And it should increase in the years ahead as officials project tens of thousands more residents by 2040.
(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt) Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said has approved an additional budget of EGP 100m for the Ministry of Transport to start raising the efficiency of the Aswan-Al-Alaqi Road.
The road, which runs for a total length of 150 km, has already been granted EGP 560m in funds for its development.
El-Said made note of the economic importance of the transportation sector, with transport networks of all kinds considered economic lifelines. She also said that these networks link production centres with consumer markets, whilst also ensuring that production sites can obtain the required raw materials and operating requirements.
She pointed out that the transport sector’s output is important for production in many commodity and service sectors, such as the trade, extractive and manufacturing sectors.
The minister said that a country’s productivity highlights the importance of a sound and efficient transportation sector. Improving transportation
“Arizona’s road infrastructure is critical to the state’s economic success. Arizona’s population, 6.6 million people, is using more than 66,000 miles of public roads, each traveling an average of 36.4 miles per day,” engineers said.
However, 40% of Arizona’s urban interstates are already experiencing congestion during peak morning and evening hours, the report said.
“If completing the needed roadway improvements were possible, it could stimulate short-term and long-term economic growth by creating jobs, reducing travel delays and minimizing transportation costs.”
According to the report, Arizona can address this by providing “more money allocated to infrastructure by raising the gas tax and voting in favor of transportation initiatives.” Additionally, officials noted the gas tax was last increased in 1991 and remains the fifth-lowest gas tax in the nation.
There are initiatives locally that
CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Improvements are finally coming to one of the most dangerous intersections in Horry County.
Between backed up traffic down Highway 501, to last-minute lane changes before a confusing intersection, Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road in Conway can be an everyday headache for Horry County drivers.
But it’s not just a headache. It can be deadly.
Officials with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in 2017, 2018, and 2019, throughout each year, there were over 100 accidents at the intersection. In 2019, a person was killed.
But the DOT said upgrades are coming.
“So anytime we look at improving intersections we look at a lot of these same type of corrective measures. As far as offsetting left-turn lanes, adding additional turn lanes,”
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) – The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors announced they have approved the allocation of $30 million in bonds for road and drainage improvements within the county.
Road and drainage improvements were needed after the historic flooding that occurred on Aug. 15.
Chesterfield declares local state of emergency due to flooding
A significant portion of these funds will be used to improve the crossings on Otterdale Road which routinely flood during heavy rainstorms.
In addition to Otterdale Road, this funding will be used to improve other areas of concern throughout the county, including stream crossings such as:
- Otterdale Branch
- Horsepen Creek
- Blackman Creek
- Swift Creek
- Tomahawk Creek
The county can begin field work to develop a design plan with the goal of having a conceptual design to share
WASHINGTON (CN) — Over half of all jobs lost in pandemic-hit America have yet to return, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell offered hopeful analysis on the state of economic recovery Tuesday amid stalled relief talks in Congress.
Powell told members of the House Financial Services Committee that 11 million of 22 million Americans laid off thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic have already gone back to work.
“That’s really good progress. We’ve put, fully, half of those people back to work,” he said, adding that full recovery will still require getting a handle on the virus.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
OSWEGO, IL — The Oswego Village Board passed two resolutions relating to the improvements at the intersection of Wolf’s Crossing and Harvey Road near Oswego East High School during its Sept. 1 meeting.
The first resolution appropriates $748,251 in Rebuild Illinois funds from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for improvements, and the second resolution authorizes the execution of Phase II engineering and land acquisition services with Alfred Benesch & Company, Inc., Chicago, for a maximum cost of $1,558,344.
As per village documents, Oswego has long recognized the need to improve Wolfs Crossing from Route 34 on the west to Route 30 on the east. This east-west corridor links Oswego and Oswego East High Schools and services as a regional conduit for travel through the village. The existing road is two lanes with agricultural ditches adjacent to the road.
The Village commissioned a Phase I engineering study to determine the purpose
BLOOMINGDALE – RIVERVIEW, FL — In one of Hillsborough County’s fastest-growing areas, a major transportation corridor and interstate exchange project will improve safety and ease traffic for residents in the SouthShore region thanks in to a $25 million Federal Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant, officials said.
Hillsborough County has been awarded the BUILD grant to help improve the Big Bend Road corridor and make it safer for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists as well as parents and children commuting to the two Hillsborough County schools on the corridor.
Plans include a multi-modal roadway with wide shared use asphalt paths and bike lanes along Old Big Bend Road that connect new neighborhoods in the area to the schools, shops and recreational activities along the corridor. The road originally was built in the 1960s when the area was primarily rural, but in the past 10 years, the corridor has bloomed
BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WCMH) — A 14-year-old girl collides with an SUV on a stretch of road with limited sidewalks and a very narrow road.
“Luckily no broken bones, but lots and lots of road rash, and emotionally very shook up,” said the girl’s mother, Suzanne Zonner following her daughter’s accident on Dempsey Road.
Now Zonner wants improvements to the road after she has been witnessing how many people without a vehicle use that road.
Blendon Township Police said since 2018, there have been 24 crashes and two incidents involving people on bicycles, but only one collision.
The latest one involved that teenager riding her bike on Dempsey Road.
Zonner received a frightening phone call that her 14-year-old daughter had collided with an SUV and was run over while riding her bike.
“No parent ever wants to get that phone call,” said Zonner.
Luckily her physical injuries were minor.
VICTORIA — Improvements are coming to a narrow logging road on Vancouver Island where members of the local First Nations as well as two university students have lost their lives.
Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser announced today that just over $30 million will be spent over three years to make Bamfield Road safer.
He says the province is contributing $25.7 million while the Huu-ay-aht First Nation will spend about $5 million on the project.
Sunday marks the first anniversary of a bus crash that killed two University of Victoria students and injured many others.
Forty-five students and two teaching assistants were headed to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre aboard a chartered bus that moved over for an approaching vehicle and rolled down an embankment.
Chief Coun. Robert Dennis Sr. says all those who’ve lost loved ones share a common grief.
“We share some heavy burdens and we share losses of
In a previous column, I featured a hike in a place called “Booger Red,” an obscure place with an unusual name and great views. This week’s hike is to the summit of Booger Red Hill, which starts at the same trailhead, but goes in a different direction and offers a different experience.
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