Road and highway construction

September 06, 2018 - 5:37 pm
CHINA GROVE, N.C. (AP) — State transportation officials say contractors will detour southbound traffic on a portion of Interstate 85 to allow bridge girders to be set. The N.C. Department of Transportation says the girders are being set for the Old Beatty Ford bridge in Rowan County. The work is...
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September 01, 2018 - 6:41 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Transportation officials say they will not close any lanes on South Carolina interstates unless there is an emergency over the Labor Day weekend. The Department of Transportation says it expects heavy traffic between holiday travelers and folks going to the home football...
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The House vote tally board shows the results of a do-over vote on the lottery bill, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2018, as it narrowly passed 58-54, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The House initially killed the state Lottery Law, voting 60-54 against it, Monday evening. The Senate passed it earlier in the day. The lottery is an attempt to put about $200 million a year into highways and bridges. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it. The vote came during a special session, less than 24 hours after the House originally voted to kill the bill that the state's...
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, center, speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) during their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Roman Pilipey/Pool Photo via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 5:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren't needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters on the final day of a visit to Beijing on Tuesday. Mahathir...
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August 18, 2018 - 12:35 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A ceremony will soon be held to rededicate a marker that commemorates a Georgia lynching. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that it has been 103 years since 20 men broke into a prison and hanged a Jewish man, Leo Frank, in Cobb County. Frank had been wrongfully accused...
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August 13, 2018 - 5:59 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Drivers could face big delays on one of the main routes into downtown Columbia as crews work on a drainage project. The city of Columbia says it will cut the inbound side of state Highway 277 down from three lanes to two on Bull Street in downtown after the expressway from the...
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August 07, 2018 - 9:30 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A wall that collapsed along part of a highway being built in the Atlanta area has exposed other issues. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday the wall's collapse in June on Interstate 75 has prompted repairs and could delay the opening of 30 miles (50 kilometers) of the...
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August 05, 2018 - 10:48 am
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The city of Jonesboro is looking to revive its downtown. The Clayton County seat is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to renovate downtown buildings, build parks and create a more pedestrian-friendly center city to drive resident, business and tourist foot traffic...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight human rights groups say Kenya's government is violating the rights of nearly 18,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in the last two weeks to protect a forest and construct a road. Amnesty International and other groups said Wednesday that at least 10,000...
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July 04, 2018 - 11:45 am
BRYSON CITY, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has finally kept its $52 million promise to a remote North Carolina mountain county. The Interior Department earlier this month paid the final $35 million to Swain County for a road it promised to build during World War II, but never finished. The...
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