Road and highway construction

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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Traffic outbound from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway was at a standstill after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused damage in the Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Scientists say the damaging Alaska earthquake and aftershocks occurred on a type of fault in which one side moves down and away from the other side. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 7:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Life was beginning to return to normal Monday in Alaska following the powerful earthquake near Anchorage, but people nervous about aftershocks were still grappling with damage that closed public buildings and schools, clogged roads and knocked homes off foundations. Some...
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An employee walks past a damaged aisle at Anchorage True Value hardware store after an earthquake, Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Tim Craig, owner of the south Anchorage store, said no one was injured but hundreds of items hit the floor and two shelves collapsed in a stock room. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
Patrick Gentry
November 30, 2018 - 10:36 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Alaska (all times local): 5:25 p.m. A city official says thousands of residents remain without electricity after a powerful earthquake shook parts of Alaska. Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said Friday that progress was being made...
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October 18, 2018 - 6:05 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long...
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