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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Evening commute slow as city prepares for snow

    Evening commute slow as city prepares for snow
    Rush-hour traffic was backed up in Baltimore Wednesday night as commuters hurried home before a storm that is anticipated to drop between 6 and 8 inches of snow and ice on the area Thursday. The precipitation should start at about 10 p.m. in the form of...
  • Safety concerns block effort to raise interstate speed limit

    Iowa drivers will stay out of the fast lane for now, after lawmakers did not advance a bill that would have boosted the speed limit on interstate highways, bringing it in line with many nearby states. The bill sought to raise the speed limit on...
  • Big snows mean bigger overtime for state highway crews

    When snow falls, the overtime bill for state highway workers goes up. And up. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority paid out more than $16.1 million in overtime last year, up nearly 12 percent, according to an analysis of payroll data by the Asbury Park...
  • Fiscally conservative Nebraska lawmaker seeks higher gas tax

    A lawmaker known as a tax-cutting fiscal conservative urged his colleagues Friday to pass a fuel-tax increase to help repair Nebraska's aging roads and bridges. Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion argued that the phased-in, 6-cent-per-gallon increase would...
  • Bridge project at Turnpike's Allentown Service Plaza to start March 16

    Northbound motorists on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike should anticipate traffic slowdowns with the start of a $6.9 million project to replace the ramps and bridge leading to the Allentown Service Plaza. The Pennsylvania Turnpike...
  • TRAFFIC: Delays on both sides of HRBT, Downtown Tunnel west backed up

    At the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, westbound traffic is backed up to Granby Street. Eastbound traffic is backed up to LaSalle Avenue. Westbound traffic at the Downtown Tunnel is backed up to Campostella and Brambleton. At the Midtown Tunnel,...
  • Friday commute: All lanes closed on MD 131; no MARC service on Camden, Brunswick

    Friday commute: All lanes closed on MD 131; no MARC service on Camden, Brunswick
    All lanes are closed on MD 131 in Mays Chapel with a utility problem at Valley Field Road as of 7:32 a.m. Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A collision on Interstate 95 North in Baltimore City at the Fort McHenry Tunnel has...
  • Md speed limits could reach 70 mph

    Md speed limits could reach 70 mph
    Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday to increase the maximum speed on interstate highways to 70 mph, but don't hit the gas pedal just yet. Legislation likely headed to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk would give state highway officials authority to bump up the...
  • Construction ending on eastbound I-595 near airport

    Construction ending on eastbound I-595 near airport
    Q: What's with the phony construction zone on eastbound Interstate 595 near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport? There are orange barrels and four speed limit reductions from 65 mph to 35 mph between I-95 and U.S. 1, but one thing is missing...
  • Report: Closing the 710 Freeway gap would take years and cost billions

    Report: Closing the 710 Freeway gap would take years and cost billions
    Any major modifications to the unfinished 710 Freeway, one of Los Angeles County’s most persistent transportation controversies, would cost billions of dollars and take years to complete, according to environmental documents released Friday. In...
  • Crew sent to repair '7 Goliath potholes' on Hecktown Road

    Crew sent to repair '7 Goliath potholes' on Hecktown Road
    A road crew in Lower Nazareth Township was called out to Hecktown Road on Wednesday night to repair "seven Goliath potholes." A police officer radioed from Hecktown Road at 8:25 p.m. to report three cars had flat tires from the large potholes. "We've...