Company uses composites to simplify bridge construction
BREWER, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that spun off from the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center aims to make bridge construction faster, cheaper and more...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Work crews plan to close one of the busiest stretches of the Las Vegas Strip overnight for construction of a new pedestrian overpass.
BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are warning recreational boaters on the Mississippi River to remain vigilant amid the ongoing construction of a new Interstate 74 span linking Iowa and...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is halting highway and bridge construction projects to make it easier for motorists to get to their destinations during the extended Fourth of July...
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Even though the Village of East Davenport has stayed dry during the flood, business owners are facing difficult decisions as slow traffic causes sales to slump.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov Ned Lamont says the Connecticut Department of Transportation has successfully replaced two bridge spans near Interstate 95 in Stamford, a project that required the...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers ended a sometimes contentious and fast-paced legislative session Friday that included enacting a near-total ban on abortion and raising the state gasoline...
MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — The body of a missing construction worker has been recovered from the Cimarron River.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say the body of 36-year-old Edwardo Garcia of...
Indiana awards $115M for local road and bridge projects
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 200 Indiana cities, towns and counties have been awarded a combined $115 million in state matching funds for local road and bridge projects.
Ivey signs gas tax increase into law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama drivers will see a 10-cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax to fund road and bridge construction, under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Alabama Gov....
The Latest: Ivey signs gas tax increase into law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a proposed gas tax increase(all times local):
Alabama Gov, Kay Ivey has signed a 10-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax increase into law.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Drivers in Alabama would see a 10-cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax to fund road and bridge construction, under legislation approved Friday by the state House...
Gov. Kay Ivey calls special session on gas tax
MONGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday called state lawmakers into an immediate special session focused on her proposed gasoline tax increase to fund road and bridge...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As she stakes out an agenda for her first full term as governor, one of Republican Gov. Kay Ivey's initiatives is a proposed 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase to fund road...
Ivey proposing 10 cent gas tax hike in Alabama
MAPLESVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday proposed a 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase to fund road and bridge construction in a state where she says the infrastructure is...
Gov. Kay Ivey set to announce infrastructure plan
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to announce a gas tax proposal this week as infrastructure improvement takes center stage in this year's legislative session.
The Latest: Ivey: Unite to “build a brighter future”
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on inauguration festivities in Montgomery. (all times local):
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has begun her first full term as governor, promising to help build a foundation for the state's future.
The 74-year-old governor was sworn into office Monday on the steps of the Alabama Capitol.
Ivey used her inauguration speech to talk about coming initiatives in infrastructure and corrections.
Lawmakers weigh possible gas tax measure in March session
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers could debate a possible gasoline tax increase to fund road and bridge construction when they return to Montgomery in March.
Citing congested and neglected roadways and crumbling bridges, legislative leaders said a gas tax measure to improve infrastructure will be a major topic of the 2019 session.
Construction-related lane closures suspended for holidays
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways are being suspended during peak holiday travel periods over the next two weekends.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces Friday that the temporary shutdowns will make it easier for New Yorkers and visitors to the state to get to and from their destinations for Christmas and New Year's.
Indonesian police say 32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia's restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday.
Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a remote mountainous village in Nduga district.
Overnight closures on I-15 in Lehi scheduled for bridge work
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Traffic on a 2-mile (3-kilometer) segment of Interstate 15 in Lehi will be rerouted overnight Wednesday and Thursday nights for bridge construction that's part of a freeway widening project.
The Utah Department of Transportation says southbound I-15 will be closed Wednesday night between 2100 North and Lehi Main Street and that northbound I-15 will be closed Thursday night in the same area.
Tours show off $322M Iowa-Illinois bridge construction
BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Department of Transportation officials are giving tours of the new $322 million bridge being built to connect Bettendorf to Moline, Illinois.
Washington Bridge construction project set to begin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island transportation officials will begin work on the Washington Bridge Monday.
Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti tells WPRI-TV the project will cost about $22.3 million and should be finished by fall 2020. Alviti says the westbound side of the bridge is "structurally deficient."
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The remnants of a centuries-old Native American fort and several thousand artifacts have been found at a railroad bridge construction site in Connecticut.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice says motorists can use a website to view ongoing West Virginia road and bridge construction projects.
Justice said Monday the website Drive Forward WV lists details on 600 construction projects across the state.
LA County destroys thousands of seized guns
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — More than 3,500 guns seized in Los Angeles County have been melted and converted into rebar for highway and bridge construction.
The county Sheriff's Department held its 25th annual gun destruction event this week at the Gerdau steel mill in Rancho Cucamonga.
Handguns, rifles and automatic weapons collected in criminal investigations and probation seizures, as well as guns turned in by citizens were melted at 3,000 degrees in the mill, which recycles scrap metal.
Loose highway plate damages about 18 vehicles
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island transportation officials say as many as 18 vehicles were damaged when a metal plate came loose during bridge construction on Interstate 95.
Most of the vehicles suffered blown tires.
State police say the trouble began at about 4 a.m. Friday when the construction plate came loose in the northbound lanes near the East Greenwich-Warwick line.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say police agencies across New York state will be boosting patrols to crack down on drunk and reckless driving over the Memorial Day weekend.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state police are joining local law enforcement agencies to increase patrols starting Friday and lasting through Monday, one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. The Democrat says drivers can expect to encounter sobriety checkpoints on some New York roads over the weekend.
HONESDALE — State transportation officials unveiled a $464 million summer road and bridge construction program Monday for six Northeast Pennsylvania counties that will affect 610 miles of roads and 83 bridges.
In Luzerne County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has hired contractors to pave and/or repair almost nine miles of Lakeside Drive around Harveys Lake and almost five miles of Route 115 in Bear Creek Twp. Contractors will pave more than
Des Moines amphitheater to close for bridge construction
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A riverfront amphitheater that draws thousands of people to downtown Des Moines will close for two years to accommodate the construction of a bridge.
The Simon Estes Amphitheater will be closed from 2019-20, the Des Moines Register reported.
Oftentimes new road and bridge construction seems to get the lion's share of attention while improving existing thoroughfares, when safety concerns are raised, tends to get, well, less attention. By some residents' accounts, it's taken 15 years, maybe longer, to address a dangerous steep bend and sight-line issues along Route 356 near Freeport Bridge in Allegheny Township. Clearly what's proposed in this $15 million to $20 million project will make a significant difference. Here's to getting the job done on time; drivers who frequent this route have waited long enough.
POCATELLO — Crews have begun construction work on the Benton Street Bridge in Pocatello.
Construction work is expected to last until June 2019. The city of Pocatello said that during the project, traffic on the bridge will be limited to one lane of travel in each direction and one sidewalk for pedestrians. The traffic control measures will begin in April.
There are no safety concerns at two bridges on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that were constructed with the same technique used to build the pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Florida last week, a turnpike commission spokeswoman said Monday.
The two turnpike bridges — one in western Pennsylvania, one in Lehigh County, about 60 miles south of Wilkes-Barre — were constructed in the fall using a method known as Accelerated Bridge Construction, or ABC.
There are no safety concerns at two bridges on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that were constructed with the same technique used to build the pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Florida last week, a turnpike commission spokeswoman said Monday. The two turnpike bridges — one in western Pennsylvania, one in Lehigh County, about 60 miles south of Wilkes-Barre — were constructed in the fall using a method known as Accelerated Bridge Construction, or ABC. “With this technique, the new bridge is...
A new ramp will soon carry drivers up to the Eisenhower Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River at Red Wing, a step closer to the bridge’s eventual replacement next year.
As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride.
The pedestrian bridge on the edge of the Miami-area campus was a signature achievement of the school's Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, a research group set up with federal funding a few years ago to show how spans could be built faster and cheaper in the U.S.
