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USDOT Deputy Secretary Trottenberg Visits Ohio to Celebrate Investments that will Reconnect Communities

COLUMBUS, OH — As part of the Biden-Harris Administration's ongoing Investing in America Tour, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to celebrate awards that will reshape and reconnect communities.

Secretary Pete Buttigieg and USDOT recently announced $3.3 billion in funding from President Joe …

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Indiana Governor Announces Google is Building a $2B Data Center in Northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently joined Indiana Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg and executives of Google to announce plans to establish a new $2 billion data center in Fort Wayne, powering the company’s AI innovations and growing Google Cloud business for customers across the world.

“Indiana …

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HDR Celebrates Completion of $650M Double Tracking Project on the South Shore Line in Indiana

GARY, IN — The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District recently cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of 18 miles of new track on its South Shore Line from Gary to Michigan City, Indiana. The project added a second track to the line, providing a faster, more frequent, and more …

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Barton Malow and Gray Celebrate 9 Million Work Hours at the BlueOval SK Battery Park Project

GLENDALE, KY — Barton Malow and local construction partner, Gray, announce that the BlueOval SK Battery Park project has officially eclipsed 9 million work hours in Glendale, Kentucky. As a result of the dedication of over 3,800 team members, construction on the $5.8 billion project is on schedule to …

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ACPA Indiana Chapter Announces 2024 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) recently awarded 14 concrete pavement projects during the 2024 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Program at their annual workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana. Awarded projects exemplify skillful, safe, and disciplined delivery of new, reconstructed, or rehabilitated concrete …

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Jacobs Named Lead Designer on First Design-Build Project Awarded Under Missouri’s Improve I-70 Program

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jacobs has been selected to lead design for the first design-build project awarded under the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) Improve I-70 program, a wider $2.8 billion program that will widen and improve nearly 200 miles of Interstate 70 (I-70).

I-70 is the primary east-west …

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Skanska Partners with St. Elizabeth Healthcare to Open Cancer Center in Dearborn County

LAWRENCEBURG, IN — Skanska announces the opening of the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center-Dearborn, a major achievement in bringing advanced cancer care to Southeastern Indiana. Skanska's Southwest Ohio office served as the construction manager and partnered with Maxwell Construction, which is based in Greendale.

This facility provides cancer care and …

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Amazon Web Services Plans to Invest $11B to Create New Data Center Campus in Northern Indiana

NEW CARLISLE, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Chairman of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), announces that Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, plans to invest $11 billion to build a data center campus in north central Indiana and create at least 1,000 new jobs. This planned …

Illinois DOT Highlights Interstate Projects in the Metro East

COLLINSVILLE, IL — Entering one of its busiest construction seasons ever, the Illinois Department of Transportation announces that major projects in the Metro East are planned or underway, fueled by Gov. JB Pritzker's historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. Twenty major projects combined represent a total investment of nearly $825 …

Kentucky and Ohio Secure Federal Approval to Move Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project Forward

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently joined Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to announce that the states have received federal environmental approval to move the $3.6 billion Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project forward, without tolls. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a decision that concludes the federal environmental review, …

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Obama Foundation Releases New Details on Athletic and Programs Facility at the Obama Presidential Center

CHICAGO, IL — The Obama Foundation recently released new details and renderings of the Home Court, an athletic, programs, and event facility at the Obama Presidential Center. Nestled at the southwest corner of the 19.3-acre Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, the Home Court — the largest gathering space on …

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Discovery Builders Selected for $200M Project at Case Western Reserve University

CLEVELAND, OH — Discovery Builders, a joint venture (JV) between Turner Construction Company, Adrian Maldonado & Associates, Inc., Next Generation Construction, and The AKA Team, was awarded a $200 million contract to build a new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB) for Case Western Reserve …

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Ohio DOT Invests Record $2.8B into Infrastructure Improvement Projects this Year

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is kicking off another record construction season, investing $2.8 billion into 950 road and bridge improvement projects across the state. There are 39 projects classified as "major projects" with a value above $10 million.

“Investing in efficient infrastructure is an investment …

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Turner Selected to Build $184M Project at the University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY — Turner Construction Company was selected to build a $184 million Agriculture Research Building for the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. The building will contain laboratory teaching space, office space, and a 250-seat auditorium.

Turner has worked on more than 20 projects for the University of Kentucky …

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KAI Designs and Builds New SSM Health Outpatient Center in Warrenton, Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — Having outgrown its existing primary care and physical therapy clinic, SSM Health turned to health care experts KAI to design and build an expanded outpatient center in Warrenton, Missouri. The recently completed 15,600-square-foot clinic is more than double the size of its previous space.

An official …

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Integrate Construction Partners Starts Construction on New $11.5M Government Center in Eureka, Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis-based general contracting firm Integrate Construction Partners has started construction on a new $11.5 million government center for the City of Eureka, Missouri. The new facility — to be named the Michael A. Wiegand Justice Center after the city’s police chief — will house Eureka’s …

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Integrate Begins Construction on Two Additions at Fort Zumwalt North High School

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis-based general contracting firm Integrate Construction Partners (Integrate) has started construction on a pair of additions to Fort Zumwalt North High School in O’Fallon, Missouri. Phase II renovations at the school are expected to begin this summer.

Phase 1 includes a 2,500-square-foot addition to the …

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Construction Underway on Test Bed in Indiana to Develop Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles Traveling at Highway Speeds

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University engineers and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are working to make it possible for electric vehicles (EV) ranging from tractor-trailers to passenger cars to wirelessly charge while driving on highways.

Construction work recently began on a quarter-mile test bed of U.S. Highway 231/U.S. …

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Illinois DOT’s McClugage Bridge Project to Replace Decades-Old Structure Over Illinois River in Peoria

The eastbound McClugage Bridge has carried ever-increasing traffic over the Illinois River in the Peoria metropolitan area for more than 70 years. The bridge, which opened to traffic in 1948, has become structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. Weather, vehicle use, age, and salt used in snow removal have caused it …

Skanska Signs Additional Contract for Upgrades to University of Cincinnati Building

CINCINNATI, OH — The Ohio office of Skanska has signed an additional $94 million contract to perform additional upgrades to the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) historic Old Chemistry Building, marking another milestone in the growing relationship between Skanska and the region’s largest university.

The $159 million project encompasses a 63,000-square-foot …

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Illinois DOT Begins Final Stage of Interstate 70 Project in Effingham County

EFFINGHAM, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the reconstruction of westbound Interstate 70 from just east of the I-57/70 interchange to just east of the Cumberland/Effingham County line, east of Montrose, has begun. The project will include several new safety features this year.

"We are excited …

Lunda Construction Announces Apparent Low Bid for $136M I-64 Bridge and Highway Project

GRAYVILLE, IL — Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building, and specialty construction company, announces that its subsidiary, Lunda Construction Company, has been recently identified by the Illinois Department of Transportation as the apparent low bidder for a bridge replacement and highway improvement project valued at approximately $136 million. …

Final Projects Awarded in Missouri Governor's Rural Routes Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awards three projects for rural roads, the final projects awarded in the Governor’s Rural Routes Program. The program, created with Gov. Mike Parson’s signing of the fiscal year 2024 state budget, allocated $100 million of General Revenue funds to the …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Department of Public Works Highlight Projects for the 2024 Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) and the Indianapolis City-County Council at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church to announce the major construction projects for 2024.

“With more than 20 miles of new bike lanes, over 20 miles of new and improved sidewalks, …

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KAI-Designed $10.2M Five Oaks on Warson Community Center Opens in Olivette, Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — The City of Olivette, a suburb of St. Louis, officially cut the ribbon on its new Five Oaks on Warson community center and a park maintenance facility designed by St. Louis-based KAI.

Voter passage of Proposition C enabled the city to partially fund its 2018 …

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Ohio DOT’s I-475 Widening and US 20A Interchange Project to Ignite Economic Growth in Maumee

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of the long-anticipated I-475 Widening and New U.S. 20A Interchange project. The project is taking place around Maumee, Ohio, which is outside of Toledo in northwest Ohio. Once completed, the project will offer area residents and the driving public multiple …

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Carbon Emission Concerns are Rapidly Changing Delivery Requirements for Construction Projects

Here’s a fact that may be surprising — it surely was to me. The construction or renovation of buildings accounts for approximately 39 percent of the total global energy-related carbon emissions each year.

Embodied carbon contributes another 11 percent. That category refers to the total greenhouse gas emissions generated over …

Illinois DOT Begins Year Two of Kennedy Expressway Rehabilitation

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the rehabilitation of the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) from the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94) junction to Ohio Street has resumed, an earlier start to the project made possible by warmer temperatures this spring.

"The Kennedy rehabilitation project is one …

Ohio Governor Announces $106M to Support Local Transit Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks announce more than $100 million in investments to support public transportation in Ohio.

A total of $106 million will be awarded to 384 transit projects throughout Ohio. ODOT’s Office of Transit is awarding the …

Kentucky Governor Announces Design-Build Team Executing $9.5M Project to Improve Interstates Prone to Wrong-Way Crashes

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces the design-build team has been selected for a $9.5 million project to monitor and bolster safety on Kentucky corridors prone to wrong-way crashes. The team is collaborating with state transportation officials to create a pilot project this summer to test new technologies along …

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Missouri DOT Selects Two Consultants to Lead I-44 Corridor Study

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announces the selection of two consultants to lead an environmental study of the more than 250 miles of Interstate 44 from the Oklahoma state line to the Route 100 East interchange near Gray Summit in Franklin County. The selected consultants, …

Millstone Weber Selected for the First Improve I-70 Project

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) has selected Millstone Weber as the apparent best-value proposer and design-build contractor of the first project in the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) Improve I-70 Program. Negotiations to finalize the contract are currently in progress. Improve I-70: Columbia …

Schmidt Associates, HKS Announce Joint Venture on Kentucky Exposition Center Phase I Project

LOUISVILLE, KY — Schmidt Associates, an architecture, engineering, and construction company, and HKS, a global architecture firm, announce their partnership in the Phase I development of the Kentucky Exposition Center, a project valued at $180 million that will enhance and expand Louisville, Kentucky's exhibition space.

The Phase I …

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NAPA Announces 2023 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

CARMEL, IN — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2023 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction (QIC) Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their award during the association’s Annual Meeting in …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2024 PCI Design Awards Winners

CHICAGO, IL — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announces the winners of the 2024 PCI Design Awards. There are 19 winners in the specials, buildings, and transportation categories and 15 honorable mentions.

In the Construction Digest area, International Concrete Products won a PCI Design Award in the buildings (health care/medical …

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National Infrastructure Leaders Visit Frankfort to Spotlight Mountain Parkway Expansion

FRANKFORT, KY — A critical infrastructure project that will connect the state and unlock significant opportunities for economic development, jobs, and opportunity for eastern Kentucky was showcased by the national Engineering and Public Works Roadshow at an event in the rotunda of the New State Capitol Building.

The current Mountain …

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Turner Construction Company to Build Hyperscale Data Center for Meta in Indiana

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN — Turner Construction Company announces that it was selected to build a hyperscale data center campus for Meta in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This nearly 700,000-square-foot campus will have multiple data center buildings and will be part of Meta’s global infrastructure that helps bring technologies and services to life. Once …

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Illinois Beach State Park Shoreline Stabilization Project First Freshwater Project to Achieve WEDG Verification

LAKE COUNTY, IL — The Waterfront Alliance announces that the Illinois Beach State Park Shoreline Stabilization Project is the first freshwater project to achieve WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) Verification under WEDG’s Version 3.0. WEDG is a national rating system and set of guidelines that pushes the bar for creating …

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading authority on green building and the global developer of the LEED green building program, releases its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED. For the first time ever, New York ranked No. 1, based on LEED-certified gross square …

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Indiana DOT’s $471M Clear Path 465 Project to Transform Busy Indianapolis Interchange

Indiana's Clear Path 465 Project is a multi-year, two-phase construction project that is transforming one of the state's most heavily-traveled interchanges, I-465 and I-69 on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The project is designed to improve traffic flow and safety, and includes added travel lanes, new ramp lanes, 14 new …

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Revitalizing America's Underground: A Surge in Tunnel Construction for Infrastructure Renewal

Aging tunnels in America, coupled with the country’s continued growth, have created an extremely high demand for attention. The imminent repair and replacement will result in significant growth in the tunnel construction market in North America over the next several years.

Thousands of tunnels are in dire need of attention …

Kentucky Governor’s 2024 Recommended Highway Plan to Maintain Roads and Bridges, Advance Priority Projects

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear delivered a 2024 Recommended Highway Plan featuring more than 1,300 projects to build a better Kentucky by investing state and federal dollars in maintaining and building a safe transportation system that improves the quality of life for Kentuckians.

The governor’s highway plan is an …

Turner, Kokosing Industrial Team Tops Out Ascend Elements Sustainable Battery Manufacturing Facility

HOPKINSVILLE, KY — The Turner Construction Company, Kokosing Industrial, and SSOE team celebrated the topping out of the third building of Ascend Elements’ production facility in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The 315,000-square-foot building will use a specialized process to produce sustainable electric vehicle battery materials using recycled feedstock.

