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Martin Equipment Breaks Ground on New Cedar Rapids Facility

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Fourth-generation, family-owned John Deere Construction & Forestry dealer Martin Equipment celebrated the groundbreaking of a brand-new facility in Cedar Rapids. Construction on the new facility is expected to be completed in summer 2025 and will be celebrated with an open house. More event details are forthcoming. …

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Nebraska DOT Breaks Ground on US-30 Grand Island West

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), alongside Mayor Roger Steele of Grand Island, Mike Werner, Project Manager at Werner Construction, Inc., and Wes Wahlgren, Division Engineer of NDOT District 4, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the US-30 Grand Island West project. This significant event …

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Emerson Crane Rental’s New Grove GMK6300L-1 Replaces Air Exchanger at Food Processing Plant in Iowa

WATERLOO, IA — Emerson Crane Rental, a crane rental service based in Waterloo, Iowa, successfully completed a one-day air exchanger swap-out project in mid-April at a large food processing facility in Waterloo, Iowa. The project, led by Cedar Rapids-based All Temp Refrigeration, contracted Emerson Crane Rental’s new Grove GMK6300L-1 …

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Capital Paving Utilizes Slipform Paving Equipment on I-44 Rehab and Reconstruction Project in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is nearing the end of a project along a section of Interstate 44 (I-44) that crosses through Crawford County and Phelps County in Central Missouri. I-44 originates in St. Louis in Northeast Missouri and runs to the Southwest part of the state before continuing …

Transportation Improvement Program Approved by the Iowa Transportation Commission

AMES, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2025-2029 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at a recent meeting. The program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways.

The highway and bridge projects included in this program are funded with approximately …

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Missouri Governor Breaks Ground on Historic Improve I-70 Project in Columbia

COLUMBIA, MO — Governor Mike Parson kicked off the first project within Missouri's Improve I-70 Program with an official groundbreaking ceremony in Columbia. Parson joined federal, state, and local elected officials along with members of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and its design-build contractor team to break ground on …

Jacobs to Develop Data-Driven Sewer Strategy for Omaha, Nebraska

OMAHA, NE — Jacobs was selected by the City of Omaha, Nebraska, to develop a real-time control decision support system for the city's wastewater collection network. Jacobs will provide design services and data solutions to develop a strategy that maximizes the use of existing assets while reducing combined sewer overflows …

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Burns & McDonnell Contracted to Build 200 MW of Solar Projects in Southern Iowa

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell is the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor and will be self-performing construction for two Alliant Energy solar projects in Iowa — the 150-MW Wever project in Lee County and the 50-MW Creston project in Union County.

The projects are expected to bring clean power to …

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Jacobs Named Lead Designer on First Design-Build Project Awarded Under Missouri’s Improve I-70 Program

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jacobs has been selected to lead design for the first design-build project awarded under the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) Improve I-70 program, a wider $2.8 billion program that will widen and improve nearly 200 miles of Interstate 70 (I-70).

I-70 is the primary east-west …

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Nebraska Department of Transportation, Hawkins Construction Announce I-80 Expansion Project

LINCOLN, NE — Governor Jim Pillen was recently joined by Senator Beau Ballard, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), Captain Greg Miller from Troup A (Omaha) of the Nebraska State Patrol, and Hawkins Construction President and CEO Chris Hawkins to celebrate 2024 construction season in Nebraska and address the state’s …

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APA Nebraska Announces Beltline Trail Master Plan as Planning Excellence Award Winner

OMAHA, NE — The American Planning Association Nebraska Chapter (APA Nebraska) has recognized the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District's (Papio NRD) Beltline Trail Master Plan with its 2024 Planning Excellence Award. This annual award acknowledges planning's essential role in addressing desires, needs, or challenges within a community, county, region, or …

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Iowa DOT Nears Completion on New Interchange, Bringing Improved Traffic Flow and Safety to Growing Coralville

Coralville, Iowa, is centrally located to various popular areas in the state, being 25 miles south of Cedar Rapids, just outside Iowa City, and close to the University of Iowa. The centrally located city is growing, and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) along with Peterson Contractors Inc. (PCI), …

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Multi-Billion-Dollar Investments Propel Bridge Repair and Replacement Projects Nationwide

Approximately $14.4 billion is spent yearly to repair, rehabilitate, or replace bridges in America. However, that yearly amount has increased and will continue to increase because the backlog of critically needed bridge repairs is estimated to be $125 billion. With about 50,000 bridges with very significant issues awaiting attention, an …

Kansas City Current Announces Plans for Riverfront Mixed-Use District

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Kansas City Current, in collaboration with Palmer Square Capital Management, Marquee Development, and the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri (Port KC), unveiled plans for the next phase of its development on the Missouri Riverfront in downtown Kansas City. Building upon the opening of …

Nebraska DOT Partner, Benesch, Receives National Award for the Lincoln South Beltway Project

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) congratulates Benesch on earning an American Council of Engineering Companies 2024 Engineering Excellence Award (EEA) for their work on the Lincoln South Beltway — one of the largest projects ever undertaken by NDOT. This award is a national distinction honoring projects …

American Concrete Institute Nebraska Chapter Recognizes Award-Winning Projects

OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) acknowledged three projects at their Awards of Excellence banquet, held at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. The purpose of this competition is to recognize outstanding work (completed in 2022 to 2023) in concrete construction and practices within …

Kansas Governor Signs Bipartisan Bill Increasing Investment in Aviation Infrastructure

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly recently signed House Bill 2498, bipartisan legislation that increases investment in Kansas’ public airports, improving airport accessibility and safety.

“This bill is a critical investment in our state’s aviation infrastructure, ensuring our public use general aviation airports have the resources they need to thrive,” …

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Kansas City Firms Partner to Help Create the World's First Stadium Dedicated to Professional Women's Soccer

KANSAS CITY, MO — When the Kansas City Current recently kicked off their first game of the season, it marked a major milestone for women's professional sports. Not only was it the first time the professional women's soccer team played on their new home turf, CPKC Stadium, but it was …

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HDR Earns Two AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards for Nebraska Projects

OMAHA, NE — Two HDR projects in Nebraska received 2024 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards from the American Academy of Environmental Engineering & Scientists.

The E3S Awards Competition recognizes the best of today’s environmental engineering and science. The criteria used to award these projects include a holistic perspective, …

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Kansas Governor Announces More Than $930M in Highway Projects Added to IKE Development Pipeline

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed announce the addition of 17 highway modernization and expansion projects — a total investment of $932 million — to the Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program’s (IKE) Development Pipeline. IKE is the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan 10-year, $10 billion transportation program. …

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Hawkins Construction Nears the Finish Line on 168th Street Expansion Project

Experiencing population growth, the city of Omaha has undertaken the 168th Street Expansion Project to modernize the popular north-south route that faces delays during peak hours.

“There’s been growth in the area, both in Douglas and Sarpy counties, so there are a lot of commuters who use the corridor,” said …

Final Projects Awarded in Missouri Governor's Rural Routes Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awards three projects for rural roads, the final projects awarded in the Governor’s Rural Routes Program. The program, created with Gov. Mike Parson’s signing of the fiscal year 2024 state budget, allocated $100 million of General Revenue funds to the …

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The Iowa Clinic Unveils Health Care Facility in Waukee

WAUKEE, IA — RDG Planning & Design recently joined The Iowa Clinic to celebrate the official opening of the health care institution's latest facility. The new facility continues a partnership between RDG and The Iowa Clinic, following collaborations on several local clinics in surrounding communities, including Grimes, Adel, the North …

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First Express Lanes Project in Kansas is Transforming the State’s Busiest Four-Lane Highway

The busiest four-lane highway in Kansas is U.S. Route 69, a major north-south route that runs through the eastern part of the state. A very large volume of truck, commercial, and commuter traffic passes through the city of Overland Park along the corridor, which stretches from 103rd Street to 179th …

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Carbon Emission Concerns are Rapidly Changing Delivery Requirements for Construction Projects

Here’s a fact that may be surprising — it surely was to me. The construction or renovation of buildings accounts for approximately 39 percent of the total global energy-related carbon emissions each year.

