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News August 29, 2016
The funding necessary to provide Minnesota with an economically competitive state highway and bridge system over the next 20 years has increased significantly, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) planning projections.   MnDOT planners working on the Minnesota State Highway...
News August 24, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) joined state transportation officials to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.   The Town of Avon is...
News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
News August 22, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses FEMA's response to recent flooding in Louisiana.
News August 22, 2016
Heavy rains and historic flooding of swollen rivers and creeks closed hundreds of roads in southern Louisiana over the past week—including sections of interstate highways—leading to on-road rescues and many drivers abandoning their vehicles.   Several days after the floods began, a reported 30,000...
News August 18, 2016
With lawmakers in New Jersey at an impasse over transportation funding, Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday ordered officials to use the state’s general fund to pay for “essential” transportation projects until the crisis is resolved.   In an executive order, Mr. Christie said the state’s...
News August 15, 2016
A $29.4 million road project along Interstate 75 in northern Saginaw County, Mich., is set to begin today.   The construction project is expected to stretch through November 2017, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation.   Drivers on I-75 should be aware of a...
News August 12, 2016
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) put out the call Thursday morning for private partners to help develop the Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway) managed lane project—new toll lanes from Bolingbrook to Chicago designed to alleviate congestion.   The project, which recently received...

Work on the westbound auxiliary lane on I-290 in the early summer.

Article August 11, 2016
Live near any major city and you’re inevitably going to deal with a few unpleasant things, primary of which, for anyone who holds down a job or attends school or has a life outside the home at all, is likely going to be traffic congestion.   And Chicagoans seem to have it worse than most.   Chicago...
Article August 11, 2016
They will still make you stand and wait in Phoenix, but the chances of being offered a cool breeze are increasing by the year.   The southwestern city is embarking on a pedestrian-friendly street crusade involving a series of complete streets projects. Roosevelt Street was the first to feel it, and...

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Article August 11, 2016
Chances are good that your city is planning to resurface one of its major streets some time soon.   Chances are less good, however, that city leaders recognize this—and other projects like it—as an opportunity to support local businesses; or to help residents lead healthier lives, help low-income...

An aerial view of the Crosstown Parkway’s 4,000-ft-long bridge over the St. Lucie River.

Article August 11, 2016
As Florida’s population grows, what were once sleepy, quaint municipalities have grown into robust cities with demanding infrastructure needs.   Such is the case for the city of Port St. Lucie, a municipality of more than 170,000 people located midway between Cape Kennedy and Ft. Lauderdale on the...
News August 11, 2016
Construction for nearly 17 miles of poles and tolls is scheduled to begin Sunday night along the northern stretch of Interstate 95 in Broward County, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).   The $303 million Express Lanes project extends two toll lanes in each direction from...
News August 08, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which ponders what DOTs should focus on heading into winter.
News August 08, 2016
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), in a letter regarding the troubled and delayed construction on I-26 in between Lexington and Calhoun County, laid blame on who’s at fault for those lengthy delays.   In the letter to State Senator Nikki Setzler, SCDOT Secretary Christy Hall...
Case Studies August 03, 2016
Lower Allen Township Authority, a regional municipal sewer authority in Pennsylvania, provides service in Cumberland and York counties, west of the busy Harrisburg metro area. Superintendent David Ramsey deals with the same paving and manhole maintenance challenges as any municipal sewer system...
Case Studies August 02, 2016
The intersection of Rybolt and Wesselman Roads in Green Township, Ohio, was notorious for its significant visibility problems and heavy traffic. With construction starting in 2014 on a new subdivision nearby, Hamilton County officials initiated plans to widen the intersection to allow for the...
News August 02, 2016
Over the last year, crews have been working on constructing the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway in Scioto County. According to officials with the project, crews have the $429 million project nearly halfway complete.   In its first Public, Private, Partnership (P3), the Ohio Department of...
News August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
News July 28, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is working with the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to help traffic flow in West El Paso during highway closures.   During the closure of I-10 between Executive Center and Sunland Park on Sunday, officers were...
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