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The Latest: Trump pushing for overhaul of roads, bridges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s plans for infrastructure spending (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

President Donald Trump wants to focus his energy on the kind of building projects that are a strength for the billionaire businessman. He’s launching a major push for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation’s roads and bridges.

That’s a key item on his agenda that’s been stymied in Congress and overshadowed by White House controversies. Trump plans a series of events this coming week to highlight his effort to modernize American infrastructure — the highway, waterway, electrical and airway systems on which the nation operates.

Trump’s agenda has been overshadowed by ongoing probes into whether Trump campaign officials or associates colluded with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election.

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2:15 p.m.

President Donald Trump is planning a major push in the week ahead to promote a $1 trillion overhaul the nation’s roads and bridges. It comes as his agenda has struggled in Congress and been overshadowed by White House controversies.

Trump is expected to speak from the Rose Garden on Monday about reorganizing the nation’s air traffic control system. He’s then set to travel to Ohio and Kentucky on Wednesday to talk about the need for improving bridges and levees crucial to waterways.

He’ll also meet at the White House with mayors and governors later in the week and speak at the Transportation Department about regulations involving roads and railways.

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