Latest Road and highway construction News

Highway named for ex-lawmaker who worked for road expansion

Jun. 14, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Friends, family and former colleagues gathered Monday in Booneville to remember former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy and to unveil a sign that names a segment of a highway in his honor. McCoy was 77 when he died in...

Storm heavily damages carriage roads at Acadia National Park

Jun. 14, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The beloved carriage roads at Acadia National Park suffered heavy damage from a severe recent rainstorm, the National Park Service said Monday. The rainstorm hit Bar Harbor in the early hours of June 9. The park service said 10 miles (16...

Costa Rica moves on massive public corruption investigation

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities executed dozens of searches and arrests Monday as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation centered on the awarding of road construction and maintenance contracts. Walter Espinoza, director of the Judicial...

Indiana rushes to spend virus relief aid on new jobs program

Jun. 14, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators scrambled in the final days of their session to make decisions on spending the state’s $3 billion share of the $350 billion in federal coronavirus relief money approved this year for state and local governments. Like many...

Officials push Nebraska to complete long-delayed expressways

Jun. 13, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in northeast Nebraska continue to press the state to complete it's long-delayed system of four-lane expressways to connect every community larger than 15.000 people to an Interstate. About 178 miles of the 600-mile system remains undone 33...

Deluge causes lasting damage on Acadia carriage road

Jun. 12, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park has closed a section of carriage roads for repairs following a deluge last week. Officials said it could take up to two months to repair the carriage road after thunderstorms Tuesday night overwhelmed culverts and damaged...

Bridge construction halted when debris chunks fall on road

Jun. 10, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Construction of the 119th Street bridge in Olathe is on hold after drivers reported debris — one described it as “baseball size” — fell onto Interstate 35. The Kansas City Star reported Thursday that dozens of people...

W.Va. lawmakers approve using federal aid, spending on roads

Jun. 07, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers Monday poured federal funds and extra state cash into road repairs, health care, and education programs such as school lunches. It was the Republican-led legislature's first special session of the year, called by the...

Flood debt settlement appeared in reach, but senators balk

Jun. 07, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has for years owed millions of dollars to residents whose homes flooded because of interstate construction work, but lawmakers continue to balk at making the payment, even after a proposed settlement deal appeared within reach. After...

Berlin police detain journalists at anti-Autobahn protest

Jun. 05, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police said 13 journalists were detained Saturday while reporting on a protest by environmentalists against the construction of a highway in the German capital. The journalists were covering an early-morning blockade of the construction site of the...