Daily News Briefs, June 15, 2022

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Kentucky Transportation Secretary Meets Landrieu To Discuss Brent Spence Project

WVXU reports on the status of the Brent Spence Corridor Project, which is the main topic of a meeting today between Kentucky transportation secretary Jim Gray and Mitch Landrieu, President Biden’s senior advisor on IIJA implementation. Gray intends to discuss the joint Kentucky-Ohio application for $1.66 billion in federal funds to kickstart the bridge project. Although Landrieu is not a grant program decisionmaker, Gray said “we’re focused on simply making anyone we can aware of the project.” Gray yesterday told a northern Kentucky chamber event audience,”The sun, moon and stars — everything is aligning for this project.”

Brent Spence Bridge (Cincinnati OH-Northern KY) Kentucky Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Ohio Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) US Gov't Transportation Funding US Infrastructure Funding And Financing Initiatives

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Illinois Tollway Steps Up Motorist Assistance During Heat Wave

The Illinois Tollway Authority announced implementation of 24-hour Hot Weather Patrols “to more quickly locate and assist customers stranded along its roads during the dangerously high temperatures and humidity expected to continue through [tomorrow].” The patrols supplement the authority’s regular motorist assistance service and are conducted from crew cab trucks equipped with arrow boards for directing traffic around stranded vehicles. Since the trucks can safely accommodate passengers, stranded motorists can seek shelter in them or get a ride to a tollway facility while they wait for a tow truck or other assistance.

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Illinois Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (IL Tollway)

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