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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Overhaul on Route 59 tweaks lane flow once again

    Overhaul on Route 59 tweaks lane flow once again
    Hard hats and steel-toed boots are de rigueur once again along Route 59 on the border of Naperville and Aurora. With the return of warm weather, construction on the Illinois Department of Transportation's two-year, $118 million overhaul of the state...
  • Tollway ends deal that guaranteed union labor on projects

    Tollway ends deal that guaranteed union labor on projects
    The Illinois Tollway board has voted to scrap a 20-year-old agreement that requires contractors to use union workers on construction projects in exchange for assurances against strikes, slowdowns or walkouts. By a 6-3 vote Thursday — a rare show...
  • Before fatal crash, truck company flagged

    ATLANTA Federal inspectors had warned of a possible calamity involving the carrier that owns the truck that initiated a multiple car pileup near Savannah early Wednesday morning, killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students. Now, as...
  • Bill would let motorcyclists drive between cars during jams

    The Oregon Senate on Thursday backed a bill allowing motorcycles to pass between cars or trucks during highway traffic jams. Senators responded to motorcyclists who say it's safer for them to drive around vehicles than to face the constant risk of...
  • Pricey plan looks to alleviate Houston interstate congestion

    Texas transportation officials have unveiled a bold plan to reconfigure a major interstate through downtown Houston that would place lanes below ground level, alleviate congestion and give the city a dramatic face lift. The Texas Department of...
  • From dimensions to location to electrical wires, Warwick offers a unique baseball setting

    From dimensions to location to electrical wires, Warwick offers a unique baseball setting
    NEWPORT NEWS — In describing what makes Warwick High’s baseball field the most unique on the Peninsula, if not the 757, let’s begin with the setting. To the left, some 100 feet behind the third-base line, is Warwick Boulevard. When...
  • Start date for Oak Street bridge project not yet set

    Start date for Oak Street bridge project not yet set
    The schedule for replacing the Oak Street Bridge will become clearer after Hinsdale officials attend an Illinois Department of Transportation pre-construction meeting about the project May 8. "IDOT is the one controlling the project," said Village...
  • Rising speed limits spur safety concerns

    WASHINGTON Wisconsin state Rep. Paul Tittl drives his Toyota Prius 140 miles from his home district to the state capitol in Madison every week. Usually, he keeps up with the fast-moving traffic on the highway. But one day, he decided to lower the pace and...
  • Batavia council nixes Route 31 median after years of planning

    A proposed pedestrian median on Route 31 that has been in the works for three years was suddenly scrapped Tuesday night by the Batavia City Council. Aldermen decided they didn't agree with the location. While council members will still vote on the...
  • The road to a better Route 22 will test patience

    The road to a better Route 22 will test patience
    Anyone who has driven Route 22 at the wrong time knows that the mere sight of a construction crew can bring a taillight-flashing, highway-clogging, headache-making traffic jam. Well, the construction crews are coming — and so is a prolonged...
  • 'Neglected' River Road tops Waukegan's $31.5M construction plan

    'Neglected' River Road tops Waukegan's $31.5M construction plan
    River Road on Waukegan's far west side will be among the first in line for resurfacing after the City Council approved $7.4 million worth of contracts this week for the first phase of a proposed three-year, $31.5 million street-improvement program....