Other stories by Stephanie Johnston

  • 2014 Outlook: Wellesley, Mass.

    In 2014, the town plans to continue inspecting its drainage system and areas that continue to flood.

  • 2014 Outlook: Mount Laurel, N.J.

    The township is stepping up its asset management program and has tied it to a 10-year fiscal planning model.

  • 2014 Outlook: Annapolis, Md.

    City is hiring contract employees and consultants to help manage its capital program. This was never required in the past.

  • 2014 Outlook: Charlotte, N.C.

    The city's Landscape Management Division is leveraging equipment, products, processes, and technology to improve service.

  • 2014 Outlook: Waterford Township, Mich.

    By the end of 2014, all residential meters will be read utililzing a radio-read fixed-base network, eliminating the need to read meters in the field.

  • 2014 Outlook: Albuquerque, N.M.

    Rather than float another add-on to the sales tax, we asked the county commissioners to require that franchises be renewed and commit the revenues to street rehab and preservation.

  • 2014 Outlook: Ogden City, Utah

    The city will replace its 13.5 mgd bed filter treatment plant built in 1956 and connect it to a new transmission line.

  • 2014 Outlook: Vancouver, Wash.

    New emission limits will require more extensive and more expensive monitoring. Additional recording and training will also be required.

  • Bridge-jacking technique is used on public works project

    The Illinois Tollway replaced structural bearings and patched concrete without impeding traffic on a busy suburban Chicago bridge, thanks to a solution devised by engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Northbrook, Ill.

  • Well, isn’t this a great start to a new year?!

    It’s warmer in Antarctica than it is here in Chicago right now. With many businesses and schools closed, folks are hunkering down by the fire at home. But not local road crews.