Sales Tax to Fix Roads Could Go to Voters in 2014

CDOT says about half of the state’s roads are in rough shape — and that it’ll cost hundreds of millions to fix them. Are you ready for a new sales tax?

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One in 11 Ohio bridges “structurally deficient” report says

One in every 11 bridges in Ohio is structurally deficient, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, citing a new study from Transportation for America.

About 2,400 of the state’s 27,000 bridges are deemed deficient, or “poor enough condition that some could become dangerous or be closed without near-term repair.” That’s down from 2,800 in 2011.

Ohio ranks better than average, as the share of all U.S. bridges deemed structurally deficient is one in nine.

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National Briefing | Northwest: Bridge Traffic Resumes in Washington

A temporary span replaced a section of the bridge that collapsed May 23 when it was struck by a truck with an oversize load.

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After cap expires, gas tax to go up by a tenth of a cent

North Carolina drivers should see a slight increase in prices at the pump starting July 1 when the state’s gas tax goes up by a tenth of a cent. The planned increase follows the expiration of a cap on the gas tax that was put in place by state elected …

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Virginia Drivers Might Save At The Pump This Summer

The law lowers Virginia’s gas tax from 17.5 to 3.5 cents per gallon, and increases the state sales tax from 5 percent to 5.3 percent. Without the law, some legislators feared Virginia’s road construction fund would run out of money by 2017. The law …

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Colo. 392 closed west of U.S. 85 due to sink hole

Authorities have closed Colo. 392 from Weld County Roads 35 to 37 due to a sink hole. The Colorado Department of Transportation sent out an advisory around 12:30 this afternoon to let motorists know to take alternate routes. The portion of Colo. 392 that is closed is just west of U.S. 85. The sink hole appeared to be no wider than three feet, but about three or more feet deep. Check back for more at greeleytribune.com. …

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