Highway Construction

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June 11, 2014

California Sets Dates for Freight Mobility Plan Workshops

California’s Department of Transportation, known as Caltrans, will host eight public workshops between June 17 and July 24 to solicit input on the draft California Freight Mobility Plan, which lays out a vision for all the ways freight is moved, including seaports, air cargo, railroads, and trucking.

May 8, 2014

Agreement Signed to Build Illiana Expressway

The Illinois and Indiana departments of transportation, along with the Indiana Finance Authority, have signed an agreement to build the proposed Illiana Corridor.

April 23, 2014

Minnesota's Interstate 94 Closed This Weekend for Bridge Demolition in St. Paul

Both directions of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will close this weekend as crews continue work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge east of downtown St. Paul.

January 10, 2014

Missouri DOT Closes I-70 Downtown Jan. 17-20

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all lanes of I-70 downtown between Pine Street and the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, weather permitting.

November 21, 2013

Arkansas Rolls Out New Travel Conditions Website

Truckers navigating the Arkansas highway system can now do so more safely and efficiently thanks to a new travel and construction information web site developed by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

September 17, 2013

Portions of Route 17 Now Interstate 86 in NY

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced that a 15.8-mile portion of Route 17 in Chemung County has been designated by the Federal Highway Administration as Interstate 86. The designation comes after an extensive rehabilitation project to upgrade the road to federal interstate standards.

August 27, 2013

Section of I-81 in Virginia Remains Closed

Both lanes of southbound Interstate 81 between mile markers 120 and 125 near Blacksburg, Va., remain closed due to an unstable slope. As a safety precaution, traffic is being detoured until enough unstable material can be brought down to stabilize the slope, according to the Virginia DOT.

August 5, 2013

Iowa DOT to Close I-35 in Warren County Aug. 6-8 for Nighttime Construction

Removal of the Adams Street bridge over Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa will require closing the north- and southbound lanes between Iowa 5 (exit 68 near Cumming) and Iowa 92 (exit 56 near Bevington) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 and 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office.

August 2, 2013

I-84 Westbound Ramp to Northbound I-5 Will Become One Lane

The third and final closure in the Interstate 84 paving will begin at 11 p.m. Saturday when the westbound lanes close as the final phase of the project gets under way.

July 31, 2013

Tunneling Machine Begins 14-month Journey Beneath Seattle

Bertha, the world’s largest tunneling machine, officially started the 2-mile journey beneath downtown Seattle. This afternoon, Bertha’s 5-story-tall cutterhead broke through the north wall of her 80-foot-deep launch pit. She’s expected to emerge in about 14 months near the intersection of Sixth Avenue North and Harrison Street.

July 30, 2013

Overnight Closure Set Aug. 1 for Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul

Drivers in St. Paul, Minn,, will encounter an overnight closure and detour on southbound Highway 52 as crews close the roadway for patching.

July 29, 2013

I-5 Whilamut Passage Bridge Opens

The I-5 Whilamut Passage Bridge over the Willamette River was recently completed, and will reduce congestion and improve freight movement through the critical corridor.

July 17, 2013

I-95 South Full Closure Overnight for Bridge Work, July 19-21

Weather permitting, on Friday night, July 19, through Sunday night July 21, starting each night at 9:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin to close lanes on I-95 south near Exit 148, Marine Corps Base Quantico.

July 15, 2013

U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge Restricts Traffic Width

Work to maintain and repair the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., will restrict traffic to a 7-foot maximum load width starting Monday, July 29. The work zone restriction will prohibit trucks, buses, motor homes and vehicles pulling trailers from crossing the bridge for approximately 50 days.

July 9, 2013

Full Closure of I-95 South for Bridge Work July 12-13

Weather permitting, on Friday night, July 12, and Saturday night July 13, starting at 9:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin to close lanes on I-95 South.

April 2, 2013

Major Project and Lane Closures Underway on Minnesota's I-94

For those travelling Interstate 94 in Minnesota between the Twin Cities Metro Area and St. Cloud will encounter delays as both directions of the interstate between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. Cloud are reduced to a single lane.

September 1, 2008

Gridlock

Clock's ticking on a highway program in peril

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