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Feds moving forward with replacement of Cape Cod bridges

Apr. 4, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Federal officials are moving forward with replacement of the bridges that connect Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday approved the final report on the project to replace the Bourne and Sagamore bridges with two new spans, the Cape Cod Times...

Tyler Peoples, left, and Jason Horn, of the Springs Rescue Mission, set up cots in the City Auditorium, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as the Colorado Springs, Colo., rescue mission sets up an isolation shelter for homeless people with symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, or who are discharged from hospitals after having been treated for it. The shelter, which opens Wednesday night, will hold up to 100 people. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

Colorado buys millions of masks, gloves as virus surge nears

Apr. 1, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is buying millions of masks, gloves and other personal protective items from Chinese and domestic manufacturers and is preparing a multi-tier system to cope with the imminent surge of coronavirus patients, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday. But Polis insisted the purchases...

West Seattle Bridge to be shored up before repair work

Mar. 27, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The West Seattle Bridge needs additional support before contractors enter the 600-foot (183-meter) arched span to complete scheduled repairs needed so the bridge can be reopened for traffic, city officials said. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the emergency bridge closure Monday after a...

Oversize load damages and closes SC bridge over I-85

Mar. 24, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

COWPENS, S.C. (AP) — An illegal, oversize load damaged a bridge over Interstate 85 in South Carolina so badly it had to be closed, transportation officials said. The load hit the deck of the state Highway 110 bridge over I-85 near Cowpens on Monday afternoon, the South Carolina Department of Transportation...

Repairs set on 6-mile stretch of I-80 in eastern Nebraska

Mar. 22, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Pavement, guardrail and bridge work are scheduled to begin March 30 on a 6-mile (9.7-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska. The project runs between the Waco and Utica interchanges. The Nebraska Transportation Department said daytime work will include repair of four...

Bridge to close for 2 months for $515,000 repair project

Mar. 18, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — A 54-year-old bridge in Rhode Island will close for more than two months as part of an approximately $515,000 repair project. The Gleaner Chapel Bridge in Scituate will be closed for 75 days starting Monday, according to the Department of Transportation. The agency will make concrete...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 16, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. March 15, 2020 The 2019 floods devastated our highways. Their restoration is impressive. March 2019 delivered a devastating blow to Nebraska and Iowa. A bomb cyclone drenched much of the two states, frozen ground was unable to absorb the moisture, and floodwaters spread dangerously across the...

State budget: Pay raises, hemp, bridges and USD building

Mar. 13, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A boost for "the big three" — the nickname in the South Dakota Capitol for teachers, state employees and support providers — was the big-ticket item on the budget lawmakers approved Thursday, but they also had money left over to fund a hemp program, build several...

Funding released to help repair flood-damaged roads, bridges

Mar. 11, 2020 4:49 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials have released emergency funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding last month in Kentucky, officials said. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Tuesday that $2 million is available to the state. Heavy rain fell across Kentucky beginning...

Evers proposes flood bills even though Assembly is done

Mar. 10, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed a multimillion dollar package of legislation Tuesday designed to control spring flooding, hoping to convince Republicans to reconvene the state Assembly to pass them. Assembly Republicans adjourned their two-year session in February and aren't...