Latest Heavy construction industry News

Train derails near LA site of recent wave of cargo thefts

Jan. 17, 2022 15:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews made railroad repairs in Los Angeles Monday after a train derailed near the location where thieves have been raiding cargo containers, leaving the tracks littered with emptied boxes of packaged good sent by retailers. It wasn't immediately clear if the...

Port of Boston welcomes its biggest container ship ever

Jan. 16, 2022 13:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The largest container ship ever to call on the Port of Boston arrived Sunday following an $850 million project to make way for larger vessels. Port officials hailed the arrival of the Ever Fortune as the beginning a “new chapter” for Boston as it works to keep up...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

Tightened federal water protections won't slow some projects

Jan. 14, 2022 17:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to tighten oversight of projects that benefitted from Trump-era loosened water protections, but some projects including a controversial Georgia mine will likely be able to escape new scrutiny. It’s the latest twist in a...

With its agenda stuck, WH puts focus back on infrastructure

Jan. 14, 2022 14:08 PM EST

President Joe Biden on Friday tried to put behind recent setbacks on voting rights and his economic agenda by outlining progress made in implementing his $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. “When we invest in infrastructure, we’re really investing in opportunity,”...

Speed cameras coming to Wilmington-area I-95 work zone

Jan. 14, 2022 11:57 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Speed cameras are coming to a construction zone along Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area that saw hundreds of crashes last year. The Department of Transportation announced that the new electronic speed monitoring program begins Monday, news outlets...

Illinois getting $1.4B from feds to fix, upgrade bridges

Jan. 14, 2022 10:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will receive $1.4 billion to help upgrade its deteriorating bridges under the federal infrastructure law approved in November, the state's Democratic congressional delegation said Friday. The funding over five years will include $274.8 million in Fiscal Year...

Michigan to get $563M to fix, maintain highway bridges

Jan. 14, 2022 09:20 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than $563 million in federal dollars is heading to Michigan to fix and maintain highway bridges. The funding is from the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program and will help repair about 1,240 bridges...

Bridge proposed along section of slumping Alaska park road

Jan. 13, 2022 21:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a premier national park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly slumping amid changes in the climate. About half the mostly gravel road...

Illinois court sends pipeline plans back to regulators

Jan. 13, 2022 13:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An Illinois appellate court has set aside a decision by state regulators that would allow the Dakota Access oil pipeline to double capacity to 1.1 million barrels daily. In a 60-page decision filed Wednesday, the appellate court’s three-judge panel ordered...