A stock photo of a sprinkler, via Flickr.

Ill. Fire Marshal Withdraws Plan Requiring Sprinklers In New Homes

Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says Friday that he received an “unprecedented amount” of public comment on his proposals, which were slated to be heard by a state panel next week.


Workers patch the tower legs of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge on July 23, 2013. Photo via MoDOT/IDOT

Area Construction Group: ‘We Are Coming Back’

PRIDE St. Louis Executive Director Jim LaMantia says the only reason to celebrate a jobless figure of around 20 percent is that it was up to 35 percent during the Great Recession.


A big explosion sends the final two sections of the westbound Blanchette Bridge into the Missouri River. Crews used explosives Tuesday to take down the sections of the bridge that connects St. Louis and St. Charles counties along Interstate 70. The work is part of a $63 million rehabilitation project.

I-70 Blanchette Bridge Rehab Ahead of Schedule

MoDOT expects to open the westbound portion of the bridge by late summer.


KMOX file photo.

Illinois Gov. Unveils $12 Billion Road Construction Plan

Click the link to see a list of projects planned for the Metro-East.


KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Loop Trolley Gets Green Light From University City

The University City Council approved the conditional use permit for the Loop Trolley Project, meaning construction can begin.


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Extra Lane Closed on Blanchette Bridge Thursday

Motorists are advised to use Route 370 or Route 364 as alternate Missouri River crossings.


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Mo. Senate Committee To Consider Eliminating ‘Prevailing Wage’

The measure would eliminate the wage used by cities, counties and other government entities to pay for construction projects.


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Contractor Mistake Forces Additional Work On Bridge Ramp

The ramp connects westbound Interstate 55-70 to the bridge but when it was was inspected, the cross slope was off.


CBS file photo

Lawmakers to Take Up Illinois Construction Program

Illinois Jobs Now, the program that was enacted in 2009, runs out in the middle of next year.



I-64 Double Deck Closures Scheduled For This Weekend

All EB I-64 ramps between Jefferson and PSB will be shut down all weekend.




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