The plant, …

Missouri Governor's Improve I-70 Plan Receives Federal Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — During his final State of the State Address, Governor Mike Parson, alongside Congressman Sam Graves, announced that Missouri has secured a $92.8 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to improve Interstate 70. Missouri will use the INFRA grant for specific Improve I-70 projects, including truck …

Bartkowski Awarded $25M GSA Region 6 Small Business IDIQ MATOC

KANSAS CITY, MO — Bartkowski Strategic Contracting has been awarded a Small Business Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for construction services for the following geographical locations: Kansas City, Missouri, and the state of Missouri west of Jefferson City and Columbia; St. Louis, Missouri, and the state …

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ACPA Honors Four Projects with Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) announces that four projects in Indiana were recognized at the national ACPA’s 34th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award program. Thirty-one projects were recognized nationwide.

The national awards program recognizes quality concrete pavements constructed in the United …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Continues Mountain Parkway Expansion with New Segment

Nestled 70 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, Wolfe County is at the center of a significant infrastructure project to expand and widen a portion of the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway from two lanes to four. Spanning 78 miles through Wolfe County and Eastern Kentucky, the 1960s-era Mountain Parkway has …

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Missouri DOT Project Transforming US Route 67 into an Interstate Advances in Butler County

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is working on a multi-phase project in the southeastern part of the state, focusing on U.S. Route 67 in Butler County. Upon the successful completion of this project, alongside others spanning from Sikeston, Missouri, to Little Rock, Arkansas, the route will be known as …

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Large Renovation Projects will be Abundant in 2024

In past years, it was likely more difficult for companies to categorize renovation and repair projects as highly attractive. That may not be the case anymore. Public entities throughout the U.S. are designing extremely large renovation projects, and these upcoming projects will be attractive to firms of all types and …

Illinois Governor Announces Milestones on I-57/74 Reconstruction

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate the latest milestones on the $251.8 million replacement of the Interstate 57/74 interchange, a signature project of the Rebuild Illinois capital program. As it moves into its …

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Billions Committed to Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Enhance Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

DETROIT, MI — The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announces the release of an independent survey of public and private infrastructure investments to enhance marine shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. These investments sustain 241,286 U.S. and Canadian jobs and help contribute to the …

Governor Holcomb, Indiana DOT Announce $127M MEGA Grant for FlexRoad Project in Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announces a $127 million grant award received by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA) program. The funding will support the I-80/I-94 FlexRoad project in northwest Indiana.

“FlexRoad represents a transformational opportunity to improve mobility and safety, …

Lochner Reselected as Owner Representative for Indiana Toll Road

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — H.W. Lochner Inc. (Lochner), a provider of infrastructure planning and engineering services, has been selected by the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC) to continue serving as owner representative and begin the planning and design of the fourth phase of the Pavement Upgrade for a Superior Highway …

Illinois Awarded $52.8M for Bloomington Project to Improve Rural Transportation and Mobility

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that it has received a $52.8 million federal grant to rebuild Illinois 9 in Bloomington as part of a new federal program to increase mobility, improve safety, and generate regional economic growth in rural areas.

"Here in Illinois, we're working …

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Fulton Street Companies, Skender Break Ground on 409,000-Square-Foot Office Building in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Skender recently joined developer Fulton Street Companies and community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of 919 W Fulton Street, a new 11-story mixed-use office development in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. The 409,000-square-foot project marks Chicago's first major new office development to commence construction in over a year. …

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Walsh Construction Completes Salesforce Tower Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Walsh Construction, one of the largest general contractors in the United States, has completed Salesforce Tower Chicago, a new 58-story high-rise on Chicago's Wolf Point, located at the confluence of north and south branches of the Chicago River.
Walsh Construction, architect-of-record HKS, and designer Pelli …

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Stantec to Design Milestone Pump Station for Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

CLEVELAND, OH — Stantec has been chosen to lead design of the Southerly Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station (STDPS) for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD). The pump station is the third and final large pump station for NEORSD’s combined sewer overflow (CSO) program, which has been in progress for …

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Construction Under Way at Indiana DOT’s 146th Street and Allisonville Road Project

INDIANAPOLIS IN — Superior Construction, the contractor that substantially completed the North Split Interchange, will reconstruct the 146th Street and Allisonville Road Interchange in Noblesville, Indiana, on behalf of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Hamilton County. Under the $44 million contract, the existing intersection will be converted …

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Louisville VA Medical Center Reaches Topping Out Milestone

LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, along with partners from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Walsh-Turner joint venture, marked a major construction milestone for the new Louisville VA Medical Center during an onsite Topping Out Ceremony.

Audience members, including local …

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Indianapolis Executive Airport Prepares for Future Growth with $15.2M Runway Expansion

A recent $15.2 million expansion of the runway at Indianapolis Executive Airport enables more airplanes to take off and land at the general aviation facility.

“The airport has been on a steady growth pattern for the last 30 or 40 years,” said Bill Frye, President of the Hamilton County Airport …

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New Don Welge Memorial Bridge Underway in Chester

CHESTER, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently joined state and local leaders, along with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), to officially announce the start of construction of the new Don Welge Memorial Bridge, a project made possible by Gov. …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Completion of I-57 Improvements in Chicago, South Suburbs

CHICAGO, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate the completion of a series of multiyear improvements worth $82.1 million along Interstate 57, part of several investments in the state's longest interstate highway made possible by …

Indiana DOT Awards Contract for I-69 ORX Section 3

EVANSVILLE, IN — Another key milestone has been met for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) awards the contract for I-69 ORX Section Three to ORX Constructors, a joint venture that includes Walsh Construction and Traylor Bros, Inc.

“Awarding this contract is …

Missouri DOT Celebrates Completion of Gov. Parson's Focus on Bridges Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) celebrates the completion of Gov. Mike Parson’s Focus on Bridges program that restored or replaced 250 of the state’s poorest bridges over the last four years. Established in 2019, the Focus on Bridges program was one of Gov. Parson's first …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Completion of I-280 Over Mississippi River in Quad Cities

ROCK ISLAND, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were recently joined by local officials and community leaders to announce the completion of a multiyear project to install a new deck on the Interstate 280 Sgt. John F. Baker Jr. Mississippi River Bridge in Rock …

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Missouri DOT Celebrates I-270 North Project Completion at Ribbon Cutting

ST. LOUIS, MO — The completion of the $278 million I-270 North Project was celebrated with an official ceremony in Hazelwood. Missouri Governor Mike Parson joined state and local elected officials along with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and its contractor team to cut the ribbon on this four-year-long …

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Steel Erectors, Crane Service Companies Take Top Place in 3D Lift Plan of the Year Competition

CHICAGO, IL — A1A Software LLC announces the winners of its Lift Plan of the Year contest, which include a structural steel erector based in Illinois, a crane and rigging service company in Pennsylvania, and Texas contractor offering both structural steel erection and crane services.

Steven Beemsterboer, a Project …

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University of Kentucky Breaks Ground on New Health Education Building

LEXINGTON, KY — The University of Kentucky has kicked off construction its new Health Education Building. The building will serve as a campus hub for health education and feature technological advancements, modern aesthetics, and a learning setting to prepare the next generation of health care leaders, health and rehabilitation practitioners, …

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Stevenson Crane, Rigging, and Heavy Haul Rebuilds Chicago’s Industrial Areas with Expansive Fleet and Specialized Support Equipment

Midwest lifting company Stevenson Crane, Rigging, and Heavy Haul continues to rebuild Chicago, Illinois’ industrial areas with their expansive fleet and specialized support equipment. Utilizing a Liebherr’s LTM 1300-6.3 Mobile Crane, Stevenson supported the rebuild of the Server Farm Data Center based out of Chicago.

This project required a …

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Ryan Breaks Ground on NorthShore - Edward-Elmhurst Health Cardiovascular Institute Health Center

NAPERVILLE, IL — As the need for outpatient cardiovascular care continues to grow, Ryan Companies is working with NorthShore - Edward-Elmhurst Health to develop, design, and build the new Cardiovascular Institute Health Center in Naperville, Illinois. The 71,000-square-foot, three-story building will combine a full range of cardiovascular services under one …

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AECOM Joint Venture to Provide Program Management Services for the Chicago Department of Water Management

CHICAGO, IL — AECOM announces that its AECOM-DBS joint venture with minority-owned business enterprise partner DB Sterlin (DBS) has been awarded a three-year contract to provide program management services to the Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM). In this role, AECOM-DBS will manage the capital improvement program for DWM’s facilities, …

Indianapolis Mayor's $1.2B Capital Infrastructure Plan Approved by City-County Council and Public Works Committee

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis City-County Council’s Public Works Committee voted unanimously to approve Mayor Joe Hogsett’s five-year, $1.2 billion capital infrastructure plan. Indy Department of Public Works' (Indy DPW) 2024 budget was also approved by the full City-County Council.

Next year will be the second year of Hogsett’s …

Illinois Governor Announces Key Milestones Reached on $1.3B I-80 Corridor Project

JOLIET, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate several milestones on the $1.3 billion overhaul of Interstate 80, setting up one of the cornerstone projects in the governor's Rebuild Illinois capital program to be almost …

Missouri DOT's $21.3M Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project Completed

SIKESTON, MO — The opening of the Route A bridge over Whitewater River in Cape Girardeau County marks the completion of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Bootheel Bridge Bundle.

This design-build project delivered 17 bridge improvement projects to Southeast Missouri travelers. Thirteen bridges in the Bootheel Bridge Bundle …

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Alberici/KAI Build Completes Construction of The Mercy Center for Performance Medicine and Specialty Care in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — The Alberici/KAI Build Joint Venture partnership recently completed construction of The Mercy Center for Performance Medicine & Specialty Care and its connected 1,000-space parking garage. The multispecialty center is located on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis and is one of the largest …

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AREMA Honors Merchants Bridge with Hay Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Board and the Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence Review Committee have selected the replacement of the Merchants Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis as the winner of the 2023 Dr. William W. Hay Award …

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The Great Lakes Construction Co. Improves Safety in Northeastern Ohio with US 62 Reconstruction

Canton, Ohio, in the northeastern part of the state, is famous for being the home of the National Football League Hall of Fame. However, the city of 70,000 has much more than the hallowed hall. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of the U.S. 62 Relocation …

AECOM Joint Venture Awarded Contract with US Army Corps of Engineers to Improve Water Infrastructure Resiliency

CINCINNATI, OH — A joint venture between AECOM and Black & Veatch (AECOM-B&V Lakes and Rivers JV) has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide architectural and engineering services for infrastructure projects for the 17 states within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, and …

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Celebration Marks the Completion of the New $5.4M Ground Engine Run Up and Compass Calibration Pad Project at St. Louis Downtown Airport

CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL — A ribbon cutting recently celebrated the official opening of St. Louis Downtown Airport’s new Ground Engine Run-Up and Compass Calibration Pad project. Representatives of St. Louis Downtown Airport, Bi-State Development, the Illinois Department of Transportation, state and local elected officials, and invited guests were …

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Skanska Breaks Ground on First Mass Timber Building in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH — Skanska and Cincinnati Public Radio (CPR) recently broke ground on the Cincinnati Public Radio Headquarters. Once complete, the new HQ will be the first two-story mass timber building in the Midwest and the first of its kind in Cincinnati.

The $32 million, 35,000-square-foot building will feature two …

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Irishtown Bend Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project Breaks Ground in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (CCCPA) awarded a $60 million construction contract to stabilize the hillside known as Irishtown Bend in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The project addresses an immediate need to shore up the failing slope from slipping into the Cuyahoga River that could potentially disrupt …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded $2B New Terminal Project at John Glenn International Airport

COLUMBUS, OH — The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) selects Hensel Phelps as its Construction Manager at Risk (CMaR) on its New Terminal Project at John Glenn Columbus International Airport. Hensel Phelps teamed with Columbus-based general contractor Elford, who will be an integrated partner throughout the project. The Hensel …

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Mayor Hogsett, Congressman Carson Welcome USDOT Secretary Buttigieg to Showcase Federal Infrastructure Investments in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett, City-County President Vop Osili, and Congressman André Carson (IN-07) welcomed U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to Indianapolis to showcase the impact of federal and local infrastructure investment on neighborhood accessibility and quality of life.

The event follows recent award of a …

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McCarthy Selected to Build $400M Battery Materials Plant in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — McCarthy has been selected by ICL, a global specialty minerals company, to build a $400 million lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery materials manufacturing plant in St. Louis. The new facility is expected to be the first commercial-scale LFP battery materials manufacturing plant in the United States …

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Walsh Construction Completes Loyola Medicine Ambulatory Care Center

TINLEY PARK, IL — Walsh Construction has completed Loyola Medicine's new 70,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Center, an outpatient facility that features a comprehensive cancer care center, urgent care center, imaging services, retail pharmacy, 50 exam rooms, eight procedure rooms, and an X-ray suite and laboratory. Serving over 15,000 patients, the $69 …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Ragle Build Approach for New I-69 Ohio River Crossing

Interstate 69 continues to expand through Indiana and Kentucky. Indiana already completed 116 miles from Evansville to Martinsville, with the final connection from Martinsville to Indianapolis underway. In Kentucky, 128 miles are in place from Henderson to Mayfield, and an additional 19 miles south to Fulton are expected to open …

Kentucky, Indiana Apply for $632.3M Federal Grant to Advance Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing Bi-State Mega Project

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces that Kentucky and Indiana are jointly applying for a $632.3 million federal grant for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing project at Henderson, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana.

