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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Shrinking revenue spurs gas tax alternatives

    WASHINGTON It was the potholes that convinced real estate broker Lester Friedman that there had to be a better way to pay for road construction and repairs. Friedman, who lives in Bend, Ore., drives about 8,000 miles a year in his 1999 Chevrolet...
  • Congress OKs highway funding fix at last minute, but problem isn't solved

    WASHINGTON Hours before the federal government was set to reduce payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress approved a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in some ways, the damage already...
  • Chicago Riverwalk extension no cakewalk

    Chicago Riverwalk extension no cakewalk
    Building land on water isn't an everyday job, and the $100 million project to extend the Chicago Riverwalk requires more than getting toes wet. Just ask Randy Howland, who heads a team of divers in the welding and carpentry trades. The divers are in the...
  • For Broward County School Board: Brunson, Mayersohn, Levinson, Rupert and Sakhnovsky

    District 1: Felicia Brunson offers fresh eyes, energy In the Broward County School District 1 race, voters will choose between a veteran incumbent and a rising star. They should aim high and choose the latter: Felicia Brunson. District 1 covers...
  • Demolition of building to bring traffic delays Saturday at Young Circle

    Demolition of building to bring traffic delays Saturday at Young Circle
    The Town House Apartments, a 12-story tower on the northeast corner of Young Circle, is slated for demolition at 10 a.m. Saturday. Motorists are being asked to avoid Federal Highway and the northeast side of Young Circle to avoid traffic delays. The...
  • Wilton Manors woman grabs victim by throat, slams her head into pavement, police say

    A Wilton Manors woman remained jailed Thursday after police say she grabbed a woman by the throat in the parking lot of a Davie nightclub and then punched her in the face. Katherine Montez, 31, is charged with aggravated battery, a second-degree felony....
  • Pine Island Road to be widened

    Work is slated to begin next summer to widen a stretch of Pine Island Road from Nova Drive to State Road 84 in Davie. The $9.4 million project, which will widen the road from four to six lanes, is scheduled to be done in six phases and take 22 months...
  • A1A getting makeover north of Sunrise Boulevard

    A1A getting makeover north of Sunrise Boulevard
    – A storm-battered stretch of State Road A1A is getting a permanent face lift, with amenities that will make it much more inviting for bicyclists and pedestrians. Work is set to begin this week on $11.8 million project to rebuild the road between...
  • Upgrades planned at 200-plus railroad crossings; here's what you need to know

    Upgrades planned at 200-plus railroad crossings; here's what you need to know
    Safety improvements are coming to more than 200 railroad crossings in many of the coastal downtowns from Miami to West Palm Beach — so don't be surprised if you this fall start seeing construction work altering your commute. New lights, gates,...
  • Fort Lauderdale aquatic center still has troubled waters

    Fort Lauderdale aquatic center still has troubled waters
    With the start of construction just months away on a new $33.7 million aquatic center, the city is facing waves of concern that the project won't be the world-class facility originally envisioned. The city's beach improvement board is telling...
  • New details released in Porsche crash that killed two men in 2013

    New details released in Porsche crash that killed two men in 2013
    An out-of-control Porsche barreled through bushes into a parking lot, striking one man and trapping another beneath a wheel. And although it was 2:14 a.m., more than 10 people watched the deadly tragedy unfold. One bystander recalled praying beside...