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Federal Highway Administration Opens Phase 2 of Johnson County Gateway Project in Kansas City Area

December 1, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

Deputy Federal Highway Administrator David S. Kim today joined state and local officials to cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the Johnson County Gateway project’s second phase outside Kansas City, which includes two brand new interchanges linking Interstates…

US Route 35 Project Employs 300 from Construction and Consulting Engineering Firms

October 12, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

CHARLESTON – Construction of the final nearly 15-mile section of US Route 35 in Mason and Putnam counties is currently employing 300 people from construction…

DelDOT Awarded $10.4M from FHWA to Accelerate Work on Highway Projects

September 21, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded DelDOT $10.4 million to accelerate…

Massachusetts DOT Approves Reconstruction of I-95 in Canton

September 15, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors approved a $44.2 million contract with SPS New England to reconstruct the I-95/Dedham Street Interchange in Canton and three bridges. The purpose of the project is to improve access to the Route…

Nebraska DOR Announces Availability of Additional $40 Million in Federal Transportation Funding

September 8, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) announced more than $40 million of additional funds are available to meet transportation needs across the state in the next three years.   When states do not fully utilize their federal funds in a given year, the…

State Transportation Department Announces Geico Sponsorship Of “Text Stops”

September 2, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll today announced that GEICO is sponsoring “Text Stops” along state highways operated by the department, helping to discourage texting while driving and providing nearly $1.3 million…

National Competition Recognizes Five Southern States for Excellence in Transportation Infrastructure

August 31, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The departments of transportation of five states – Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee – won awards today in a national competition that recognizes excellence in transportation projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway…

Federal Highway Administration Announces More than $14 Million in Grants to Test New Ways of Funding Highways

August 31, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration today announced $14.2 million in grants for states under a new program to explore alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust…

Michigan’s Top Transportation Official Named to National Panel Studying the Future of Interstates

August 26, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have named Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle to a committee that will study the future of the U.S. interstate highway system. "As called for in the Fixing America's…

Underfunded Roads Costing California Drivers More Than $53 Billion Every Year in Extra Vehicle Operating Costs

August 25, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

LOS ANGELES – According to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C., based national transportation organization, deficient and congested roads that lack essential safety features are costing California drivers more the $53.6 billion annually. The…