Daily News Briefs, July 10, 2019

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Construction of New Colorado DOT Express Lane Starts Next Week

KUSA reports, work will begin Monday on a Colorado DOT project to add a tolled, peak-period shoulder lane to 12 miles of I-70 westbound. According to KUSA, “Project completion is expected in late 2020, with toll system testing continuing through spring 2021, prior to the opening of the express lane. The contractor for the $70 million project is Graham Construction of Denver.”

Colorado Colorado Department of Transportation Express Lanes


Health Officials Continue Contamination Tests at MDTA Building

The Maryland Transportation Authority announced that its administration building at the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza will remain closed today as health officials continue to “test for possible sources of legionellosis [Legionnaires disease]. In addition, the MDTA will proactively treat water systems at the facility. The duration of the building closure is unknown at this time. . . .” MDTA said tunnel tolls are being collected in the normal manner, except that video tolling is taking place in the lanes usually reserved for cash collection.

WBAL and The Baltimore Sun both cover this story.

Maryland Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)


Florida Turnpike Motorist Shoots at Passing Vehicle

Orlando Sentinel reports, police arrested a Florida Turnpike motorist for firing six gunshots at another vehicle. The incident occurred yesterday around 5:20 PM near Kissimmee, Osceola County. According to the article, the shooter acted randomly and caused no injuries. His motive is presently undetermined, and police are continuing their investigation.

Crime Beat Florida Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) Orange County FL Metro Area (Orlando)