Latest Heavy construction industry News

Major New York-area traffic bottleneck about to get worse

Jun. 23, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — It is the bane of tourists and truckers, theatergoers and weekday 9-to-5ers: the congested, pothole-strewn roadway that bisects the teeming towns overlooking the Hudson River before descending into the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City. In a region known for its soul-crushing...

Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

Jun. 22, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon. Immigration and Customs Enforcement transferred...

N Carolina regulators deny Duke Energy rate increase request

Jun. 22, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators denied on Friday a request from Duke Energy to raise electric rates, ordered the utility to refund $60 million in deferred taxes to customers and fined it $70 million for the way it handled coal ash. Serving about 2 million customers, the Duke Energy Carolinas...

Court stay halts some work on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Jun. 22, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has issued a stay that halts some Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in West Virginia. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the stay Thursday in a case brought by conservation groups that challenged a water-crossings permit. The Roanoke Times reports...

Fixing a massive NYC plumbing leak, 55 stories underground

Jun. 20, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is in the midst of a plumbing repair job of monumental proportions. Hard-hat workers are toiling deep underground, 55 stories beneath the Hudson River, to eliminate gushing leaks in an aging tunnel that carries half the city's water supply over 85 miles from Catskill...

Minnesota regulators near decision on disputed oil pipeline

Jun. 17, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators will open two days of final arguments on whether they should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline from Canada across Minnesota. The proposal has aroused intense opposition from tribal and climate change...

Optimism on rail bridge project, but federal funds needed

Jun. 15, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Transit officials in New Jersey are praising an agreement to put $600 million toward the replacement of a century-old rail bridge, but the project still needs federal dollars to go forward. The state approved the agreement this week for the estimated $1.5 billion Portal North bridge...

Report: Tunnel, trench offer options for replacing pipeline

Jun. 15, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 65-year-old pipeline that carries crude oil beneath a sensitive waterway connecting two of the Great Lakes could be replaced with pipes buried in a tunnel or partially enclosed in trenches that would pose virtually no risk of leakage but require years and hundreds of millions...

The Latest: Keystone XL opponent says 'fight is not over'

Jun. 14, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a developments with the Keystone XL oil pipeline (all times local): 5:25 p.m. An attorney for an organization opposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline says the "fight is not over" after the South Dakota Supreme Court dismissed a legal appeal from project foes. Robin Martinez,...

Musk company to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transport

Jun. 14, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday a high-speed transportation system that will whisk people between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport at speeds of up to 150 mph could be operational in about three years. Musk joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to formally announce that a...