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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Jane Addams Tollway widening from Elgin to Rockford to be done Tuesday

    The rebuilding and widening of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway between Elgin and Rockford is scheduled for completion Tuesday, after two years of construction, the tollway announced. The 37-mile stretch of the Addams (Interstate 90) between the Elgin...
  • Hollywood turnpike toll booths disappearing

    Hollywood turnpike toll booths disappearing
    Q: What kind of work is being done at the Hollywood interchange on Florida's Turnpike? Rochelle Weissman via Twitter @RoDKW A: Overhead gantries are being installed in preparation for the conversion to electronic tolling in the fall of 2015. Once...
  • Factbox: Taxpayers help subsidize oil-by-rail boom

    A Reuters analysis identified 10 federal and state grants either approved or pending approval, totaling $84.2 million, that helped boost the number of rail cars carrying crude oil across the nation. Here is a description of each one. Granting Agency:...
  • Special Report: How China spies on Hong Kong's democrats

    James To was growing uneasy. When the veteran Hong Kong Democratic Party lawmaker looked in his rear-view mirror, two silver Mercedes Benz saloons kept appearing behind his grey Volvo sedan. For almost a week, one or the other was behind him on his daily...
  • Traffic: Collision cleared from I-695 inner loop in Woodlawn

    Traffic: Collision cleared from I-695 inner loop in Woodlawn
    All lanes are open on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Woodlawn on Friday morning with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision past the Security Boulevard exit, according to the state Department of Transportation. A disabled vehicle on I-95 South past...
  • Fighting Back Against DOT's War on Highway Exit Numbers

    Just when you think you the state Department of Transportation couldn't inconvenience you anymore, they announce a plan to change the numbers of all the highway exits. Why? To be in lock step with the dumb-ass federal system used in other states,...
  • Plantation the problem, not the Hyatts

    Plantation the problem, not the Hyatts
    The city of Plantation is responsible for the dangerous situation at the Hyatts' Christmas display. Mark and Kathy Hyatt had volunteers directing traffic to an open lot across the street, but the city stopped that. People began parking on the grass of...
  • Congress Moves Closer to Choosing NHTSA Chief

     
    You probably haven't heard of Mark Rosekind, a former NASA member who's been on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2010. But he soon may head to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the country's top auto-safety agency. The...
  • Traffic: Crash on MD 175 in Columbia

    Traffic: Crash on MD 175 in Columbia
    A single-vehicle crash on MD 175 West in Columbia at Waterloo Road closed the left traffic lane and shoulder at 8:56 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Debris on U.S. 50 East in Arnold prior to the Baydale Drive exit closed the...
  • Mailbag: Canyon traffic is not a summer issue

    Re. the Dec. 5 article, "Funds for canyon traffic study Okd," (Dec. 5), Council members Steve Dicterow and Toni Iseman are spot-on correct to focus on the nonsummer traffic issues on Laguna Canyon Road. Summer will always be congested and that mostly...
  • City weighs safety, privacy in improvements to Top of the World Drive

     City weighs safety, privacy in improvements to Top of the World Drive
    Top of the World Drive has been a private road since 1928, and some residents of the hilltop neighborhood want to keep it that way. They like the serenity. But even at the risk of increasing foot traffic, for safety reasons these same people want the...