Embodied carbon contributes another 11 percent. That category refers to the total greenhouse gas emissions generated over …

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Missouri DOT Selects Two Consultants to Lead I-44 Corridor Study

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announces the selection of two consultants to lead an environmental study of the more than 250 miles of Interstate 44 from the Oklahoma state line to the Route 100 East interchange near Gray Summit in Franklin County. The selected consultants, …

Millstone Weber Selected for the First Improve I-70 Project

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) has selected Millstone Weber as the apparent best-value proposer and design-build contractor of the first project in the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) Improve I-70 Program. Negotiations to finalize the contract are currently in progress. Improve I-70: Columbia …

Burns & McDonnell Projects Supporting Stormwater Control Measures and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Win ACEC Awards

KANSAS CITY, KS — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas has awarded Burns & McDonnell two engineering excellence awards for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Stormwater Control Measure Manual and the Kansas National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan.

“Both projects demonstrate the success of a long-term relationship between …

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NAPA Announces Winner for Top National Award for Quality in Asphalt Paving

HUTCHINSON, KS — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced the winner of the 2023 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement during the association’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The award, bestowed annually since 1971, recognizes the country’s highest quality highway pavements.

“The asphalt …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2024 PCI Design Awards Winners

NIXA, MO — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announces the winners of the 2024 PCI Design Awards. There are 19 winners in the specials, buildings, and transportation categories and 15 honorable mentions.

In the Midwest Contractor area, Prestressed Casting Company won a PCI Design Award in the buildings (school K-12) …

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Kansas DOT Launches New Active Transportation Plan, Strengthening the Environment and Economy

States and communities — in their efforts to build strong 21st century transportation systems — are faced with new challenges, such as a growing population aged 65 and over; the varied needs of rural and urban communities; and leveraging increased funding and resources for multimodal transportation. Increasingly many government agencies …

Missouri Governor's Improve I-70 Plan Receives Federal Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — During his final State of the State Address, Governor Mike Parson, alongside Congressman Sam Graves, announced that Missouri has secured a $92.8 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to improve Interstate 70. Missouri will use the INFRA grant for specific Improve I-70 projects, including truck …

Bartkowski Awarded $25M GSA Region 6 Small Business IDIQ MATOC

KANSAS CITY, MO — Bartkowski Strategic Contracting has been awarded a Small Business Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for construction services for the following geographical locations: Kansas City, Missouri, and the state of Missouri west of Jefferson City and Columbia; St. Louis, Missouri, and the state …

JE Dunn Receives $62.4M Contract for Improvements at Whittaker Courthouse in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) celebrates the award of a $62.4 million contract to JE Dunn Construction Company for building improvements at the Charles E. Whittaker U.S. Courthouse as part of President Joe Biden’s Investing in America Agenda. The federal courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri, …

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Missouri DOT Accelerates I-44 Bridge Rehabilitation with Innovative Bridge Bundle Design-Build Project

Facing multiple bridges in need of repair or replacement along the Interstate 44 corridor, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bundled 25 of them and awarded the work as a design-build contract.

“It’s a good way to go to get a lot of bridges done quickly,” said Laurel A. McKean …

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Large Renovation Projects will be Abundant in 2024

In past years, it was likely more difficult for companies to categorize renovation and repair projects as highly attractive. That may not be the case anymore. Public entities throughout the U.S. are designing extremely large renovation projects, and these upcoming projects will be attractive to firms of all types and …

Bartlett & West Receives City Public Improvement Award

TOPEKA, KS — Bartlett & West was recently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies Kansas for their work on the 12th Street - Gage Boulevard to Kansas Avenue Project. This project competed for the City of Topeka and earned the City Public Improvement Award for the 50,000 and …

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Turner, Weitz Selected for $445M Expansion of Des Moines International Airport

DES MOINES, IA — Turner Construction Company and joint venture partner The Weitz Company recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new passenger terminal at Des Moines International Airport (DSM). The ceremony was attended by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, and other state and local leaders.

The …

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Historic Courthouse and Fire Station Win Justice Facility Review Awards

DES MOINES, IA — The OPN Architects-designed Polk County Historic Courthouse and Marion Fire Station 1 projects have been honored by the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) with a 2023 Justice Facilities Review Award.

The Justice Facilities Review documents best practices in planning and …

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Crossland Heavy Celebrates Achievements at ABC Heart of America Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Crossland Heavy Contractors Kansas City team recently attended the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Heart of America Awards banquet. The company announces that its Eudora Main LS & FM Improvements project secured the 2023 Excellence in Construction award in the Public Works/Environmental category.

The Crossland …

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Missouri DOT Celebrates Completion of Gov. Parson's Focus on Bridges Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) celebrates the completion of Gov. Mike Parson’s Focus on Bridges program that restored or replaced 250 of the state’s poorest bridges over the last four years. Established in 2019, the Focus on Bridges program was one of Gov. Parson's first …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Completion of I-280 Over Mississippi River in Quad Cities

ROCK ISLAND, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were recently joined by local officials and community leaders to announce the completion of a multiyear project to install a new deck on the Interstate 280 Sgt. John F. Baker Jr. Mississippi River Bridge in Rock …

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DSG Embarks on Expansion Project in Ames, Iowa

AMES, IA — Dakota Supply Group (DSG) recently celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Ames, Iowa. DSG has served the Ames market for the past six decades. The new 30,000-square-foot facility offers a strategically positioned site, accessible from Dayton Avenue, providing connections to I-35 and Highway 30. …

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Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University Celebrate Opening of New Stadium

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS), along with Drake University, celebrated the official opening of Mediacom Stadium, a new community and sports venue that will serve as the home field for DMPS middle school and high school sports and an on-campus home for the Drake Bulldogs soccer …

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RDG Planning & Design Wins Two APA Iowa Planning Awards

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Iowa) awarded two projects, which were completed in collaboration between cities throughout Iowa and RDG Planning & Design. Conferred annually, the APA Iowa Chapter Awards honor programs, plans, tools, processes, reports, or ordinances across multiple categories. …

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University of Iowa Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Health Sciences Academic Building

IOWA CITY, IA — The University of Iowa (UI) officially breaks ground on its new health sciences academic building. Once complete, the facility will contribute to student success at Iowa by providing learning space and allowing for future growth in three of the university’s most popular and top-ranked programs. The …

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Construction Underway for Mercy Medical Center’s New Marion Emergency Department

MARION, IA — Changes in the community paired with the need for more capacity is driving Mercy Medical Center’s need for a second off-site, hospital-based extension of Mercy’s Emergency Department. As Mercy’s long-standing partner of more than 25 years, Ryan Companies is designing and building the Marion Emergency Department, located …

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The Builders, Burns & McDonnell Celebrate Opening of Career Development & Exploration Center

NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO — The Builders, a chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), and Burns & McDonnell have teamed up to open the Career Development & Exploration Center (CDEC), an educational and training facility in North Kansas City, Missouri, dedicated to training the next generation of construction professionals …

