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CDOT to install bridge monitoring equipment

Manitou Springs, Colo. -- As part of its effort to continually enhance safety on the state highway system, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is installing a pilot system to monitor the structural behavior of its bridges.

NY DEP marks progress on Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel

New York — Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd joined town, county and state officials in Wappinger, N.Y., to mark the next phase of construction at Shaft 6B, a key component of the $1 billion bypass tunnel project that will address leaks in the Delaware Aqueduct.

Smart Cities Financing Guide provides 28 financing alternatives

Washington, D.C. — The Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition to improve the livability, workability and sustainability of the world's cities, just released a new resource to help cities understand the financing options available for technology projects. The Smart Cities Financing Guide outlines 28 of the most promising financial tools for urban infrastructure enhancements, including some techniques that do not require any upfront money from the city.

2016 Greenbuild moved to Los Angeles

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Hanley Wood announced that the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will move from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Dam safety leaders discuss need for State Dam Safety Program in Alabama

Lexington, Ky. — Elected officials from Alabama and experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) discussed the status of House Bill 610, which aimed to establish a state dam safety program. Notably, Alabama is the only state in the country without such a program.

NCDOT announces P3 project to improve I-77 traffic flow in Charlotte area

Raleigh, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced the apparent successful bidder for its first Public-Private-Partnership (P3) contract to improve the traffic flow along 26 miles of I-77 in the Charlotte area, one of the most congested roadways in the state. Following a required bidding process, and pending final review, it appears Cintra Infraestructures, S.A. will construct the I-77 project through a joint venture with F.A. Southeast, W.C. English, and the lead design firm of The Louis Berger Group.

Terracon acquires Neil O. Anderson and Associates

Olathe, Kan. — Terracon Consultants, Inc. acquired Neil O. Anderson and Associates based in Lodi, Calif. Founded in 1991, Neil O. Anderson and Associates is a geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing engineering firm specializing in energy, geotechnical instrumentation, geophysical methods, federal highways, and aquatic facility design services for private and public sector clients. They have additional offices located in Sacramento and Concord, Calif.

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