Today's News: January 17, 2020, 9:54 pm

Long-Awaited Widening of North Carolina's I-26 Begins

After years of planning, environmental studies and even lawsuits, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is relieved to see the start of a widening project on Interstate 26 between Hendersonville and Asheville....
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Vandals' New Digs Will Be 'Game-Changer' for Athletes

After years of planning, the University of Idaho has finally broken ground on a dedicated basketball arena. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the 62,000-sq.-ft. Idaho Central Credit Union Arena will be the new home for Vandals' basketball, regional tournaments, lectures, as well as "small and mid-size" events, other cultural and special events, concerts and conventions, said Guy Esser, project architect of the University....
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Oregon's 82nd Logging Conference Fast Approaching

The 82nd annual Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) will be held from Feb. 20 to 22, 2020, at the Lane County Convention Center and Fairgrounds in Eugen, Ore. Started in 1938, the Oregon Logging Conference's founding principle continues to focus on assisting forestry professionals in their pursuit of professional development....
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Recycled Pavement Find New Home in Highways, County Roads and City Streets

The future of asphalt pavements in America could be decided in the rolling hills of eastern Alabama at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). There, on a closed 1.7-mile track, five heavily laden semi-trucks rumble around the road to simulate the stresses placed on today's interstate highways....
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Flatiron Construction Ahead of Schedule for I-710 Project

Construction began in May 2018 on the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $150.7 million Interstate 710 Pavement Rehabilitation and Bridge Widening Project, which was awarded to Flatiron Construction Corporation in February 2018....
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After 18-Month Pause, Dredging Resumes at Port of Savannah

Dredging to deepen the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah has resumed after an 18-month pause, Col. Daniel Hibner of the Army Corps of Engineers recently announced as the second half of the $973 million expansion has started to get under way....
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