The fourth annual CE News Transportation Projects Roadmap lists 101 notable transportation infrastructure projects in the United States – ranked by estimated cost where available– that currently are in some stage of planning, design, or construction. The list includes:
- 58 road/highway/bridge projects worth more than $73 billion in total;
- 28 rail/transit projects estimated at a total of about $324 billion;
- eight port/waterway projects totaling more than $10 billion; and
- seven airport projects adding to more than $18 billion.
Because of their long-term nature, many of the projects on this year's list were on the 2012 Transportation Projects Roadmap; however, there are new projects and additional information available about projects previously in early planning stages.
Continuing the trend from previous years, public-private partnerships (P3s) increasingly are being used to deliver projects. Almost 40 percent of the road, highway, bridge, rail, and transit projects that indicated delivery methods are using P3s for at least one phase of design and construction; almost half of the listed projects are utilizing design-build.
Of particular note: A significant number of important highway, bridge, rail, and transit projects are expected to begin construction in 2013. Some of these projects have been in planning and environmental review for many years, and through new P3 agreements, grants, or political action, they finally are moving forward. Some of the notable projects are the Elgin O'Hare Western Access, Tappan Zee Bridge, Ohio River Bridges, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Gerald Desmond Bridge, St. Croix Crossing, I-90 Innerbelt Bridge (eastbound), Grand Parkway (Segments F1, F2, and G), and California High-Speed Rail.
The CE News Transportation Projects Roadmap is a dynamic resource. Some projects will drop from the list as they are completed or become casualties of insufficient funding or public opposition; many more (hopefully) will be added. Additionally, some notable projects have likely been overlooked. Please help us improve the accuracy, completeness, and value of this list by submitting information, photos, and website links of large projects – estimated costs of $100 million or more – to email@example.com.