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Crews to install final pieces of Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

Crews to install final pieces of Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge this week

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced Tuesday that the final piece of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge will be installed this week, according to KMOV. MoDOT said crews will install the bridge’s steel girders on Thursday. They will add ...

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HCEA to feature Erie B operations at convention, equipment expo

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 14, 2013

HCEA to feature Erie B operations at convention, equipment expo

The Historic Construction Equipment Association will present its 28th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition August 16-18 in Wilmington, Illinois. The show will feature an operating Erie B steam crane and a demonstration of an Erie B steam shovel. The convention ...

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Legislation would rename I-74 stretch in Illinois after LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

Legislation would rename I-74 stretch in Illinois after LaHood

Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-IL) has introduced legislation to rename a stretch of Interstate 74 in Peoria, Illinois, after outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who has also served as an Illinois congressman, PJ Star reported. The proposed legislation, House Joint Resolution ...

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Fifty cents on the dollar for Illinois roads

John Latta - May 16, 2013

Fifty cents on the dollar for Illinois roads

At a time when funding for roads and bridges--what there is of it--is squeezed to the maximum (a situation that isn’t likely to change any time soon) comes an unsettling new report. Check out this lead paragraph from a story the ...

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Chicago mayor proposes increased fines for motorists “dooring,” bicyclists who break traffic laws

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2013

Chicago mayor proposes increased fines for motorists “dooring,” bicyclists who break traffic laws

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday proposed plans to the City Council to increase fines for bicyclists who disobey traffic laws and for motorists who open their doors in the path of bicycles, the Chicago Tribune reported. The fine for bicyclists ...

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Missouri honors Stan Musial with new bridge name

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2013

Missouri honors Stan Musial with new bridge name

Missouri’s House of Representatives have reached a compromise to end the debate with Illinois about the name of the new bridge over the Mississippi River--and Stan the Man is part of the solution. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the House ...

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The Stan Span

John Latta - May 03, 2013

The Stan Span

Will Stan the Man become Stan the Bridge? Illinois and Missouri are disagreeing over what to call a new bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, the region's first span across the river in more than four decades. The Missouri folk ...

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Caterpillar 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator wins Edison Award

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2013

Caterpillar 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator wins Edison Award

Caterpillar’s 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator won a 2013 Silver Edison innovation award in the Energy/Transportation category at the 26th annual Edison Awards, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. Caterpillar received the award last week in Chicago, Illinois. This is Caterpillar’s ...

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LaHood applauds repurposed Macomb Transit Center

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 03, 2013

LaHood applauds repurposed Macomb Transit Center

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told Better Roads in May 2011 that he’d like to see American jobs created by “taking some shuttered industrial plants and opening them with American workers.” Nearly a year later, LaHood’s dream is finally coming true. LaHood ...

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Illinois governor unveils six-year, $12.84 billion road plan

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday unveiled a $12.84 billion Multi-Year Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2011-2016. The proposed program includes a $30.8 million bridge rehabilitation and interchange reconstruction project at I-55 ...

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Illinois aggregate producers given safety awards

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2010

Illinois aggregate producers received safety awards during the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Office of Mines and Minerals/Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Thaw State Grants Safety Conference at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Ill.  IDNR started recognizing the ...

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Illinois giving $60 million for rail routes

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 01, 2010

Illinois will put $60 million in state capital funds toward Amtrak passenger rail routes from Chicago to Dubuque, Iowa, and the Quad Cities, the state's governor Pat Quinn said on Saturday, according to a report from The Associated Press. The new ...

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