move_fb_twitterMaryland congressman proposes new funding system for roads

Congressman John Delaney, D-Maryland, wants to set up a $50 billion federal fund, from which local governments could borrow for local road projects, WTOP reported.

In the past, Congress has always allocated money to states, who then decide which local projects get done. But with money tight at the federal level, Delaney has come forward with another idea. Delaney says that the fund would allow states to use the money on what they need most, whether it be bridge safety, more roads, light rail or…

Full Story at Denver Business Journal

DFW Connector Undergoes $1B Upgrade

Kiewit-Zachry team employs a detailed plan to shave costs and schedule, putting the 8.4-mile project on track to finish a year early.

Full Story at Engineering News-Record

Diagonal work drags on, but CDOT says Niwot intersection will be done this week

Considering its importance as a trans-county arterial — and the fact that the work is months behind schedule — it’s no surprise state transportation officials have been getting an earful about a pair of intersection reconstruction projects on the Diagonal Highway.

Full Story at Colorado Daily

U.S. 36 overhaul: Moving into “the meat” of construction

The $425 million U.S. 36 widening effort moves into what construction managers are calling “the meat” of the endeavor. Miles more of roadway will be squeezed into constricted lanes, three major bridges will be pulverized and brought to the ground and the new concrete road surface will get its first pour starting late next month.

Full Story at Colorado Hometown Weekly

All access to Old Fall River Road closed due to repairs

Historic Old Fall River Road, the popular historic one-way dirt road from the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park to the Alpine Visitor Center will close to all uses from June 17 through July 2 for damage repair.

Full Story at Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Boulder seeks public input on transit system

Whether you drive an hour to your job in Boulder or exclusively use the bus to get around town, city officials want to hear your opinions on how to improve transit in Boulder and around the region.

Full Story at Colorado Daily

RTD working behind the scenes to ready debut of bus rapid transit

While visible roadway construction activity has been ongoing on U.S. 36 for nearly a year, work by the Regional Transportation District to prepare for prime time the corridor’s critical transit element has occurred largely behind the scenes.

Full Story at Colorado Daily

Work begins on Colo. 14 bridge near Ault

After a brief delay because of signage issues, the Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Colo. 14 over the Coal Bank Creek, three miles west of Ault near mile marker 149. The closure will begin at midnight tonight. A detour will be in place during the 28-day closure until July 17. The detour will require drivers to use Colo. 257, Colo. 392 and U.S. 85. The closure will allows construction crews to build a new bridge and reconstruct the roadway, according to a CDOT news release. The existing bridge was built in 1935 and is structurally deficient. It warrants replacement …

Full Story at Greeley Tribune

Batt urges Idahoans to fund roads

Phil Batt speaks in Boise on Thursday. BOISE, Idaho – Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt urged Idahoans Thursday to step up and fund road improvements, saying failure to raise the gas tax for nearly 20 years is destroying the system generations of Idahoans built.

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STATE AFFAIRS: Illinois roads wearing out fast

Yet the 19-cent-a gallon state gas tax hasn’t been raised since 1990, and its yield is declining, as drivers use fewer gallons in their fuel efficient and hybrid cars. State policymakers lurch from five-year plans to no plans for several years to yet …

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Brush / I-76 Travel Closure Update

An upcoming phase of CDOT’s I-76 Fort Morgan to Brush project will involve concrete paving and installation of drainage pipe through the current westbound I-76 on- and off-ramps at State Highway 71.

Full Story at Akron News Reporter

Loveland applies for state funding toward Highway 402 project

The city of Loveland would like to take over about seven miles of Highway 402, but not without financial assistance for improvements from the road’s current owner.

Full Story at Loveland Reporter-Herald

Brown: Gas tax opponents need economics lesson

Responding to potential gubernatorial foes who have criticized or pledged to repeal Maryland’s recent gas tax increase, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Thursday said his opponents might need a lesson in economic development. Speaking to a group of…

Full Story at The Daily Record

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