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Highway 30/23rd Street Reconstruction Project Improves Major Roadway in Columbus

Columbus, Nebraska, is in the eastern half of the state, about 85 miles west of Omaha and 75 miles northwest of Lincoln. The town of approximately 24,000 is located on the Loup River, a tributary of the Platte River. The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is in the middle of …

USDOT Establishes Partnership with Kansas City to Finance Mobility and Infrastructure Projects

KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) established a strategic partnership to enhance innovative delivery and finance infrastructure improvements in Kansas City, Missouri. The Emerging Projects Agreement focuses on Kansas City’s more than $15 billion network of projects designed to improve mobility, connectivity, safety, and equity throughout …

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McGough Construction Completes Work on Vesterheim Commons

DES MOINES, IA — McGough Construction announces the opening of the Vesterheim Commons building, a new addition to the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa. McGough served as the general contractor on the project, bringing to life the vision of architects BNIM in Des Moines and …

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Groundbreaking Marks a Milestone for Des Moines International Airport's Terminal Expansion Project

DES MOINES, IA — The Des Moines Airport Authority marks a major milestone with the groundbreaking for the new $445 million terminal slated to open in late 2026. Airport Authority Board Chair Jake Christensen kicked off the celebration, welcoming over 100 guests to the groundbreaking ceremony. Guest speakers, including Des …

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Kansas Governor Announces $350M in Highway Projects Added to IKE Construction Pipeline

OLATHE, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed announce seven Expansion and Modernization highway projects — a total investment of more than $350 million — have been committed to construction as part of the Kelly administration’s bipartisan 10-year, $10 billion Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program, …

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Creighton University Celebrates Grand Opening of New Health Sciences Education Building

OMAHA, NE — Creighton University celebrated the official opening of the CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education. Named in honor of CL and Rachel Werner — whose lead gift to build the facility continues a long legacy of Creighton support — the building’s grand opening was attended …

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Wayne State College Breaks Ground on Athletic and Recreation Complex

WAYNE, NE — Wayne State College has officially broke ground on its athletic and recreation complex renovation and addition project. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by representatives from the college, the Wayne State Foundation, and the Nebraska State College System, as well as students, alumni, and members of the RDG …

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WarHorse Gaming Announces Construction Plans for Omaha and Lincoln Facilities

WINNEBAGO, NE — WarHorse Gaming, a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk, Inc., has begun construction on its new gaming facilities in Omaha and continues with the next phase of construction at its Lincoln facility. Kraus-Anderson is the construction manager.

WarHorse Gaming Omaha will feature roughly 1,300 slots and 20 tables …

Kansas Governor Announces Launch of $200M Build Kansas Fund to Accelerate Community Infrastructure Projects

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly, alongside the Kansas Infrastructure Hub (KIH), announces the launch of the Build Kansas Fund, which provides state matching dollars to Kansas communities for infrastructure projects approved under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The Build Kansas Fund will invest $200 million directly into Kansas communities …

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City of Kearney Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Indoor Sports Complex

KEARNEY, NE — The City of Kearney, Nebraska officially broke ground on its highly anticipated indoor sports complex. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by local dignitaries, including the mayor and city council members, members of the city's parks & recreation department, and local supporters of the project, as well as …

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RDG Planning & Design Breaks Ground on UNK-UNMC Rural Health Education Building

KEARNEY, NE — The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) officially broke ground on a new facility. Designed to grow the state’s health care workforce and address the needs of patients across the state, the UNK-UNMC Rural Health Education Building will expand …

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Infrastructure Renewal Project Creates Entertainment Venue Out of Rock Island Bridge

An inventive infrastructure renewal project in Kansas City, Kansas, will transform the abandoned Rock Island Railroad bridge into America's first destination landmark bridge, with an entertainment district and public spaces to support people walking or biking on nearby trails.

“It can continue to be a way to get to the …

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University of Kansas Unveils New Gateway Project, Co-Designed by HNTB and Multistudio

LAWRENCE, KS — The University of Kansas (KU) unveils a new vision for their Gateway District project in the heart of Lawrence which includes major upgrades to the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and a remodel to Anderson Family Football Complex. The project is co-designed by architecture firms, HNTB and …

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Topping Out Ceremony Marks a Milestone for Southeast Polk’s New Middle School

ALTOONA, IA — The Weitz Company recently celebrated the topping out of the New Southeast Polk 6-7 Middle School project in Altoona, Iowa. The ceremony marked a significant milestone in the construction of the educational facility.

The Weitz Iowa Commercial Project Team, joined by FRK Architects + Engineers and members …

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Linn County’s Dr. Percy & Lileah Harris Public Health Building Earns LEED Silver

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Linn County’s Dr. Percy & Lileah Harris Public Health Building has earned LEED Silver certification. This is the county’s fourth LEED-certified building, including the OPN Architects-designed Linn County Community Services Building, which also earned LEED Silver.

In 2020, the Linn County Board of Supervisors created …

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Governor Pillen Joins Nebraska DOT and Local Dignitaries to Celebrate Fremont Southeast Beltway Opening

FREMONT, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Governor Jim Pillen and other local leaders, recently gathered to celebrate the opening of the Fremont Southeast Beltway. Through the collaborative efforts of NDOT, City of Fremont, Dodge County, Lincoln Premium Poultry, and other community investments, work was completed …

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Steindler Orthopedic Clinic Breaks Ground on New Ambulatory Surgery Center and Clinic Facility

IOWA CITY, IA — Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, one of Iowa’s largest independent orthopedic practices, officially broke ground on its new clinic and ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Joining Steindler at the groundbreaking were design and construction team members, including representatives from RDG Planning & Design and Miron Construction Co., Inc. The …

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Offutt Air Force Base to Enhance Resilience Against Future Flooding Threats

OMAHA, NE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards Turner Construction Company a $389 million contract to construct two buildings at Offutt Air Base outside Omaha, Nebraska. The project at Offutt Air Force Base will make operations more resilient to potential flooding events in the future.

The air base …

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Kansas DOT Adds Restricted Crossing U-Turn to US 73

Aiming to reduce crashes and minimize delays on U.S. 73 (K-7) at Parallel Parkway, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is creating the state’s first Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersection in Wyandotte County.

“The goal of this project was to improve safety because there was a history of injuries and …

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$129M in Funding is Released to Support Rural Health Care Projects

A new round of health care funding allocations was recently announced. This new funding will support approximately 170 rural health care projects waiting to be launched nationwide. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several types of rural programs, and the agency announces new funding (totaling $129 million) in Emergency …

Iowa Made Record Investment in Transportation Last Year

DES MOINES, IA — The ending of the fiscal year signaled a record level of investment in roads and bridges based on projects awarded through the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT). Since July 1, 2022, Iowa DOT awarded over $1.47 billion across 839 projects to improve mobility for travelers …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Kansas Governor Joins Sen. Moran, Rep. Davids to Break Ground on De Soto Road Project Near Panasonic

DE SOTO, KS — Governor Laura Kelly recently joined U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, U.S. Representative Sharice Davids, and other state, local, and private sector leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of the De Soto Local Road Improvement Project.

