Road and highway construction

In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 photo, car owner Joe Gibbs walks down pit road during qualifying for the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, , in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 17, 2019 - 7:38 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. J.D...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018 file photo, a Chinese construction worker stands on land that was reclaimed from the Indian Ocean for the Colombo Port City project, initiated as part of China's ambitious One Belt One Road initiative, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry spokesman M.R. Hasan said Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, that he's waiting to hear whether terms of a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy for the highway project have been approved. President Maithripala Sirisena's government had criticized the previous administration of strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa for leading the country into a Chinese debt trap. However, the government has turned to China to help relieve economic pressures. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
February 02, 2019 - 2:47 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is negotiating a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy, even as the heavily-indebted South Asian island nation makes arrangements to pay down $5.9 billion in foreign loans this year...
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Elephant seals and their pups occupy Drakes Beach, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif. Tourists unable to visit a popular beach in Northern California that was taken over by a colony of nursing elephant seals during the government shutdown will be able to get an up-close view of the creatures, officials said Friday. Rangers and volunteer docents will lead small groups of visitors starting Saturday to the edge of a parking lot so they can safely see the elephant seals and their newborn pups, said park spokesman John Dell'Osso. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 01, 2019 - 6:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California. During the 35-day government shutdown...
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January 25, 2019 - 5:50 pm
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Construction has started in Turkmenistan on a four-lane highway across the gas-rich ex-Soviet nation. The $2.3 billion project is designed to link Turkmenistan's capital of Ashgabat, the largest city in Central Asia and located not far from Iran's northern border, to...
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January 19, 2019 - 10:32 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Transportation is spending $79 million to resurface worn stretches of highway, build and repair bridges and make intersections safer on state highways. The state DOT awarded contracts on 16 total projects at the end of December. The largest contract is for a...
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January 12, 2019 - 10:16 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Transportation is sending its crews on a pothole blitz to repair roads across the state. Officials say a rainy fall and early winter has caused a rash of potholes. Transportation officials say the public can help crews by reporting potholes on...
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In this May 31, 2017 photo, traffic travels along Interstate 235 near a construction project in Oklahoma City, Okla. Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay approving contracts for new road and bridge projects. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 5:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that possibility. Transportation officials in Oklahoma this week announced plans...
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December 19, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Discussions are underway between a Virginia Indian tribe and officials in the Hampton Roads region to build the state's first casino. Pamunkey Indian Tribe spokesman Jay Smith said Wednesday that it's negotiating with officials in Norfolk. The Pamunkey are eyeing 20 acres along...
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December 11, 2018 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department announced Tuesday that it will disperse $1.5 billion to fund 91 infrastructure projects around the country. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the grants are part of her department's BUILD infrastructure support program and will fund road, rail...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018 file photo, a demonstrator waves the French flag on a burning barricade on the Champs-Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe in background, during a demonstration against the rise of fuel taxes. There are parallels for unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron in the demise of King Louis XVI more than two centuries ago. Democracy has replaced monarchy but the culture of a mob taking its anger against perceived inequality onto the streets of Paris has not changed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
December 07, 2018 - 11:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the protests in France (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Paris is again warning American citizens about the possibility of violence during renewed anti-government demonstrations expected Saturday in the French capital and elsewhere. As it did last weekend...
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