Successful bridge slide on M-100 in Potterville

The Michigan Department of Transportation successfully slid the M-100 bridge in Potterville into place Nov. 14. The purpose of a bridge slide is to cause less havoc on traffic during the weeks before construction. Bridge slides need only a single closure to complete, rather than a week of bad traffic. Current bridge replacement takes several months of detours and lane closures. Read More »

Shuster, Inhofe receive new appointments in Surface Transportation committee

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has become the new chairman for the bicameral Surface Transportation Bill Conference Committee and U.S. Rep. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is now the vice chairman of the Surface Transportation Bill Conference Committee. Shuster's committee is made up of various members of the House of Representatives. The Senate is required to resolve any differences. Read More »

Indiana DOT justifies proposed 106th Street interchange at I-69

The need for a proposed $34 million interchange connecting 106th Street with Interstate 69 in Hamilton County is threefold, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. A new interchange would reduce congestion at the existing I-69 interchanges with 96th Street and 116th Street, improve traffic safety within the project study area, and provide direct access. Read More »

Woodall looks forward to long-term transportation, infrastructure funding

Like many roads in the Atlanta area, those in U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall's (R-GA) 7th District need infrastructure upgrades to relieve congestion. With the possibility of new long-term funding for transportation and infrastructure around the corner, a spokesperson for Woodall told TI Daily News recently that the prospects of the long-term bill were “worthy of optimism.” Read More »

AAR against allowing heavier trucks on U.S. highways

Allowing heavier trucks on U.S. highways will cost taxpayers money and damage national infrastructure, Kristin Clarkson, an Association of American Railroads rep. said. The AAR released this statement in response to a vote last week, when the U.S. House of Representatives rejected proposed legislation that would have allowed trucks weighing up to 91,000 pounds on U.S. highways. Read More »

Indiana’s Wayne and Henry Counties undergo I-70 restrictions

Crews with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will implement traffic restrictions in Wayne and Henry Counties in order to repair and resurface the pavement this weekend. INDOT encourages drivers to use US 40 as a detour to prevent traffic jams on I-70. Drivers should plan ahead for recurring weeknight lane restrictions from State Road 1 to Centerville Road. Read More »

San Francisco tow fees lowered for victims of stolen cars

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced Thursday that victims of stolen cars that are then towed will be given special favor when they seek to recover their vehicles in the city. For the residents of the City of San Francisco, the new policy is designed to waive all of the recovery fees. There will be a new 48-hour grace period before fees start adding up. Read More »

Huerta releases UAS task force statement

Michael Huerta, who serves as the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), announced the creation of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems task force Saturday. The purpose of the task force is to determine the kinds of laws and regulations that should be placed on UASs, better known as drones, which can pose a threat to the safety of the general public across the nation. Read More »

AMHS to hold community engagement meetings for fiscal challenges

The Alaska Marine Highway System, a branch of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, released a schedule for its community engagement meetings over the next several weeks. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the fiscal challenges of the AMHS. All of the state agencies are collaborating to decrease their operating budgets because of low oil prices. Read More »

Public meetings scheduled for I-69 Section 6

Officials at the Indiana Department of Transportation recently scheduled a series of public meetings to explain the details of the Interstate 69 Section 6 routes and request public feedback. The main topic of the meetings will be five preliminary routes that reach from Martinsville to Indianapolis. The meetings will gather public feedback to improve the five alternative routes. Read More »

I-10 paving work extends to SR 83

Crews with the Arizona Department of Transportation began extending paving from westbound Interstate 10 to State Route 83. These paving operations are mostly based east of Tucson. On Wednesday, crews will end their work at 12 p.m. so that holiday travel can continue as normal for Thanksgiving. Drivers using I-10 for their travels from Benson to Tucson will meet lane closures. Read More »

I-8 road work planned to summer

The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled road work for Interstate 8, located in Pinal County, through December. Each day, I-8 will be restricted to a single lane, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. The crews will not conduct their work over the holiday weekend, from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29. Drivers are cautioned to obey the 55 miles per hour speed limit decrease. Read More »

Lane closures scheduled to December for SR 347 in Pinal County

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will be working on sidewalk construction and will need to close State Route 238 and Cobblestone Farms Drive in Pinal County. The closures, which extend from SR 347 to SR 238 and Cobblestone Farms Drive, started Sunday and will end Wednesday. From Sunday to Tuesday, the right lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read More »

Biden promotes TIGER grants and infrastructure investments

Biden recently promoted the value of the 2015 TIGER grants and their positive impact on infrastructure. Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled its 2015 TIGER grants. These grants will be used to fund projects that will improve local communities in their safety, mobility, sustainability and public health. Infrastructure projects help areas to grow economically. Read More »

Cramer promotes Port Performance Act

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) signed a letter that will be sent to three committees to urge House and Senate leaders to add the Port Performance Act to the completed transportation authorization bill. The letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Committee on Environment and Public Works, as well as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Read More »

I-65 ribbon cutting ceremony takes place on Worthsville Road

Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday for the new diverging diamond interchange located at Interstate 65 based at Worthsville Road. Beginning at 2 p.m., Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers as well as INDOT commissioner Brandye Hendrickson led the ceremony. The project was delayed, though, because of poor weather. Read More »

FAA publishes updates about UAS registration

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently published updates from the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee about registration requirements for UAS devices. The registration rules apply to all UAS, including those that are used as model aircrafts. There are already laws about when a person can fly an aircraft. Read More »

Michigan DOT works to maintain state's movable bridges

The Michigan Department of Transportation is on a mission to preserve and maintain all of the state’s movable bridges, MDOT Bridge Management Engineer Rebecca Curtis said. With 12 movable bridges in MDOT’s current inventory, Curtis said the state’s movable bridges are unique not only from an engineering standpoint, “but also in that they represent large capital investments.”  Read More »