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5/24/2018

AGC's Construction Project Manager Course (PMC) provides you and your project managers the chance to hone the skills necessary to work more efficiently, increase productivity and propel your construction business to the next level. PMC participants experience an interactive program that explores the critical areas of project management that seasoned project managers tackle on a daily basis. Check out dates and learn more.

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5/24/2018

The Chicago Plan Commission and Zoning Committee have approved the Obama Presidential Center, a $500 million project that will be constructed in the city's Jackson Park. It will require $175 million in public infrastructure improvements.

5/24/2018

Virgin Hyperloop One is considering a system in Colorado, but officials say the project must first overcome financial, logistical and regulatory hurdles. The Colorado Department of Transportation and the company are conducting a feasibility study, which should be completed next year.

5/24/2018

Massachusetts and Rhode Island have chosen the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project and Deepwater Wind's 400-MW Revolution Wind project, respectively, to harness offshore energy. The decision brings Massachusetts "one step closer to achieving our administration's goals of creating a clean, reliable and cost-effective energy future for Massachusetts residents, and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change," said Gov. Charlie Baker.

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5/24/2018

One of three bidders on the Virginia Department of Transportation's short list for the $3.6 billion expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, a joint venture between Skanska and Kiewit, has withdrawn. The companies said the move was a business decision.

5/24/2018

An inauguration ceremony is planned for the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway in India on Sunday. A government spokesman said the toll road was designed to relieve congestion and was completed in "a record time of two years."

5/24/2018

Two city councils and the county commission in Grayson, Texas, have approved a thoroughfare plan developed by Huitt-Zollars. The plan incorporates proposed and alternate routing for the Grayson County Toll Road.

5/24/2018

Improved technology and lower prices will make it easier for construction companies to implement intelligent work-zone systems that can improve workplace safety. Such systems use detection features to decide what drivers should be doing and alert drivers to certain conditions, preventing crashes in work zones.

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Equipment World
5/24/2018

HOV use has stayed "pretty steady" since HOV hours were expanded and tolls implemented for single riders on Interstate 66 within the Capital Beltway, said Virginia Deputy Transportation Secretary Nick Donohue. Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine said last week that "dynamic tolling is working along the corridor."

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5/24/2018

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has collected roughly $170,000 in outstanding tolls since legislation went into effect in August that permits actions such as placing liens against vehicle registrations and imposing felony theft charges for failure to pay tolls. The law also allows the commission to pursue scofflaws from other states, but the lack of reciprocity arrangements is a barrier.

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