Daily News Briefs, April 10, 2020

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Skanska Launches $195 Million Ben Franklin Bridge Rehab Project

“Progressive Railroading” reports, “The Delaware River Port Authority has awarded Skanska USA a $195 million contract to rehabilitate the Benjamin Franklin rail and vehicle bridge connecting Philadelphia to Camden, New Jersey. Construction on the 3,500-foot suspension bridge — which carries seven lanes of traffic and two rail lines — began in February and is scheduled to be completed in December 2024.” (Link inserted by TRN.)

Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) New Jersey Pennsylvania Skanska

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Florida Has Screened Thousands of Motorists Arriving from COVID-19 Hotspots

WKRG reports, “The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting more than 4,000 travelers from high risk areas of COVID-19 have come through checkpoints at the Florida state border over the past two weeks. Governor Ron Desantis ordered checkpoints set up at I-10 coming into Escambia County, Fla. from Baldwin County, Ala. and on I-95 going from Georgia into Florida near Jacksonville. Commercial vehicles are exempt from the checkpoint ensuring interstate commerce is not impeded.”

Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts)

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