Latest Road and highway construction News

Car sought after construction worker struck, killed on I-81

Aug. 2, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

HARLEIGH, Pa. (AP) — State police are searching for a vehicle that fled the scene after striking and killing a construction workers on Interstate 81 in northeastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. The sedan was heading north on the interstate in the right lane, which was closed due to active nighttime...

Alice Strunck visits the site of natural springs that feed the Devils River on her family's Hudspeth River Ranch in Val Verde County north of Comstock, Texas, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Her family has owned the ranch since 1905 and encompasses part of the Devils River and several springs that feed it. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Wind farms threaten West Texas river and Air Force routes

Aug. 2, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

COMSTOCK, Texas (AP) — Exactly how the Devils River got its forbidding name is lost to history, but there is little doubt the harsh terrain and fierce natives who once reigned here played a role. “It is far from any habitation, in a barren waste surrounded by hostile Comanches, but it is a beautiful...

Raimondo unveils expanded housing and infrastructure bonding

Jul. 27, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday announced increases to her proposed housing and infrastructure and recreational bond recommendations for the upcoming state budget as part of her plan to boost Rhode Island's post-pandemic economy. The Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which the new...

Construction worker fatally struck on Indianapolis highway

Jul. 25, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A construction worker was killed early Saturday on an Indianapolis highway when he was hit by a suspected intoxicated driver, police said. The crash happened after the driver apparently didn’t merge to the left while approaching the closed right lane in a construction zone on...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019, file photo, Jon Ledecky, majority owner of the New York Islanders, watches NHL hockey game action during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens, in Uniondale, N.Y. The New York Islanders have reached a 20-year naming rights deal for their new arena with wealth management service UBS. The facility on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack will be called UBS Arena at Belmont Park. It's projected to open in time for the 2021-22 NHL season. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

UBS reaches 20-year deal for Islanders' arena naming rights

Jul. 22, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have reached a 20-year naming rights deal for their new arena with wealth management service UBS. The facility on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack will be called UBS Arena at Belmont Park, and it is projected to open in time for the 2021-22 NHL season. A $1.5...

Work on road-widening project to start in Loudon, Canterbury

Jul. 19, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Work on a road-widening project is expected to start soon on Route 106 in Loudon and Canterbury, New Hampshire. The work, scheduled to start Monday, is the second phase of the project spanning a 3.5-mile section of the road. The project also includes drainage and guardrail...

President Donald speaks during an event on American infrastructure at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

Jul. 15, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with keeping big construction projects from fouling up the environment and ensuring there is public input on major...

Trucker charged with drug use before Indiana crash killed 4

Jul. 14, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A semitrailer was going 72 mph (116 kilometers per hour) when it crashed into a car that had slowed for an Indiana highway construction zone, killing four young siblings, authorities said. The truck's driver, Corey R. Withrow, 31, of Camden, Ohio, has been charged by Wayne County...

Worker killed in construction zone in Columbia County

Jul. 14, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — A construction worker was struck and killed by a commercial truck along a Columbia County highway, according to sheriff's officials. The 29-year-old man was working in a construction zone on Highway 151 near Columbus Monday when he was hit by a truck owned by Michel's Construction. ...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

(Terre Haute) Tribune-Star. July 8 2020. Not the time to give in As cases increase nationwide, Indiana needs to stay vigilant Festering uneasiness across the country is underscored by the growing numbers of new cases of coronavirus, especially across the sun belt and western states. Arizona, Texas, California,...