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3 Tallahassee Road and Highway Projects Near Completion

Here at Cotney Construction Law, we represent construction professionals from all facets of the industry. Among our most valued clients are those that work on invaluable infrastructure projects. For this reason, we wanted to spotlight three Tallahassee transportation projects that are nearing completion. Although contractors on these projects have had to surely endure numerous challenges, […]

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New Florida Law Requires Sea Level Impact Projection Studies on Coastal Construction Projects

When we last discussed flooding’s impact on infrastructure, we covered Miami Beach’s plans to spend $500 million to improve pumps, upgrade pipes, and elevate roads. Flooding is a growing issue that is already threatening to make areas of Florida uninhabitable. In order to combat this issue, a new Florida law will require contractors on publicly […]

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Environmental Regulations Waived to Streamline Infrastructure Projects

On July 15, 2020, the Council on Environmental Equality (CEQ) issued its final rule updating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This is the first time in over 40 years that CEQ has updated its NEPA implementing regulations. As stated on the White House website, these updates are designed to “streamline the development of infrastructure […]

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What You Should Take Into Consideration Before Bidding on an Infrastructure Project

In early July of this year, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2., The Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill designed to bring increased focus on investments “in programs, projects and materials that emphasize resiliency while reducing carbon pollution from the transportation sector.” Among other investments, such as $100 billion into affordable housing […]

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How Did This Nashville Highway Project End Up Ahead of Schedule?

Our Nashville law firm has noticed an uptick in stalled and delayed projects. This has been mainly caused by the spread of COVID-19, but common issues like construction disputes, withheld payments, and labor shortages are also contributing factors. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find projects that are being completed ahead of schedule, but that’s exactly […]

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TDOT Projects Call for Working at Night

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been on a roll recently. The TDOT recently announced that over $10 million will go towards transportation alternatives across the state, and they just announced that the largest project in TDOT history will be completed a full month ahead of schedule. Now the TDOT has set its sights […]

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$1 Billion Turnpike Project Shelved in Orange County

Orange County has lost what could have been a vital infrastructure project in the form of Colonial Parkway, a toll road that was to span a nine-mile stretch of State Road 50. This is just the latest in a string of high-profile projects that have been negatively impacted these last few months. However, this project […]

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Tampa International Airport Cancels Nearly $1 Billion in Projects

Tampa International Airport (TIA) has announced that it will be deferring or outright canceling about $900 million in projects over the next five years. This is just the latest in a string of high-profile projects forced to be put on hold as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, not all is […]

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U.S. Army Corps Proposes $4.6B Flood Control Project in Miami-Dade County

On June 5th, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unveiled a draft of the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, including a proposal for a $4.6 billion plan to protect the most vulnerable parts of Miami-Dade County, FL, from future storm surge damage and coastal flooding. The plan extends to both […]

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Creating a Safety Plan for Highway Construction Projects

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced exciting plans to accelerate transportation projects throughout the Sunshine State, including several big projects in Hillsborough County. The goal is to stimulate the economy and take advantage of low traffic volumes due to COVID-19. If you’re interested in procuring state government projects through the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT), you […]

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