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) 4.5-mile street …

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Rock Island Bridge Reaches New Heights, Raised Over Three Feet Using 1950s Equipment

KANSAS CITY, KS — The Rock Island Bridge, originally built in 1905 and left dormant since 1980, is getting a new life. And it just got a lift. L.G. Barcus and Sons, Inc., a construction firm based in Kansas City, Kansas, recently raised the west truss of the bridge. …

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Iowa DOT’s Project to add Adult Changing Facilities to Iowa Rest Areas Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

An Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) project won a regional award in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference …

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I-29 in Kansas City Benefits from Missouri’s Focus on Bridges Program

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has been completing various bridge work as part of Governor Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program. The program aims to repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. A few bridges impacted by the recently completed I-29 Multiple Bridge Replacement project are …

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Construction Opportunities Abound for Health Care Facilities Throughout the US

Billions of dollars are available throughout the country for new health care facilities, and many of them will be designed to provide mental health services. The needs related to behavioral health are great in America, and the growing number of individuals waiting for services and support is escalating at alarming …

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Iowa DOT Wins 2022 Perpetual Pavement Award

DES MOINES, IA — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance announces that the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has won a 2022 Perpetual Pavement Award: By Performance (PPA) for a 4.23-mile section of Interstate 80 in Jasper County. This is Iowa DOT’s fourth PPA: By Performance since the program began in …

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Approves FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved the FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028. The five-year program includes funding from General Revenue — passed by …

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Kansas DOT Officials Welcome New K-14 Realignment in Reno, Rice Counties

NICKERSON, KS — Local officials and representatives of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) recently held a ribbon cutting for the new K-14 realignment between Hutchinson and Sterling. The new highway opened directly after the ribbon cutting.

The realigned K-14 provides a 15-mile asphalt freeway with 8-foot paved shoulders connecting …

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Stantec Selected to Develop Resilience Improvement Plan for Kansas DOT

TOPEKA, KS — Stantec was selected by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to develop a Resilience Improvement Plan to help the agency identify climate-related vulnerabilities and prioritize solutions across its multi-modal transportation network, while maximizing funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

The BIL established the Promoting Resilient Operations …

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Iowa DOT Improves Des Moines Bridge Infrastructure with 2nd Avenue Corridor Projects

As part of the 2nd Avenue Corridor Construction project in Des Moines, Iowa, the city is replacing one bridge over Birdland Drive and rehabilitating a second structure over the Des Moines River.

“This project will improve the city’s bridge infrastructure for decades to come,” says Ben M. Cole, Project …

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Nebraska DOT’s Lincoln South Beltway Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) project won a regional award in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference in …

FY 2024-2028 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Approved by the Iowa Transportation Commission

AMES, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2024-2028 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at a recent meeting. Each year, based on guidance and direction from the Commission, the Iowa Department of Transportation prepares a detailed list of transportation projects to be accomplished in the next five years. …

LEO A DALY Selected to Design New Omaha Police and Fire Headquarters

OMAHA, NE — The City of Omaha has selected LEO A DALY, along with partners McClaren, Wilson and Lawrie, Inc. (MWL) and Lamp Rynearson, for both Phase 1 of planning and Phase 2 of designing a new headquarters for Omaha Police and Fire Departments, which may include a …

Kansas DOT’s Active Transportation Plan Focuses on Increasing Alternate Ways to Travel

TOPEKA, KS — Increasing active transportation opportunities across Kansas — whether walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, skateboarding, etc. — is the goal of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) newly revised Active Transportation Plan (ATP).

“Providing access to safe, direct, and continuous routes for people whether they are driving, …

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Western Specialty Contractors Restores, Waterproofs Nile Kinnick Stadium at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, IA — Western Specialty Contractors - Des Moines, Iowa Branch used its expertise in concrete/masonry restoration and waterproofing to repair and protect portions of historic Nile Kinnick Stadium, home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team.

Located in Iowa City, Iowa, Nile Kinnick Stadium was named after …

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HDR Selected to Complete Design of Omaha’s Modern Streetcar System

OMAHA, NE — The Omaha Streetcar Authority selects HDR to deliver the final design for the city’s 3.2-mile streetcar project, connecting downtown Omaha to the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

HDR’s services include track, transit systems, traffic, architectural, and other civil design; procurement support; public engagement; and operations. The project …

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Castillo Engineering and BioStar Renewables Partner on 15 MW Solar Project in Kansas

TOPEKA, KS — Castillo Engineering announces that it has partnered with BioStar Renewables, a national financing, engineering, procurement, construction, and asset management company, to provide electrical design and engineering for a 15 MW solar project in Kansas. This behind-the-meter project utilizes a single-axis tracker and will power a recently built …

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McCarthy Building Companies Employs CMAR to Change Kansas City Healthcare Landscape

McCarthy Building Companies has taken the Kansas City healthcare market by storm, constructing numerous projects using a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) delivery method since opening an office in the community about a decade ago.

“We are doing some significant projects,” says Seth Kelso, Market Leader for McCarthy in …

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Major Improvements Coming to Wichita’s K-96, Construction Expected to Begin in 2026

WSP USA, an engineering and professional services firm, is partnering with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to implement the K-96 Improvements Project, which will enhance safety, increase capacity, and alleviate congestion on the heavily trafficked Kansas State Highway 96 (K-96) freeway in Wichita.

With a budget of $260 …

Wichita's Northwest Water Facility Project Reaches 1 Million Labor Hours Milestone

WICHITA, KS — Wichita Water Partners, the joint venture team of Alberici and Burns & McDonnell, celebrated a major project milestone of 1 million labor hours completed on-site at the Northwest Water Facility. The $500 million project is the largest capital investment in Wichita’s history and will replace …

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University of Iowa's College of Pharmacy Earns LEED Silver Certification

IOWA CITY, IA — The University of Iowa’s new College of Pharmacy building has earned LEED Silver certification. Complete in December 2019, the building was officially dedicated in 2021 due to COVID-19.

The new 210,000-square-foot building replaced the 1960s College of Pharmacy building with research spaces and an abundance of …

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AIA Impact Awards Recognize Two OPN Architects-Designed Projects in Iowa

MARION, IA — Two OPN Architects-designed projects were honored with American Institute of Architects (AIA) Impact Awards at the 2023 AIA Iowa Spring Conference. The award recognizes projects that represent design excellence and directly benefit social, humanitarian, community, or environmental issues.

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Panasonic Awards Turner-Yates Contract to Build EV Battery Plant

DE SOTO, KS — A joint venture team of Turner Construction Company and Yates Construction announces that they were selected by Panasonic Energy to build a manufacturing facility for electric vehicle batteries in De Soto, Kansas. In addition to the assembly facility, this phase of an overall $4 billion program …

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New Terminal Opens at Kansas City International Airport, Bringing Enhanced Air Travel Experience to the Region

KANSAS CITY, MO — The first flights recently departed from the new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport, marking the end of a five-year development, design, and construction effort and ushering in a new era of air travel in the region. The 1.1 million-square-foot, design-build project, developed by Edgemoor …

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Kansas Governor and FHWA Administrator Break Ground on 69Express

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Governor Laura Kelly was recently joined by Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt, Representative Sharice Davids of the Kansas 3rd District, and other state and local representatives to break ground on 69Express, the state’s first express toll lane project.

Traffic on U.S. 69 is expected to …

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Lunda Construction Co. and Missouri DOT Replace the I-70 Rocheport Bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is replacing the aging Rocheport Bridge on Interstate 70 over the Missouri River and Katy Trail and the first of the twin bridges is nearing completion.

