Roy Jorgensen Associates has selected Iteris’ ClearPath Weather to provide pavement and weather forecasting services.

The services will be used for improving winter road maintenance response in Colorado, US.

Iteris will support the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Central 70 Project by providing access to hyperlocal weather data.

Roy Jorgensen’s engineers will be able to take road maintenance decisions with the data insights from ClearPath. It will also provide access to high-resolution pavement weather forecasting and treatment options, as well as MDSS services.

Iteris will provide real-time recommendations through the integration of automated vehicle location (AVL) and maintenance data collection (MDC).

CPB Contractors and John Holland joint venture (JV) has received a contract to build the A$3.9bn ($2.8bn) WestConnex M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange in Australia.

The WestConnex M4-M5 Link will connect the extended M4 and the New M5 to the Anzac Bridge and Victoria Road. It will also link the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project.

Construction of the motorway will begin in 2019 and is expected to be completed by 2023.

CPB Contractors completed the WestConnex M4 Widening project and is working on the WestConnex M4 East and WestConnex New M5 projects along with its JV partners.

Jacobs Engineering Group has received a six-year contract from Highways England for delivering regional delivery partnership framework.

Jacobs will work with Costain to carry out work in both north and east regions.

Both firms will be engaged in the development, design, and construction of capital road projects, which form a part of the Regional Investment Programme.

Jacobs will utilise its regional relationships, design and planning capability, as well as experience for completing the projects in both the regions.

The Government of Victoria has awarded multiple contracts worth A$183m ($133.5m) to Downer EDI Works, Fulton Hogan Industries, and Sprayline Road Services for the refurbishment of Melbourne roads.

The three companies will repair more than 200 roads including parts of the Princes Highway, Nepean Highway, and Hume Freeway.

Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road, Centre Dandenong Road, and the South Gippsland Highway will also be renovated as part of the contract.

The refurbishment works will also be carried out in northern suburbs’ Heidelberg Road, St Georges Road, and the Greensborough Highway.

More than 224km of roads will see roadside infrastructure improvements such as signs, safety barriers, and fences.

Granite Construction was awarded a $50m highway improvement contract by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) for the 50 Silver Springs widening project.

US-based Granite Construction is one of the biggest diversified infrastructure providers and producers of construction materials.

The project will involve the construction of eight miles of multi-lane, divided highway with a frontage road.

It will also replace the four-way stop in Silver Springs with a roundabout. Livestock fencing will be installed on both sides of the highway.

Hwa Seng Builder has been awarded the Tampines Expressway (TPE) Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) Changi Viaduct contract worth S$95.6m ($69.76m) by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA)

The contractor will be responsible for the construction of the viaduct and demolition of any unsafe structures.

The TPE-PIE Changi Viaduct provides a direct connection from TPE (Changi) to PIE (Westbound) and Upper Changi Road East to the motorists.

“Granite Construction was awarded a $50m highway improvement contract by the NDOT for the 50 Silver Springs widening project.”

Construction will be commenced in the first quarter of 2019 and is scheduled for completion by the first half of 2022.

A joint venture of Lane Construction and Blythe Construction has won a $403m design-build contract for an expressway in North Carolina.

The contract involves the expansion of Triangle Expressway from US 401 to Interstate 40 in the Wake and Johnston counties.

It forms part of the $2.2bn Complete 540 project, which includes design and construction of a 12.8km-long highway with six lanes.

Panamá Cuarto Puente consortium has won a $1.5bn design and build contract from the Government of Panama for a fourth bridge over the Panama Canal.

The consortium was formed by China Communications Construction Company and China Harbor Engineering Company.

The bridge will link two ends of the Interoceanic Canal, improve metro links to Panama West, as well as connect inner Panama.

Overall, the project will involve the construction of a main bridge structure and two viaducts. The bridge will have three lanes in each direction and two central monorail lines for the Metro de Panamá.

Panamá Cuarto Puente will install a traffic control system on the bridge, including variable signalling, incident automatic detection (DAI), and traffic control cameras.

Ouster has partnered with Playment and Scale.AI for the development of self-driving vehicles.

Ouster is a manufacturer of high-resolution lidar sensors, while Playment and Scale.AI are data labelling firms.

The collaboration will use Ouster’s multi-beam flash LIDAR technology, which offers intensity, range and ambient images, where all 2D pixels correspond to a 3D point.

Playment and Scale.AI will also translate between 2D and 3D point clouds, which support the machine learning algorithms in self-driving cars.

A common data format and labelling process being developed by the partners uses the image-like output from Ouster’s LIDAR sensors and Playment and Scale.AI’s labelling toolchains capabilities.

Welspun Sattanathapuram Nagapattinam Road (WSNRPL) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have signed a Rs20.05bn ($285m) agreement for a highway project in Tamil Nadu, India.

Welspun Enterprise subsidiary WSNRPL will convert the Sattanathapuram to Nagapattinam section of NH-45A (New NH -332) to four lanes.

The NH-45A passes through Villupuram, Cuddalore, Bhuvanagiri, and Nagapattinam. It will be implemented on hybrid annuity mode (HAM).

Ferrovial hassold its Greek toll roads including Central Greece and Ionian Roads to GEK Terna for €85m ($97.5m).

Spain-based Ferrovial is an infrastructure operator and municipal services provider.

Expected to provide capital gains of €80m ($91.7m) to Ferrovial, the deal forms part of the company’s asset rotation strategy.

Central Greece and Ionian Roads concessions are valid for a period of 30 years.