“Our administration has pledged to seek and compete for every available federal dollar for this much …

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Seefried Properties Begins Construction on Two Spec Facilities in Elgin, Illinois

ELGIN, IL — Seefried Properties recently broke ground on a new two-building speculative development in Elgin, Illinois. Construction is now underway on the 465,360-square-foot Class A campus, which will deliver in Q3 2024.

Located at the southeast corner of Madeline Road and Alft Lane in Kane County, the new project …

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KAI Breaks Ground on St. Louis Community College’s New $62M Center for Nursing and Health Sciences

ST. LOUIS, MO — Construction has started on a new $62 million Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at St. Louis Community College’s (STLCC) Florissant Valley campus in Ferguson, Missouri. Minority-owned KAI is the architect and MEP engineer on the academic building.

A groundbreaking event was recently held, with construction …

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McCarthy Building Companies Constructs Illinois Largest Solar Project

The largest solar project in Illinois, Swift Current’s 800-megawatt, $535 million Double Black Diamond job, remains under construction in Sangamon and Morgan counties.

“The project will produce enough power annually for the equivalent of more than 100,000 homes,” says Grant St. George, Vice President Project Executive with McCarthy Building …

Granite Selected for Approximately $215M Tunnel Project in Akron, Ohio

AKRON, OH — Granite has been awarded an approximately $215 million contract by the city of Akron, Ohio, to construct the Northside Interceptor Tunnel Project (NSIT) to aid in preventing combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during typical storms. Project funding will come from the Ohio Environmental Protection …

Contract Awarded to Walsh Kokosing for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

COVINGTON, KY — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announce Walsh Kokosing has been awarded the progressive design-build contract for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, marking a major step forward in the construction process. The governors were joined by officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), …

Interchange Project Designed to Bring More Safety, Less Congestion in Pulaski County is Ceremonially Opened

FRANKFORT, KY — A long-awaited interchange and road widening project that will bring greater safety and less traffic congestion in tourism-rich Pulaski County was ceremonially opened recently by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, U.S. Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers, and area officials.

“Our roads aren’t red or blue. They’re …

Kentucky Governor Breaks Ground on Owensboro Riverport Improvement Project

OWENSBORO, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear recently celebrated another major infrastructure announcement as he joined state and local officials to break ground on the $30 million Owensboro Riverport Kentucky Highway 331 Improvement Project. Improvements include widening KY 331 and Rinaldo Road to support economic growth and improve commercial and residential …

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HGA Selected to Design Case Western Reserve University’s New Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces it was selected to design Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The $300 million project planned by CWRU is the largest in decades and the largest ever for the Case Quad, which …

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Missouri DOT, University of Missouri Create Test Road Using Sustainable Plastic Waste Pavement Mixtures

COLUMBIA, MO — Millions of roads across the United States are constructed with asphalt pavement that is deteriorating over time. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) are using recyclables, including plastic waste, as a sustainable solution to fix America's fracturing road system.

In partnership with the Missouri Department …

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Fluor Team Awarded DOE Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decontamination and Decommissioning Contract

PIKETON, OH — Fluor Corporation announces that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected Southern Ohio Cleanup Company, LLC, a joint venture led by Amentum with Fluor and Cavendish Nuclear USA, to execute the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decontamination and Decommissioning Contract in Piketon, Ohio. The single award …

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Pavement and Safety Improvements on the Akron Beltway and Central Interchange are Underway

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making steady progress on upgrading the aging Akron Beltway and Central Interchange, involving Interstate 77, Interstate 76 and State Route 8, as part of a $160 million pavement replacement project.

“This project will dramatically improve pavement and safety for many years to come,” …

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Projects in Illinois and Kentucky Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Illinois and Kentucky won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Bridge Projects Will be Abundant in 2024, Many Will Precede Other Types of Upcoming Opportunities

Bridge projects currently in the planning phases are abundant throughout the country. Most are large and complex, and the majority fall into the category of critical infrastructure. The examples that follow point to commonalities that can be found in planning documents. All projects are likely to launch late this year …

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The 2023-2024 School Year Begins with Construction Underway on Hundreds of Campuses, More Will Launch During 2024

School doors will open for the start of the 2023-24 school year, with many campuses under construction. Hundreds of planned construction and renovation projects will launch during this school year. In fact, billions of dollars have already been approved for projects that will get underway over the next two years. …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Start of Passenger Service on Chicago-St. Louis Line

CHICAGO, IL — Governor JB Pritzker recently joined federal, state, and local officials, along with the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, the Union Pacific Railroad, and project supporters at Union Station to celebrate the start of 110 mph passenger rail service between Chicago and St. Louis. This multi-year project better connects …

Schmidt Associates Wins USGBC's Green Building of the Year Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Schmidt Associates, an Indianapolis-based regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces its win of the Green Building of the Year: New Construction award from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) East North Central Region.

The USGBC ENC Region's Leadership Awards Program recognizes exceptional green …

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Approves FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved the FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028. The five-year program includes funding from General Revenue — passed by …

Missouri DOT Selects KCI for the Interstate 55 Design-Build Project

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) announces the selection of the Interstate 55 Corridor Improvements Design-Build Project to the KCI Team. The selected team had to meet or exceed several goals including: maximizing reliability and safety on I-55 and US 67; providing a durable and …

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Illinois Governor Announces Largest-Ever Construction Program in State History

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker joined state and local officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) headquarters to announce the largest multi-year program to fix and repair infrastructure in state history: $40.99 billion over six years, showcasing the reach and impact of the governor's historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois …

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Gilbane, Construction Partners Deliver University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Phase 2 on Time and on Budget

BEACHWOOD, OH — Gilbane Building Company and its construction partners, Regency Construction Services, Inc., Next Generation Construction, and Adrian Maldonado & Associates, Inc., celebrate the grand opening of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Phase 2. The $236 million project nearly doubles the existing footprint of the hospital, …

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Illinois Governor Joins Missouri Officials to Celebrate Start of New I-270 Chain of Rocks Bridge

GRANITE CITY, IL — Governor JB Pritzker recently joined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to celebrate the start of construction on the new Interstate 270 Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River, part of a combined $531.6 million investment to improve one …

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Superior Construction Announces Substantial Completion of Landmark North Split Project

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, announces the substantial completion of its I-65/I-70 North Split Interchange project in Indianapolis, Indiana — a crucial endeavor aimed at enhancing safety, improving traffic flow, and accommodating future growth.

“The substantial completion of the North Split project proves how …

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Superior Construction Wins Construction Advancement Foundation's Contractor of the Year Award

LAKE COUNTY, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, announces it was named Heavy Civil/Highway Contractor of the Year by the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF). Superior also received the CAF Heavy Civil/Highway Project of the Year Award for completing the Indiana Department of Transportation’s (INDOT) contract …

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Populous and Churchill Downs Reveal First Turn Experience for 149th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY — Populous and Churchill Downs unveiled the new First Turn experience as part of a multi-phase transformation underway at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack. Home to the Kentucky Derby, which attracts approximately 150,000 guests annually, Churchill Downs and design architect Populous are bringing updates to guests as part of …

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Heidelberg Materials Celebrates Opening of New Cement Plant with Significantly Reduced CO2 Emissions in Mitchell, Indiana

MITCHELL, IN — Heidelberg Materials celebrates the opening of its new cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana. The facility will be the second largest cement plant in North America and one of the most technologically advanced and sustainable ever built. Heidelberg Materials management from around the world joined federal, state, and …

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raSmith Projects Earn Design Excellence Awards; Ford Receives John P. Matsen Distinguished Service Award

NEWPORT, KY — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, announces that three of raSmith's cold-formed steel engineering projects in the Construction Digest area have garnered recognition, receiving Design Excellence Awards from the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). raSmith provided cold-formed steel engineering services for the …

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Missouri DOT Rehabs 14 Bridges on I-55 in St. Louis

With many mainline bridges on Interstate 55 in the St. Louis area in need of major rehabilitation, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bundled 14 of them into one $63 million contract.

“By bidding this work together, we can improve coordination, reduce length of impacts to the travelling public and …

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CTBUH Honors Chicago Projects, 800 Fulton Market and CME Center, with Awards of Excellence

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces its 2023 Award of Excellence winners, honoring more than 100 projects in sustainable vertical urbanism from around the world. The awards recognize achievements in over 20 categories and subcategories, including Best Tall Building; Best Tall Non-Building; Innovation; Urban Habitat; Repositioning; …

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Woolpert Celebrates Grand Opening of Renovated Lisle Library District in Chicago Suburbs

CHICAGO, IL — The Lisle Library District recently celebrated its grand opening following a yearlong renovation led by Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects. The renovation included new entryways, revitalized interiors, new outdoor seating, and a drive-up service window. This was the first major renovation for the library, located 25 miles …

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Sixty Indiana Companies Honored for Outstanding Performance in Safety and Construction

CROWN POINT, IN — Nearly 60 Northwest Indiana construction companies were honored for their outstanding performances in safety and project excellence at the Construction Awards Banquet held in Merrillville, Indiana. Construction industry firms from throughout the region greatly exceed national averages in safety performance and project outcomes, and the banquet …

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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Edgewood Middle School

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — North Shore School District 112, Gilbane Building Company, and community members recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the Edgewood Middle School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The new Edgewood Middle School represents the future and is built to serve the community for the next 50 …

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Kay & Kay Contracting Overcomes Logistical Challenges to Replace Four Sets of Outdated Bridges Along Kentucky’s I-64

As Kay & Kay Contracting, LLC, of London, Kentucky, replaces four sets of overpass bridges along Interstate 64 East and West in Franklin County, Kentucky, they face extra logistical challenges with crews, equipment, materials, and traffic control.

“This project is unique in that it’s all one project, but we …

Kentucky Governor, Transportation Secretary Gray, Local Officials Cut Ribbon on New U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Smithland

SMITHLAND, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear was recently joined by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray and state and local officials to cut the ribbon ceremonially opening the new U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Smithland before a crowd of community members. The 1,912-foot-long blue truss bridge is now open …

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Walsh Construction Tops Out 160 N. Morgan

CHICAGO, IL — Walsh Construction joined Sterling Bay, Ascentris, CIBC, bKL Architecture, and BOWA Construction to celebrate the topping out of 160 N. Morgan in Chicago's Fulton Market District. Construction progress has reached its maximum height for the 29-story class-A multi-family development that will consist of …

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Pepper Construction’s New Cincinnati Office Opens its Doors

CINCINNATI, OH — Pepper Construction’s Cincinnati office recently welcomed employees into their new location for the first time in Lockland, Ohio. Since establishing an office in Cincinnati more than 14 years ago, Pepper has grown its local team to 65 and counting. Some of the firm's recent and current …

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Western Specialty Contractors Restores Facade of Historic Armory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors' Springfield, Illinois, branch has restored the brick and stone facade of the historic Armory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — home to the Fighting Illini track and field team.

The armory was originally designed by William Carbys Zimmerman as a …

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Purdue University Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex Achieves LEED Silver Certification

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Two hospitals within Purdue University's new David and Bonnie Brunner Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex have received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The two facilities, a small animal hospital and an equine hospital, provide advanced veterinary medical care for animal patients, educate …

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Walsh Construction Co. and Milestone Contractors Bring I-69 Into Final Phase in Indiana

Work progresses on the I-69 Finish Line project, converting State Route 37 into a limited-access interstate highway, between Martinsville, Indiana, and Interstate 465 in Indianapolis.

“This is the newest interstate in the nation and the only new interstate under construction at this time,” says Tim Miller, Senior Project Manager …

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Stantec Receives Grand Conceptor Award for Bridging Kentucky Program at ACEC-KY Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies Kentucky Chapter (ACEC-KY) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to Stantec for the Bridging Kentucky program, a bridge rehabilitation and replacement initiative launched by the …

TRAC Approves $391.9M for Ohio DOT Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has unanimously approved the annual list of projects to receive funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation's Major New Capacity Program over the next four years. It includes nearly $392 million in new funding commitments for 27 projects. This includes …

Gov. Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2023 Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have officially kicked off the 2023 construction season.

INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith joined Capt. Ron Galaviz from Indiana State Police, Indiana Constructors Inc. President Richard Hedgecock, contractors, and industry partners near the Clear Path 465 …

McCarthy Building Companies Ramps Up Construction of 800 MW Double Black Diamond Solar Project

ST. LOUIS, MO — Swift Current Energy is ramping up construction this spring for its Double Black Diamond solar project in central Illinois. The company has contracted St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor. Swift Current has also selected American-based First Solar to provide …

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Ohio DOT Kicks Off 2023 Construction Season

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces that it expects to invest a record $2.5 billion into more than 1,000 projects during this year’s construction season to improve transportation and make Ohio’s roads safer across the state.