“The bridge was reaching the end of its useful life,” says Mike Schupp, Construction and Materials Engineer …

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Burns & McDonnell to Provide Comprehensive Program Management for Largest Soybean Crushing Facility in Kansas

CHERRYVALE, KS — Burns & McDonnell is working with the engineering and construction team at Savage, a global provider of industrial logistics infrastructure and supply chain services, to provide a range of engineer-procure-construction management (EPCM) services for what will be the largest soybean crushing facility in the state of …

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Ryan Companies Nears Completion on New Federal Courthouse in Des Moines

A new $140 million federal courthouse nears completion in Des Moines, Iowa, replacing an aging building and a leased courthouse annex. The new building will address space constraints and security challenges.

“Many factors went into moving forward with building the new Des Moines U.S. Courthouse,” says Matthew Meeks, Lead …

NAPA Announces 2022 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

GOVE COUNTY, KS — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2022 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction (QIC) Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their award at a ceremony during the …

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Kansas Governor Announces More Than $40M for 33 Bridge Projects Across Kansas

WESTMORELAND, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announces that $40.5 million will support 33 local and off-system bridge projects across the state. This announcement comes as part of two local bridge improvement programs reshaped to take advantage of new revenue streams generated by the federally …

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Clark, Weitz, Clarkson Joint Venture Improves Traveler Experience with Kansas City International Airport Upgrades

Aiming to improve the air passenger experience at the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri, the Kansas City Aviation Department has embarked on a $1.5 billion terminal construction project to replace the existing facilities.

“It will give us more space in the right areas,” says Jade Liska, Deputy Director of …

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Partners to Deliver an Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska

HARLAN COUNTY LAKE, NE — The delivery of an aquatic ecosystem restoration project at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska, was initiated upon the request of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The partnership project is authorized under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 and is expected to be …

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Flint Hills Trail Recognized with an Environmental Excellence Award

HERINGTON, KS — RDG Planning & Design announces that the Flint Hills Trail has been recognized with a 2022 Environmental Excellence Award by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Developed via a partnership between RDG, CFS Engineers, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT), and the Kanza Rail-Trails …

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Gov. Ricketts Joins Nebraska DOT, State and Local Dignitaries to Open the Lincoln South Beltway

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Governor Pete Ricketts, NDOT Director John Selmer, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, and other state and local dignitaries gathered to celebrate the opening of the Lincoln South Beltway. Through the collaborative efforts of NDOT and its partners, work is …

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Ottumwa River Crossing Project Wins ACEC EEA 2023 Iowa Honor Award

OTTUMWA, IA — The Des Moines River Water Main Crossing at Vine Street has received an Honor Award in the Water/Wastewater Category for the 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition by the American Council of Engineering Companies Iowa Chapter (ACEC-IA).

Due to river ice-induced damage to an over 100-year-old, 10-inch diameter, …

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, thousands of transportation projects in Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key takeaway from …

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Capital Paving & Construction Gives Deteriorating Road New Life

Missouri drivers in Boone and Callaway counties on U.S. Route 63 are experiencing a smoother ride as the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) project to resurface the route and make pavement repairs to bridges concludes.

“A substantial part of the project involved milling off 1.75 inches of the existing asphalt …

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Two OPN-Designed Buildings Earn AIA Central States Honor Awards

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — OPN Architects’ Marion Fire Station Headquarters and the Linn County Dr. Percy & Lileah Harris Public Health Building were among seven projects chosen to receive Architecture Honor Awards in this year’s American Institute of Architects Central States Region (AIA CSR) Excellence in Design program.

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City of Lawrence Selects McCarthy Building Companies for Kansas River Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

KANSAS CITY, KS — McCarthy Building Companies Inc.’s Water Services team was recently selected as the general contractor for the $70-million improvement project for the Kansas River Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Lawrence, Kansas. The improvement project, which aligns with the City of Lawrence’s strategic plan and sustainability goals, …

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Upgrades at I-35 and Gardner Road Interchange Earn City Public Improvement Award from ACEC

KANSAS CITY, MO — Upgrades to Gardner Road at its interchange with Interstate 35 to handle increasing traffic and embrace future development have been honored with a City Public Improvement Award by the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The $4.7-million project, designed by Burns & …

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Omaha Police Precinct Recognized for Design Excellence

OMAHA, NE — LEO A DALY's design for the City of Omaha Police Department’s West Precinct has been named the recipient of the Architecture Citation Award in the 2022 AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Awards. The annual award program recognizes outstanding architecture in Nebraska.

“This award validates a design …

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Reconfiguring Wichita’s North Junction Advances

Work progresses on the Kansas Department of Transportation’s $38 million second phase of the Wichita North Junction project to improve traffic flow at a bottleneck interchange of four highways that serves as a gateway to the north side of the city. Interstate 135, Interstate 235 and K-254 were constructed …

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ASLA Iowa Chapter Recognizes RDG Planning & Design for Excellence in Landscape Design

DAVENPORT, IA — The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Iowa) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with multiple 2022 ASLA Iowa Awards. These awards bring recognition to organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skills in the practice of landscape architecture.

RDG’s recognition includes a project …

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ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Announces Recipients of 2022 Design Awards

OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter) has honored RDG Planning & Design with a 2022 ASLA Chapter Award. This annual awards program honors individuals and organizations who demonstrate superior skill in the practice or study of landscape architecture and whose …

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Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program Moves Forward in Iowa

The $1.5 billion Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program will modernize the transportation system while enhancing safety and mobility in the area.

“The Iowa Department of Transportation is more than two-thirds of the way through the process of reconstructing Interstate 80, Interstate 29, and Interstate 480 in the Council Bluffs/Omaha …

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Kansas Governor Celebrates Announcement of New Highway Construction in Miami County

LOUISBURG, KS — Governor Laura Kelly joined Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03), Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz, and Miami County officials to celebrate the K-68 highway expansion project advancing to construction. The project, which has been a county priority since 2008, will help meet traffic and …

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Hubbard Center for Children Parking Garage Wins 2022 CRSI HONORS Award

OMAHA, NE — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has awarded the HDR-designed Hubbard Center for Children Parking Garage with a biennial Design and Construction HONORS Award in its 2022 awards program. The project won in the Transportation category.

Only seven projects receive the HONORS Award from CRSI recognizing design …

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Customized Materials, Soft Soils, and Stringent Permitting Requirements Complicate Omaha Riverfront Revitalization

The $325 million Riverfront Revitalization project in Omaha, Nebraska, is transforming three under-utilized parks along the Missouri River into an active destination space that will improve connectivity and navigation of the city’s core.

Achieving that, however, requires coordination of a multitude of elements on a complicated site.

“Spanning 72 acres …

LEO A DALY Selected to Design Athletic Facilities Upgrades at Peru State College

PERU, NE — LEO A DALY has been selected to design upgrades that will elevate athletics and recreation programs at Peru State College. LEO A DALY is leading architectural, civil, interior, structural, and fire protection design services. Confluence is providing landscape architecture services, and Advanced Engineering Systems is providing mechanical, …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $46.9M in Funding for Two Projects in Kansas

SALINA, KS — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $46.9 million to support two projects in Kansas from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

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Kansas Governor Touts Rural Freight Technology Project

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly congratulates communities and businesses that will benefit from the deployment of the Great Plains Rural Freight Technology Corridor project on a key freight transport route in western Kansas.

The $14.6-million project will install 100 miles of fiber-optic cable and advanced technologies on a 100-mile …

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Missouri DOT FARM Program to Reconstruct 31 Rural Bridges

Faced with numerous bridges in need of replacement, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) launched the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program and nearly one-fifth of the small bridges have been completed.

“Geographically, this is a huge job,” says Jeff Gander, FARM Project Director for the MoDOT, …

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Two Projects in Iowa Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) projects won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with …

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s New Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory is Halfway to Completion

AMES, IA — Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine’s new Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory (VDL) is halfway to completion. The two-story, 94,000-square-foot project is set to finish construction in 2023 and will include specialized laboratory spaces with a flexible layout concept.

