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New York State Invests in Low Bridge Collision Prevention

As part of a safety initiative launched by Governor Andrew M Cuomo, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has completed a US$1.8m project to prevent collisions at the state’s most frequently struck low bridge.The scheme has seen new technology deployed at the King Street Bridge over the Hutchison River Parkway in Westchester County. The project installed an over-height vehicle detection system and additional warnings on the low bridge, which has been struck by vehicles more than any other in the state; 24 times last year, and a total of 130 times from 2008 to 2018. The King Street Bridge previously had warning devices on it, but the latest project enhanced them with signs, electronic variable message signs (VMS), bridge lighting and communications upgrades connected to the Hudson Valley Traffic Management Center and Westchester County Police Department. The two agencies can help errant trucks get off the parkway safely before they hit the bridge. Read More >>

Onondaga County Municipal Officials Demand 'Open Dialogue' About I-81

Towns and villages have come together in support of maintaining high-speed access through the Central New York community. We’ve adopted resolutions and sent letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and our state representatives about the importance of this vital roadway to our region now and into the future. And, while towns and villages such as Salina, Cicero and DeWitt are designated as participating agencies in the latest version of the New York State Department of Transportation’s preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), the leaders of these communities have yet to receive any notable or significant communication from NYSDOT. Read More >>

Cuomo Wants A Permanent Buy American Bill For Infrastructure

The New York Buy American Act says that road and bridge infrastructure projects over  $1 million need to use U.S.-made building materials like iron or steel. When it was first put passed in 2017, Canadian government officials from Quebec and Ontario expressed worry about the impact, especially in western New York. Buffalo, for instance, is considerably closer to Toronto than New York City. Read More >>

National News

Road Resurfacing Projects Moving Forward in Indiana

To qualify for funding, local governments provided local matching funds — 50% for larger communities or 25% for smaller communities — from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They also submitted an Indiana Department of Transportation-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges. Read More >>

California Should Fix Highway Safety Barriers Faster

The National Transportation Safety Board report says California officials failed to fix a Highway 101 safety barrier before the fatal March 2018 collision in Mountain View that killed Apple engineer Walter Huang.The barrier had been damaged 11 days earlier by a 2010 Toyota Prius traveling in excess of 75 mph (120 kmh) that crashed against the attenuator, a cushion that protects vehicles from hitting the end of concrete lane dividers. The 31-year-old driver survived the crash and was treated for relatively minor injuries, the NTSB said. Read More >>

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