“There is no better place to be than right here …

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Firms Sought to Kickstart Construction on Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky and Ohio have put the call out to firms interested in building one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the nation — the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor — shortly after Govs. Andy Beshear of Kentucky and Mike DeWine of Ohio joined bipartisan leaders to celebrate …

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Projects Across the State Win Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) awarded 10 concrete pavement projects during the 2023 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Program at their annual workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana. Awarded projects exemplify skillful, safe, and disciplined delivery of new, reconstructed, or rehabilitated concrete pavement …

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Phase I Construction Moves Forward on Hobbs Station Project in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, IN — Indianapolis-based New City Development (NCD Partners) announces that construction is underway for Hobbs Station, a $300 million mixed-use community in the heart of Plainfield, Indiana. The project is being built in partnership with Formation Properties, and Shiel Sexton Companies is the general contractor on the project. …

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Aptitude Development to Build Student Housing at St. Louis University

ST. LOUIS, MO — Aptitude Development is set to develop The Marshall St. Louis, a 508-bed development across from St. Louis University (SLU). The Marshall St. Louis will be the 10th ground up development for Aptitude since its inception in 2014 and the seventh iteration of its Marshall brand. Construction …

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Western Specialty Contractors Restoring CityPlace Four Parking Garage in Creve Coeur, Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors - St. Louis Concrete Branch is completing the final phases of restoration work on the CityPlace Four parking garage in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Constructed in 2001, CityPlace Four is a four-story, 103,000-square-foot office building with a 339-space connected 15,600-square-foot parking garage. A lack …

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Kokosing Construction Co. Replaces DiSalle Bridge as Part of Ohio I-75 Improvements

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $352 million, multi-year dual improvement projects on Interstate 75 in Wood and Lucas counties include the replacement of the DiSalle Bridge over the Maumee River.

“The goals of this project along with the entire corridor, from Findlay up to Michigan, are to improve …

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Critical Care Building Receives Build America Award from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

Gilbane and Lorain Public Library System Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the Avon Branch Library

AVON, OH — After nearly two years of construction, community members recently gathered to celebrate the grand reopening of Lorain Public Library System’s newest branch in Avon, Ohio. The event included live cooking demonstrations in The Norton Family Foundation Demonstration Kitchen, tours of the space, and additional activities for children …

Aleut Awarded Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Contract by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ST. PAUL, MN — Aleut Flood Management, LLC (Aleut) recently received a Multiple Award Task Order Contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) St. Paul District, which will provide construction of and/or design and construction of civil works projects within both the St. Paul and Rock Island …

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Western Specialty Contractors, KBS to Complete Curtain Wall Restoration at 42-Story Mixed-Use Tower in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Western Specialty Contractors - Chicago Facades Branch and KBS, an owner and operator of commercial real estate buildings, are completing the restoration of a curtain wall at Accenture Tower, an award-winning, 1.46-million-square-foot, 42-story Class A office and retail property in Chicago, Illinois.

The tower, completed in …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2023 PCI Design Awards Winners

CHICAGO, IL — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announces the winners of the 2023 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 25 winners and eight honorable mentions for the specials, buildings, and transportation categories.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the PCI Design Awards program, which recognizes creative and …

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Design-Build Enables Millstone Weber to Find Innovative Solutions on I-270 North Project

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s $278 million Interstate 270 North Design Build Project will add lanes, replace bridges, update aging infrastructure and reconfigure interchanges to reduce crashes and increase reliability in the busy freight corridor.

“Our primary goal is to improve safety by improving how vehicles move throughout the …

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Metra UP North Rebuild in Chicago Receives $117M Mega Grant from USDOT

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to nine projects across the country through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Mega grant program funds projects that are too large or complex for …

Illinois DOT Completes I-57 Projects, Improving Safety and Mobility Along the Corridor

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a series of improvement projects along Interstate 57 made possible by Governor JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program have been completed, with another anticipated to wrap up later this year. The four projects, which involve repairing two bridges and resurfacing …

NAPA Announces 2022 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

ZANESVILLE, OH — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2022 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction (QIC) Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their award at a ceremony during the association’s …

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Berkeley School District 87, Gilbane Building Company Celebrate Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

BERKELEY, IL — Berkeley School District 87, Gilbane Building Company, and community members recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the new Sunnyside Intermediate and MacArthur Middle Schools. The new 162,000-square-foot building will support grade-level centers and allow for the growth of exploratory program offerings. Having two distinct and …

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Populous-Designed TQL Stadium Wins Prix Versailles World Title

CINCINNATI, OH — Populous-designed TQL Stadium was awarded the Prix Versailles Sports 2022 World Title — the world prize for architecture and design from UNESCO.

The Prix Versailles is an original program with the aim of fostering better interaction between the economy and culture. It underlines the role economic …

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I-Move Kentucky Improves and Widens Three Interstates in Louisville

Widening and improving sections of three interstates during the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s $180 million I-Move Kentucky, the state’s largest single construction project, aims to reduce congestion on the busy freight corridors in Louisville.

“This is a capacity and safety project,” says Chris Slone, Project Manager for the Kentucky …

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FHWA Awards $144M Large Bridge Grant to Four Chicago Bridges, Critical Components of the Illinois International Port and Illinois Waterway

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $144 million Large Bridge Grant to a project that will rehabilitate four bascule bridges over the Calumet River on the south side of Chicago. The grant is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Bridge Investment Program, which …

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Illinois Institute of Technology Completes Three-Building Housing Project

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has completed a $70 million, three-building housing project with the opening of the Carman Hall residential facility. All three buildings, situated at the campus entryway and offering views of the Chicago skyline, were designed by German American Architect Ludwig Mies van …

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David Rubenstein Forum Named Best Tall Building Worldwide in 2022 by Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CHICAGO, IL — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces the winner of its annual award for best tall building worldwide: the David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago.

“With the United Nations projecting nearly 70 percent urbanization by 2050, the demand is growing for healthier, …

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4340 Duncan Receives High Honors in 2022 International Lab of the Year Awards

ST. LOUIS, MO — The SEFA Lab of the Year Awards recognize teams for creating outstanding laboratory buildings. Recipients are lab projects that excelled in all aspects of project delivery, including planning, design, and execution. 4340 Duncan earned High Honors in the 2022 competition. HOK’s adaptive reuse design repurposed …

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Remaking One of Indiana’s Busiest Intersections

The Indiana Department of Transportation’s $435 million Clear Path 465 project will improve safety and traffic operations by increasing the capacity of Interstate 465 and Interstate 69 and is expected to open to traffic by the end of 2025.

“The I-465 and I-69 interchange has not kept pace with …

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FHWA Awards $1.3B Large Bridge Grant to the Brent Spence Bridge Project, a Critical Link Between Kentucky and Ohio

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $1.385 billion Large Bridge Grant to a project that will rehabilitate and reconfigure the Brent Spence Bridge, which spans across the Ohio River to connect communities in Kentucky and Ohio. The grant is part of the Bipartisan …

Ohio Governor Announces 50 New Traffic Safety Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Dr. Jack Marchbanks announce details on $121 million in new traffic safety projects planned for Ohio, including the installation of approximately two dozen roundabouts in numerous counties across the state.

"A top priority of my administration …

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Rudolph Libbe Inc. Wins Build Ohio Award for North Star BlueScope Steel Plant Expansion Project

WALBRIDGE, OH — Rudolph Libbe Group company Rudolph Libbe Inc. (RLI), the construction manager for North Star BlueScope's 660,000-square-foot expansion project in Fulton County, was announced as the winner of the 2022 Build Ohio Award in the Industrial/Heavy category by the Ohio Association of General Contractors.

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, thousands of transportation projects in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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KTGY-Designed Mixed-Use, Multifamily Development Opens in Downtown Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH — KTGY, a full-service architecture, branding, interior, and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use developments, announces the completion of Artistry Cincinnati, a mixed-use development in downtown Cincinnati. The building is part of a developing multifamily enclave that runs along the Ohio River.

Featuring 344 …

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HGA Completes MetroHealth Glick Center in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — Interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces the completion of MetroHealth System’s replacement hospital, The Glick Center, in Cleveland, Ohio. HGA reimagined the master plan of MetroHealth’s campus transformation, and led the planning, architecture, interior design, and engineering of the 11-story acute care hospital. MetroHealth’s main campus is in …

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Shelly & Sands Replaces Poorly Performing Historical Pavement on SR 60

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has embarked on a $20 million, eight-mile reconstruction project on State Road 60 between Duncan Falls and Muskingum, with completion scheduled for August of next year.

“SR 60 is the main corridor for residents of Morgan County to access Interstate 70 and the City …

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Contract Awarded for Wolf Creek Dam Spillway Gates Replacement Project

JAMESTOWN, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District awards a $109,450,000 contract to American Bridge Company for the Wolf Creek Dam Spillway Gates Replacement Project. The project is fully funded by the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022.

Wolf Creek Dam is located on the Cumberland …

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Former Carson's Anchor Store at Yorktown Center to be Redeveloped into Transformative Mixed-Use Asset

LOMBARD, IL — Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP), a retail developer and operating group of large open-air and enclosed shopping centers, and Synergy Construction, a development and construction firm, announce the acquisition and redevelopment of the former Carson's anchor store at Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois.

The 12-acre property …

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Sangamo Construction Rehabs I-74 Bridges in Champaign-Urbana on Accelerated Schedule

The $32.7 million rehabilitation of two Interstate 74 bridges over a local street and rail tracks in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is nearing completion.

“The project was undertaken to repair deteriorated bridge decks and failed expansion joints,” says Jason Smith, Supervising Construction Field Engineer, Project Implementation/Construction, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) …

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Ireland Army Health Clinic Named One of the Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects

With recent market analysis showing that the design-build project delivery method will account for as much as 47 percent of construction spending by 2025, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeing significant growth and success in design-build projects across the country. One such design-build project, the Ireland Army Health …

Illinois Governor Announces Milestone for Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan; Local Governments Receive $250M for Transportation Needs

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the sixth and final $250-million installment as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program is being made to counties, municipalities, and townships to address local transportation needs.

“The landmark, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois infrastructure …

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Walsh Construction Breaks Ground on UChicago Medicine's New Micro-Hospital and Multispecialty Center

CROWN POINT, IN — Walsh Construction joined UChicago Medicine, PMB Development, and Perkins&Will to break ground on a new 130,000-square-foot micro-hospital and multispecialty center.

The $121-million two-level facility will include:

  • A micro-hospital with an eight-bed emergency department and a short-stay inpatient unit
  • A comprehensive cancer center with infusion therapy …

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Installation of Final Truss Marks One of the Last Major Milestones for Merchants Bridge Reconstruction Project

ST. LOUIS, MO — The $222-million project to replace the Merchants Bridge that links Missouri and Illinois near downtown St. Louis is nearing completion, and the St. Louis Regional Freightway gave invited guests and the public the opportunity to see one of the last significant milestones in the project firsthand …

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KCI Construction Rehabilitates I-255 Mississippi River Bridge Near St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has embarked on a $50 million project to rebuild portions of the Interstate 255 Mississippi River Bridge, also referred to as the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in St. Louis County.

“This job is to rehabilitate the existing I-255 bridges over the Mississippi River,” says Christopher …

Major Projects Highlight Year Four of Rebuild Illinois

CHICAGO, IL — Entering Year Four of Rebuild Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that multiple projects in Chicago are underway or planned to begin, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan capital program. Three projects represent a total investment of more than …

Class-A Industrial Project Breaks Ground in Melrose Park, Illinois

MELROSE PARK, IL — The Missner Group announces that they have broken ground on the site in Melrose Park. Previously a truck trailer storage and parking facility, the property was sold to Bridge Industrial by a joint venture between The Missner Group and Timber Hill. The new development will …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Utilizes Innovative Intersections to Reduce Collisions on US 31W

Aiming to improve safety while resurfacing U.S. 31W – also known as Dixie Highway – the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has added Reduced Conflict U-Turn (RCUTs) intersections to the busy roadway.

“The RCUTs force drivers to only turn right off the side roads,” says Bow Warren, Branch Manager with the …

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Three Projects in Illinois and Ohio Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation projects in Illinois and Ohio won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their …

Trinitas Ventures, Crawford Hoying Move Forward with Next Phase of $640M Mixed-Use Development

CINCINNATI, OH — Trinitas Ventures, in partnership with Crawford Hoying, is moving forward with the second phase of their mixed-use development community in Cincinnati, Ohio: The District at Clifton Heights.

The District at Clifton Heights is the site of the former Deaconess Hospital at Clifton Avenue and Straight …

HNTB Awarded Brent Spence Bridge Design-Build Assistance Contract

COLUMBUS, OH — HNTB has been selected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to provide consulting services during the design-build procurement of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project, Ohio and Kentucky’s largest and most significant infrastructure project.

