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7/28/2017

The US House of Representatives have approved a $658 billion defense spending bill that includes $1.6 billion for the border wall between the US and Mexico. The entire measure included $27 billion more than what President Donald Trump had proposed.

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7/28/2017

AECOM, BlueScope Construction, Burns & McDonnell and Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate and their partners have submitted bids to design, build and finance a $1 billion terminal at the Kansas City International Airport. The groups have until Aug. 10 to submit financing plans for evaluation.

7/28/2017

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law that requires his state to obtain some of its power from renewable sources. One proposal comes from Central Maine Power Co. that would include building a 145-mile long transmission line in Maine that would connect to other lines it owns and bring hydroelectric power from Quebec, Canada, to Massachusetts.

7/28/2017

Indoor Reality's 3D web-viewer mapping solution now has a Time Travel mode that allows users to see changes and progress in interior construction. Multiple data sets are gathered over time, making it an easier process than the traditional need to take photos from the exact same angle all the time.

7/28/2017

Security cameras, lighting, signage, locks on windows and doors, and job boxes are all ways to help mitigate the risk of stolen equipment on job sites. That's what Chris Chain, CEO of Renovations of MS, in Columbus, Miss., says has helped his company.

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7/28/2017

The first span of the $3.98 billion Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River in New York should open Aug. 25. The new structure, to be called the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, has been paid for with cash for the past two years, and "the remainder after 2020 will be paid with toll revenue from the entire (state Thruway) system," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

7/28/2017

Drive 288, a $1.06 billion public-private partnership project to improve 10.3 miles of State Highway 288 in Houston to alleviate congestion, will convert the freeway into a tollway and reconstruct some interchanges. Blueridge Transportation Group is the lead developer of the project, which has become environmentally challenging.

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7/28/2017

New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority will look into two-way tolling on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which connects Staten Island and Brooklyn. The goal is to determine how the change could affect traffic and revenue, as well as the flow of trucks between New Jersey and the island.

7/28/2017

The Florida Department of Transportation would like to add a third lane in each direction to the Beachline Expressway, also known as State Road 528. The lanes would be tolled, but plans for the work in Brevard County haven't yet been finalized.

7/28/2017

The $650 million US 183 North toll project in Texas, which would widen the road, has hit a snag that has state Department of Transportation officials looking at potential alternatives. The plan had been to use TxDOT funds to pay for part of the project, but those funds are specifically banned from going to toll projects.