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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Bolingbrook Plan Commission approves special use permit for nursery

    Bolingbrook Plan Commission approves special use permit for nursery
    Fiore Nurseries' request for a special use permit generated the most discussion at May 20's Bolingbrook Plan Commission meeting. The company wants to launch a wholesale nursery and landscape supply company on 7.25 acres along Route 53, referred to as...
  • Railroad repair closing major roads in Elmwood Park, River Grove

    Railroad repair closing major roads in Elmwood Park, River Grove
    Two major roads in Elmwood Park and River Grove are being blocked for repairs to railroad crossings. Work started May 20 at the intersection of the Milwaukee District/West Line train tracks and River Road in River Grove. The construction has shut down...
  • RDA targets $12 million for two Gary projects

    Two Gary projects totaling $12 million have won backing from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority. On Thursday, the RDA board of directors agreed to review a request for providing $7.5 million toward the construction of a new...
  • Hampstead water main project begins June 1

    Hampstead water main project begins June 1
    People in Hampstead may begin to see some new road work beginning June 1, as the first steps of the long-awaited Main Street water main replacement project get underway. "You will see someone out there drilling some holes and doing some test drilling at...
  • Lehigh County road work: Eighth Street bridge to close today

    Lehigh County road work: Eighth Street bridge to close today
    The Eighth Street Bridge in Allentown will be closed to traffic today while cement is delivered to repair the bridge deck. According to a press release from PennDOT, the bridge will be closed to northbound traffic from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The...
  • Headlights required 24 hours for section of beach traffic

    Headlights required 24 hours for section of beach traffic
    Beach-goers, keep those headlights on, even when the sun is shining. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration is requiring 24-hour headlight use for all vehicles. And not just for the summer months. The new rule goes...
  • Nation abandons its infrastructure

    America is already making decisions about infrastructure: Apparently we've decided to abandon much of it. Events like the 2007 collapse of the interstate highway bridge in Minnesota, the recent long closure of Interstate 495 outside of Wilmington, Del.,...
  • Oswego funds summer road projects

    Oswego trustees approved two road maintenance contracts Tuesday night, with the intention to have another discussion on tax hike proposals to fund future street resurfacing projects. Trustees unanimously approved using the remaining motor fuel tax funds...
  • Here's how to check if your vehicle has a potentially dangerous air bag under recall

    Here's how to check if your vehicle has a potentially dangerous air bag under recall
    The national recall of 34 million air bags on Tuesday was welcome news for vehicle owners who were concered whether their air bags could be dangerous. Here's how to check if your vehicle is included in the recall. Get your Vehicle Identification Number,...
  • Congress, it's time to really fix the Highway Trust Fund

     Congress, it's time to really fix the Highway Trust Fund
    Congress is — again — planning to pass a temporary extension for the Highway Trust Fund, which uses the federal gas tax to pay for road, bridge and public transit construction. But the fund is nearly broke. Last year, lawmakers adopted a 10-...
  • Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles

    Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles
    Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. on Tuesday declared that air bags in nearly 34 million vehicles are defective, making it the largest recall of automobiles in history and among the biggest of any U.S. consumer product. The Tuesday announcement...