“We are proud to continue our partnership …

Construction Begins on I-69 Ohio River Crossing Section 1 in Kentucky

HENDERSON, KY — Global design firm Stantec and design-build partner Ragle, Inc. have begun construction on the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) Section 1 in western Kentucky. Initiation of the project construction phase was celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony with elected officials, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) personnel, Federal Highway Administration …

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Rebuild Illinois $52M Investment Improving Suburban Transit in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announce the opening of Pace’s new maintenance and storage garage near the Plainfield Park-n-Ride, a project made possible through a $52-million investment through the governor’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“Our bipartisan Rebuild Illinois plan comes at …

Kentucky Governor Cuts Ribbon on Final Segment of KY 30 Project

TYNER, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear recently joined state and local officials to celebrate the completion of a 20-year transportation project that improves safety, connectivity, and economic opportunities in southeastern Kentucky. The new, wider Kentucky Highway 30 stretches 33 miles from Booneville to London. Beshear also unveiled honorary signage naming …

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Ohio DOT Partners With Kokosing on I-70/I-71 Downtown Ramp Up

The Columbus, Ohio, region is experiencing significant population growth. Last year’s census found that Columbus was the fastest-growing metropolitan in the Midwest. When areas experience population growth, infrastructure must keep up to enable safe and reliable travel. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is working on a massive project – …

ASCE Toledo Honors Anthony Wayne Bridge

BOWLING GREEN, OH — The Anthony Wayne Bridge in Toledo was designated a historic civil engineering landmark recently during a ceremony at Middlegrounds Metropark.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Toledo Section (ASCE Toledo) chose to recognize the bridge in honor of their 100th anniversary. A permanent educational display about …

Bowman Awarded $15.9M Contract for Chicagoland Area Projects

CHICAGO, IL — Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (Bowman), announces that the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority awarded the company a $15.9-million professional engineering services contract to provide construction management services for the roadway widening and reconstruction on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Ogden Avenue and Cermak Road.

The contract includes …

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Governors from Ohio and Kentucky Reveal Revamped Plans that Shrink Brent Spence Corridor

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reveal updated bridge maps detailing new lane configurations and revamped plans to deliver the regionally-transformative Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project with fewer property impacts.

”It has been important from the beginning to make sure we’re meeting the needs …

Transformative I-75 Widening Project in Laurel County Nears Completion

FRANKFORT, KY — A three-year project in Laurel County to widen Interstate 75 recently wrapped up, giving drivers a safer, more efficient way to travel the high-traffic route from exit 29 in Corbin to Covington.

The $120-million Laurel County projects — divided into a northern and southern section — expanded …

USDOT Helps Advance Multi-Modal Project in Northern Indiana with a $203.3M Loan for the West Lake Corridor Commuter Rail Project

HAMMOND, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement (RRIF) Program loan of up to $203.3 million to finance a portion of the $852 million in eligible costs for the West Lake Corridor Commuter Rail Project. The eight-mile …

Governor Beshear and Kentucky Officials Break Ground on I-69 ORX

HENDERSON, KY — The first shovels of dirt have been turned for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray, Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Henderson County Judge/Executive Brad Schneider and Evansville, Indiana, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joined forces to break …

Indy DPW, Mayor Hogsett Kick Off Construction on Circle City Forward - Phase 2

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to announce the start of construction for Circle City Forward Phase 2 — a $25-million initiative targeting the reconstruction of residential streets. The full program will comprise more than 240 street segments across …

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Stantec Selected to Lead Construction Management for Zero-Emission Blue Line Bus Rapid Transit in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Stantec has been selected to lead construction management for the $220-million Blue Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Indianapolis. Once completed, it will be the city’s third BRT route, providing critical connections to the airport, the existing Red Line and planned Purple Line, and other frequent …

Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indy DPW Propose $10M in Street Repairs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to announce a planned investment of $10 million for immediate roadway repairs across Marion County. This funding would allow for street resurfacing over and beyond the previously announced 2022 construction budget and capital program.

Utilizing …

Chicago’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project Introduces New Generation to Transportation Careers While Untangling Congested Railroad Tracks and Roads

Construction of one of the most complex projects to improve railroad infrastructure in the Chicago region is about to ramp up. But for the past several years, partners in the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) program have already been working to impact communities in the corridor.

CREATE is …

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I-65/I-70 North Split to Improve Safety in Downtown Indianapolis

The $350 million reconstruction and redesign of the North Split – the interchange between Interstate 65 and Interstate 70 – in downtown Indianapolis aims to improve capacity and safety and reduce congestion.

“Public safety was the number one driver for this project,” says Mallory Duncan, Strategic Communications Director for …

Governor Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2022 Next Level Roads Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently joined Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Mike Smith, law enforcement, and road construction industry partners to kick off the 2022 Next Level Roads construction season. The kickoff event was held at the Indianapolis Traffic Management Center on the far east …

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Ohio DOT to Invest Nearly $2B into Transportation this Year

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces the launch of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2022 construction season.

This year, Ohio is investing nearly $2 billion on 829 projects across the state. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent goes toward preserving existing infrastructure. Crews will improve 661 …

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2022 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Announced

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association recently announced the 2022 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards during the 2022 Indiana Concrete Pavement Workshop at the Indianapolis Marriott North. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding concrete paving projects completed during the previous year (2021). Projects …

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Ohio DOT Rehab Project Brings a Much Smoother Ride to I-675

Noting a deterioration of the pavement and bridges on Interstate 675, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) undertook the nearly completed $26 million, 17-mile-long I-675 rehabilitation project in Fairborn.

“The pavement over a 10-mile stretch was in pretty dire need of repair, and within the I-675 corridor, every bridge in …

Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

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O’Hare Runway 9C-27C Earns Honor and Judges Choice Awards from ACEC-Illinois

CHICAGO, IL — O’Hare Runway 9C-27C was awarded an Honor Award at the Engineering Excellence Awards 2022 presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies-Illinois. Frank Grimaldi, Deputy Commissioner - Construction, and Alex Leon, Deputy Commissioner - Design & GIS, for the Chicago Department of Aviation, …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Kentucky and Ohio

LEXINGTON, KY — HDR projects in Kentucky and Ohio received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on …

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Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Rail Receives $31.8M Federal Boost

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) together with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announce a $31.8-million federal grant for station and rail segment improvements to double passenger rail service and increase freight efficiency along the corridor that connects the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Chicago. …

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KWK Architects Designs New Mass Spectrometry Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis took another step toward transforming its education spaces to meet its modern vision with the recent completion of a new Mass Spectrometry Center designed by KWK Architects.

Constructed on the fourth floor of the Medical School’s 4444 …

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Missouri DOT Bundles Bootheel Bridge Projects for Better Value and Flexibility

Faced with many bridges in need of rehabilitation, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bundled a number of them in the Bootheel region of the state into a single $25.5 million design-build contract with the Robertson Contractors Team.

“These bridges were all in poor condition,” says Benji Philpot, Project …

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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

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Shedd Aquarium Unveils $500M Vision

CHICAGO, IL — Shedd Aquarium recently unveiled a new, comprehensive strategic vision aimed at ensuring a more equitable, sustainable, and thriving future for people and aquatic life. The multi-faceted Centennial Commitment is a transformational investment in Chicago communities and aquatic ecosystems around the world, requiring half a billion dollars and …

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Chicago’s Focal Point Community Campus Gets the Green Light

CHICAGO, IL — The Chicago City Council has approved the first-of-its-kind, mixed-use community Focal Point Community Campus, anchored by a new Saint Anthony Hospital — a 30-contiguous-acre project in the works for over a decade. Approximately half a million Chicagoans live in the area that will be served by the …

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President Biden and USDOT Announce $1.2B for Highways in Rural Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announce more than $1.2 billion for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) toward the timely completion of designated corridors in 11 states in the Appalachian region.

Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, annual funding for the ADHS will increase …

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Shelly and Sands Inc. Works Through Aggressive Schedule to Rebuild Four Lanes, Bridges, Ramps, and More in Ohio’s US 30 Major Rehabilitation

For the $62 million U.S. 30 major rehabilitation project through the City of Mansfield, Ohio, “The biggest challenge we deal with is the schedule, just because of the sheer amount of work that needs to occur in a very short amount of time,” said Jeff Labaki, Project Engineer for …

NAPA Announces Winner of Top National Award for Quality in Asphalt Paving

GREENBELT, MD — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winner and finalists of the 2021 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The award, bestowed annually since 1971, recognizes the country’s highest quality highway pavements.

Eurovia Atlantic Coast, dba Northeast Paving Co. …

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NAPA Announces 2021 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

GREENBELT, MD — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2021 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement utilizing less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their awards during NAPA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, …

Illinois Governor Announces Nearly $220M in Rebuild Illinois Funding to Support Local Transit, Ports Projects

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announce that almost $111.4 million has been awarded to transit providers downstate as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The governor also announced an additional $108.3 million for public ports in Illinois. The two …

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American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice Recognizes Hamilton County Coroner's Office & Crime Lab

CINCINNATI, OH — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) has recognized the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office and Crime Lab in its 2021 Justice Facilities Review Awards program. The new 83,500-square-foot modern and light-filled facility with autopsy, forensic lab, office, and training spaces, replaces an …

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Mountain Parkway Expansion to Close a Transportation Gap in Eastern Kentucky

Infrastructure projects can have many benefits, from improved safety to enhanced economic opportunities and beyond. The multi-year, multi-segment Mountain Parkway Expansion in Kentucky is an infrastructure project with a few significant aims.

Originally opened to traffic in 1963, the Mountain Parkway is a 78-mile route that links Eastern Kentucky or …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

TELL CITY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action …

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Chicago’s Red and Purple Modernization Program Reaches Major Milestone with Completion of Critical Rail Bypass

CHICAGO, IL — Stantec celebrates the opening of the Red-Purple Bypass, a milestone in the largest capital project in the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) history. Recently, the first train traveled on the new bypass, officially removing a bottleneck north of Belmont Station, where as many as 150,000 riders travel daily …

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Ribbon Cutting Held for New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in the Quad Cities

QUAD CITIES, IA and IL — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Quad Cities communities to celebrate opening the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge to traffic.

Governor Kim Reynolds (IA) provided …

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Tarlton Garners Top 2021 Construction Keystone Awards from AGC of Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. won top honors in the 2021 Construction Keystone Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri for two separate projects — renovations on two floors at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and its work on the Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails, a first-of-its-kind …

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces Nearly $1B in Grant Awards for America's Infrastructure

ST. LOUIS, MO — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District …

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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

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Heavy Cranes on Barges and Specially Fabricated Tools Construct 164-Foot-Tall Arches for I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project in Iowa and Illinois

Building twin bridges across the Mississippi River with 164-foot-tall, iconic arches required plenty of heavy lifting, innovation, and adaptation to deal with record flooding and construction challenges.

The $1 billion Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge project in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois also reconstructed approach roads and ramps …

Poettker Construction Breaks Ground on 725,000-Square-Foot Riverport Trade Center

BREESE, IL — Poettker Construction, a family-owned construction company, recently broke ground on Riverport Trade Center in Maryland Heights, Missouri. NorthPoint Development contracted Poettker Construction for the project, which includes three distribution warehouse buildings totaling over 725,000 square feet.

The Class A warehouse complex will consist of three rear-loaded …

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SmithGroup, AECOM Celebrate Groundbreaking of the New Louisville VA Medical Center

LOUISVILLE, KY — SmithGroup and AECOM celebrate the groundbreaking of the new VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The firms join the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, to commemorate this milestone. With an area of over 972,000 square feet, …

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Cissell Mueller Construction, Creative Testing Solutions Break Ground on Flagship Lab and Operations Project

ST. LOUIS, MO — Cissell Mueller Construction (CMCI) announces a partnership with Creative Testing Solutions (CTS) to deliver a $30-million flagship lab and operations facility located in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Design partners include Smithgroup’s Phoenix team for architectural and interior design, Intertek-PSI for geotechnical engineering, The Clayton Engineering Company, …

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Fanning Howey Achieves 80th LEED Certified Design with Warren Elementary School

VINCENT, OH — Fanning Howey-designed Warren Elementary School in Vincent, Ohio, (Warren Local Schools) was recently certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Administered by the USGBC, LEED for Schools is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green schools. This recent …

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Weathered Bedrock at Wide-Ranging Depths Complicates St. Louis’ I-64 at Jefferson Interchange Project

Within the 1-mile length of the Interstate 64 at Jefferson Interchange project in St. Louis, Missouri, widely varying depths of bedrock complicate construction that includes two new roads, three rebuilt bridges, and one new bridge.

“The top layers of rock are very weathered and often come with voids or soil …

EPA Announces $20M WIFIA Loan to Upgrade Aging Water Infrastructure, Improve Climate Resiliency in Evanston, Illinois

EVANSTON, IL — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $20-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Evanston, Illinois, to upgrade aging infrastructure that brings water from Lake Michigan to the city’s drinking water treatment plant. This project, supported by EPA’s WIFIA loan, …

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Final List of Major-New Projects Approved by TRAC

COLUMBUS, OH — The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has given final approval to the annual list of projects to receive funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Major New Capacity Program over the next four years. It includes more than $292 million in new funding commitments.

