A portion of Highway 1 in Big Sur has reopened. Now what?

Los Angeles Times » A 35-mile stretch of Highway 1 has reopened to traffic after a winter-storm landslide cut it off. However, the reopened section is accessible only via an inland route and remains hemmed in by coastal highway closures north and south.

2017-08-11T11:15:34+00:00 August 11th, 2017|California, Highways|

Carpool lanes, digital signs will change how Las Vegas drives

Las Vegas Review Journal » Rather than express lanes, motorists will be able to access carpool lanes along Interstate 15. And, giant, dynamic digital screens will tell us how fast to drive and warn of potential traffic snarls. The improvements are part of the $1 billion Project Neon, which calls for widening the Spaghetti Bowl freeway interchange of I-15 and U.S. Highway 95 by 2019. Just a year into construction, Project Neon is about 40 percent complete.

2017-08-09T12:50:06+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Highways, Nevada|

MoPac and the Expensive Mess That Never Ends

The Austin Chronicle » As construction continues on MoPac’s long overdue toll lanes, CH2M, the Colorado-based engineering company responsible for the project’s design and construction – originally scheduled for completion in Sep­tem­ber 2015 – reported in its March 31 quarterly report that its disruption of Austin’s westside commute was “approximately 75% complete.” The delays have come with extreme cost overruns at CH2M; the company estimated them at $121.3 million in March, and blamed both the cost and delays on seemingly everything short of a plague of locusts

2017-08-09T10:33:13+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Design-Build, Highways, Texas, Tolling|

Final miles of I-69 expected to take years, $1.5 billion to complete

Indianapolis Business Journal » As the state moves closer to starting work on the final stretch of the Interstate 69 extension, one thing is clear: It’s going to take many years and lots of money to complete the last 26 miles of the Evansville-to-Indianapolis project.

2017-08-09T15:19:50+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Highways, Indiana, Public-Private Partnerships|

Eisenhower Expressway widening project gets federal approval

Chicago Tribune » According to officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Transportation approved phase 1 of the plan, though there is still no funding commitment to actually complete the work.

2017-08-09T14:04:33+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Highways, Illinois, Public-Private Partnerships|
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