Construction Industry News: July 23, 2019

Colorado DOT Hires Contractor to Repair Damaged Denver-Boulder Freeway

The Colorado Dept. of Transportation has hired Kraemer North America on a CM/GC contract to lead the emergency repair and rebuild of a critical section of U.S. 36 that buckled earlier this week and temporarily shut down eastbound traffic on the Boulder Turnpike. U.S. 36 is the main artery that connects Boulder and Denver and serves the busy retail and tech corridor on the city’s north side. The state’s transportation commission recently approved $20.4 million to fund the repairs and other expenses associated with the bridge collapse.


Trump Signs Disaster Relief Bill With Billions for Infrastructure

After a delay of several months, Congress has approved and President Trump has signed a package containing $19.1 billion in disaster-relief funds—more than half of which will go for infrastructure and related work—to help storm-battered regions of the U.S. rebuild from hurricanes, floods and other calamities.

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California Readies $1.6B High-Speed Rail Design Contract

California officials on Tuesday moved toward awarding a $1.65 billion contract to design and construct the tracks and system for the first segment of its beleaguered high-speed rail project.


ENR Announces 2019 Global Best Projects Winners

After much analysis and debate, a panel of industry veterans has selected the winners of ENR’s 7th annual Global Best Projects competition. Like ENR’s successful regional and national U.S. competitions, Global Best Projects identifies and honors the project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year.


Report: 60% of US construction activity concentrated in 10 states

If it seems that certain areas of the United States are benefiting more than others from the country’s current construction boom, it’s because they are, according to a new report from research firm GlobalData.