During a recent visit to the ISU VDL …

Governor Kelly Announces $520M in Highway Projects Added to IKE Construction Pipeline

ANDOVER, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announces 11 expansion and modernization highway projects — a total investment of more than $520 million — have been committed to construction as part of the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan transportation plan, IKE.

“Expanding and modernizing our highways will improve …

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YSS Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Youth Recovery Campus

CAMBRIDGE, IA — Designed in collaboration with RDG Planning & Design, the Ember Youth Recovery Campus will serve as a nature-based, holistic treatment center for youths and young adults from across Iowa.

YSS recently broke ground on Ember, its new $20-million recovery campus near Cambridge, Iowa. Among attendees to …

HNTB Selected to Provide Design Services at Des Moines International Airport

DES MOINES, IA — The Des Moines Airport Authority has awarded HNTB a contract to provide design services for the airport’s improvement program, including a future terminal building that would replace the existing building.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to partner with the airport on designing a facility …

North Vine Street Corridor Improvement Project Receives National Award

HAYS, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation, along with the City of Hays, Kirkham Michael, WSP USA, and Smoky Hill Construction, recently received the Institute of Transportation Engineers 2022 Transportation Achievement Award in the Traffic Engineering category for the North Vine Street corridor improvements project …

$27M Contract Awarded to Repair Missouri River Navigation Structures

KANSAS CITY, MO — Midwest Construction Company, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make repairs to river training structures on the Missouri River.

The $27 million for the repair work comes from the BIL — Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation — …

United Rentals, Turner Construction Partner on Sustainable Solutions at Meta Data Center Project

KANSAS CITY, MO — United Rentals, Inc. announces it will provide sustainable solutions to Turner Construction that include all-electric trucks and zero-emission power systems. Turner will use the rental equipment for construction of a hyperscale data center in Kansas City, Missouri for Meta, formerly the Facebook company, to reduce the …

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $39.2M in Funding for Two Projects in Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $39.3 million to support two projects in Nebraska from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $24.7M in Funding for Three Projects in Iowa

MUSCATINE, IA — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $24.7 million to support three projects in Iowa from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

The Weitz Company and Orascom USA Welcome Guests to their New Headquarters in Downtown Des Moines

DES MOINES, IA — Culminating an extensive office remodeling project, an open house celebration welcomed the local community into the new company headquarters of The Weitz Company and Orascom USA. The office remodeling project began in 2020 when Knapp Properties LC was interested in modernizing the building with a …

The Weitz Company Breaks Ground on New City of Grimes Public Library in Iowa

GRIMES, IA — The Weitz Company has broken ground for the new Grimes Public Library.

Employees from The Weitz Company, Grimes City Council Members, The Grimes Public Library, and Invision Architecture recently gathered to break ground on the site. The new library will be built on the corner of North …

Nebraska DOT Announces $20.85M in Federal Grants to Omaha and Lincoln Airports

LINCOLN, NE — $20.85 million in federal grants through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law were recently awarded to two Nebraska airports, Omaha’s Eppley Airfield (OMA) and the Lincoln Airport (LNK), according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). The grants are part of the FY22 Airport Terminal Program (ATP) Grants. …

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Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Selects Stantec to Develop Floodplain Modeling and Mapping

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) has selected global design firm Stantec to conduct floodplain modeling and mapping for Box Butte and Sheridan Counties. The project aims to improve resiliency throughout both counties by arming stakeholders with an advanced level of understanding and analysis of regional …

Shining a Light on Omaha’s Riverfront: Riverfront Revitalization Project

OMAHA, NE — For pioneers, the Missouri River represented a new frontier — a place where the future was uncertain but, at the same time, unlimited. That same spirit of discovery and possibility is alive and well in Omaha, where two Kiewit projects are reshaping the future of this community. …

McCarthy Building Companies Expands Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility

A $334 million expansion and reconstruction of the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility in Johnson County, Kansas, by McCarthy Building Companies can treat up to 172 million gallons per day during wet weather flows. The project represents the largest infrastructure job the county has ever undertaken.

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Morrissey Engineering Earns Quadruple LEED Platinum Certification, Becomes One of Only Eight Across the Nation

The headquarters of Morrissey Engineering, the 4940 Building, has become one of only eight buildings across the nation to earn quadruple LEED Platinum certification. With its latest recertification, the 4940 Building became the first and only to certify at the Platinum level four times, not just in Nebraska, but …

FY 2023-2027 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Approved by the Iowa Transportation Commission

AMES, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved the draft Fiscal Year 2023-2027 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. The program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways.

The program is developed and approved annually by the commission and includes specific highway and …

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ASLA Central States Chapter Recognizes Excellence in Design

EDGERTON, KS — The Central States Region of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognizes RDG Planning & Design with three 2022 ASLA Awards. These awards recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in the practice and/or study of landscape architecture.

The three projects recognized include Big Bull …

Florence Bedrock Removal Project on Missouri River in Full Swing

OMAHA, NE — Work is well underway as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with its contractors and sub-contractors, are excavating bed rock from the Florence Bend reach portion of the Missouri River near Omaha.

The implementation of the excavation is due to riverbed degradation …

Kansas DOT Receives National Perpetual Pavement Award

RUSSELL COUNTY, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) was one of six DOTs selected to receive a 2021 Perpetual Pavement Award: By Design, for a four-mile section of U.S. 281 in Russell County from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award recognizes newly designed and constructed asphalt roads …

Bob Bergkamp Construction Co. Creates New Alignment for Highway K-14

More than six decades ago, U.S. Navy World War II veteran Bob Bergkamp purchased a used Caterpillar D7 Dozer from Foley Equipment of Wichita, Kansas, and formed Bob Bergkamp Construction Co., working primarily on soil conservation projects. He set off to become the best civil contractor in the area. …

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Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University Celebrate Partnership in Stadium Groundbreaking

DES MOINES, IA — For more than a century, Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University have partnered in ways big and small to support the education of students in Iowa’s capital city. That partnership took another step forward recently, as the two educational institutions broke ground together on the …

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Plans Unveiled to Preserve and Enhance the Iconic Field of Dreams

DYERSVILLE, IA — Six months after purchasing a controlling interest in Iowa’s iconic Field of Dreams Movie Site, the new owners of Go the Distance Baseball, LLC, unveiled their vision to preserve the cornfield setting while building a youth baseball and softball destination for players, families, fans, and tourists from …

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McCarthy Building Companies Complete Construction for Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility

LEAWOOD, KS — McCarthy Building Companies has completed construction at Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) in Leawood, Kansas, one of the world’s largest Aqua-Aerobic disk filtration system installations for dual-use filtration. Begun in 2018, the project was completed on schedule and on budget.

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Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge Replacement Under Way in Kansas City

Construction is under way and proceeding smoothly on the replacements for the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri.

“While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected lifespan,” says Melissa Black, Communications Manager with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

The existing dual-span, …

EPA Announces $281M WIFIA Loan to Modernize Wastewater Infrastructure in Johnson County, Kansas

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $281-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Johnson County, Kansas, to support the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project. Through this WIFIA loan, EPA is supporting the modernization of critical wastewater infrastructure to be more …

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Synergy Contracting Helps City of Mitchellville Expand Its Infrastructure

Synergy Contracting recently completed a new collection system and lift station replacement for the City of Mitchellville, Iowa, as the rural community continues to expand.

