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Consortium wins $1B contract to build, operate toll roads


  • Globes (Israel)
  • Reuters

Blueridge Transportation Group, a consortium that includes Israel's largest construction group, Shikun & Binui, conditionally won a $1 billion build-operate-transfer contract to create toll lanes on a… Read More

Major cracks and holes discovered during Brooklyn Bridge repairs


  • Daily News (New York)
  • Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) (subscription required)

Engineers have been at working upgrading the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City for the past five years. They've found 3,000 new structural "flags" on the project, including holes, cracks and fraying ca… Read More

New concrete road surface reduces road noise


  • Daily Commercial News

A new surface pattern used in concrete road construction reduces road noise and could be used in wider applications, according to a report from American Concrete Pavement Association. The process, cal… Read More