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Northeast

News from the northeast including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Rhode Island Bridges get Additional $54.5 Million investment

The federal government will be investing an additional $54.5 million in Rhode Island bridge improvement and repair projects this year thanks to provisions in a new spending law.

RIDOT Begins Testing For Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Project

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began testing autonomous vehicle technology on low-volume roads as the initial phase of a pilot project scheduled to launch in Providence this spring.

EPA seeking applications for work on the Conowingo WIP

The Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership agreed to develop a collaborative Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) to address pollutants associated with the loss of trapping capacity in the reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam.

Vermont Infrastructure Earns Overall GPA of ‘C’

The Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2019 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure, giving nine categories of infrastructure an overall grade of “C.”

USACE completes dredging and marsh restoration project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company recently completed a dredging and marsh restoration project near Stone Harbor, N.J., beneficially using the material to create habitat on marshland.

McLaren Engineering triples Lehigh Valley office space

McLaren Engineering Group is expanding its Lehigh Valley, Pa., location, allowing the McLaren team to grow from six to 16 employees.

The Construction Institute hosts Women Who Build Summit

On Thursday, Feb. 21, a group of women holding executive and principal roles will join a panel discussion moderated by Julia McFadden, AIA, Associate Principal of Svigals + Partners, as part of the 2019 Women Who Build Summit.

‘PennDOT Connects’ transportation planning initiative improving communities

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) project-planning collaboration and outreach with more than 750 municipalities is complete on more than 1,850 projects through the department's PennDOT Connects transportation planning process.

SEPTA board awards contract for KOP Rail Preliminary Design to HNTB

The SEPTA board voted to award HNTB, Inc. a contract to advance engineering of the King of Prussia Rail (KOP Rail) extension of the Norristown High Speed Line.
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