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Expect one-lane traffic through construction zones
The Nebraska Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 12, on the Dwight East Bridges on N-66 (Reference Post 52.5 to Reference Post 55.5), according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Constructors, Inc. of Lincoln has the $2,807,735 contract.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday on Nebraska Highway 66 near Dwight in Butler County.
The upgrade will be done on the Dwight East Bridges, the Nebraska Department of Transportation said.
The project includes grading, culvert work and bridge construction, officials said.
Connecticut has the highest administrative costs for road and bridge projects in the nation — and its transportation system is among the worst, a new report claims.
In 2015 the state spent over $99,000 per mile on administrative costs associated with building and repairing roads and bridges, the most in the nation, according to The Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank linked to the oil industry.
Clarification: Bonner Bridge-Channel Closure story
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Feb. 5, The Associated Press reported that the Oregon Inlet navigation channel will be closed between February and May so that the new Bonner Bridge can be built safely.
The N.C. Department of Transportation says the channel will be closed sporadically between February and May to allow for the new bridge construction. The department said closures would be posted at least 48 hours in advance.
December 12, 1967 Construction progress made on Spruce Street bridge Construction and excavation were progressing on the Spruce Street bridge in Scranton. Crews finished temporary retaining walls, diverting Roaring Brook and excavation work near the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad tracks. The bridge was being built to connect with the Central Scranton Expressway. County’s Christmas bureau nearly $3,000 short of goal The Christmas Bureau of Lackawanna County welfare planning committee announced it was...
Work to replace the Mt. Pleasant Road bridge, which spans Sewickley Creek in Norvelt, has been delayed to the week of Dec. 11 — or possibly later.
The contractor, Walsh/Granite of Robinson Township, was to begin work next week, but a subcontractor is unable to start for another week or perhaps until Dec. 18, said Jeff Rossi, a spokesman for Walsh/Granite.
Windsor, Ontario — The $2.1 billion Gordie Howe International Bridge remains on track to be constructed beginning in 2018 but has no completion date target.
"We can't give a completion date, but significant construction will start next year," said Brad Wieferich, director of the bureau of development for the Michigan Department of Transportation.
LEOMINSTER - State officials are expecting work on a project reconstructing a half-mile stretch of Route 13 to begin in spring of 2020.
The project, which was presented to the public in a forum hosted by the state Department of Transportation Tuesday evening, would cover .4 miles of Main Street from its intersection with Prospect Street to its intersection with Haws Street and will continue on Haws Street for another .1 miles.
Inside Electric Fetus, youll find displays of Prince memorabilia, kitschy socks, jewelry made by local artists, and, of course, a vast selection of vinyl records and CDs for just about every musical taste.
About the only thing you wont find at the treasured record store with its creaky wood floor just south of downtown Minneapolis: lots of customers.
Our View: Arizonans will flock to roads, many of which need repair
Arizonans celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday this week in California better be prepared for some sticker shock. A new gasoline tax this month assured California gas prices are the highest in the nation.
With AAA projecting a record number of Arizonans on the road this holiday — almost 850,000 — it’s a sure bet many will take a big gulp when filling up in California. At an average of $3.28 per gallon, California’s prices are almost 90 cents per gallon higher than Arizona.
Bridge replacement underway on Three Notch Road in Catoosa County; project expected to take a year
Residents are having to find an alternate route for an area of Three Notch Road in Catoosa County after the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) began a year-long bridge replacement project last week.
The bridge, which covers Peavine Creek, has caused traffic to be redirected onto Post Oak Road and Poplar Springs Road.
The project is expected to take a year to complete.
The Latest: Scientists: Quake test of bridge design worked
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno (all times local PDT):
Scientists at Nevada earthquake lab are declaring success after testing new bridge designs they created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction after quake damage. T
The University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the test Wednesday, a day after the big Mexico earthquake.