STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: More Indian scholarships available
By Don Davis
More American Indian college students may receive scholarships under a new Minnesota budget that began this month.
Commissioner Larry Pogemiller of the state Office of Higher Education sa... Posted on 7/15/13 at 4:10 PM
ON MY MIND Freeways in China, free, but not free
In urban areas in China, roads are very congested. Especially in the old areas of cities, where the roads are narrow and were not built to handle the car traffic that didn't exist years ago.
But in t... Posted on 7/26/10 at 5:10 PM
I wonder if putting those rotating spikes on the ramps might slow down people who drink and drive. The spikes would mean that when a person goes the wrong way on a ramp, his or her tires would blow out.
in these times of high transportation-project inflation, our aging transportation system and competition for transportation dollars, pavement preservation is getting renewed attention all across the county.
Simply put, pavement preservation is taking care of the investment already made in the transportation system.
Upcoming soil testing will cause short-term lane closures next week on U.S. Highway 75 in Warren, Minn., the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. Motorists will encounter minor delays and short-term lane closures impacting driving and parking lanes during regular business hours.
The restrictions would remain in effect until roadbeds have stabilized enough to carry normal traffic. The department said pavement is usually the most vulnerable in the first four weeks after the onset of the spring thaw.
Vehicles and cargo weighing more than 40 tons are affected.
More than $89 million will be available for the Devils Lake Basin. That money, plus more than $10 million allocated this fall, pushes the basin to its new $100 million annual federal highway funding cap. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30.
Basin must be considered 'closed' in order to avoid road repair funding cap A federal funding bill that limits highway appropriations to the chronically flooded Devils Lake Basin to $100 million annually could delay the completion of major highway construction projects or postpone other road projects.
N.D. Highway 41 closed in Velva, N.D., for levee construction U.S. Highway 2 from the East Burdick Expressway Junction at Minot to about four miles west of Towner, N.D., has been closed. Local traffic won't be allowed to travel between the closed area and Towner, either.
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