“Our …

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Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge Replacement Named Best Construction Project of 2020 by National Trade Association

LOUISIANA, MO — Louisiana, Missouri’s Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge replacement was the most significant construction project of 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America announces. As a result, the project’s contractor, Massman Construction Co., received the association’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the …

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First New Truss Installed at Merchants Bridge in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Walsh Construction reached a significant milestone in the rehabilitation of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis’ historic Merchants Bridge. The first new steel truss, measuring 520 feet long and weighing 9 million pounds, was floated, raised, and put in place over the Mississippi River. The …

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KCI Construction Company Manages Access and Coordination Challenges in Updating St. Louis’ I-64 at Jefferson Interchange

Urban projects often come with issues like tight spaces or an abundance of utilities – but for the Interstate 64 at Jefferson Interchange project in St. Louis, Missouri, the challenges seemed to multiply.

First, “This project is only about a mile long running down I-64, but the work is very …

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Ohio Cuts Ribbon on World's Most Connected Highway: The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor

EAST LIBERTY, OH — Scissors in hand, public and private sector partners from across Ohio and around the globe opened the world’s most connected highway in central Ohio. The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, a living lab of The Beta District, runs from the City of Dublin on the east end …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Indy DPW Detail Plan for $25M Investment in Trails and Greenways

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to detail plans for the third phase of Circle City Forward, a $25-million investment in the city's trails and greenway system. The fiscal ordinance funding the program passed unanimously within the Public Works Committee …

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Construction Contract Awarded for New Louisville VA Hospital

LOUISVILLE, KY — The Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, will build a new 104-bed, full-service hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. An $840-million contract was awarded to Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II headquartered in Chicago, Illinois to construct the new hospital, which …

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City of South Bend’s Enhanced Long Term Control Plan Wins Approval

SOUTH BEND, IN — The City of South Bend, Indiana has reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on its updated Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). Stantec, …

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Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor Project Bolsters Economic Activity and Involvement of New Workers and Subcontractors

When the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) set out to build a new boulevard in the area known as the “Forgotten Triangle” on Cleveland’s southeast side, they not only created a project to boost economic activity and mobility, but also included contract requirements that will help local residents and future …

Pritzker Administration Breaks Ground on $216.8M Rebuild Illinois Funded I-57/74

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to announce the start of construction on a new Interstate 57/74 interchange, one of the cornerstone projects of the governor's historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The $216.8-million project …

USDOT Announces $81M Grant Award for Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit Project in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a construction grant award of $81 million to the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) for the Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Central Indiana. The 15.2-mile BRT line will provide frequent, reliable, public transportation …

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School City of Hammond Holds Ribbon Cutting for New High School

HAMMOND, IN — School City of Hammond (SCH) recently celebrated the culmination of a goal years in the making with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new $100-million facility, Hammond Central High School.

"It's an enormous privilege to help usher in the first generation of Hammond Central students for the 2021-2022 …

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EDP Renewables’ Headwaters II Wind Farm Starts Commercial Operations in Indiana

WINCHESTER, IN — The nation's fourth-largest wind energy producer, EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), announces it has reached commercial operations and begun producing energy at its 198-megawatt (MW) Headwaters II Wind Farm in Randolph County, Indiana. This second phase of the wind farm joins the operational 200-MW Headwaters I …

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Illinois DOT Reconstructs Weber Road Interchange on I-55 for an Easier Commute to Chicago

Many people are drawn to big cities for the many benefits they have to offer. The growth of a city often means the growth of the suburban areas in the vicinity. This scenario has played out in Illinois and is the prime reason for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) …

Indianapolis Mayor Announces First City-Owned Certified Green Building

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett and the City's Office of Sustainability announce that the Assessment and Intervention Center (AIC) has been designated LEED Silver, making it the first city-owned certified green building in Indianapolis. The AIC is a piece of Mayor Joe Hogsett's criminal justice reform efforts within the …

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Woolpert Receives International Making Cities Livable Urban Design Award for Proscenium

CARMEL, IN — Woolpert was honored with an International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) award for its design of Proscenium at the 57th IMCL conference. Proscenium is a more than $60-million, mixed-use development that is planning its grand opening for this fall in downtown Carmel, Indiana.

For its 2021 urban design …

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Missouri DOT Considers Pedestrians and Mobility Needs with St. Charles Rock Road Pavement Improvements

The traditional infrastructure project focuses on roads, bridges, and tunnels. These types of projects are dedicated to vehicular transportation. Pedestrians and their mobility needs are often overlooked or are an afterthought. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in the midst of the St. Charles Rock Road (Route 180) Pavement …

Ameren Missouri, Burns & McDonnell Break Ground on 6.5-Megawatt, 12,200-Panel Community Solar Project in East-Central Missouri

NEW FLORENCE, MO — To continue powering Ameren Missouri’s transformational renewable generation plans, the utility and Burns & McDonnell have broken ground on a 6.5-megawatt (MW) solar array in Montgomery County — Ameren Missouri’s largest solar installation to date. The facility, which will ultimately feature 12,204 solar panels, is projected …

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Fluor Joint Venture Breaks Ground on Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Stations and Tracks

CHICAGO, IL — Fluor Corporation announces that its joint venture with Walsh Construction Company broke ground on station house and track structure reconstruction for the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization Project, part of the $2.1-billion Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM), the largest capital project in …

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HNTB Project in Chicago Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, held virtually this year. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement that strengthen the communities they serve.

One HNTB project …

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Burns & McDonnell Self-Performs Construction for 50-Megawatt Alternating Current Solar Project

TROY, IN — Burns & McDonnell recently completed the construction of CenterPoint Energy’s utility-scale solar project. Located near Troy, Indiana, the 50-megawatt alternating current/65-megawatt direct current project will mark another step toward the utility’s goal of reducing operational emissions by 70 percent by 2035 based on its emissions in 2005. …

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Ohio Superstreet Aims to Improve Safety on US 35 in Beavercreek

Aiming to improve traffic flow and reduce potential conflict points, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has embarked on a $14.9 million reconfiguration of the heavily congested U.S. 35 in Beavercreek into a “superstreet.”

“This was a safety initiative,” says Kathleen Fuller, Spokesperson for the Ohio DOT. “Within the …

DLR Group Selected to Design New Learning Environments in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH — Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools has commissioned global design firm DLR Group and local firm Schorr Architects to design a new high school and additions to two elementary and three middle schools as part of the phase two master facilities plan. Located in a suburb northeast of Columbus, the …

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Kentucky Governor Announces Transportation Construction Project Contracts Top $1B

FRANKFORT, KY — In another sign that Kentucky’s economy is surging ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control in the commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear announces that more than $1 billion in construction project contracts have been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) since January 2020.

At the …

Illinois Governor Announces Six-Year $20.7B Construction Plan Made Possible by Rebuild Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker joins the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and labor, legislative, and local leaders to announce the release of a $20.7-billion multi-year plan to improve Illinois' roads and bridges over the next six years. This commitment, fueled by the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, …

Springfield Rail Improvement Project’s Ash Street Underpass Named Project of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the Illinois chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has recognized the Ash Street underpass in Springfield as its Project of the Year.

“We’re proud to bring home this award for the Ash Street underpass, which increases safety …

Missouri DOT Resumes I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build Project

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO — After reviewing the public’s input, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will resume the I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build Project. MoDOT and St. Charles County officials reviewed the feedback of more than 3,000 comments.

The procurement process will begin shortly and MoDOT will present …

Rudolph Libbe Group to Lead Construction on First Solar’s New U.S. Manufacturing Plant

WALBRIDGE, OH — The Rudolph Libbe Group will serve as design/build contractor for First Solar Inc.’s new $680-million solar module manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio. Construction is expected to begin this summer on the 1.8 million-square-foot facility.

Rudolph Libbe Inc. and GEM Inc. craftspeople will self-perform trades work. More …

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Younglove Construction Receives Excellence in Construction Award

MENDOTA, IL — Younglove Construction, L.L.C., of Sioux City, Iowa, received a construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa during the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Gala, which was held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Younglove Construction was recognized with a 2021 …

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$120M Northern Kentucky Project Combines Two Double Crossover Diamond Interchanges, Single Point Urban Interchange, and Roundabout

In northern Kentucky’s Boone County, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is working with a tri-venture of contractors on a $120 million project to convert two interchanges to a double crossover diamond (DCD), a new configuration that increases safety and efficiency.

But that’s not the only unique aspect of the project. …

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Musselman & Hall and PGAV Destinations Partner to Create a Unique Experience for the St. Louis Aquarium

Destination design is no small feat. Creating compelling compositions that are more place than building demands more of the architecture than fundamental functionality within four walls. To be memorable, destinations must captivate, inspire, amuse, and engage the user in an experiential immersion of place, presence, purpose, and delight. At PGAV …

Illinois Governor Announces $1B in Rebuild Illinois Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects

CHAMPAIGN, IL — As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announce the fourth round of $250 million in Rebuild Illinois funded grants is available to advance municipal, township, and county projects across the state. With the latest round of grants, $1 …

Kentucky Governor Announces $23M Committed for School Highway Safety Projects

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces plans to invest $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools, protecting students, educators, and families. Beshear charged the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with prioritizing and targeting safety projects near school sites using state funding allocated in the 2020 Highway Plan. Nearly 70 …

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Altorfer Cat Announces Four New Locations Throughout Chicago Metropolitan Area

CHICAGO, IL — Altorfer Cat announces the culmination of its relocation efforts across the Chicago metropolitan area, moving the operations of three divisions from its former Elmhurst campus to new strategic locations in Addison, East Dundee, Mokena, and Naperville. The modern facilities expand Altorfer’s capabilities to serve current and future …

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Central Sterile Supply Facility Opens at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

COLUMBUS, OH — Walsh Construction and joint venture partner Turner Construction have completed the new Central Sterile Supply Facility at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The facility is the first freestanding sterile processing facility in Ohio. The new Central Sterile Supply facility will reprocess and sterilize surgical instrumentation …

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Ohio DOT Investing Nearly $2B to Improve Infrastructure

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is gearing up for another busy construction season. This year, ODOT will invest $1.92 billion into 956 projects to improve transportation across the state.

The 2021 construction program includes improvements to 876 bridges and 4,596 miles of pavement. Ninety-six cents of …

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Woolpert Provides Master Planning, Architectural Services for Triton Central Athletic Complex

FAIRLAND, IN — The new and improved Triton Central High School Fieldhouse was recently dedicated in Fairland, Indiana. Woolpert was contracted by the Northwestern Consolidated School District (NWCSD) of Shelby County to provide athletic master planning and full architectural services for the Triton Central Athletic Campus. Located about 30 miles …

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McShane to Build CityGate Mixed-Use Development

MELROSE PARK, IL — McShane Construction Company is providing design-build services for Industry Center at Melrose Park on behalf of LBA Logistics. Located in Melrose Park, Illinois, the industrial development will incorporate three speculative buildings totaling 651,617 square feet.

“We’ve been planning this project for quite some time, so we’re …

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Illinois DOT Divides Jane Byrne Interchange Improvements Into 35 Contracts Over Nine Years to Keep Traffic Moving

How do you rebuild and improve one of the busiest interchanges in downtown Chicago – while working around the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line, Cermak pumping station, and poor soil conditions – without enlarging the footprint or disrupting traffic?

For the Jane Bryne Interchange – which links the Dan Ryan …

Ohio DOT Officially Kicks Off Highway Construction in Northwest Ohio

BOWLING GREEN, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officially kicked off its highway construction season with a recent event, headlined by ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. The event was held along Interstate 475 at Dorr Street, Toledo, where a $46.7-million project that began in November 2019 continues. Work …

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McCarthy Strengthens Commitment to St. Louis Region with New Expanded St. Louis Headquarters

ST. LOUIS, MO — McCarthy Holdings Inc., a construction company and general contractor, has moved its St. Louis headquarters from a building it has occupied for more than half a century to an office that is nearly 30,000 square feet larger than its previous space. McCarthy Holdings will occupy …

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KCI Construction Finishes Two Years’ Worth of Work in a Single Season on I-70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge

When the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) awarded the $33 million contract for rehabilitation of the eastbound Interstate 70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge, they planned on full seasons of work in both 2020 and 2021.

General Contractor KCI Construction Company of St. Louis, Missouri, decided on a different plan: “They …

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2021 PCI Design Awards Winners in Illinois and Kentucky

CHICAGO, IL — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Insitutute’s 2021 PCI Design Awards were recently announced. Judges awarded 26 projects and 12 honorable mentions for design excellence in building and transportation categories.

“Once again, the precast concrete industry has put its best foot forward and has delivered many inspiring and impressive …

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Gerken Materials Inc. Wins National Airport Paving Award

NAPOLEON, OH — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces that Gerken Materials Inc. of Napoleon, Ohio, has won the 2020 Ray Brown Asphalt Pavement Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company was recognized during the association’s virtual 66th Annual Meeting.

