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Faster Travel Time Around Atlanta sticky icon

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To provide access to and from both travel directions of the adjacent mainline roadways, managed lanes are often constructed in the highway median. In this sometimes narrow space, Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls can efficiently retain grade differences across the median between the flanking mainline roadways, supporting ramps, and bridge abutments that are typical of reversible lanes.

Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Eases Flow of Panama Canal Freight: Relieves Truck Congestion sticky icon

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Did you know that the Panama Canal flows all the way to Savannah, Georgia?  Maybe not literally, but the Port of Savannah has the largest single container terminal in North America and, in its fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, handled 3.66 million Twenty-foot Equivalent [container] Units, or TEUs. The TEU is the standard measure of containerized freight, equivalent to 20 ft. x 8 ft. x 8 ft., and containers based on this standard can be moved seamlessly between ships and trucks.

Denver's Engle P3 "Flies" Reinforced Earth Walls sticky icon

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Eagle P3 (East ­and ­Gold Line Enterprise Public-Private Partnership) project is part of the Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) FasTracks program, a voter-approved, 12-year, multi-billion-dollar transit expansion program that is building new commuter and light rail services throughout the RTD service area.

Fairfax County Parkway/Fair Lakes Parkway Interchange sticky icon

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In the early 1990s, developers had their eyes on several tracts of land in west-central Fairfax County, Virginia, planning to build shops, offices, restaurants, homes, schools and the other physical features of modern suburban life.  Simultaneously, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) had been planning a north-south parkway through the western part of the county.  Utilizing the "proffer system", in which developers are required to pay for (or directly construct to VDOT standards) certain necessary infrastructure components in exchange for approval of their d

New Jersey Turnpike - Interchange 6 to 9 Widening sticky icon

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~~The New Jersey Turnpike, completed in 1952, is a major thoroughfare traversing the state from northeast to southwest.  From the day it opened, the Turnpike has both facilitated and accelerated economic development in New Jersey, in neighboring municipalities, and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. One of the most heavily travelled highways in the country, the Turnpike has an average daily traffic in excess of 500,000 vehicles.  Yet by 2032, traffic demand is expected to increase by 68% in the northbound direction and an astonishing 92% southbound.

Bay Area Transit (BART) - Warm Springs Extension, Walnut Avenue sticky icon

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Major construction on the Warm Springs Extension in Fremont, CA began in August of 2009 with the commencement of the Fremont Central Park Subway Contract. Work on the design-build Line, Track, Station and Systems (LTSS) contract, which began in October of 2011, will continue until the fall of 2015. This project, when complete, will add 5.4-miles of new track from the existing Fremont Station south to a new station in the Warm Springs District of the City of Fremont.