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$3.00 Published Nationally ® “The Nation’s Best Read Construction Newspaper… Founded 1957.” Western Edition December 29, 2012 • Vol. VIII • No. 26 • 470 Maryland Drive • Ft. Washington, PA 19034 • 215/885-2900 • Toll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215/885-2910 Inside Roads, Bridges... Interstate 15 passes through extremely rugged terrain, making it difficult to widen the highway or change its footprint. ARTBA Sees Modest Rise in 2013 Work C&S Waste Achieves Rare Recycling Feat…17 By Pete Sigmund CEG EDITORIAL CONSULTANT Lyon Sees Successful Auction Results…20 Dorinda Anderson Though many Arizonans don’t travel the 29mi. stretch of Interstate 15 in northwestern Arizona, they see high traffic volume due to its use by commercial trucks. To ensure this section of Interstate 15 continues to provide a safe route for the approximate 24,000 vehicles that travel it daily, linking cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, it is being reconstructed in segments, as funding will Table of Contents ................4 California Section..........17-19 Underground Utility, Trenchers & Boxes Section............21-23 Business Calendar..............30 Paving Section ..............33-39 Auction Section ............45-53 Advertisers Index ..............54 the Keystone XL pipeline on property owned by Michael Bishop in Douglass, Texas. But TransCanada requested a separate court date to lift the temporary restraining order, and Sinz scheduled a hearing for Dec. 13, where he lifted the restrictions. TransCanada had been clearing areas of Bishop’s land to begin construction. Spokesman Shawn Howard said work is unlikely to begin before the hearing, which see PIPELINE page 16 see FUNDING page 10 Ariz. Interstate 15 Gets Upgrade CEG CORRESPONDENT Ritchie Hosts Auction…52 (A growing, vibrant highway and bridge program is one of the keys to economic recovery. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) addressed important topics and questions pertaining to the infrastructure construction market in a recent “Webinar” forecast for Wall Street analysts and construction industry executives. Following are highlights of this presentation by David Bauer, ARTBA’s senior vice president, government affairs, and Dr. Alison Premo Black, ARTBA’s chief economist.) A recent “Webinar” by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in Washington, D.C., addressed a “status quo” stalemate in highway and bridge funding and highlighted the urgent need for shoring up Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenues to stimulate activity, and spotlighted a broad range of infrastructure activity and needs. The ARTBA officials pointed out that MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), the 27-month, $101.3billion transportation bill that President Obama signed into law on July 6, 2012, is a two-year reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs. In this environment, they predicted only a modest three percent growth in the U.S. transportation construction infrastructure market in 2013. “MAP-21 is basically a status quo investment measure, which maintains federal highway investment at about $40 billion a year in 2014 and 2015, and transit programs at $10.6 billion in 2014 and $10.7 billion in 2015,” Bauer said. “There’s no major increase in investment in either allow. Work began in July by prime contractor FNF Construction, of Tempe, Ariz., with the removal of a layer of the existing pavement. Interstate 15 passes through extremely rugged terrain, making it difficult to widen the highway or change its footprint. However, a feasibility study is underway to evaluate possible shoulder improvements, rock fall containment enhancements and adding new climbing lanes on the entire I-15 corridor in Arizona, said Dustin see UPGRADE page 48 Texas Judge Lifts Order on Transcanada Pipeline, for Now By Ramit Plushnick-Masti ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON (AP) TransCanada can resume oil pipeline work on a private Texas property for now, a judge said Dec. 13, at least until a hearing meant to determine whether the product the company wants to transport is in fact crude oil. Judge Jack Sinz initially issued an order in Nacogdoches County Court halting work on

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