highways

Round-up: DOT suspensions of road work abound, a planned closure and more

The July 4 weekend is a favorable one for truckers when it comes to the dearth of orange cones and barrels to dodge. But oh those unpredictable four-wheelers on the back end of holiday festivities...

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Long-term highway bill, cleared by Senate committee this week, could have legs

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a six-year, $275 billion called the DRIVE Act. The bill, first introduced this year, increases funding levels slightly from the two-year MAP-21 highway funding act passed in 2012.

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SB I-15 full closure: Wee hours of June 17

As part of an ongoing $40 million weigh and inspection station project on I-15, southbound traffic will be held during a full closure scheduled for the wee hours of Wednesday, June 17.

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Post-earthquake inspections completed in Nevada

NDOT completed 160 hours of bridge inspections following the May 22 earthquake. All structures deemed safe, though one related repair at high-traffic junction remains to be scheduled.

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Highway Trust Fund patch signed by President

President Barack Obama signed into law May 29 the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, extending funding for the Highway Trust Fund for 60 days through the end of July.

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Highways roundup: I-94 closing at Woodward Ave. in Detroit this weekend, more

The closure will begin Friday evening and run through Monday morning as Woodward Ave. bridge is demolished. More from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and other states ...

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I-75 work continues in wake of Sunday Detroit tanker fire

The I-75 NB connector between the Fisher and Chrysler freeways expected to remain closed through Friday, May 29. And: Historic flooding in Okla., Texas continues to hamper travel. More updates here.

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Highway funding safe for 60 more days as Congress clears latest stopgap measure

The Senate this weekend cleared the two-month highway funding patch passed last week by the U.S. House, securing solvency for the U.S. Highway Trust Fund until July 31. This is the 33rd such short-term measure in the last decade.

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5.3 magnitude quake north of Las Vegas initiates bridge evaluations

The U.S. 95 southbound ramp to I-15 southbound, as well as NB, closed for a time before reopening late in the day Friday ahead of the expected Memorial Day weekend growth in traffic volume.

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House passes short-term highway funding patch

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Tuesday a 60-day extension of federal highway funding, extending a 2014 patch through the end of July.

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