Underground Infrastructure

New standard will support the use of concrete pipe in trenchless construction

A new standard has been approved by ATSM International that will help in concrete pipe manufacturing in trenchless construction.

Corps: $2.6B in Louisiana infrastructure, disaster money

The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts.

EPA Invites 39 Metropolitan Districts to Apply for Water Infrastructure Loans

The agency anticipates that, as funds become available, $6.7 billion in WIFIA loans will help finance over $15 billion in water infrastructure projects to protect public health and water quality across 24 states.

Construction Temporarily Halted on $1B Transmission Line

A $1 billion transmission line is suspending construction at the request of Maine's governor.

Industry Study Evaluates Underground Facility Locating Process

A comprehensive study is now available that investigates the facility locating process and offers underground facility operators recommendations to accurately locate and mark their facilities.

Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu to Manage Biden’s $1T plan

President Biden has chosen Mitch Landrieu, former New Orleans mayor, as supervisor of the $1 trillion infrastructure plan.

Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

President Joe Biden signs the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law on Nov. 15.

Infrastructure Victory Creates New Challenges for Biden

President Biden faces new challenges after his $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill cleared Congress.

California's PUC OKs Boosting Storage at Infamous Gas Field

Regulators in California have voted to increase the capacity of an underground gas storage field in the Los Angeles area that previously leaked methane.

New Mexico Energizes First Leg of Major Transmission Line

The first leg of a renewable energy transmission line has been energized in New Mexico.

AT&T: Some Fiber-Optic Infrastructure Going Under Ground

AT&T announced plans to transfer areas of its Lousiana fiber-optic infrastructure underground.

EU Chief Says Key to Energy Crisis is Pushing Green Deal

The EU Chief supports reducing natural gas use to speed up the transition to clean energy.

Clear Lake Completes Phase 3A of Exploration Green

Clear Lake City Water Authority completes Phase 3A of Exploration Green in Southeast Houston.

Civil Engineers Release South Carolina’s State Infrastructure Report

Civil Engineers gave South Carolina an overall grade of a "D+" on its state infrastructure report card.

House Passes $3.5T Spending Bill After Deal with Moderates

U.S. House passes a $3.5 trillion spending bill and will fill the details of the infrastructure bill later this fall.

Senate Approves $1T Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Senate passes the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that will rebuild and replace several infrastructure systems across the country.

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Heads for Senate Debate

Lawmakers send a $1 trillion bipartisan bill to the Senate for final votes.

Senators, White House in Crunch Time on Infrastructure Deal

Senators and the White House worked together to come to an agreement on an infrastructure deal.

Democrats Lay Out Speculative Marker for Water Infrastructure

Speculation rises as the push for infrastructure bills has little support from Republican members of the House.

House Approves $715 Billion Transportation, Water Bill

The House approved a bill that will invest in U.S. infrastructure.

Biden Plans for Infrastructure Package to Get Back on Track

Biden is working to get the infrastructure moving again to get passed by Congress.

Prysmian Group Awarded $900M SOO Green HVDC Link Project to Promote Clean Energy Transition

Two companies partner on an underground transmission project that will provide affordable clean energy to customers.

Biden Objects to Raising Gas Tax to Pay for Infrastructure

Officials say Biden is opposed to allowing the federal gasoline tax increase at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package.

Houston Area Getting Little of $1B in Harvey Flood Aid

Houston area will only be getting a small portion of the $1 billion federal funding awarded to Texas.

Biden Redefines Infrastructure Plan and Breaks Down Costs

President Joe Biden has released a breakdown of a new infrastructure package that will focus on raising corporate taxes and redefining infrastructure.

ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure and Neenah Foundry Partner to Secure Underground Infrastructure

A new partnership between ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure and Neenah Foundry led to a new high security locking system called InfraLOCK.

ASCE’s U.S. Infrastructure Report Card Receives a 'C-'

The infrastructure report card for the U.S. receives a "C-" and states that investment action is needed.

Civil Engineers Give West Virginia a “D” and Maine a “C-“ in the 2020 Infrastructure Report Card

A new 2020 Infrastructure Report Card for West Virginia and Maine with overall low ratings.

USDA Awards Alaska Utility $22 Million for Fiber Installation

Alaska Power & Telephone Company has been awarded $21.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to install more than 200 miles of fiber optic cable in rural Alaska.

Utility and Communications Construction Update

Despite the global pandemic forcing most people to stay indoors, utility infrastructure construction and repair work continues to chug along around the county.