Underground Infrastructure

Penelec begins replacing underground cable, equipment in Pennsylvania

Penelec has commenced work to replace the underground electric cables, transformers and other equipment in Erie County, Pennsylvania, that have been worn down by water erosion, the company said on Thursday.

Odessa, Texas, without drinking water after pipe breaks amid scorching temperatures

Crews worked to restore water service Wednesday to the West Texas city of Odessa, where residents have been without water this week amid scorching temperatures after an aging pipe broke.

$5.4 million stormwater mitigation in Pennsylvania should resolve decades of flooding

Authorities hope a $5.4 million stormwater mitigation project in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, will put an end to decades of flooding.

Report: Navy’s Hawaii fuel tanks need repair before draining

A contractor hired by the Navy is recommending a series of structural repairs to a massive fuel tank farm in Hawaii to make sure the facility doesn’t leak petroleum when its tanks are drained.

$3 million grant funding broadband internet installation in rural Michigan communities

Merit Network was awarded a $2.99 million Economic Development Administration grant under the CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant to support construction of 70 miles of middle-mile fiber optic infrastructure in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan.

New ASCE Manual of Practice offers guidance for sustainable planning and water pipeline design

The manual can be used to evaluate the potential impacts of a project and promote improvement in sustainable planning, design, construction, and operation.

Alaska civil engineers give the state’s infrastructure a “C-” grade

Alaska receives a grade "C-" for the state's infrastructure.

Kentucky receives $19M for water, sewer projects

Northern Kentucky receives $19M for water, sewer projects.

UCT 2022 gathers in Fort Worth, TX

UCT 2022 gathered in Fort Worth, TX to recognize educational presenters and promotors within the industry.

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.