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Illinois Jobless Rate Falls to 6.4 Percent

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent.


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IKEA St. Louis’ Blue Exterior Begins to Transform

Installation of the blue panels is a construction milestone that ensures the store will open in fall 2015, according to a news release.


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Martin Luther King Bridge Work Pushed Back

IDOT officials are pushing back plans to work on the Martin Luther King Bridge for an entire year.


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Cobblestone Construction Wrapping Up at Laclede’s Landing

Cobblestone construction that was estimated to be completed at the beginning of January, makes is difficult for tourists to travel throughout the area.


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MoDOT Testing Traffic Zone Safety Transmitters

If it’s a bit annoying, MoDOT officials say that’s the point.


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MoDOT Tackles Stan Span Bridge Bumps

MODOT claims that recent pavement failure on the new Stan Musial Bridge wasn’t a pothole.


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Bumpy Ride on the Stan Span

Turns out there were a few bumps in the road, literally, when the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge was being built.


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Minority Participation Group “ACCESS” Calling It Quits

The Association for Construction Careers, Education and Support Services is calling it quits.



MoDot to Close I-70 Downtown Next Week

The Missouri Department of Transplantation says it will close all lanes of I-70 between Pine Street and the Poplar Street Bridge Friday January 17th through the morning of the 20th.


Work continues on the Mississippi River Bridge that will connect Illinois and Missouri, from Brooklyn, Illinois on July 15, 2013. The bridge will be named the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge and has created 3,400 jobs. The bridge should be open by March 2014.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Project Director: New Bridge Will Offer Relief From Old Burdens

Project Director Randy Hitt says everything from surface repairs to snow removal will be simplified.