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Warm, Spring Weather Heralds the Return of Rhode Island's Highway Work

With construction season back, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has made plans to work on 50 road, bridge and highway projects this year. Gov. Dan McKee came together with other state leaders in mid-April to celebrate RIDOT's spring return to action at the site of one of Rhode Island's key projects, the $265 million effort to replace Providence's I-95 Northbound Viaduct....


Pennsylvania Governor Touts 40-Plus PennDOT Projects Soon to Get Under Way

With warm spring weather becoming more common, Pennsylvania's 2021 road and bridge construction is gathering increasing momentum each day. That led Gov. Tom Wolf on April 22 to highlight the more than 40 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) projects that will soon get ramped up across the six-county Hollidaysburg Region (District 9) during the new construction season....


For a Small State, Vermont's List of 2021 Transportation Projects is Long

For being one of the nation's smaller states, the Vermont Agency of Transportation's (VTrans) list of highway projects for 2021 is prodigious, indicative of the agency's responsibilities that extends far beyond replacing old pavement and fixing bridges on its state, federal and interstate roadways....


Data Reveals Federal Investment Helped Advance 22,000 Highway Improvement Projects in 2020

State governments leveraged $29 billion in federal funds to advance $70 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2020, according to new federal data. An interactive dashboard created by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides U.S....


Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes Phasing Out Pennsylvania's Gasoline Tax

Amid a deepening stalemate over financing highways and public transit, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on March 12 proposed phasing out his state's gasoline tax, the second highest in the nation, and appointed a commission to recommend alternative ways to pay for the state's needs....


New Jersey's $24B Infrastructure Plan to Benefit Citizens and Economy

Gov. Phil Murphy's approval in late June of toll hikes for three major New Jersey highways are good for road infrastructure and a boost to the state's economy, according to top construction experts. Murphy announced tolls would rise by 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike and 37 percent on the Garden State Parkway, according to news reports....


I-565 Lanes Being Built Near Huntsville Geared to Lessen Heavy Traffic

On the southwest side of Huntsville, Ala., Interstate 565 is a daily bottleneck during rush hour between the city of Madison and I-65. To help alleviate the problem, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey last year announced plans to widen the highway to three lanes in each direction....


FHWA Formally Rescinds Proprietary Products Rule

The Sept. 26 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) repeal of a 103-year-old federal procurement rule is a major victory for motorists that should spur deployment of new technologies to help save lives, minimize congestion and improve the performance of the nation's highways, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says....


N.Y. Announces $206M in New Freight-Related Projects

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Aug. 2 $206 million in new state and federal funding to strategically enhance the safety and optimization of freight goods movement across New York. This funding, provided in support of the 1,200 highway miles in New York state designated as part of the National Highway Freight Network, is targeted toward infrastructure and operational improvements that strengthen economic competitiveness, reduce congestion, decrease the cost of freight transportation, improve reliability and increase productivity....


Commission OKs $105M Contract for City's Highway Work

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has awarded a $105 million contract to expand the interchange between interstates 235 and 44 in Oklahoma City, which transportation officials say will help end bottlenecking on the two highways that each serve nearly 100,000 motorists daily....






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