“The asphalt pavement industry is …

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Mayor Lightfoot, CTA Unveil New Station Designs for Four Red Line Stations as Part of RPM Phase One Project

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) recently unveiled the designs for four Red Line stations that will be fully reconstructed as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One project, the largest transit investment in CTA history and the latest among several …

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Entire I-69 Finish Line Corridor Moving to Construction After Final Contracts Awarded

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce that the final two of five construction contracts to build the I-69 Finish Line project between Martinsville and Indianapolis have been awarded. The full I-69 Finish Line project is officially under construction, with the …

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Milestone Construction Helps Rebuild the Crossroads of America

Nicknamed “the Crossroads of America,” Indiana is a hub for several major interstate highways that crisscross through the state. Gaining its nickname from the intersecting of important roads and its centralized location, the Hoosier state is home to more pass-through highways than any state in the U.S.

Each year, 1.5 …

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Three Crews Working Simultaneously and Utility Surprises Require Constant Scheduling Adjustments in Toledo’s I-475 Widening Project

Before the international Solheim Cup golf tournament comes to Toledo, Ohio, at the end of August 2021, Miller Bros. Const., Inc. (MBC), of Archbold, Ohio, needs to expand 2.2 miles of Interstate 475 (including four bridges) from four to six lanes, add a new interchange, widen over a mile of …

Riechmann Bros. and Poettker Construction to Break Ground on New John Deere Dealership

BREESE, IL — The Riechmann Bros. recently broke ground on a new John Deere dealership location. Poettker Construction Company is serving as the design-build contractor for this 15-acre development.

“We pride ourselves on having a team of high-quality technicians and the largest parts inventory for same-day services. This new facility …

City of Joliet Authorizes Stantec to Perform Preliminary Design of $600-$800M Alternative Water Source Program

JOLIET, IL — Stantec has been selected by the City of Joliet, Illinois to lead the preliminary design phase of its Alternative Water Source Program. Joliet currently sources much of its water from a deep aquifer that will no longer be able to meet maximum day demands by 2030. To …

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Stantec Celebrates Opening of Virginia’s Tallest Twin Bridges

BREAKS, VA — Global design firm Stantec celebrates the opening of the US Route 460 Connector Phase I Project, which includes the tallest twin bridges in Virginia at 265 feet. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) design-build project begins at the Kentucky state line and proceeds one mile east as …

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ACPA Honors Five Indiana Projects with Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For 31 consecutive years, the American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA) Excellence in Concrete Pavement awards have honored quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada. The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship and serves to highlight industry best-practices and processes and the professionals who deliver …

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Tarlton Builds Out Arcturis Headquarters in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, is serving as construction manager for the build-out of the new headquarters of Arcturis, a St. Louis-based national design firm. The project is one of several on which the two women-owned businesses have …

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G & W Construction Focuses on Innovation to Become a Leader in Directional Drilling

From dragsters to directional drilling, Darrell Alderman, President of G & W Construction, continues to lead an exciting life.

“Darrell is a three-time world champion in NHRA (National Hot Rod Association),” says Matt Di Iorio, President of Ditch Witch Mid-States in Columbus, Ohio. “He brings that competitive …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $173M Grant Agreement for Double Track Northwest Indiana Project

GARY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $173-million federal grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, which will improve transportation options in northwest Indiana, including residents traveling to downtown Chicago and South …

Governor Holcomb and Indiana DOT Award $101M Through Community Crossings

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce that 241 Indiana cities, towns, and counties received a combined $101 million in state matching funds for local road projects through Community Crossings, a component of the Governor’s Next Level Roads program.

“As …

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USGBC Ohio Announces Green Building Awards Recipients

COLUMBUS, OH — The USGBC Ohio community announces the winners of its leadership awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding commitments to their local communities and projects in the state of Ohio, with outstanding achievement in the realm of green building design and construction.

USGBC Ohio recognizes four people: …

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USGBC Indiana Announces Recipients of 2020 Leadership and Green Building Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The USGBC Indiana community announces the winners of its Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding commitments to their local communities and projects in Indiana, with outstanding achievements in the realm of green building design and construction.

USGBC Indiana recognizes four people and four projects. …

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Expo at Forest Park Development Will Link Residential and Retail Options to Public Transit in Skinker-DeBaliviere Area

ST. LOUIS, MO — Construction is underway on a new mixed-use development in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood, just north of Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, bringing residential living and new retail to the area. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held for Expo at Forest Park to kick off the $90-million …

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Tarlton Garners AGC of Missouri 2020 Construction Keystone Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. won a top 2020 Construction Keystone Award from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri for rebuilding the century-old stage and renovating production areas for The Muny, America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater.

The Tarlton team was among 13 honored from a field of …

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HDR Project in St. Louis Receives National Recognition

ST. LOUIS, MO — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has recognized an HDR project in St. Louis with a national award. The Poplar Street Bridge Widening and Rehabilitation was the recipient of an Honor Award from ACEC.

St. Louis’ Poplar Street Bridge was a groundbreaking achievement when it …

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St. Louis CITY Soccer Club Reveals Updated Plans and Renderings for New MLS Stadium

ST. LOUIS, MO — With the early construction phase now complete, St. Louis CITY Soccer Club (CITY) has shared updated plans and renderings for its new stadium and district in downtown St. Louis. The Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise is expected to begin play in 2023.

The club continues …

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I-271 Upgrades in Northeastern Ohio Pave Path to Smoother Travels

Last October, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) achieved substantial completion on a vital roadway expansion that will serve to improve traffic flow and safety in southern Cuyahoga County. This long-awaited project pertains to a 6-mile stretch of I-271 that runs through the cities of Oakwood, Bedford, Bedford Heights, and …

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Bank of America Tower is Complete in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Bank of America announces the opening of the Bank of America Tower (110 N. Wacker). At 56 stories, Bank of America Tower is the tallest commercial building to be added to the Chicago skyline in the last three decades. More than 500 jobs were created during construction …

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E&B Paving and Indiana DOT Partner to Provide Additional Lanes for I-65

After over two years of construction, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has completed its I-65 Southeast Indiana Project. The completion of the project means the heavily-used section of Interstate 65 between U.S. 50 in Seymour and State Road 58 in Walesboro now has three lanes of travel in each …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $354.6M Grant Agreement for West Lake Corridor Project in Indiana

LAKE COUNTY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $354.6-million grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the West Lake Corridor Project. The project will improve transportation options for Lake County, Indiana, residents traveling to downtown Chicago and South …

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RDG-Designed Loyola University Chicago Alfie Norville Practice Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

CHICAGO, IL — Loyola University’s Alfie Norville Practice Facility has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification for new construction. Designed by RDG Planning & Design, the Alfie Norville Practice Facility utilizes a green roof, permeable paving in the …

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$8.5B O’Hare 21 Project Promotes Partnerships and Unbundled Trade Packages to Create Opportunities for Small and Diverse Firms

As Chicago O’Hare International Airport undertakes the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 project, the biggest expansion effort in the airport’s 60-year history, they’ve included ambitious goals for participation by small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses, as well as a diverse workforce.

Bowa Construction of Chicago, an MBE and DBE firm, plays a …

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Structural Engineering Project by raSmith Receives Design Excellence Award

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — An Indiana project completed by raSmith’s structural engineers was awarded Design Excellence Awards from the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI).

Hub State Street in West Lafayette, Indiana received first place in the residential/hospitality award category. Hub State Street is an 11-story luxury student housing option …

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Louisville’s $180M I-Move Kentucky Program Combines Four Projects to Cut Years off Delivery Schedule

Four projects on three busy interstates in a 20-mile area of Louisville, Kentucky, ranked among the top construction priorities for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). To maximize efficiency and funding, KYTC incorporated the projects into one design-build mega-project.

“By combining the projects, KYTC got the value of design-build, but most …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $400M in Federal Funding Allocations for Transit Infrastructure Projects

GARY, IN — The Trump Administration announces a total of $400 million in federal funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to four transit infrastructure projects. The projects are advancing toward readiness to receive a Full Funding Grant Agreement under FTA’s Capital …

Morris Hospital Expansion and Renovation Creates More Treatment Space, Updated and Relocated Emergency Services

MORRIS, IL — Phase One of a multi-phase expansion and renovation of Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois, is complete, offering visitors and patients an improved front door and treatment experience. Led by DesignGroup, the project includes a lobby renovation, a new Emergency Department, and the creation of an infusion …

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: satisfaction of owners objectives, development of innovative solutions, maximizing …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $42M in Infrastructure Grants to Indiana Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

“This $1.2-billion federal investment will improve our …

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Historic, 114-Year-Old Bridge Lifted Back Into Place

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Performing any kind of maintenance on a 114-year-old bridge is going to be complex, but when you have to lift the 40,000-pound bridge off its foundation things really start to get challenging.

Illinois-based Stevenson Crane Service Inc. (SCS) announces that it provided the lifting capabilities for the …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Indy DPW, and DMD Highlight Talbott Street Project Completion with Ribbon Cutting

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW), Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD), and officials from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site for a ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the completion of recent improvements on Talbott Street in the city's Old Northside neighborhood.

"Today …

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Illinois DOT’s I-255 Reconstruction Project Scheduled for November Completion

One of the first projects of the ambitious, historic Rebuild Illinois program is well underway in the St. Louis Metro East area. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reconstruction of Interstate 255 will overhaul a seriously deteriorated section of interstate, which is widely considered one of the worst roads in …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Spanning More than a Decade, 10 Phases of $618M Mill Creek Expressway Project Reconstruct I-75 Near Cincinnati

In 2010, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) awarded its first contract for the Interstate 75 Mill Creek Expressway (MCE) project north of Cincinnati. This summer, Walsh Construction of Crown Point, Indiana, is working on the eighth of 10 phases, part of a total estimated investment of more than $618 …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

Ohio DOT Selects Woolpert for Two-Year Statewide Safety Design Contract

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has signed Woolpert to a two-year Statewide Safety Design contract. The firm will provide engineering, traffic, field survey, and supportive geospatial services to improve transportation safety on Ohio’s most hazardous roads.

The project will be managed by Woolpert Project Manager and …

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Chicago’s Fulton East is Nation’s First Office Building Designed to Deliver Health-Focused Operating Solutions for Post-COVID-19 Business Environment

CHICAGO, IL — Fulton East, a 12-story, 90,000-square-foot office and retail building located in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton Market District, is the nation’s first next-generation office building designed to specifically address employee health, safety, and wellness in today’s post-COVID-19 business environment. Fulton East, which is now leasing for a …

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Indiana Toll Road Administration Building Achieves First LEED Gold Certification in Indiana Under New Guidelines

ELKHART, IN — ITR Concession Company (ITRCC), the operator of the Indiana Toll Road, has been awarded LEED Gold Certification for the environmentally conscious design of its new Administration Building. Through conscious planning, construction, and practices that improve environmental health, the project earned the first LEED Gold Certification in Indiana …

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Tarlton Serving as General Contractor for New Tower Tee

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis-based Tarlton Corporation is providing preconstruction and general contracting services for the reimagining of St. Louis landmark Tower Tee into a 27-acre golf and recreation complex set to open next year in South St. Louis.

The cornerstone of the new Tower Tee Golf Complex will …

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Missouri DOT Turns Its Focus on Bridges

A common refrain is that American infrastructure is crumbling and needs to be rebuilt. In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave the United States a D+ on its Infrastructure Report Card. It noted how investment, in terms of percentage of GDP, is just 2.5 percent. They estimate, …

Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $55M Grant to Expand Mountain Parkway in Wolfe County

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces that his administration successfully secured a $55,150,000 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the Mountain Parkway Expansion through Wolfe County. The grant was awarded to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The federal grant will be …

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Tarlton Completes Missouri’s First COVID-19 Alternate Health Care Facility

ST. LOUIS, MO — The design-build team of Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), completed conversion of a Florissant, Missouri, hotel into an alternate health care facility to treat non-acute COVID-19 patients. The facility, if …

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Graves Interchange Project Adds Greater Mobility in Northern Kentucky

Twenty-four hour delivery is the new standard. In order for companies to meet this customer expectation, they need to have warehouses and distribution centers around the country. One such area that major companies have descended on is Boone County in Northern Kentucky. The area, which is also just a few …

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Indy DPW Announces 2020 Construction Season Projects

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) announces upcoming construction projects included in its 2020 capital projects plan to improve roads, rehabilitate bridges, increase pedestrian safety, and improve stormwater drainage.

