ABC 33/40 » California-based contractor Granite Construction said in a statement it is “working day and night” with Alabama’s Transportation Department to address the support beam failure underpinning the Interstate 20/59 exchange. ALDOT, however, said it is “very disappointed” with Granite and that it could fine the company roughly $500,000 for every day the busy interstate remains closed.
AL.com » States probably won’t be able to raise the capital needed to implement President Trump’s infrastructure plan, according to Dennis M. Powell, Massey Powell founder and president. Since 2012, 31 states have raised infrastructure spending through gas-tax increases, fees, tolling, leasing, bonding and transfers from general funds, and many states face future pension obligations.
KTBS » This process is called the Precast Reinforced Concrete Pavement whereby the pavement is cast in another location. This is the first time the process has been tried in the State of Louisiana, but the Federal Highway Administration has had success with the process in other parts of the country.
Star-Telegram » The $340 million toll road will connect the southern part of the Metroplex to the rest of DFW. It stretches 9.7 miles from just south of Interstate 20 to U.S. 287 in Mansfield. The project is being built by the Texas Department of Transportation but will operate as a toll road and be run by the North Texas Tollway Authority.
U.S. News » Louisiana intends to use a federal transportation borrowing tool to construct $600 million in interstate projects that have been sought for decades to relieve traffic headaches, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday. The biggest-ticket project is a $350 million widening of Interstate 10 from the Mississippi River Bridge to Interstate 12 in Baton Rouge, a daily chokepoint also considered one of Louisiana’s most dangerous stretches of roadway.