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San Francisco’s restored piers have become famous as tourist destinations at Fishermen’s Wharf and have proved productive long beyond their initial industrial and maritime uses. With the overhead highway of the Embarcadero removed after an earthquake, the whole wharf area has been experiencing a rebirth in popularity.

The world cheered the end of the Cold War, but major questions surrounded the disposal of surplus weapon-grade plutonium. Based on a recommendation by the National Academy of Science, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) decided to dispose of the plutonium by converting it into fuel for commercial nuclear reactors. NNSA entered into a contract with Shaw AREVA MOX Services LLC to design, build and operate a Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility based on production facilities currently operating in France.

As Mike Angeli tells it, there are two types of projects most owners opt to construct – those that they have to build, and those that are wanted for the greater good. In the case of the Blue Plains Advanced Water Treatment biosolids management plan (BMP) for DC Water, this is a project DC Water wants to deliver to ensure a better value of wastewater treatment for its rate-payers while creating a sustainable process that will save thousands of dollars a day.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six embarked on a massive, 12-part program to improve the state’s SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) in the late 1990s. Currently, the department is at work on the final and largest section of the program – a five-level, system-to-system interchange between SR 826 and SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), as well as the reconstruction of the interchanges at SR 826 at Flagler Street and SR 836 at NW 72 Avenue.

When Pima County, Ariz.’s The Loop project is completed, it will not only become a 55-mile car-free oasis for bikers and outdoor enthusiasts, it also will address vital flood control issues that have plagued the community for decades. The project was initially envisioned following a devastating flood in 1983, which destroyed millions of dollars worth of property and claimed four lives. Reconstruc­tion and repair work to mitigate flood damage totaled more than $200 million – in 1984.

The New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 6 to 9 Widening Program (Widening Program) is one of the largest construction programs undertaken by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The widening program is located in central New Jersey and runs 35 miles through 11 communities and 3 counties, from Mansfield Township in Burlington County up to East Brunswick Township in Middlesex County. The project limits are from approximately two miles south of Interchange 6 up to Interchange 9. The program entails widening 35 miles of the turnpike, reconstructing 46 bridges at crossing roads and state and federal highways, rebuilding and realigning ramps at five interchanges and improving two toll plazas.

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