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7/14/2020

The concrete foundation is nearly complete and vertical work is underway on Cree's $1 billion silicon-carbide wafer fabrication plant in Marcy, N.Y. The foundation is also being placed for nearby utility and administration buildings.

7/14/2020

President Donald Trump plans to celebrate a policy to cut red tape and speed infrastructure projects during a visit Wednesday to Atlanta. The changes would apply to projects such as one on Interstate 75 to create barrier-separated lanes for commercial trucks between the Atlanta area and Macon, Ga.

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WXIA-TV (Atlanta)
7/14/2020

Shawmut Design and Construction has begun work on a more welcoming City Hall Plaza in Boston. The 7-acre project includes play areas for children, space for civic events and permeable paving to soak up stormwater.

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WBTS-TV (Boston)
7/14/2020

The Delaware Department of Transportation completed almost $100 million in infrastructure work during the first half of 2020. Notable projects include rehabilitation of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Bridge and paving of state Route 1 in Dewey Beach and in the "Forgotten Mile."

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7/14/2020

Apple is doling out $400 million as part of a $2.5 billion pledge to address California's shortage of affordable housing. The first tranche is being applied statewide and includes four low-income projects in the Bay Area.

7/14/2020

Uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic has postponed several plans for the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, but developers hope to proceed eventually. Projects include the Pinball Hall of Fame and a 21-story hotel and casino.

7/14/2020

Denver International Airport aims to speed traffic and enhance safety with a $30 million upgrade for Pena Boulevard between Jackson Gap Street and Jeppesen Terminal. Construction has begun and is expected to take about a year.

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KUSA-TV (Denver)
7/14/2020

The cost of commercial construction fell 1% in the second quarter compared with Q1, marking the first drop since 2010, according to Turner Construction's quarterly Building Cost Index. The decline is attributed to stiffer competition among builders to secure work in an uncertain economic environment.

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7/14/2020

Fastbrick Robotics' Hadrian X bricklaying robot is wrapping up work on walls of its first display home in Australia. Once the system receives a 3D computer-aided design model of a structure, it uses a telescopic boom mounted to an excavator or a truck to lay bricks.

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New Atlas
7/14/2020

The Army Corps of Engineers would receive $8.6 billion for 34 projects under a water-resources bill introduced in the House. The Water Resources Development Act of 2020 has bipartisan support.

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