Mitchellville is 20 miles northeast of Des Moines and home to approximately 2,500 residents. As the Greater Des Moines community continues to grow, smaller communities …

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Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

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GBA Trolley Trail Basin Project Wins Honor Award in Engineering Excellence Competition

KANSAS CITY, MO — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) recently presented GBA and KC Water an Honor Award (waste and stormwater category) in its 2022 Engineering Excellence Competition for the design of the KC Water Trolley Trail Basin project. ACEC/MO’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards honor engineering …

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Calvin T. Ryan Library to be Renovated and Renewed

OMAHA, NE ― The Calvin T. Ryan Library has served students, faculty, and staff on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus for more than 60 years. However, its physical deficiencies and outdated systems are in dire need of upgrades to enhance functionality for future generations of users.

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Carson Headquarters Wins Top Project Honors Among Nebraska Design Alumni

OMAHA, NE — The Leo A Daly-designed Carson Headquarters, a 200,000-square-foot commercial campus in Omaha, Nebraska, has been awarded the 2022 Architectural Engineering Alumni Project Award from the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska. The project, which won in the interdisciplinary category, was …

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RDG Selected to Complete Transportation Planning Study

OMAHA, NE — The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (PMRNRD) announce that RDG Planning & Design has been selected to complete a transportation planning study for priority trail project locations throughout Douglas and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska. The Neighborhood Expanded Access to Trails …

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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

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Hawkins Construction Company Partners with Nebraska DOT to Convert US 75 Into Four-Lane Expressway

After three decades of planning, a project now underway in Nebraska will significantly upgrade an important traffic corridor between Omaha and Nebraska City. The Nebraska Department of Transportation's Murray-Plattsmouth Project will reconstruct approximately 6.83 miles of U.S.34/U.S. 75 located in Cass County, widening the existing U.S. 75 into a …

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Burns & McDonnell Wins Engineering Excellence Award for Viaduct Modernization Project

KANSAS CITY, MO — A project that navigated unique weather and global challenges to modernize a critical transportation system has won an Engineering Excellence Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The Lewis & Clark Viaduct is one of several major updates the Kansas …

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Jessen Named Emerging Professional by AIA Iowa for Arnolds Park Project

OKOBOJI, IA — RDG Planning & Design announces that Tyler Jessen, AIA, was awarded first prize in the Emerging Professionals Competition. The competition features work of architecture students, architecture interns, and architects licensed for 10 or years or less.

Qualified students and architects submit their work to AIA Iowa …

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Route 60/Glenstone Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Will Create Better Access Through Springfield

Located in southwestern Missouri, Springfield has a population of nearly 170,000. The city, which is known for its big city attractions, draws people from the smaller towns in the area. The James River Freeway, or US Route 60, is located southwest of the city and is the main thoroughfare into …

Iowa Governor Announces Major Investments in Three Water Quality Projects Across Iowa

DES MOINES, IA — Governor Kim Reynolds announces $38 million through Iowa’s Water Infrastructure Fund (WIF) to support three water quality and infrastructure projects across Iowa. The WIF grants are being awarded to three projects in western, central, and eastern Iowa and include the creation of new water system infrastructure, …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Receiving Infrastructure Funds for the Missouri River and Nearby Lakes

KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is set to receive approximately $278 million under the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA). Almost $249 million of that is to repair damages caused by the 2019 flood to the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project along …

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Ryan’s Midwest Region Welcomes New Team Member, Promotes Two

KANSAS CITY, MO — Ryan Companies' Kansas City office announces Andy Crimmins as Vice President of Real Estate Development and celebrates Brandon Brensing’s promotion to Vice President of Real Estate Development. The Des Moines office also recently promoted Andy Moffitt to Vice President of Real Estate Development.

Crimmins …

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Planning a Complete Transportation Corridor in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — The 11th Street and 12th Street corridors in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, serve all modes of transportation while supporting the busiest bus traffic in the metro. The City of Kansas City and the Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA) want to improve the streets for bus …

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Nebraska Army National Guard Readiness Center

LINCOLN, NE — A recent ribbon cutting ceremony in Lincoln commemorated the opening of the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Penterman Readiness Center. LEO A DALY led all planning, architecture, engineering, and interior design services for the 6,400-square-foot renovation and 8,500-square-foot addition. The $2.7-million readiness center houses health care services to …

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InRoads Creates Better Connectivity in Des Moines with Fleur Drive Reconstruction

A major thoroughfare in Des Moines, Iowa, connecting downtown with the airport, received a rapid upgrade, with the reconstruction of southbound Fleur Drive in one construction season, with the successful project attributed to collaboration among InRoads, its subcontractors, and the city.

“InRoads put together a good team, and we …

Kansas Governor Announces $750M in Highway Projects Added to IKE Development Pipeline

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly joined Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz to announce the addition of 25 highway modernization and expansion projects totaling $750 million to the development pipeline as part of the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan, 10-year Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE). The pipeline announcement clears the way for preliminary …

USDOT Announces Historic Bridge Investment Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Kansas to Receive $225M

TOPEKA, KS — The U.S. Department of Transportation launched the historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The program, to be administered by the Federal Highway Administration, represents the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction …

Burns & McDonnell is Key Partner in Securing WIFIA Loan for City of Wichita Public Works and Utilities Project

WICHITA, KS — The City of Wichita was recently selected to apply for financing through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and receive a loan of up to $181.1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The financing will support new biological nutrient removal (BNR) treatment processes …

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APA Iowa Announces Recipients of 2021 Planning Awards

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-Iowa) awarded three projects, which were completed in collaboration between RDG Planning & Design and cities throughout the state. Conferred annually, the APA Iowa Chapter Awards honor programs, plans, tools, processes, reports, or ordinances across seven categories including …

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Construction Progresses on Olsson's University Village in Kearney

KEARNEY, NE — Officials at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) have been talking about it for years — a unique area that creates a destination for the community and visitors, showcasing new development and recreational spaces. The time for talk is now over. University Village is becoming a …

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Ribbon Cutting Held for New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in the Quad Cities

QUAD CITIES, IA and IL — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Quad Cities communities to celebrate opening the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge to traffic.

Governor Kim Reynolds (IA) provided …

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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

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Heavy Cranes on Barges and Specially Fabricated Tools Construct 164-Foot-Tall Arches for I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project in Iowa and Illinois

Building twin bridges across the Mississippi River with 164-foot-tall, iconic arches required plenty of heavy lifting, innovation, and adaptation to deal with record flooding and construction challenges.

The $1 billion Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge project in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois also reconstructed approach roads and ramps …

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Burns & McDonnell Reaches Substantial Completion for Evergy Switching Station

FORT SCOTT, KS — The 161-kV Evergy Jayhawk Switching Station near Fort Scott, Kansas, has achieved substantial completion. The project to connect a 195-megawatt (MW) wind farm in southern Kansas was delivered under an engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contract by Burns & McDonnell. The wind farm is expected to produce enough …

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University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Building Dedication Celebrates Education, Innovation, Congregation

IOWA CITY, IA — Ten years ago, knowing that the then current University of Iowa (UI) College of Pharmacy was undersized and out of date, OPN Architects was hired to help the college determine a new future for the college. After deciding on a standalone building on the health science …

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Omaha Riverfront Project Receives First Award of Its Kind in Nebraska

OMAHA, NE — A nearly $300-million landscape overhaul in downtown Omaha is getting national recognition for its approach to environmental sustainability and resiliency. The Riverfront Revitalization Project has earned the Envision Platinum rating, the highest level possible from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. It is the first project in Nebraska …

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ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Announces Recipients of 2021 Design Awards

OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with two 2021 ASLA Chapter Awards in Nebraska. Held annually, this awards program honors organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in the practice or study of landscape …

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Earth Services & Abatement and Iowa Demolition Decontaminates and Demos Superfund Site in Des Moines

An Iowa abatement and demolition firm is tackling the cleanup of a Superfund site south of Des Moines, making way for a new soccer stadium, hotels, and an entertainment district, which will revitalize a neglected area south of downtown.

