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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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…