Each spring as weather warms, contractors working on Indy DPW projects resume work from the previous …

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Stantec-Designed I-70 Bridges Project Kicks Off in West Virginia and Ohio

CHARLESTON, WV — The Interstate 70 Bridges Project, with design led by global design firm Stantec, has kicked off construction in West Virginia and Ohio, on behalf of the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH). As part of the $214-million project to enhance and preserve the life of structures …

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HOK Leads Proposal for Community Improvements for Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood

CHICAGO, IL — Chicago Central Area Committee (CCAC) and World Business Chicago (WBC) recently presented five proposals aimed to spur economic development and support community organizations working to strengthen commercial corridors and businesses in select Chicago neighborhoods. Multidisciplinary teams made up of experts in architecture, urban planning, real estate, law, …

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Health System Taking Steps to Revitalize Small Kentucky Town

MANCHESTER, KY — Deep into Kentucky coal country, almost 100 miles from Lexington through the Daniel Boone National Forest is Manchester, a small town in Clay County. AdventHealth Manchester Hospital sits north of Manchester’s Main Street on the banks of Goose Creek, and over 350 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony …

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Concrete Fiber Solutions Improves Worker Safety, Installation Efficiency, Flooring Quality at 110 N. Wacker High-Rise

BUFFALO GROVE, IL — Concrete Fiber Solutions (CFS), along with Prairie Material and Goebel Forming, recently completed a flooring installation at the 110 N. Wacker building in Chicago, Illinois, utilizing steel fiber reinforced lightweight concrete in place of traditional wire mesh. The use of CFS 150-5 steel fibers improved …

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Two Stantec-Designed Shopping Center Repositioning Projects Near Completion

CHICAGO, IL — Stantec, a global architecture, engineering and design firm, is completing two mall repositioning projects for Centennial in the greater-Chicago area. Collaborating across five offices, Stantec is providing visioning, conceptual design, schematic design, placemaking, site furnishings, finishes, graphic design, structural engineering, lighting design, design development, construction documentation …

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Paschen Scholars Visit Midway International Airport and Peoples Gas Projects

CHICAGO, IL — Students at Westinghouse College Prep who are in the Paschen Engineering Scholars Program visited two active job sites managed by the scholars’ program sponsor F.H. Paschen.

Their first stop was at Midway International Airport, where construction is underway on the new 80,000-square-foot Security Checkpoint Bridge. Following …

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Ohio DOT Expands Funding for Local Government Transportation Safety Projects, Pedestrian Safety Improvement Program

COLUMBUS, OH — Due to the recent increase in the state motor vehicle fuel tax, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making it easier for local governments to fund safety improvements. Roadway safety has been a key focus for Governor Mike DeWine and ODOT.

Until now, ODOT required a …

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New Waterville Bridge Open Following Ribbon Cutting

WATERVILLE, OH — The new Waterville bridge recently opened to traffic. Just two hours prior, locals celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Speaking and presenting proclamations were: Mark Harris, Ohio Masonic Foundation; Patrick McColley, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 2 Deputy Director; Senator Theresa Gavarone, Senate …

Recommended Highway Plan to Improve Highway Safety and Reliability While Accelerating Funding for Regional Projects

FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) presented the 2020 Recommended Highway Plan to lawmakers that prioritizes safety and fast-tracks major regional access projects to improve the quality of life for Kentucky families and boost economic development. The plan features a historic biennium investment of $100 million to improve …

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More Than $120M Going to Local Communities for Infrastructure Improvements

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that $120.8 million in federal transportation funding is being awarded to 52 cities, towns and counties in rural portions of Indiana to invest in local road and bridge improvements and sidewalk projects.

“Indiana is making unprecedented investments in infrastructure,” Governor …

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Skyscraper Projects in Chicago’s Near West Side Move Forward

CHICAGO, IL — Global architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) announces the groundbreaking of Union Station Tower, also known as BMO Tower, a new 50-story office building in the West Loop neighborhood. GP is serving as the architect for the project, developed by Riverside Investment & Development and Convexity Properties and …

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KWAME Selected as Owner’s Representative, Program Manager for St. Louis’ New Soccer Stadium

ST. LOUIS, MO — Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has been selected as the MLS4THELOU Ownership Group’s representative and program manager for St. Louis’ new Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. Located in St. Louis’ Downtown West area, the new St. Louis MLS stadium is scheduled to open ahead of the 2022 …

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Tarlton Garners 2019 St. Louis Green Business Challenge Innovation Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, received a 2019 Award of Innovation for completing a self-selected project at the Challenge Champion Level from the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, a program of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Major Projects in Northwest Ohio Reach Milestones

BOWLING GREEN, OH — Last year was one of significant success for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in northwest Ohio. The following are the most notable ODOT accomplishments within northwest Ohio’s 16-county region:

Major Construction Projects See Progress
  • Beam setting for a new bridge on Interstate 75 over the …
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    DesignGroup Carries out Multi-Phase Renovation and Addition to Adena Regional Medical Center

    COLUMBUS, OH — DesignGroup and Adena Health System collaborated on the $36-million, multi-phase renovation and addition of Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. The 69,000-square-foot project puts an emphasis on improving efficiency and expanding capacity for the hospital’s Emergency Department and creating a more welcoming and comfortable environment for …

    Northwest Ohio Projects Awarded TRAC Funding

    BOWLING GREEN, OH — Two projects in northwest Ohio are moving forward after the Transportation Review Advisory Committee (TRAC) recently awarded funding to several projects.

    The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Transportation Review Advisory Council, known as TRAC, approved the final funding list when it met recently in Columbus. …

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    McHugh Construction Celebrates Groundbreaking of 1000M, Michigan Avenue’s Future Tallest Tower

    CHICAGO, IL — Co-developers Time Equities, Inc., JK Equities and Oak Capitals, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony and reception to celebrate the start of construction for 1000M, the ultra-luxury condominium building across from Grant Park in Chicago. Over 100 guests, including city and community officials, along with project partners and …

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    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Selects Design-Build Team for I-Move Project

    LOUISVILLE, KY — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has selected a design-build team led by Hall Contracting and American Engineers Inc. (AEI) to design and construct the I-Move Kentucky interstate project. The four-year, $180-million construction project includes improvements to I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson …

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    Tarlton Completes $39M Center for Nursing and Health Sciences for St. Louis Community College

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, completed the new $39-million Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at St. Louis Community College (STLCC) at Forest Park.

    Targeted for LEED Silver certification, the building is situated along I-64, a thoroughfare that passes …

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    Ohio DOT’s TRAC Approves Final List of Major New Projects

    COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will invest an additional $398 million into major new projects over the next four years. ODOT’s Transportation Review Advisory Council, known as TRAC, approved the final funding list during a meeting in Columbus. This investment is a direct result of the …

    Indianapolis DPW Announces 2020 Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership Program

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) recently marked the beginning of the 2020 Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership (INIP) by announcing the open application period for a new year of projects.

    The matching grant program awards funds to nonprofit, community-based organizations for neighborhood …

    Governor Holcomb, Indiana DOT Award Nearly $100M Through Community Crossings Initiative

    MADISON, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce that 229 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $99.2 million in state matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.

    “High-quality local roads and bridges …

    Gov. Pritzker, Illinois DOT Announce Rebuild Illinois Road and Bridge Projects

    SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released the department's annual Multi-Year Plan of road and bridge projects across the state, which is the first to capture the historic impact of the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.

    Using objective criteria, IDOT evaluated the condition, frequency …

    Design Revealed for New St. Louis MLS Stadium and Mixed-Use District

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The ownership group for Major League Soccer’s (MLS) St. Louis team unveiled their broader vision for an entire mixed-use stadium district to be located in the city’s Downtown West area. As part of their updated stadium site plan, the proposed MLS stadium will now expand north …

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    Ohio DOT, Kokosing Construction Company Complete Damien Forshe Learning Center

    CLEVELAND, OH — Creating a learning center at Rid-All Farm has been a goal for the Rid-All Green Partnership (Rid-All) founders for quite a while, and recently that became a reality. Rid-All, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Kokosing Construction Company, neighborhood residents and local and state officials gathered for …

    USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

    USDOT Announces $272M in State of Good Repair Program Grants to 10 Projects in 10 States

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces more than $272 million in grant funding to 10 rail projects in 10 states. Funding is provided through FRA’s Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (SOGR Program) and will help to repair and rehabilitate …

    America’s Transportation Awards Competition Top 12 Projects Vying for Two Awards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve winning transportation projects from four U.S. regional competitions will battle it out in this year’s America’s Transportation Awards competition, which will give two $10,000 cash awards for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing. The scope of the projects in the final round include …

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    Skender Launches Modular Building Production at its Chicago Advanced Manufacturing Facility

    CHICAGO, IL — Skender, a vertically integrated design, construction and manufacturing firm, recently launched production at its advanced manufacturing facility on Chicago’s southwest side. The facility will use Skender’s fully-integrated process that takes modular building projects from concept to technical design to advanced fabrication to onsite completion. The modular …

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    Kentucky Plans Major Design-Build Project as Part of the Bridging Kentucky Program

    FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces plans for a major design-build project that will advance construction of more than 100 bridges in eastern and southeastern Kentucky. The project is part of the state’s Bridging Kentucky Program, a statewide initiative that represents an unprecedented commitment by Gov. Matt …

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    Tarlton Completes $12M Multi-Level Parking Garage for Cortex

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, completed a $12-million parking garage in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis’ Central West End. The new garage is five levels and offers space for 678 vehicles.

    Tarlton served as construction manager for …

    Cummins Increases Presence and Footprint in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Recently at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Cummins Inc. along with the Governor of Indiana and the Mayors of Columbus, Greenwood and Indianapolis, announced plans to expand its presence with new building projects and investment along I-65 in its global headquarters in Columbus, in Greenwood and in Indianapolis, …

    Governor Bevin Joins State, Local Officials to Commemorate Reopening of New Salem Circle Bridge

    MADISONVILLE, KY — Governor Matt Bevin joined transportation, state and local officials this morning to commemorate the reopening of a key railroad overpass in Hopkins County closed to traffic for 17 months due to structural issues. Work began this spring after the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded a contract to …

    FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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    McHugh Construction Completes Topping Out at Vista Tower in Chicago

    CHICAGO, IL — Magellan Development Group, the developers behind Vista Tower, recently celebrated a milestone as the tower’s construction crew placed the final beam, signifying its topping out. Now at a height of 1,191 feet, Vista is that much closer to becoming the city’s third-tallest building.
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    Governor Dewine Announces Transportation Investment in Central Ohio

    COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces that several Central Ohio transportation projects that were in jeopardy of cancellation are planned to move forward thanks to increased revenue that will be generated by Ohio’s new transportation budget.
    The new budget bill, House Bill 62, was passed by the General …

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    HNTB Celebrates Projects Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

    KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations, coast to coast, that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement and are delivering mobility benefits that strengthen …

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    US Capital Development Breaks Ground on New Engineering and Manufacturing Complex

    BRIDGETON, MO — Federal, local and company leaders recently attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Bridgeton, Missouri, for the new Leonardo DRS, Inc. engineering development and light manufacturing facility. The new facility will accommodate the company’s growing Land Systems line of business. The $32-million complex is being developed by real estate …

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    Valley Line Pedestrian Bridge, Designed by Stanley Consultants, Wins Engineering Excellence Award

    LINCOLNWOOD, IL — The Village of Lincolnwood’s Valley Line Pedestrian Bridge was a winner in the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards competition hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois. Designed by Stanley Consultants, the multi-use bridge received a Merit Award in the Structural Systems Category. Stanley …

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    Principle Construction Completes Speculative Warehouse Project for Seefried Properties

    ROSEMONT, IL — James Brucato, President and Mark Augustyn, Chief Operating Officer of Principle Construction Corp., announce that the firm has completed a speculative warehouse construction project for Seefried Properties in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The owner will be doing business as CH Realty VII/I Chicago Lunt, …

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    Principle Construction Completes New Manufacturing Space for MLE Inc.

    ROSEMONT, IL — Mark E. Augustyn and James A. Brucato, owners of Principle Construction Corp., announce that their team has completed a 63,578-square-foot manufacturing and office facility for MLE Inc., a company that specializes in brand services including store openings, expansions, remodels, retrofits, re-openings, as well as roll …

    HOK Is Part of Design Team for Expansion of Terminal 5 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

    CHICAGO, IL — Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s expansion efforts recently reached a new milestone. The Chicago Department of Aviation has begun construction on the first phase of an expansion of Terminal 5 that will provide 10 new gates. Muller & Muller, Ltd (M2) and HOK are leading the design of …

    Gov. Holcomb, Indiana DOT Award $115M Through Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce 189 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $115 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.
    “Indiana’s fully-funded, long-term Next Level Roads plan …

    Gov. Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2019 Next Level Roads Construction Season

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently joined Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness, law enforcement and road construction industry partners to kick off the 2019 Next Level Roads construction season. The kickoff event was held at INDOT's Office of Materials Management in Indianapolis.

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    Mayor Hogsett Announces 2019 Stormwater Improvement Capital Program

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works recently unveiled the city's Stormwater Improvement Capital Program, which invests more than $40 million in stormwater infrastructure in 2019. The projects not only affect neighborhoods that will experience better drainage but longer lasting pavement on roadways. Standing …

    Innovative Modular Solutions Receives First Place for Temporary Healthcare Building

    OSWEGO, IL — Innovative Modular Solutions (IMS), headquartered in Oswego, Illinois, recently received a first-place award at the annual Modular Building Institute (MBI) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    MBI’s Awards of Distinction recognizes modular construction projects that demonstrate architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency and an accelerated construction timeline. …

    USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …