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Belmont Park to construct tunnels allowing infield access

Jul. 28, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Park will hold its fall meet at Aqueduct during construction of vehicle and pedestrian tunnels that will allow access to the track’s 45-acre infield. The New York Racing Association said the 28-day “Belmont at the Big A” meet begins Sept. 15 and runs...

California outlines plan for scaled back giant water tunnel

Jul. 27, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new plan to reroute how water moves from wetter Northern California to drier Southern California would ferry some of it through a single, 45-mile (72-kilometer) underground tunnel, wrapping around the state’s existing water delivery system and dumping it into the...

Elevator project in Old Jerusalem leads to surprising finds

Jul. 20, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Installing an elevator doesn't normally involve a 2,000-year plunge into an ancient city's history. But in Jerusalem, even seemingly simple construction projects can lead to archaeological endeavors. Archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem say they...

2 workers killed in Shoreline trench collapse identified

Jul. 06, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — A construction-company owner and a worker have been identified as the people killed in a trench collapse Monday just north of Seattle in Shoreline. The Seattle Times reports David Ameh, 66, and Demetrius Seller, 32, died from suffocation during the...

2 workers killed after trench collapses in Shoreline

Jul. 05, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — Two workers were killed after a trench collapsed in Shoreline and the slope was too unstable to recover their bodies Monday so efforts will resume Tuesday. “It was on a very steep slope. It’s just an unstable surface for us to continue,” Michelle...

Monterrey suffers weeks-long water cutoff amid drought

Jun. 21, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The industrial hub of Monterrey has long been one of Mexico’s most prosperous cities, so its almost 5 million residents were shocked when they lost the most basic of services: water. A combination of an intense drought, poor planning and high water use...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Monthslong closure of major NYC aqueduct delayed a year

Jun. 09, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

A long-planned temporary shutdown of a leaking aqueduct that supplies about half of New York City's drinking water will be pushed back a year, giving officials more time to prepare for the monthslong closure. The city has spent nine years working on a $1 billion bypass tunnel far...

St. Louis Park OKs $4 million for water main repairs

Jun. 07, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — The St. Louis Park City Council has approved $4 million for water main repairs. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Tuesday that the money will go to repair mains that broke in the same neighborhood on May 21 and June 3. The first break affected more...

Officials: Tempe plagued with deteriorating sewage pipes

Jun. 04, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — TEMPE, Ariz. — A recent pipe rupture that spilled around 8 million gallons of water and closed a major Phoenix-area highway put Tempe’s water infrastructure back in the news. Checking water main lines is now a priority for Tempe officials since the incident,...