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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Turnpike widening: What's the ultimate destination?

    Q: The progress on adding extra lanes on the Turnpike's Northeast Extension, I-476, from the mainline Turnpike to Lansdale is just stunning and monumental, but it all ceases just past mile marker 26, and it looks as though the effort will have to begin...
  • Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge

    Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge
    The board of George Lucas' proposed museum on Wednesday unanimously agreed to take up Chicago's offer of a lakefront site to house the “Star Wars” creator's trove of art and movie memorabilia. The location south of Soldier Field has...
  • PennDOT detours concrete barriers for Basin Street

    Q: There was news last year about a series of safety improvements planned for Basin Street between Union and Auburn streets in Allentown. Is that still going forward, and if so, what is the time frame for that much needed work? — Samuel C....
  • Parking meter firm's take from city rises

     Parking meter firm's take from city rises
    City Hall paid $6.5 million during the past year to the company that's leasing Chicago's parking meters — about $500,000 more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration predicted when it renegotiated the deal. Although there was a higher tab to...
  • Signals planned at Schantz Road and Routes 222 and 863

    Q: According to a recent Morning Call article, temporary traffic lights will be installed on Route 222 where it meets Schantz Road, and where it meets Route 863 just to the east. Why would the lights be temporary? There is no doubt that a safety upgrade...
  • Unpaved roads create rough rides, many questions

    Q: I would like to know why PennDOT milled and failed to repave Cedar Crest Boulevard at the Tilghman Street intersection and beneath the I-78 bridge last fall. The section under the bridge is decaying rapidly due to winter damage, requiring PennDOT to...
  • Tollway poised to award contract to firm accused of hiring fraud

    Tollway poised to award contract to firm accused of hiring fraud
    The Illinois Tollway is poised to award a hefty construction contract to a New York-based firm that was accused of fraud in connection with minority hiring for a tunnel project in that city, the Tribune has learned. Judlau Contracting Inc.'s $64 million...
  • With highway fund running dry, DOT and Congress look for revenue

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it would start limiting payments to states for road and transit projects next month in an attempt to conserve the federal Highway Trust Fund's rapidly diminishing cash balance. Usually,...
  • Broadway in South Whitehall closed again, burdening Tilghman Street and Cetronia Road

     
    Broadway between Parkway and Cetronia roads in South Whitehall Township is closed again, for those of you who weren't already aware, worsening the rush-period traffic jams on Tilghman Street and on Parkway and Cetronia roads, as if those headaches weren't...
  • One more way used car buyers can get used

    If you're spending your long holiday weekend strolling through used car lots, here's something else to ask your salesman while you're kicking the tires. Is this car under any recalls? You'd think a dealer would have to fix a recall defect on a used...
  • Police radar proposal is about money, not traffic safety

    New highway safety legislation in Harrisburg is not about highway safety at all. It's about the lust for money. If politicians and police officers had any interest in safety, they first would get serious about cracking down on drunk drivers, dangerous...