Equipment World » Hurricane Florence turned large sections of Interstates 95 and 40 into rivers, cutting off major north-south and east-west connections in the eastern part of the state. A week later, after flood waters receded, work crews drilled holes in pavement near two flooded bridges at the Lumber and Black rivers. The foam was injected into the holes. It hardens and stabilizes the ground beneath the road making a permanent repair to any holes that have formed underneath, NCDOT says.
Star News Online » Board members passed a resolution supporting the concept of making the $1 billion new crossing a toll bridge — something the state has long planned to do. The N.C. Department of Transportation has not included replacing the bridge in its long-range transportation plans. So far, funds have been approved only for planning and environmental studies only in the state’s 2018-27 long-term plan.
The News & Observer » North Carolina officials on Tuesday issued the latest state permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, bringing the $6 billion interstate natural gas pipeline just one state permit away from the finish line. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality permit for a compressor station to be built in Northampton County.
The Charlotte Observer » The project, now under construction for two years, has drawn the ire commuters whose commute times have gone from 35 minutes to two hours. I-77 Mobility Partners — a subsidiary of Spain-based contractor Cintra – is responsibility for financing, designing and building the project. I-77 Mobility Partners also will operate and maintain the lanes under terms of the deal.