Bloomberg » Across the U.S., public infrastructure is crumbling because of legislative gridlock and chronic underfunding. Roads are overcrowded, bridges are well past their expiration date, and transit systems regularly face unprecedented delays. But there will be one thing to celebrate as you seethe in traffic this weekend—a small, strange gap in I-95 is being filled.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette » Feasibility and environmental impact studies announced Wednesday by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission to determine the exact pathway of the proposed system and its projected cost should be finished by early next year. That could dovetail with the beginning of the Trump administration’s proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure program, which federal officials say will be looking to fund innovative projects.
Bucks County Courier Times » The work, which is funded completely with toll money, will focus on the stretch of highway between mileposts A31 and A38, between the Lansdale and Quakertown exits, which carries more than 65,000 vehicles a day. The end result of the three-year project will be a six-lane highway, with three lanes in each direction. The new six-lane highway also will feature full, 12-foot shoulders to the left and right of the travel lanes.
Insurance Journal » Sunoco has agreed to a $12.6 million fine over problems with a massive natural gas pipeline project, but work will resume under a consent agreement, Pennsylvania regulators said. The 350-mile project has been plagued by spills and leaks of drilling fluid and improper construction methods.