HIGHWAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HIGHWAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Congress races to finish V.A. and highway bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58247855-68/congress-legislation-vote-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58247855-68/congress-legislation-vote-bill.html.csp">Congress races to finish V.A. and highway bills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T17:59:02.4-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 05:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Prospects were considerably brighter for bipartisan measures to improve veterans’ health care and prevent a cutoff in highway construction aid. Officials said both bills appeared likely to clear Congress by day’s end, and that legislatio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582478552014-07-31T17:59:02.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T17:59:02.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247855@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:59:02 MDT Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246082-68/bill-congress-senate-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246082-68/bill-congress-senate-republicans.html.csp">Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T13:24:46.322-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 01:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans unexpectedly put off a vote on a border security bill as tea partyers withdrew their support. On the final day before a five-week summer break, Congress was leaving a long list of unfinished business after 18 months of bitter partisanship. Democrats cast Republicans as the obstacle; Republicans...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460822014-07-31T13:24:46.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T13:24:46.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246082@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:24:46 MDT Ax slices through car windshield on highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243264-68/car-police-windshield-topsfield.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243264-68/car-police-windshield-topsfield.html.csp">Ax slices through car windshield on highway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T18:04:02.47-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 06:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topsfield, Mass. • It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car. Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper’s dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 95 in Topsfield. The handle was sticking through the windshield. Police say the car’s passenger was “shaken up” but not hurt. The truck driver was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine. Police say it could have been worse if the car’s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243264@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:04:02 MDT Driving Utah’s Mirror Lake Highway a summer tradition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58144078-117/lake-mirror-areas-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58144078-117/lake-mirror-areas-highway.html.csp">Driving Utah’s Mirror Lake Highway a summer tradition</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T13:23:05.645-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 01:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kamas • As someone who grew up in Kamas, Louis Taylor, of West Valley Cit,y remembers when Mirror Lake Highway, which connected his hometown with Evanston, Wyo., was dirt and not paved. So, as he prepared to fish Mirror Lake recently with his grandson, he was in a mood to remember one of Utah’s classic outdoor destinations. “It’s changed a lot,” he said. “There used to be a dirt road all the way up. I like the scenery and I like to catch a fish or two. And I like the good air.” According to the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144078@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:23:05 MDT Mudslide closes Highway 132 in Nephi Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234255-78/highway-nephi-132-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234255-78/highway-nephi-132-according.html.csp">Mudslide closes Highway 132 in Nephi Canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T11:28:02.297-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 11:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Highway Patrol confirms a mudslide on Monday closed Highway 132 in Nephi Canyon, according to 2News . There were no reports of injuries or accidents. The road, which connects Nephi with Fountain Green in neighboring Sanpete County, was closed at milepost 37, according to the Utah Department of Transportation’s website.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234255@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:28:02 MDT Acid leaks from overturned truck hauling batteries on I-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236856-78/batteries-truck-acid-onto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236856-78/batteries-truck-acid-onto.html.csp">Acid leaks from overturned truck hauling batteries on I-15</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T16:21:48.255-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A truck loaded with car batteries overturned on a south Davis County freeway on-ramp Tuesday, shutting down the access point to Interstate 15 for more than an hour. Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Chris Jones said the truck’s driver had suddenly applied his brakes and swerved while entering the ramp from Highway 89 to southbound I-15 at 8:49 a.m. The truck flipped onto its top, dumping approximately 20 batteries onto the asphalt. An unspecified number of the batteries then leaked acid onto the road ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236856@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:48 MDT Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227743-68/plane-highway-truck-honea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227743-68/plane-highway-truck-honea.html.csp">Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN GRIFFITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T16:43:02.085-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">RENO, Nev. • A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said. At least two people were aboard the plane and two people were in the truck when the collision occurred about 9 a.m. on a rural, two-lane section of Nevada Route 445 about 20 miles north of Reno, Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Kevin Honea said. All four escaped with minor injuries, Honea said. “Anytime you hear about a plane versus car, you’re thin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227743@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:43:02 MDT Semis collide, close down Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206641-78/semi-canyon-fork-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206641-78/semi-canyon-fork-highway.html.csp">Semis collide, close down Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:47:53.701-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon was restricted to one lane of traffic for most of the day Monday after a multi-vehicle accident left a semi-trailer rig on its side, and a load of french fries on the asphalt. Spanish Fork police Lt. Matt Johnson said a series of accidents began when a passenger car attempted to enter the highway at 10:36 a.m. from Powerhouse Road, near the mouth of the canyon. The semi hauling the potatoes attempted to avoid collision, clipping the car’s front end, but the big ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206641@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:47:53 MDT One seriously injured in Logan Canyon crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58204477-78/honda-perry-belts-canyon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58204477-78/honda-perry-belts-canyon.html.csp">One seriously injured in Logan Canyon crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T08:44:01.618-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators believe seat belts likely mitigated the injuries in a head-on crash Sunday. A 2013 Honda Civic was heading south through Logan Canyon Sunday afternoon when, for some reason, it entered the northbound passing lane, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry. Near a curve in U.S. Highway 89, at mile marker 477, the Honda crashed head-on into a pickup truck in the same lane. “It was a fairly significant impact,” Perry said. However, only one person was seriously injured — the male passeng...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58204477@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:44:01 MDT Two children helicoptered to hospital after I-15 rollover in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58197993-78/hopper-hospital-vehicle-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58197993-78/hopper-hospital-vehicle-utah.html.csp">Two children helicoptered to hospital after I-15 rollover in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T15:44:00.553-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two children were flown to hospital by medical helicopter Friday morning after a vehicle in which they were traveling in rolled over on Interstate 15 in Millard County. A Chevy Trailblazer carrying two adults and six children rolled over when the driver overcorrected to the right after the vehicle drifted left, said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper. A 10-year-old boy was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. The boy and a 3-year-old girl were taken by helicopter to Primary Chi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197993@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:44:00 MDT Man, girl hurt in fatal Summit County crash stabilized http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195137-78/galli-kamas-aspen-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195137-78/galli-kamas-aspen-county.html.csp">Man, girl hurt in fatal Summit County crash stabilized</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.527-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man and a girl were in critical but improved condition Thursday, two days after a pickup truck collided head-on with an SUV in Summit County, killing its driver. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said 56-year-old Sky Galli, of Woodland, and 9-year-old Madison Fitzgerald, of Kamas, both had been stabilized. Galli was inside a westbound Chevrolet Silverado that crossed into the eastbound lane of Highway 248, 4 miles east of Kamas, about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Angela D. Fitzgerald, 38, of Kamas, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195137@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT INSIDE WASHINGTON: Bogus cash pays for roads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190250-68/pension-budget-contributions-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190250-68/pension-budget-contributions-highway.html.csp">INSIDE WASHINGTON: Bogus cash pays for roads</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW TAYLOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:58:01.665-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • If there’s anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it’s free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called “pension smoothing” that raises money but doesn’t increase anyone’s taxes. To some people’s way of thinking, that’s a win-win situation. But others say lose-lose is more like it, arguing that it’s budget fakery at its worst and that it could undermine pension security for millions of workers. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581902502014-07-16T09:58:01.665-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T09:58:01.665-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190250@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:58:01 MDT Bloomberg View: Enough with these highway-spending gimmicks from Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190215-82/congress-tax-fund-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190215-82/congress-tax-fund-gas.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Enough with these highway-spending gimmicks from Congress</a></h4>