BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bridge is not expected to open in time for a popular fireworks display due to problems found by crews repairing the span.
The Liberty Bridge in Bay City currently is closed to all traffic, WNEM-TV reported Thursday.
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the roads after the coronavirus pandemic forced many to stay at home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Belgrade was targeted by a series of bomb threats on Monday, including threats against schools, bridges, restaurants and a soccer match, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill in the Serbian capital.
NEW YORK (AP) — As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor sheds hastily erected by restaurants, and went to health classes, concerts and even therapy sessions on streets closed to traffic.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation is closing a major highway and causing traffic disruptions — on purpose.
The closure of a key segment of I-295 in Portland this weekend represents a grand experiment in which workers demolish the old bridge and slide a new one into place in 64 hours, or less than three days.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An increase in traffic fatalities last year has Kentucky officials urging drivers to focus on safety behind the wheel.
The number of fatalities on Kentucky highways rose by 26, with 806 killed in 2021 compared with 780 in 2020, according to data from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police.
LONDON (AP) — Climate-change protesters snarled traffic by blocking four London bridges on Friday, while other activists continued weeks of demonstrations targeting oil terminals across Britain.
Cars and red double-decker buses backed up along roads as hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists occupied London’s Waterloo, Blackfriars, Lambeth and Westminster bridges, calling for an end to new fossil fuel investments.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Highway Patrol officers shot a man who opened fire on them along Interstate 405 in Los Angeles early Thursday, prompting a shutdown of the major highway during the morning commute, authorities said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday defied intensifying pressure over his new border policy that has gridlocked trucks entering the U.S. and shut down some of the world's busiest trade bridges as the Mexican government, businesses and even some allies urge him to relent.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Construction starts this week to replace a 92-year-old bridge in Kentucky, the state Transportation Cabinet said.
The bridge carries Stonebridge Road over Muddy Fork, a tributary of Beargrass Creek, in Jefferson County.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Projects planned for one of Arizona's most scenic highways that will include a safety tune-up and structural improvements are expected to clog traffic along the two-lane route during work set to begin this spring and run into 2023.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state agencies collectively "lost situational awareness" and failed to keep up with growing gridlock during a January snowstorm that stranded hundreds of motorists along Interstate 95, a state-commissioned report released Friday said.
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — The Seven Mile Bridge will close temporarily to vehicle traffic early Saturday for an annual footrace over the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
Monroe County deputies will stop traffic from 6-9 a.m.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula city is closing a portion of a road to vehicular traffic every night to protect migrating salamanders.
The city of Marquette is closing a portion of Peter White Drive in Presque Isle Park from 8 p.m.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A truck fire caused a massive hours-long traffic jam on northbound U.S. Highway 101 along the south Santa Barbara County coast on Thursday.
The 5 a.m. fire in the Summerland area involved a semi loaded with green beans, Carpinteria Summerland Fire District Battalion Chief Mike Gallagher told KEYT.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama town accused of padding its municipal budget with traffic ticket revenues by having police prey on poor people is being sued by multiple people, and a county judge dismissed dozens of citations saying the credibility of its police force is “garbage.”
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — High energy costs are stoking unrest in parts of Europe, with Spain deploying more than 23,000 police officers amid a truckers’ strike Friday and farmers in France and Greece snarling traffic with their protests.
CHICAGO (AP) — Traffic jams resulted Thursday after wealthy Chicago businessman and mayoral candidate Willie Wilson donated $200,000 worth of gas at 10 service stations.
The giveaway in $50 increments started at 7 a.m., leading to some fender-benders and, at one location, at least a half-dozen patrol cars directing traffic, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city's red-light camera program is unconstitutional because too little of the money it generates through penalties ends up with the local school system, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of truckers and other motorists who have been doing rolling protests on highways encircling Washington made their way into the nation's capital Monday, snarling already-congested traffic in a demonstration against COVID-19 mandates and other grievances.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A project intended to help drivers in Covington travel north on the interstate is slated to begin this month, officials said.
Construction of a Texas Turnaround that will help move traffic north on Interstate 71/75 will begin on March 16 if weather permits, a statement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A police report says a 59-year-old motorist’s sports car was “at full acceleration,” going more than 100 mph into a busy crossroads in North Las Vegas in January, causing a multi-vehicle wreck that killed him, his passenger and seven members of a family in a minivan.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Traffic fatalities in North Dakota reached triple figures for the third straight year, the state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.
Officials said 101 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021, following back-to-back years of 100 fatalities.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A wintry mixing is causing big problems in the Kansas City area, resulting in numerous accidents and forcing schools to call off classes.
KCTV-TV reports that an icy sheen on Monday morning caused slick conditions, especially on bridges and overpasses.
PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — A 52-year-old woman drove her BMW nearly head-on into a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after failing to stop for multiple road closure signs that were in place for a 10K race over the Sunshine Skyway bridge, officials said.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A large group of truck drivers who object to COVID-19 mandates drove two loops around the beltway surrounding Washington, Sunday, deliberately moving slowly to impact traffic and make their feelings known to lawmakers in the nation's capitol.
WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) — Work is underway on a $33.5 million roadway and bridge replacement on U.S. 1 that will impact summer traffic.
The project in Woolwich calls for replacing the so-called Station 46 bridge, a span near the Taste of Maine restaurant that carries U.S.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement designed to help tens of thousands of North Carolina residents regain driving privileges only because their licenses were revoked when they couldn't afford to pay traffic fines and court costs.
EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — Three people were killed in a series of crashes involving 17 vehicles early Thursday along a stretch of Interstate 95 in Florida where visibility was very low due to fog combined with smoke from prescribed burns of vegetation, officials said.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Traffic jams and outdoor crowds are back in the Philippine capital and 38 other cities and provinces Tuesday after officials allowed businesses and public transport, including shopping malls, movie houses and restaurants, to operate at full capacity as COVID-19 cases continued to drop with more vaccinations, officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fencing installed around the U.S. Capitol for months after the January 2021 insurrection will be put back up before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday as concern grows about potential demonstrations or truck convoys snarling traffic in the nation’s capital.
DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain and drizzle is disrupting travel from Central Texas to the Great Lakes, with ice-glazed roads leading to hundreds of traffic accidents, including one in Kentucky that killed a toddler.
BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists on Wednesday blocked roads leading to Germany's three biggest airports, gluing themselves to the ground before police arrived.
Members of the group Uprising of the Last Generation said they wanted to disrupt cargo and passenger traffic at the airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing in North Dakota remained open Monday but continued to be blocked on the Canadian side by demonstrators angry over the country’s COVID-19 restrictions.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police on Monday identified a driver killed in a fiery accident on Interstate 480.
The accident on Friday closed the westbound lanes of the interstate. It happened when a 1988 Pontiac 6000 broke down in a traffic lane and was struck from behind by a 2012 Ford pickup truck.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Workers will begin next month to demolish the toll booth on the quickest way to get to the heart of Hilton Head Island.
The contractor will have 60 days to tear down the structure and paint new stripes for traffic on the Cross Island Parkway, which is also U.S.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld Montgomery’s red light camera law.
Justices ruled Friday 6-1 in favor of the city and against motorist Richard Glass who challenged the ordinance, and related state act, as unconstitutional under the Alabama Constitution.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian lawmakers expressed increasing worry Tuesday about the economic effects of disruptive demonstrations after the busiest border crossing between the U.S. and Canada became partially blocked by truckers protesting vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman was killed in a traffic accident which apparently resulted from freezing rain that made roads slick and created problems across the area, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A driver was struck and killed by gunfire while traveling on an Oakland freeway during rush hour, authorities said.
The man was driving near the Broadway exit on Interstate 880 around 5:15 p.m.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter storm that has moved across the country this week left more than a foot of snow in parts of northeastern Missouri, shutting downs schools and services and snarling traffic in both Kansas and Missouri.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The police chief of Canada’s capital said Wednesday there is likely no policing solution to end a protest against vaccine mandates and other pandemic restrictions that has snarled traffic around Parliament.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drivers, beware: Speed cameras could be on their way to a location near you thanks to President Joe Biden's infrastructure law.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's Office of Labor Standards says a traffic control company has agreed to pay more than $250,000 to settle wage theft allegations.
Officials alleged that Traffic Management Industries failed to pay its workers for required travel time and failed to consistently provide paid meal and rest breaks between 2017 and 2019.
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling nearly 54,000 cars and SUVs because their “Full Self-Driving” software lets them roll through stop signs without coming to a complete halt.
Recall documents posted Tuesday by U.S.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The sun was shining when Kim Williams hopped in her Honda Odyssey to visit a friend at a nursing home. But an unexpected downpour on the drive back left her trapped in a maze of flooded streets.
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A wrong-way crash Friday morning on a freeway on the west side of metro Phoenix killed two people, authorities said.
The head-on crash involving two vehicles occurred at about 4 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officers fatally shot a man walking on an interstate in Nashville Thursday afternoon, a deadly encounter that shut down traffic on a normally bustling travel corridor in Tennessee, authorities said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a deputy fatally shot a suspect during a pursuit which left Interstate 205 in Portland, Oregon, closed for about six hours.
KOIN reports the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the chase Thursday night and called Portland police for assistance.