Latest Road and highway construction News

Areas producing oil, gas in Texas see more fatal crashes

Dec. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Danielle Galvan was driving to Dallas from her parents' home in the Panhandle when her compact Chevrolet Spark crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that was attempting to back up onto U.S. 287 about 10 miles west of Wichita Falls. The 23-year-old aspiring fashion designer and...

Highway extension plans leave farmers worried about future

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — Efforts to expand the Carolina Bays Parkway north across the state border are underway, but first officials must decide which route the road will take. The North Carolina and South Carolina departments of transportation presented nine potential corridors the road could take...

Gas line installation frustrates New Jersey businesses

Dec. 6, 2019 4:38 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY (AP) — The barbers at La Latina Barber Shop on Atlantic Avenue were sitting in their own swivel chairs Tuesday morning playing games on their phones. The four men had one customer each since the shop opened, said barber David Rodriguez. Roadwork out front had slowed business from walk-in...

Maine hospital gets boost toward planned new Portland campus

Dec. 6, 2019 1:15 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Four anonymous donors are providing a Maine hospital with $1 million toward its plan to consolidate operations in the state's largest city. Northern Light Mercy Hospital received state regulatory approval earlier this year to consolidate its services and hospital operations at a...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 PM EST

Families in Vietnam mourned the 39 people who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month. The last bodies of the victims were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, laborers repaired a road in India, where the last quarter's economic...

Motorist charged with DUI accused of striking highway crew

Dec. 5, 2019 6:30 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Six members of an overnight construction crew have been hospitalized after a driver suspected of being under the influence crashed into them on a Virginia highway, authorities said. Officers from multiple state and local agencies responded to the crash in a work zone on Interstate 66...

Bridge work to create 18-mile detour for some drivers

Dec. 4, 2019 10:09 PM EST

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials announced the shut down of a major street for construction that will lead some drivers to an 18-mile detour. The state Department of Transportation said it will close Endicott Street in Laconia for up to two months to rehabilitate a bridge over the railroad...

New Mexico state income outpaces expectations

Dec. 4, 2019 12:20 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State government income for New Mexico is exceeding expectations set out by agency economists. A revenue tracking report from the Legislature on Tuesday showed state general fund income of $8 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30. That is $85 million higher than a recent...

New NYPD commissioner: Keep crime low, perceptions high

Dec. 2, 2019 5:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s newly sworn-in police commissioner has told the force he wants to change a media-driven misperception that officers and the communities they patrol have a bad relationship. Dermot Shea took the oath from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at a police headquarters...

Sewer line repairs to close streets in Charleston

Nov. 29, 2019 4:34 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sewer line repairs in parts of Charleston will result in street closures in December. A city news release says the work will begin on Dec. 2. One project will temporarily close the south side sidewalk and vehicle land of the 1600 block of Quarrier Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....