Daily News Briefs, October 19, 2020

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Florida DOT Steps Up Pensacola Bay Bridge Repair

“Engineering News-Record” reports on efforts Florida DOT has taken to expedite demolition and repair work on the Pensacola Bay (Three Mile) Bridge damaged during last month’s Hurricane Sally.

Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Highway and Bridge Maintenance

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Alabama Toll Authority Referendum Gets Another Endorsement

GulfCoastNewsToday.com reports, the Foley, Alabama, City Council voted to endorse a November 3 ballot referendum that would empower the state legislature to create a Baldwin County toll authority with a mandate to build a Baldwin Beach Express extension. Council members said they would also continue efforts to transfer the city’s maintenance responsibility for an adjacent segment of the Foley Beach Express. They worry the proposed extension would increase traffic on that segment of highway and raise city maintenance costs.

Alabama Baldwin County, AL

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Minnesota DOT Wraps Up Border Bridge Replacement Project

Transport Topics reports on Minnesota DOT’s completion of a $39.3 million project to replace the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge, a link between Route 72 and Ontario Highway 11. The new span takes the place of a 1959 Pennsylvania truss structure that the state is preparing to demolish after failing to find an interested buyer. The article notes, “Some 90 stakeholders were involved in addressing [the project’s] environmental, construction, border and historical concerns.”

Canada Minnesota Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) (MnPASS) Ontario

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