Road and highway construction

Debris sits atop bracing that had been holding a five-foot wide concrete wall as the cutter heads of a massive tunneling machine are fully visible as it completes boring for the State Route 99 highway, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, under Seattle. After tunneling more than 9,000 feet and building an outer tunnel wall as it moved forward, the boring machine finished digging what will be a two-mile, double-decker traffic tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way viaduct, damaged in an earthquake in 2001. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 04, 2017 - 7:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The world's largest tunnel-boring machine broke through a concrete wall beneath Seattle on Tuesday to reach the end of its long, troubled journey, a milestone in a multibillion-dollar project to replace an aging highway hugging the city's waterfront. Critics of the effort to build an...
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Debris sits atop bracing that had been holding a five-foot wide concrete wall as the cutter heads of a massive tunneling machine are fully visible as it completes boring for the State Route 99 highway, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, under Seattle. After tunneling more than 9,000 feet and building an outer tunnel wall as it moved forward, the boring machine finished digging what will be a two-mile, double-decker traffic tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way viaduct, damaged in an earthquake in 2001. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 04, 2017 - 5:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The world's largest tunnel-boring machine broke through a concrete wall beneath Seattle on Tuesday to reach the end of its long, troubled journey, a milestone in a multibillion-dollar project to replace an aging highway hugging the city's waterfront. Critics of the effort to build an...
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April 04, 2017 - 10:58 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia transportation officials hope to finish rebuilding a key interstate bridge by mid-June after a large fire caused its collapse last week. Authorities have said the fire was started by a man under the bridge in an area north of downtown Atlanta. The collapse on Thursday forced...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, photo, a construction worker works on a high-rise condominium project on Biscayne Boulevard, in downtown Miami. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in February. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
April 03, 2017 - 10:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April 2006, after two months of declines, the...
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Pedestrians walk down a closed portion of Piedmont Avenue near an overpass that collapsed from a large fire on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, Friday, March 31, 2017. Atlanta's dreadful rush-hour traffic got even worse Friday, the morning after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion of the highway and shut down the heavily traveled route through the heart of the city. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 01, 2017 - 2:06 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta, crippling a major traffic artery in a city already known for dreadful rush-hour congestion. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence...
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Traffic is bumper to bumper as people scrambled to find alternate routes on Friday, March 31, 2017. Many commuters in some of Atlanta's densely populated northern suburbs will have to find alternate routes or ride public transit for the foreseeable future after a massive fire caused a bridge on Interstate 85 to collapse Thursday, completely shutting down the heavily traveled highway. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
March 31, 2017 - 1:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a section of an interstate in Atlanta (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Officials say commuter behavior shifted quickly after a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta collapsed amid a massive fire, shutting down the busy highway for at least the next several...
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Construction workers and firefighters survey a section of an overpass that collapsed from a large fire on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, Friday, March 31, 2017. Many commuters in some of Atlanta's densely populated northern suburbs will have to find alternate routes or ride public transit for the foreseeable future after a massive fire caused a bridge on Interstate 85 to collapse Thursday, completely shutting down the heavily traveled highway. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
March 31, 2017 - 12:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a section of an interstate in Atlanta (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Georgia's governor says the federal government is offering help that will let the state, city and private contractors "immediately" assess the damage and begin repairs after a section of...
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