A little more than a year into I-4 construction, Central Florida's "ultimate" project is still on its first phase of demolition, but as it moves forward — and hires an additional 600 people this year — its scope will expand to include bike paths and walkways.

"I think people just assume that we're only doing interstate work. … There's a lot of additional enhancements that are being made," said Dave Parks, public information officer for the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate set to be complete in 2021.

In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers conducted its latest comprehensive assessment of U.S. infrastructure systems. The results painted a grim picture, with the country earning a D+ grade. Along with the unsatisfactory score, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports that nearly 60,000 bridges in the U.S. are classified as structurally deficient.

Harrisburg, PA — The first Flashing Yellow Arrow signal in Pennsylvania was activated this morning in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, and is now operational. It is located on eastbound Rossmoyne Road, at the northbound on-ramp in the interchange with Route 15. This is a new type of left turn traffic signal that has been proven to improve left turn safety at signalized intersections.

The Tampa Bay region has seen three separate transportation funding initiatives fail since 2010 — two in Hillsborough County and one in Pinellas County.

The most recent was just a week ago, when Hillsborough commissioners killed off a half-cent sales tax to pay for much-needed roadwork and transit projects there.

Maybe it's time to try something together, Pinellas County administrator Mark Woodard said Tuesday.



SAI's overall performance on this project was outstanding.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 10-0
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