Latest Road and highway construction News

Tennessee to halt most Easter weekend work on interstates

Apr. 16, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are halting most interstate road construction work for Easter weekend. The state Department of Transportation says it will pause road construction that requires lane closures from Thursday evening through Monday morning. The department says the stoppage will help...

Recovery falters in Indonesian city broken by quake disaster

Apr. 14, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Six months after Palu was ripped apart by an earthquake, tsunami and liquefying soil that sucked neighborhoods into the earth and killed thousands, a second crisis is looming as recovery efforts stumble and a city that feels ignored begs for humanitarian assistance. Thousands of...

GOP states discover a tax hike they have to like: for roads

Apr. 14, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states have decided it's time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax increases to fix roads that are crumbling from years of neglect. In the past month alone, the Republican...

China seeks to reassure Europe at Croatia summit

Apr. 12, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — China's prime minister promised Friday that his government will respect European standards and fair trade, seeking to allay concerns that it is flouting European Union competition rules with huge investments on the continent. Opening an annual summit between Eastern and Central...

Iowa, Nebraska leaders: Wet weather could slow road repairs

Apr. 11, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa and Nebraska transportation officials said Thursday that they're hoping to have nearly all roads and bridges that were damaged by last month's flooding repaired by midsummer, but that a wet spring could hamper their efforts. Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark...

China's spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

Apr. 10, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing's mounting economic and political...

Judge orders detention of former Peruvian president

Apr. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Wednesday ordered the 10-day detention of former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as part of a money laundering probe into his consulting work for the company at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. Special police agents gathered outside Kuczynski's...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins at Bristol for 8th time

Apr. 7, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Kyle Busch led a 1-2 finish with his older brother at Sunday's Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway to grab his third win of the season. Busch used late strategy under caution and didn't pit to earn the...

NYC ponders how to rebuild highway and preserve beloved view

Apr. 5, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York faces a challenge: How does it fix a disintegrating highway that serves as a critical traffic artery while preserving the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a park beloved for its cinematic views of the Manhattan skyline? Built in in the 1950s, the promenade makes up the top deck of a...

China's construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

Apr. 4, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other powers. China is hardly...