By Mark Niquette / Bloomberg News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The concrete piers of two new bridges are rising out of the Ohio River between Louisville, Ky., and southern Indiana, as crews blast limestone and move earth to build the roads and tunnels that will soon connect the twin spans to nearby interstate highways.

For more than two decades, the project languished. Business and political leaders on both sides of the river couldn’t agree on how to relieve snarled traffic, improve safety and spur development that was bypassing the region for Indianapolis and Nashville.

By Andrew Biar | Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:25 pm

I am going to tie one of my favorite movies, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” starring Clint Eastwood, the history of the ancient Roman road system, a strong Texas economy and Proposition 1 together to explain the importance of funding for roads in Texas. As I was doing my research for this opinion piece, I came across a quote that is good explanation about roads and the Texas economy, especially as it relates to Houston and Texas.

PISCATAWAY — Even a tripling of the state gasoline tax would fall billions of dollars short of funding a list of state projects transportation officials say are needed over the next decade, according to a key lawmaker.

State Assemblyman Scott Rumana, the ranking Republican on the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee, said $32 billion in projects were identified in the state Department of Transportation's 2013-2022 Statewide Capital Investment Strategy, or SCIS.

SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected by Allegheny County Department of Public Works for the Design of the Group J Bridges. The replacement projects that make up this bridge group include: Long Run Bridge No. 3, Pine Creek Bridge No. 9, Robinson Run Bridge No. 3 and Thompson Run East Branch No. 2.



Once again SAI has delivered us with an excellent design package that not only helped us maintain our schedule, but with the value-added solutions that you were able to develop throughout the project, you also saved us money.  As we anticipated, based upon our past experience with SAI, your firm was able to rise to the occasion and not only meet but exceed or original expectations.

Tom Westrom, P.E., Joseph B. Fay Company
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