#Urban Construction

Pickup for Birmingham’s new uniform trash bins start next week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Thousands of Birmingham residents have new garbage bins as the city has just completed phase one of their new uniform trash can rollout. About 20,000 new, uniform trash cans have been placed on eight different routes in the city. Public works crews are now working out the kinks in the new system, while still operating the old system for thousands of households.
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Clackamas County extends closure of Oregon City's South End Road

Construction schedule is hampered by supply delays, inaccurate estimate of landslide damage.Clackamas County officials have extended the closure of a major Oregon City thoroughfare for two months. Originally scheduled to reopen Nov. 24, South End Road's complete closure between Fifth and Barker avenues has been extended through Jan. 31, depending on weather and availability of materials. County officials said that the closure starting May 23 has been needed to stabilize the roadway and slope after landslides. South End Road was damaged from heavy rains in spring 2017, and the county completed temporary roadway repairs later that year. County engineers spent...
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Jefferson City Public Works announces road closure beginning Monday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) Street repair work will begin 7 a.m. Monday in the 2100 Block of Timber Road in Jefferson City, a press release stated. One lane will be open. Work is expected to be finished by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30. Jefferson City Public Works also announced another pair of road closings earlier The post Jefferson City Public Works announces road closure beginning Monday appeared first on ABC17NEWS.

Editorial: Spending on paving

In light of the newest kerfuffle in city hall, over spending road improvement tax funds on office rent, we are moved to muse: If only there was some kind of city official whose job it would be to “audit” city finances to make sure money is spent correctly (insert emoji here with exaggeratedly confused look). The mayor’s plan to use money from the new street resurfacing budget to pay for office rent for the city division of engineering and construction management is the kind of scheming clever budget managers employ to spread the cost of their operation to someone else. Read more Blade editorials Of course, the money in the new quarter-percent road improvement fund should be used for the actual expenses of removing damaged road surfaces and installing fresh pavement in their place. That was the plain language of the mayor’s promise when he won approval of the city income tax two years ago, and the voters bought into it.
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Plow crews complete full residential plow of all Spokane Valley streets

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – City crews have completed a full residential plow of all streets in Spokane Valley. Crews began plowing residential streets late Wednesday, Nov. 30, after receiving several inches of snow. The city appreciates the patience and assistance of residents. Residents who are concerned that a street...

CENTRAL OREGON HISTORY: City of Prineville builds a new railroad

Community residents worried that Prineville would become ghost town without railroad connections Prineville was the main community in Central Oregon as the 20th century arrived and was the commerce center for the region. In 1910, the coming of the railroad to Central Oregon resulted in Prineville being bypassed and led to the rise of other small comminutes, such as Bend and Redmond. The residents of Prineville became worried that the town would become a ghost town without railroad connections. In September 1916, the citizens of Prineville voted to build their own railroad to join the Oregon Trunk and Northern...
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City of Woodstock enters into phase one of $3.5 million construction

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Woodstock City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a construction project to create a new “city center.”. The city plans to spend $3.5 million on phase one of the project. The construction will extend Chambers Street from Wheeler Street to Arnold Mill Road. Crews...

Howell Scofield Park Could See Major Revamp

The City of Howell is pursuing grant funding for major improvements at Scofield Park. The City is seeking a DNR Spark Grant to complete what are said to be much-needed improvements to the park. Conceptual plans have been created for the two-phase project – much of which would make the park more universally accessible for the community. The park currently has a very low rating for accessibility and functionality, with no ADA bathrooms or accessible parking.

Board of Commissioners updated on budget and progress of Library Capital Building Projects

The Multnomah County Library Capital Bond, approved by voters in November 2020, includes numerous projects to transform the County library system through the expansion, renovation and construction of library sites and facilities across the community. Capital building project leaders joined the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to share updates on the project’s budget, continuation of community engagement, and progress being made on construction.

🎥 Hays equipment stands 'ready if needed' to clear streets

Hays public works crews got their first experience with brining the streets Nov. 14, just ahead of the first — and only — measurable snowfall in Hays so far this season. "Ironically, on Nov. 10, all service division employees participated in a 'liquids in winter operations and maintenance' workshop. Very timely," Collin Bielser, assistant city manager, told Hays city commissioners during a recent progress report of city departments' activities.
Johnson City Press

Winter won't effect Main Street rebuild

The Main Street rebuilding project, which is expected to last two years, should not be delayed as winter weather moves in, a city official said this week. "While some construction activities are not feasible during cold weather, the current, initial work activities are not expected to be hindered," Michael Thompson, public works director for the city of Kingsport, said.

Town of Sandersville deals with discolored water

SANDERSVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - The Town of Sandersville is facing some water problems and they’ve been constant the past few days. The main issue: discolored water flowing from the town’s taps. Sandersville has three water wells- one elevated and two in the ground. The elevated tank was recently...
Journal Inquirer

Tolland to hold public hearing on bridge projects

TOLLAND — The Town Council will hold a public hearing for the appropriation of $11.35 million for three bridge improvement projects. The public hearing will be held on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Residents will also be able to attend virtually via Zoom. In October, the...
Longboat Observer

City ends storm vegetative storm debris pickup

Two months after Hurricane Ian, the city of Sarasota has brought to a close its vegetative storm debris collection program, and with that regular yard waste rules and collections have been reinstated. More than 113,200 cubic yards of Hurricane Ian storm debris has been collected in the city over the...

Madison residents push back on Eversource tree removal plans

MADISON – Eversource is pursuing “enhanced tree removal” projects in 20 Connecticut towns as part of a data-driven resiliency plan the utility company says is aimed at reducing outages. In recent years, the utility has come under fire in connection to storm-related power outages that left some...

Ohio’s Governor Said the State Would Provide $25 Million to Remove the Dam

The Gorge Dam, located on the Cuyahoga River in Summit County, is going to be demolished as part of a project that has been in the works for a very long time. On Friday, Governor Mike DeWine made the announcement that the state will contribute $25 million towards the effort to remove an estimated 900,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, restore the habitat for fish and wildlife, and revitalize more than a mile of the river for community recreational use. The effort will also remove an estimated 900,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment.
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Franklin Street Complete Streets Project almost finished

KINGSTON – The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project in Kingston has reached substantial completion. The project spans the length of Franklin Street from Broadway to Wall Street, connecting two of Kingston’s most traveled thoroughfares. The project included new sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure, crosswalks, and new street trees.