Roads, Bridges, Highways, Tunnels

VIDEO: See the critter ‘commuters’ using the tunnel under Highway 50

The Sacramento Bee » Cameras posted in the hills of El Dorado County captured this video of some of the nocturnal critter ‘commuters’ who use a specially built Highway 50 underpass in El Dorado County — designed to reduce car-versus-wildlife crashes.  

2018-05-16T14:51:50+00:00 May 15th, 2018|California, Highways, Videos|

Iowa DOT’s Five-Year Transportation Plan Targets Interstates, Bridges

Transport Topics » Iowa Department of Transportation officials have unveiled a $3.4 billion plan to support roadway and bridge projects over the next five years.

2018-05-14T16:01:27+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Bridges, Highways, Iowa|

Caltrans Accelerates Repairs on State Route 1 in Santa Barbara County Due to SB 1 Funds

Santa Barbara Independent » Caltrans will repave more than 40 lane miles of State Route 1 from the Las Cruces Interchange (U.S. Highway 101 Separation) to south of the State Route 246 Junction in Santa Barbara County due to the funds from Senate Bill 1. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.

2018-05-14T15:25:43+00:00 May 11th, 2018|California, Highways|

Putting the Public First in Public-Private Partnerships

American Prospect » When the public sector fails to transfer enough risk to private entities or fails in its own oversight obligations, a P3 can suck government – and taxpayers — into a fiasco that costs far more than if the project was delivered through traditional means.

Republicans hope to ride a gas-tax repeal to victory

Los Angeles Times » Republicans are on the verge of turning in at least 830,000 signatures for an initiative to repeal the tax increase. Democrats say they are not worried, because the gas tax is paying for much-needed road and bridge repairs. The thinking is that President Trump’s policy decisions will be a bigger factor for voters. The initiative targets a law approved as SB 1 in April 2017 by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. It is expected to raise $5.4 billion annually for road and bridge repairs and improvements to mass transit.

2018-04-26T16:06:04+00:00 April 26th, 2018|California, Fuel Tax, Roads|
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