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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
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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 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 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...
News July 27, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) approved a $10 million federal transportation grant that will improve access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   The money will help complete a 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway in Blount and Sevier counties, improving...

Photo: Elaine Thompson, Associated Press

News July 22, 2016
The troubled project to replace Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel is $223 million over budget.   The Washington state Department of Transportation said Thursday the additional money is needed for the project, originally slated to cost $3.1 billion, because of repeated delays. Those delays...
News July 20, 2016
The superstreet project for U.S. Route 35 in Beavercreek Township, Ohio, has received a $5 million commitment in state funding.   The funding, which comes by way of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program, represents nearly half the estimated cost for the...

Photo: Dale Mader, WAVE 3 News

News July 19, 2016
An $800,000 construction project is now underway to turn one of the most dangerous intersections in New Albany, Ind., into a much safer route.   The intersection of Spring Street and Silver Street has been ranked one of the highest prone to accidents in southern Indiana. A recent study shows over a...
News July 15, 2016
As traffic worsens in east Orange County, Fla., the region's two biggest road-building agencies are quarreling over how to address the problem.   The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which is currently widening a 5-mile stretch of State Road 50 between Dean Road and Old Cheney Highway,...
Case Studies July 13, 2016
New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge is a vital component of the state’s infrastructure system. On average, it bears the load of 138,000 vehicles each day, helping commuters cross the Hudson River at one of its widest points; but the bridge, which opened to traffic in 1955, was originally designed to last...
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