Latest Road and highway construction News

Traffic snarled after overpass debris falls onto I-90

Jul. 24, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — Multiple lanes of Interstate 90 eastbound have been shut down in Charlton after debris from an overpass fell onto the roadway on Saturday, according to Massachusetts State Police. Eastbound traffic was backed up for five miles Saturday morning...

Candidate for governor says he did not cause fatal accident

Jul. 23, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Charlie Gerow, a Republican who announced his candidacy for governor last month, said Friday that he is cooperating with a police investigation into an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed, and that shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for seven hours. ...

China's Xi visits Tibet amid rising controls over religion

Jul. 23, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernized infrastructure. State media...

Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...

Black lawmaker hopes highway project can right an old wrong

Jul. 22, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harold Love Jr. raised his voice over the blare of traffic from the interstate above as he stood near the spot where his family's home was razed to rubble a half-century ago. Love recounted the fight his father put up in the 1960s, before he was born, to reroute the...

All 14 workers lost in tunnel flood in China confirmed dead

Jul. 22, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The bodies of all 14 workers trapped when a tunnel under construction was flooded last week have been recovered, authorities in southern China said Thursday. A brief statement on the Zhuhai city government’s social media site gave no further information...

Maine looks to protect wetlands to offset highway project

Jul. 22, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

HOLDEN, Maine (AP) — Maine officials have proposed preserving more than 1,600 acres of wetlands to help offset the environmental impact of a highway construction project that has drawn criticism. The Holden wetlands would serve as an offset for the impact of the...

Experts: Spend opioid settlement funds on fighting opioids

Jul. 21, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

As a $26 billion settlement over the toll of opioids looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a cautionary tale of runaway government spending and missed opportunities for saving more lives. Mere fractions of the $200...

Woman gets 10 years in fatal I-71 construction zone crash

Jul. 21, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A driver convicted of killing one worker and injuring another in a construction zone on an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison. Sabra Tolliver, 33, of Lakewood was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty earlier...

Brattleboro gauges $200K plus in damage from weekend storm

Jul. 21, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The town of Brattleboro is reporting more than $200,000 in damage to roads and bridges from a weekend rain storm. An initial assessment was completed on Sunday, the Brattleboro Reformer reported. “It’s going to be six...