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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • City Center Boulevard to open April 4

    City Center Boulevard to open April 4
    City Center Boulevard will open to traffic April 4, City Manager Jim Bourey said. To celebrate the new road, the city will hold an event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 4. "In that time we will have the street open to pedestrians, bicyclists,...
  • NC lawmakers agree on gas tax cut less than would have come

    North Carolina lawmakers are agreeing to a slow drop in the state gas tax, meaning less savings for consumers than if they did nothing after deciding a sharp cut would threaten road projects. Negotiators in the state House and Senate said Friday if the...
  • Universities, renewable energy take hits under proposal

    House budget writers voted Thursday to keep the state university system funded at current levels and raid $50 million from the renewable energy fund to avoid $68 million in cuts — and hundreds of layoffs — in the Department of Transportation....
  • Cheap loan to speed construction of Wekiva Parkway

    Cheap loan to speed construction of Wekiva Parkway
    Metro Orlando's road-building agency is speeding work on the Wekiva Parkway because it bagged what appears to be an historically low, long-term interest rate of 1.23 percent on a $194 million loan from the federal government. "The Wekiva Parkway has...
  • I-4 Ultimate work to start in middle of road

    I-4 Ultimate work to start in middle of road
    The $2.3 billion rebuild of Interstate 4 could be confusing for motorists when it starts in earnest early this summer because of what's known as lane shifting. That's when lanes that were open one day are closed, and ones that were closed are open...
  • St. Charles' Randall Road intersections to get updated traffic signals

    St. Charles' Randall Road intersections to get updated traffic signals
    Traffic signal updates to several St. Charles intersections along Randall Road from Fabyan Parkway to Silver Glen Road are planned for this summer — among them a flashing yellow arrow, a traffic indicator foreign to the area. A flashing yellow...
  • NHTSA launches seat belt campaign for tweens, parents

    NHTSA launches seat belt campaign for tweens, parents
    Nearly half of the children ages 8 to 14 who died in traffic fatalities in the past 5 years were unbuckled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging parents to teach and model proper seat buckling to reduce fatalities. “Never...
  • Kane County plans for flashing yellow arrow signals

    Kane County plans for flashing yellow arrow signals
    A flashing yellow arrow is not something familiar to drivers, but it will not affect how people drive — just make the roads safer. That is the message the Kane County Department of Transportation is trying to get across as it begins its efforts to...
  • Downtown Disney evolving into Disney Springs

    Downtown Disney evolving into Disney Springs
    I've explored Downtown Disney from land, over sea and by air in the past few weeks, and I had a happy realization. This extended transition into Disney Springs may work out just fine — eventually. That wasn't exactly my thought as I sat in the...
  • Major changes planned for Ivanhoe area because of I-4 Ultimate project

    Major changes planned for Ivanhoe area because of I-4 Ultimate project
    There are four zones that divide up the project known as the I-4 Ultimate, David Parks noted, each one covering a critical segment of this major highway reconstruction project. The zones are in Downtown Orlando, the Lake Ivanhoe area, Altamonte Springs,...
  • Tri-Rail's Miami Airport station to open April 5

    Tri-Rail's Miami Airport station to open April 5
    Tri-Rail's much-anticipated new Miami Airport Station will finally open to passengers on April 5. The opening will end nearly four years of construction and delays for passengers traveling to and from the airport. The station is part of the giant...