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Modernising LaGuardia   (15/8/06)
A joint venture of URS Corporation and William Nicholas Bodouva + Associates has been selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to assist in the planning of an extensive programme to modernise facilities at LaGuardia Airport.
FCC reaps Spanish metro bonanza   (11/8/06)
FCC’s award of a 35-year concession to build and operate Málaga Metro Lines 1 and 2 means the Spanish contractor will be working on three major Spanish metro projects consecutively.
Spanish contractors lead Irish toll road consortium   (9/8/06)
Ireland’s National Roads Authority has selected the consortium consisting of FCC (45%), Sacyr (45%) and PJ Hegarty (10%) as preferred bidder for the contract to design, build, finance and operate the N6 Galway-Ballinasloe toll road, in Ireland.
Bangladesh’s battered bailey bridges   (7/8/06)
Bangladesh’s Daily Star notes that some 77 bailey bridges on nine inter-district routes from Khagrachhari in the east of the country are “too dangerous to use owing to their dilapidated condition”, yet everyday, thousands of people are forced to use them.
Zimbabwe introduces road tolls   (4/8/06)
The government of Zimbabwe has started building tollgates on all its roads and high-ways, according to an item on China’s People’s Daily online news ser-vice.
Death of a maverick   (2/8/06)
In the US, the Seattle Times reports the death last weekend of 85-year-old “master of soils and slopes” Neil Twelker, who recently proposed strengthening the fragile Alaskan Way Viaduct along city’s waterfront, instead of the controversial plans afoot to replace it with a $4 billion tunnel.
Louisiana "not sinking"   (1/8/06)
Contradicting other recent findings, a US university researcher claims that parts of coastal Louisiana have remained stable 30 to 50 feet underground for the past 8,000 years with little or no subsidence, which means that the state, “though disappearing quickly in many spots, might be firmer than previously thought”.
Work starts on Euro 240M motorway upgrade of "Cumbria Gap"   (31/7/06)
Work has started in North West England on the Euro 240M project to bring the A74 in Cumbria up to motorway status.
UK roads agency trials screw piles for large structures   (28/7/06)
Screw pile foundations have been used for the first time in Britain to support major structures on the country’s motorway network – potentially opening up a major new market for the novel foundation solution.
British Government approves controversial road tunnel   (28/7/06)
Senior British government ministers Doug Alexander, Ruth Kelly, and David Milliband, said that they were “minded to accept” a public inquiry inspector’s recommendation in favour of construction of the A3 Hindhead tunnel in Surrey.