Highway Construction

September 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will go out to bid on a design-build contract to reconstruct the Routes 6 and 10 interchange in Providence, with the hope of completing construction in four years. Some will remember what might have been.
Providence Journal
August 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
Texas transportation officials will spend the month considering the state's Unified Transportation Program, which could greenlight construction on some $70.2 billion in highway construction between 2017 and 2026.
Houston Chronicle
July 1, 2016, 11am PDT
The sun rises on the new Sunrise Expressway in Oregon.
The Oregonian
May 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A massive highway widening project will soon begin construction in the city of Mississauga, Ontario.
Toronto Sun
April 22, 2016, 9am PDT
In an effort to curb spending by $300 million in the next 15 months, the state of Kansas is considering spending cuts that could hit highway projects and universities. This is the fourth time in two years the state's revenues have fallen short of pro
The Wichita Eagle
April 19, 2016, 10am PDT
A pair of articles in recent weeks reveals opposition to a proposal for an elevated expressway connecting McCarran Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 25, 2016, 6am PST
Pitched as a necessary addition to reduce congestion on interstates 30 and 35E as they pass Downtown Dallas, the Trinity Parkway is likely to induce one million additional vehicle miles traveled a day.
The Dallas Morning News
November 28, 2015, 5am PST
A look back at a controversy from this month's Virginia State Senate election, which produced some seriously misleading rhetoric about "toll roads" (i.e., the proposal was for HOT lanes, not a toll road).
November 6, 2015, 12pm PST
A public-private partnership to build a tunnel connecting Norfolk with the city of Portsmouth under the Elizabeth River in Virginia has gone awry, saddling the public with increasing costs and, likely, more expenses in the future.
The Washington Post
June 11, 2015, 9am PDT
The Cincinnati State viaduct, as Urban Cincy calls the project, would reconstruct a series of ramps and interchanges where I-74 and I-75 meet near Mill Creek.
June 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Virginia Department of Transportation is underway with public outreach on a proposed project to add HOT lanes on 1-66 inside the Beltway.
The Washington Post
June 3, 2015, 9am PDT
The state of North Carolina joins the roster of states working with the private sector to invest in highway infrastructure around growing urban areas.
Infra Insight
May 26, 2015, 10am PDT
The Portsmouth Bypass will provide Ohio's first test case of public-private partnership on a major transportation project. As such, the news about the project's ballooning costs could have been better.
The Columbus Dispatch
May 5, 2015, 1pm PDT
Inside the push to speed up the project known as I-4 Ultimate in Central Florida—the $2.3 billion would tear down and rebuild 40 miles of the interstate.
Orlando Business Journal
December 6, 2014, 7am PST
Aaron Renn provides a dissenting argument on the implications of peak car, namely, "if we’ve really reached peak car, maybe we really can build our way out of congestion after all."
New Geography
November 23, 2014, 7am PST
Melbourne has topped numerous global lists for its quality of life, but it certainly has room to improve. Former Vancouver Planning Director Brent Toderian sees lessons from his hometown for the world class city down under.
September 18, 2014, 2pm PDT
The "Eastern Corridor" project along State Route 32 outside of Cincinnati is causing no small amount of controversy between outer and inner suburbs. At stake: open space, commute times, taxes, and lifestyle choices.
June 18, 2014, 12pm PDT
In case you need an easy link to reference when encountering arguments in favor of widening roads and freeways as a solution for traffic, Adam Mann provides an accessible and clear explainer article that sums up the limitations of such strategies.
April 19, 2014, 7am PDT
The price tag for massive project to bridge the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky complete with dual approach tunnels, has long been a source of controversy. Another sudden cost increase has one commenter wondering how this keeps happening.
March 6, 2014, 2pm PST
The planners of the 1950s didn’t foresee the growth of the Southwest’s two largest cities. Upgrading the freeway connection between the cities, however, remains a tough task.
AP via ABC News