Roads And Highways

ODOT to Seal 13-Mile Section of Highway 207 | Local News

PENDLETON – Travelers can expect delays, rocks, flaggers and one-lane traffic as the Oregon Department of Transportation begins sealing a 13-mile section of Oregon Highway 207 from June 14, according to a press release. The work crews will redevelop the roads and repaint the markers and highway lines and will …

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Often times it’s what you can’t see that tells you what’s going on with Alaska’s wildlife.

“I didn’t see a caribou. I did not see any traces of caribou. When you’re in the woods or on the highway, it’s not what you see that tells you what’s going on outside. This is what you don’t see. A recent drive south from Delta to Meier Lake, and …

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Why user fees should pay for transportation infrastructure – press enterprise

A recent White House memo to Senate Republicans on the Infrastructure Bill notes that President Biden “fundamentally disagrees with the approach of increasing the burden on workers by increasing taxes on infrastructure. ‘gasoline and user fees’. Instead, he proposes to finance infrastructure from deficit spending (i.e. future American workers) or …

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Crow Wing County Launches Pick A Mile Cleaning App

A roadside cleaning app to connect Crow Wing County residents to help clear ditches along county roads is now available. It’s meant to bring a sense of pride and ownership to county roads, according to county officials. The Pick A Mile app brings together residents and local organizations to help …

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House Democrats seek $ 547 billion for highways and transit programs

House Democrats are pushing for climate-focused legislation that would authorize $ 547 billion over five years for surface transportation, including significant funding increases for passenger rail, mass transit and reducing carbon emissions. The bill, proposed on Friday, aligns both with many of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure goals and follows in …

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Justice announces special session for certain federal relief allowances plus highways

Governor Jim Justice calls lawmakers for a special session on Monday to allocate some federal aid to the fight against Covid, and the governor also wants to spend millions of dollars on highways needs. Lawmakers had previously planned to be on Capitol Hill Sunday through Tuesday for regular interim meetings. …

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Meridian, ID Mayor Simison presents the state of the city

Meridian Mayor Robert Simison stood in front of a crowd at the Galaxy Event Center in Wahooz to deliver his second State of the City address. Simison seemed confident about Meridian’s growing future. He said in a poll they found residents believed the city’s services were “valued and appreciated.” “The …

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Rowena Pineda: Back to normal requires fully funded STA

By Rowena Pineda The Spokanites have faced some of our biggest challenges over the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have negatively impacted workers, families and businesses in our community. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it gets brighter and brighter …

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Road network under review as Rochester leads removal trend

By Jonny Lupsha, Current Events Editor In the 1950s, the construction of highways often tore the middle of cities. Efforts to accelerate travel between urban and suburban areas in the United States have been extensive and swift. Now some cities are removing the ruined roads. The function of arterial roads …

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Weather: Canterbury flooding – Ashburton closed to south, main bridge collapses

Aerial view of flooding in Canterbury as days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding in the Canterbury area. Video / George Heard Ashburton residents have been cut off from the south as the town’s main bridge now collapses. Ashburton District Council alerted residents just before 7 a.m. that the Ashburton …

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