KCRA » The California Department of Water Resources said it is on track to meet the Nov. 1 deadline for its second phase of construction on the Oroville Dam spillways. Crews have conducted controlled blasts to remove temporary concrete on the primary spillway. Concrete is also being poured on the emergency spillway.
KYMA » Funding from a senate bill will bring over 40 million dollars to the Imperial Valley to repair roads and pavement on state routes. Caltrans along with transportation agencies in the Imperial County laid the groundwork to improve the valley’s infrastructure. Caltrans plans to begin construction in just a few weeks.
The Hill » Fifty-five percent of Americans say the president, who unveiled a rebuilding framework earlier this year, is not giving infrastructure adequate attention, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. The poll also found that a majority of Americans, 62 percent, say the federal government is not spending enough dollars on infrastructure projects.
The Hill » House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is working to unveil an infrastructure bill this summer. A source close to the matter confirmed to The Hill that Shuster, who is retiring at the end of his current term, is working with other members of the committee to introduce a piece of legislation.
The Hill » The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday unanimously passed its bipartisan water infrastructure bill, putting the biennial legislation on track in the upper chamber. The panel’s bill, unveiled earlier this month, comes as President Trump’s sweeping infrastructure plan appears to be on ice.