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With new bridge toll, Hwy. 101 project fully funded

Argus Courier » Money from the $4.5 billion measure is earmarked for Bay Area transportation projects including $120 million to widen Highway 101 from the Sonoma-Marin county line to Novato and $100 million to improve Highway 37, although officials are unclear on those projects’ timelines.

2018-06-18T09:58:16+00:00June 17th, 2018|Bridges, California, Highways, Tolling|

Senators insist on judicial review of water tunnels project

E&E News » California’s two Democratic senators have committed themselves to opposing a controversial House provision that would block judicial review of the state’s WaterFix tunnel project. While backstage discussions have occurred, opponents of the $17 billion tunnel project recognize the judicial review ban is all but certain to pass the House as part of a fiscal 2019 Interior and EPA appropriations bill.

2018-06-18T10:30:42+00:00June 15th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Wastewater, Water|

Army Corps to fund additional $1.8B in projects with new work plan

Better Roads » The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY 2018 Work Plan includes an additional $1.772 billion provided in Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package enacted March 23. Of that amount, $956 million will go to navigation projects; $541 million for flood risk management; and $275 million for other projects.

2018-06-18T10:05:59+00:00June 15th, 2018|Funding, U.S. News|

DWR expands on response to spillway forensic report

Chico Enterprise-Record » The state Department of Water Resources has beefed up its response to the independent forensic report on what caused the Oroville Dam spillway failure last year. A revised dam safety policy, which will “further define roles and responsibilities” of the executive-level engineer, the chief dam safety engineer and other related State Water Project divisions, should be released by the end of the year.

2018-06-18T10:27:47+00:00June 14th, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

Audit: $360M needed to fix New York dams

Times Union » Dozens of dams in New York’s Capital Region are one superstorm from failure, according to a new report comptroller’s report, and pose a widespread danger should any collapse.

2018-06-18T10:41:31+00:00June 14th, 2018|Dams, New York|
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