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W. Va. DOT Secretary: High construction costs raise issues for Roads to Prosperity

W. Va. DOT Secretary: High construction costs raise issues for Roads to Prosperity » West Virginia’s top transportation official says that his department is concerned about a reported 8.8 percent inflation rate for construction costs as the state embarks on its $2.8 billion “Roads to Prosperity” initiative.  Among the reasons for the sharp price hike: higher prices on asphalt and tariffs that imported steel.

2018-08-08T11:55:45+00:00July 30th, 2018|Highways, West Virginia|

Officials reveal building team, architectural details of Gordie Howe International Bridge

Michigan Radio » The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has announced the private contractor that will build the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. That contractor is Bridging North America; made up of an international consortium of companies including ACS Infrastructure Canada and Fluor Corporation.

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|

Oregon on the road to freeway tolling

Portland Tribune » Oregon transportation officials will ask the federal government’s permission by year-end to impose tolls on some or all of I-5 and I-205 in the Portland area. The tolls would be designed to raise money for highway improvements and encourage some motorists to drive at less-busy times, alleviating congestion.

2018-06-18T10:36:53+00:00June 14th, 2018|Highways, Oregon, Tolling|

Bridge toll hike is ‘first step’ in solving Bay Area’s traffic woes, experts say

The Mercury News » Voters in the Bay Area have agreed to raise bridge tolls by $3 over the next six years, but that’s just the first step in what they’ll likely be asked to pay as business leaders and transportation planners sketch out a fresh series of new measures to solve the area’s traffic gridlock.

2018-06-11T08:57:57+00:00June 7th, 2018|California, Highways, Tolling|
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