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DOT Begins Construction on Route 7, Collar City Bridge

The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction is beginning on a $26.9 million two-year project to rehabilitate Route 7 from the city of Troy to the town of Colonie, including the Collar City Bridge over the Hudson River. Officials said the project will enhance the safety and reliability of a critical Capital Region corridor for commuters and commerce.  Read More >>

Construction Projects to Cause Lane Closures on I-690 This Week

Two construction projects getting underway on Interstate-690 will cause lane closures starting this week.Tuesday, New York State Department of Transportation crews will close lanes overnight in the Teall Ave/Beach St. area so that they can mark the pavement. That work will continue through Friday. Read more >>

Bridge Closing Next Week in Albion for Months of Repairs

In 2011, the state DOT estimated that more than $175 billion would be necessary statewide between then and 2030 for maintenance of the system, and that didn’t include New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. What’s more, Ravitch said, “New York state faces a wave of deteriorating bridges in the coming years. Maintenance alone will consume an ever-growing percentage of resources, even apart from new capacity-expanding projects.”  Read More >>​​​​​​​


National News

New Report Details Sorry State Of Many New Jersey Bridges​​​​​​​

An alarming new national report has revealed that many of the nation’s bridges are structurally deficient. That includes a large number of spans in the Tri-State Area. In New York, 1,757 bridges are in disrepair. In Connecticut, 308 made the list. And across New Jersey, 544 have a key element that is in poor or worse condition, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported Thursday. Read More >>

Report Finds More Than 47,000 'Structurally Deficient' Bridges In The U.S.​​​​​​​

The collapse of a bridge earlier this week in Tennessee is raising new alarms about the delicate state of infrastructure across the U.S. Tennessee Department of Transportation engineers say that a concrete overpass spanning an interstate highway in Chattanooga fell when a truck carrying an oversize load hit the bottom of the bridge and sliced through steel beams underneath. Read More >>

Legislature Must Take Next Critical Step on State Highway Funding​​​​​​​

ate last week, the Colorado state Senate adopted an amendment to the state budget long bill to allocate an additional $106 million to transportation, which will bring this year’s budget appropriation to more than $330 million. It is now up to the House of Representatives and ultimately the governor to maintain that commitment, and it is imperative they do so. Read More >>


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