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March 2, 2021, 9am PST
New medians, dedicated turn lanes, and signalized crosswalks are aimed at improving pedestrian safety along the busy corridor.
The Urbanist
January 11, 2021, 10am PST
The material, now being tested on California roads, is made using recycled PET plastic and promises longer-lasting road treatments.
Construction & Demolition Recycling
November 19, 2020, 6am PST
The thirst for urban expansion and new highway capacity hit a roadblock on the fringe of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis.
D Magazine
November 17, 2020, 9am PST
The Washington State Department of Transportation is proposing a series of changes to State Route 526 that includes a new eastbound travel lane.
Washington State Department of Transportation via Patch
November 11, 2020, 9am PST
The Arizona Department of Transportation has selected a developer for the Broadway Curve Improvement Project, which would widen Interstate 10, spanning multiple jurisdictions adjacent to Phoenix.
Transport Topics
October 30, 2020, 5am PDT
The Staten Island Expressway is expanding in the name of congestion relief.
Staten Island Advance
September 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add lanes to Interstate 77 outside Akron to reduce congestion. Some local officials think the project will connect the region to the East Coast; others think the money would be better spent locally.
Cleveland.com
September 29, 2020, 7am PDT
The final environmental impact statement for the controversial North Houston Highway Improvement Project is available for public comment, courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Community Impact Newspaper
September 22, 2020, 7am PDT
Another example of the growing political and planning opposition to the idea of tolling new roads in Texas.
Houston Chronicle
September 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Democratic legislators in Nevada are considering a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to use gas tax revenues for transportation projects other than road construction, maintenance, and repair.
The Nevada Independent
March 8, 2020, 7am PDT
New road capacity doesn't solve congestion, according to the central argument of a new report by Transportation for America.
Transportation for America
December 17, 2019, 8am PST
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County opened a new segment of HOT lanes, open to carpools and toll paying solo drivers, on U.S. 290 in Houston this week.
Houston Chronicle
September 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Transportation planners are creating extra road capacity to keep up with sprawling development in the I-25 corridor in Colorado's Northern Front Range.
The Denver Post
July 30, 2019, 11am PDT
Overpaving roads is like overeating ice cream, according to this Strong Towns article.
Strong Towns
September 19, 2017, 10am PDT
Survey finds higher taxes and tolls have powerful support when revenues are guaranteed for infrastructure; public-private partnerships seen as part of solution
Modern Cities
February 2, 2017, 2pm PST
Independent auditing from consulting group McKinsey found Oregon's Department of Transportation wastes too much money in cost overruns, especially on small projects that also tend to finish late.
The Oregonian
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
September 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Castle Rock Parkway, which connects US 85 and I-25 south of Denver (or north of Colorado Springs, depending on your perspective), opened service to the public this week.
The Denver Post
May 17, 2016, 6am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) made official a set of rule changes that overthrow an old way of thinking about street design.
Streetsblog USA
February 6, 2016, 11am PST
London's mayor has proposed a solution to tackle the city's congestion and an expected population increase of 20 percent by 2030: build a system of tunnels to alleviate automobile traffic.
The Guardian