Road and highway construction

Jimmie Johnson drives out to the track at practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 18, 2018 - 4:10 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Two-time Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson has been wrecked out of the Daytona 500. Johnson was collected in a nine-car accident that involved half of Joe Gibbs Racing and half of Hendrick Motorsports. Johnson was...
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February 15, 2018 - 12:51 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The ball felt great coming out of the hands of North Carolina State guard Sam Hunt, and now the Syracuse Orange has its hands full trying to make the NCAA tournament. Markell Johnson's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 33 seconds to go broke a 70-70 tie and North Carolina...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Vicksburg, Miss., Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., left, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, second from left, and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, as he arrives for an infrastructure meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges — then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise. "If you want it badly, you're going to get it," Trump told state and...
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File- In this May 19, 2017, file photo, a man works on the Southern Nevada portion of U.S. Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nev. President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 11, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration's plan is centered on using $...
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FILE - In a Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, University of Iowa NCAA college football head coach Kirk Ferentz speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Attorneys for Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors say they've settled a dispute over a private road and the coach's refusal to join a homeowner's association. A trial was scheduled to start Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in the dispute that pitted Iowa's highest-paid public employee and his wife against the three other families who live on Saddle Club Road outside Iowa City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 06, 2018 - 1:30 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors settled a bitter legal dispute over the private road they share just hours before trial was set to begin Tuesday, attorneys for both sides confirmed. The deal settles a years-long case in which the nation's longest-tenured college...
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February 06, 2018 - 4:03 am
CANDLER, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded two contracts for Interstate 40 construction projects. Department division project development engineer Cole Hood tells The Asheville Citizen-Times that most of the work will be done at night and likely have minimal...
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Workers fix a sewer main below the sidewalk in Mid City New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The city of New Orleans is perhaps one of the best examples of what President Donald Trump calls the country’s “crumbling infrastructure.” City officials say New Orleans needs more than $11 billion to update key parts of its infrastructure. The city has about $2 billion in hand, but it’s not clear that Trump’s bold plan will help make up the gap. New Orleans’ mayor says Trump’s proposal puts the onus on cities and states to raise taxes and fees to pay for the improvements. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 03, 2018 - 9:34 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drops in the city's aging water delivery system, restaurants and cafes have to boil water to feed...
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FILE - This April 17, 2014 file photo of the Hudson Yards project site shows ongoing construction of a rail tunnel, center left, at the Hudson Yards redevelopment site in New York. Amtrak constructed a concrete box inside the project to preserve space for a tunnel from New Jersey to New York across the Hudson River. President Donald Trump called for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Questions surrounding Trump's infrastructure plan are likely to leave costly projects, such as plans for the new Hudson River tunnel. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
January 31, 2018 - 7:55 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When President Donald Trump called for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment in his State of the Union address, he didn't pledge that the federal government actually would provide that much money for roads, bridges, rail and waterways. To the contrary, Trump's plan...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, a driver passes a small boat harbor in King Cove, Alaska. Nine environmental groups sued the U.S. government Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2013, to block a land trade that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska that is habitat for migrating waterfowl.(James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)
January 31, 2018 - 6:41 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nine environmental groups sued the U.S. government Wednesday to block a land trade that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska that is habitat for migrating waterfowl. The groups sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who signed an...
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In this 1965 photo, AP correspondent Peter Arnett holds a captured Chinese flamethrower, in Vietnam. As the country celebrated Lunar New Year after midnight on Jan. 31, 1968, communist forces launched a wave of surprise attacks that became known as the Tet Offensive and would change the course of the Vietnam War. The AP’s Peter Arnett reported on the Vietnam War from 1962 until its end in 1975. On the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the AP is publishing this edited extract from his book “We’re Taking Fire: A Reporter’s View of the Vietnam War, Tet and the Fall of LBJ.” (AP Photo)
January 31, 2018 - 12:19 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — It was just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1968, when the crackle of celebratory fireworks in South Vietnam's capital gave way to the pounding of machine guns, grenades and rockets. As the country celebrated Lunar New Year, communist forces launched a wave of surprise attacks that became...
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