MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers trying to save endangered crayfish during bridge construction in southern West Virginia ended up discovering new tricks to increase the population, the Charleston...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The idea of constructing a new bridge to span the Mobile River is back on the table on Alabama’s coast, where opposition to tolls killed the $2 billion project last...
MONDAMIN, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa highway construction worker has died after being hit by a speeding tire that came loose from a pickup truck, officials said.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A major Los Angeles-area freeway will be completely closed for four nights this week as crews replace three bridges.
LYME, N.H. (AP) — An 83-year-old bridge connecting New Hampshire and Vermont has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
The 471-foot Lyme-East Thetford Bridge connects the...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state panel on Thursday authorized borrowing $3.5 billion to roughly double spending on Michigan road and bridge construction over five years, a step Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Department of Transportation celebrated the early completion of a crucial bridge on Thursday.
The $10.8 million Oxford Street Bridge project wrapped...
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A construction worker is in critical condition after falling nearly 30 feet from a bridge construction site in Georgia.
The Telegraph reports the incident happened about...
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...
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...
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.
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....
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.