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West Seattle Bridge repairs slated to finish by mid-2022

Nov. 30, 2021 15:17 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that repairs on the closed West Seattle Bridge are on schedule and the bridge should reopen for vehicular traffic sometime in mid-2022. Durkan said in a news conference that the city is on time and on budget, adding...

West Virginia artist helps restore Barrackville bridge

Nov. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EST

BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In his 10 years living in Barrackville, Graham Curry has always appreciated the town’s covered bridge. “(The bridge) is kind of something that is associated with the town... it reflects the life and vibrance of the town,” Curry said....

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 22, 2021 10:11 AM EST

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Dubuque community thankful for John Deere, its workers This week, as people from all walks of life take a moment to reflect on all they have to be grateful for, many in our community will give thanks...

Frustration boils over about Louisiana road and bridge work

Nov. 19, 2021 16:59 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana readies for an infusion of federal infrastructure cash, a powerful state senator Friday said he's so dissatisfied with the state transportation department's handling of road and bridge money that he's ready to “blow it up and start over.” ...

Eastern Kentucky counties receive $1.1M for flood damage

Nov. 19, 2021 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Johnson, Lawrence and Morgan counties have been awarded roughly $1.1 million to help repair local infrastructure damaged by flooding that occurred over the past two years, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funds announced Thursday will help the...

Governors abandon pact to reduce transportation pollution

Nov. 18, 2021 19:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is abandoning his administration's ambitious plan to create a multi-state compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution after the deal failed to gain traction in other states. The announcement comes after Democratic...

BMW to expand in South Carolina with $100M logistics center

Nov. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EST

GREER, S.C. (AP) — BMW will expand its South Carolina operations with the construction of a $100 million logistics center, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s office says. The facility will be located near the German automaker’s existing factory in Greer,...

House votes to halt PennDOT plan to toll bridges for repairs

Nov. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A plan to add tolls on nine bridges suffered a setback Tuesday when the Pennsylvania state House passed a bill to void the proposal, although the legislation requires one more Senate vote and faces opposition from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The...

Biden touts infrastructure bill at snowy, rusty bridge in NH

Nov. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EST

WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — Fighting sagging poll ratings, President Joe Biden set out Tuesday on a national tour to persuade everyday Americans of the benefits of his big, just-signed infrastructure plan. First stop: a snowy, rusty bridge in New Hampshire, a state that gave him no love in last...

What $1T federal infrastructure law means for Michigan

Nov. 16, 2021 06:41 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The $1 trillion federal infrastructure spending law includes billions of dollars for Michigan, including to fix roads, replace lead water pipes and expand access to high-speed internet and electric vehicle charging stations. Members of Congress...