in grants to fund an array of efforts ranging from interstate maintenance to research into innovative bridge materials and construction methods. "Transportation investments like these will create jobs, increase mobility, ...

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U.S. DOT approves $418 million loan for SH 161 construction

Apr 18, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide an estimated $418.4 million loan that will bring congestion relief to drivers in Dallas County by helping pay for the construction of the final phase of State Highway 161, U.S. Transportation ...

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Highway traffic highest level since 2007

Mar 02, 2011

Americans drove 3 trillion miles in 2010, the most vehicle miles traveled since 2007 and the third-highest ever recorded, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on March 2. The increase in traffic volume comes as the United States in 2009 posted ...

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Work starts on 2 intermodal freight facilities in Memphis, Birmingham

Feb 10, 2011

Work can begin on construction of two intermodal freight facilities in Memphis and Birmingham thanks to a signed grant agreement with the Alabama and Tennessee Departments of Transportation for $105 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

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Construction begins on Black River Bridge

Dec 14, 2010

Construction on a new Black River Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., can now begin thanks to a signed agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Michigan Department of Transportation for a $30 million American Recovery ...

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LaHood helps break ground on Milton-Madison bridge replacement project

Dec 09, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Congressman Baron Hill, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear, and other state and local officials in breaking ground late last month on the Milton-Madison bridge replacement project, which received a $20 million ...

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Minnesota gets $1.5 million in emergency funds

Oct 22, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation has made $1.5 million in quick-release emergency funds immediately available to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to begin repairs to roads and bridges damaged by floods, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood publicly announced on ...

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