Akron, Ohio, is planning to build a 1.9 million-gallon stormwater overflow basin as part of a $1.4 billion project. The city wants to replace the storage basin with green infrastructure, which includes plants and soils that capture the water, and that could save the city $10 million.
The Trump administration wants to increase the height of the Shasta Dam to expand storage capacity, but California officials oppose the $1.3-billion project. They say the added height to the dam is illegal under California law, but water interests in the state are pushing the project forward.
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Bay Area Transit is considering another tunnel across San Francisco Bay, but this opinion piece says the agency needs to have a 21st century vision for the project. It could consider a bridge across the bay that also expands vehicle traffic and helps move airline travelers across the city.
As many as 27,000 people could be injured and 85,000 people displaced if a major earthquake hits the Portland, Ore. metropolitan area, according to a recent study by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. The agency says the study should push the region to prepare for a major earthquake.
The D.C. Infrastructure Academy has opened in Washington, D.C., and its goal is to train people to work in the infrastructure industry. The academy is a partnership between the city, universities, private companies and unions.
Projects in Houston's five-year Capital Improvement Plan might be delayed because city resources must go toward repairing damage caused by Hurricane Harvey last year. No projects are being added to the plan.
The San Diego Association of Governments is upgrading signs on Interstate 15 express lanes between Escondido, Calif., and San Diego. The revised signs will be easier to read and will display current toll rates and lane use.
The Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association gave Illinois Tollway Chairman Robert Schillerstrom its Person of the Year Award on Thursday. "Under Chairman Schillerstrom's direction, the Illinois Tollway has followed through on its commitment to Move Illinois by improving mobility, relieving congestion and driving the regional economy," said IAPA president John Healy.