“The Dico site is an area that was assumed to be …

Kansas Beats 11 States to Win Top Transportation Award

KANSAS CITY, KS — Governor Laura Kelly announces that the Turner Diagonal interchange project on I-70 in Wyandotte County beat 11 states to win the People’s Choice Award in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition.

The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize. Pledges from Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) …

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City Breaks Ground on Independence Plaza Park Upgrades

KANSAS CITY, MO — A transformative project will soon bring new life to a park in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast neighborhood. City leaders recently broke ground on upgrades to Independence Plaza Park — part of several improvements being funded by a $30-million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban …

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Ryan Companies Breaks Ground on The Heart Center at Mercy

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Ryan and Mercy Cedar Rapids recently broke ground on The Heart Center at Mercy. The 72,000-square-foot building will merge cardiovascular services under one roof in a convenient and accessible setting for patients and caregivers.

“Our longstanding relationship with Mercy allowed us to dig deep and understand …

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KC Levees Breaks Ground on $529M Project

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Kansas Citys Levees project broke ground at the Central Industrial District Levee Unit, marking the levee raising phase start of the $529-million project, set to raise over 17 miles of existing levees and floodwalls up five feet.

The Kansas City District; Unified Government of Wyandotte …

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Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge Replacement Named Best Construction Project of 2020 by National Trade Association

LOUISIANA, MO — Louisiana, Missouri’s Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge replacement was the most significant construction project of 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America announces. As a result, the project’s contractor, Massman Construction Co., received the association’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the …

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Marion Fire Station Receives AIA Honor Award

MARION, IA — The Marion Fire Station No. 1, designed by OPN Architects, has received an Excellence in Design Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Iowa. This award recognizes excellent architectural projects designed by members of AIA Iowa that emphasize their importance in the community. …

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Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center Earns AIA CSR Honor Award

MOUNT VERNON, IA — For the first time in the firm’s history, OPN Architects is celebrating an AIA Central States Honor Award for the Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center.

“Well-proportioned crafted and articulated building that maps itself beautifully into its site," a juror said. "Clear parti with the majority …

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Carson Group Cuts the Ribbon on New Headquarters in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held in front of the new Carson headquarters, flanked by the company’s staff, known as “internal stakeholders.” In her opening remarks, Carson Group Chief of Staff Kelsey Ruwe called the 200,000-square-foot campus a beacon for talent around the country and the …

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Kansas Governor Signs Agreement to Replace Topeka’s Polk-Quincy Viaduct

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly recently joined Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz, Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla, and other community partners to sign a formal funding partnership agreement for the Polk-Quincy Viaduct project in Topeka.

The project will replace Topeka’s Polk-Quincy Viaduct and expand …

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Rognes Corp. Reconstructs a Section of Des Moines Sewer System for Increased Community and Water Safety

Faced with problems with its storm and sewer systems the city of Des Moines, Iowa, designed a project to reconstruct its sewer infrastructure in the River Bend and King Irving area. Rognes Corp. was the successful low bidder.

“It’s a project to revise the storm sewer outlet,” says Warren Rognes …

Turner Diagonal Project Named National Finalist for America’s Transportation Award

TOPEKA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Turner Diagonal project in Wyandotte County has been named a Top 12 finalist in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards (ATA) competition.

The finalists — whittled down from 80 nominees from 35 state DOTs — compete for the ATA Grand Prize …

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RDG Planning & Design Selected for Downtown Des Moines Consulting Team

DES MOINES, IA — The Greater Des Moines (DSM) Partnership announces the consulting team for the Downtown Vision Plan and Action Plan for Downtown Des Moines. Through an extensive RFP process, the team of Bâton Global, Civitas Consultants, and RDG Planning & Design was selected to prepare the …

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Kansas City Council Approves Transformative 63rd and Prospect PIEA Development Plan

KANSAS CITY, MO — The plan to redevelop the northwest corner of 63rd and Prospect Avenue is moving forward, bringing Kansas City closer to the day when that area will see more affordable housing, a grocery store, and other mixed-use development.

The ordinance approved by the City Council supports a …

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Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center a 2021 Facilities of Merit

MOUNT VERNON, IA — OPN Architects' Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa, has been named a 2021 Facilities of Merit by Athletic Business. Each year, 10 athletic facilities are selected from the dozens submitted to the publication’s annual Architectural Showcase. This community wellness center serves …

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Carson Group’s National Headquarters Opens in Omaha’s Heartwood Preserve

OMAHA, NE — Following two years of design and construction, Carson’s $80-million national headquarters recently opened. Carson comprises 1,400 member firms, more than 110 partner offices, and it manages $18 billion in assets. LEO A DALY led architecture, engineering, and interior design services for the 200,000-square-foot campus. An official ribbon …

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Raccoon River Valley Trail Inducted into Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s National Hall of Fame

WAUKEE, IA — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announces the induction of the Raccoon River Valley Trail into its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. The Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee is selected during a public vote each year; more than 38,000 votes were cast in the 2021 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame contest, marking …

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Missouri DOT Improves Safety on Route 171 in Jasper County

Route 171 is one of the main routes that runs through Jasper County, which is located in southwest Missouri. This is the site of a current project, known as the Route 171 intersection safety improvements, by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

Dual needs – safety and traffic volumes – …

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KC Water Earns APWA 2021 Public Works Project of the Year Award

KANSAS CITY, MO — KC Water’s Central Industrial District Green Infrastructure Project has earned the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2021 Public Works Project of the Year Award. These winners publicly developed, owned, and maintained infrastructure projects that promote excellence in construction management and administration.

The APWA’s 2021 …

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Kansas Governor Announces $23M for Road Improvement Projects in 36 Kansas Cities

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly announces that 36 Kansas cities will receive a combined total of $23 million to improve highways and intersections as part of the Kansas Department of Transportations (KDOT) City Connecting Link Improvement Program (CCLIP).

“Through our bipartisan transportation plan, we are committed to preserving …

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Kansas DOT Expands US 69 with Arma Connection

U.S. 69 is a major north-south highway that runs from Minnesota down to Texas. The route passes through eastern Kansas and skirts the border of Missouri. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is currently working on two projects along U.S. 69 including one known as the Arma Connection.

The Arma …

Largest Renewable Natural Gas Project of its Kind Celebrates Construction Completion

KANSAS CITY, MO — Monarch Bioenergy, a joint venture between Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE), has finished installing manure-to-energy technology on nearly all of Smithfield's Northern Missouri hog finishing farms. The new technology captures methane emissions and converts them into carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to …

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Nebraska DOT Breaks Ground on Critical US-275 Expansion Project

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction to expand approximately 18.5 miles of U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) from a two-lane highway to a four-lane divided expressway from Scribner, Nebraska, to West Point, Nebraska.

Once construction of this …

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Kansas Governor Announces U.S. 69 Expansion and Modernization Project in Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Governor Laura Kelly recently announced in Overland Park that the region’s No. 1 priority, the $300-million U.S. 69 Expansion and Modernization project, has been committed to construction as part of the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan transportation plan.

“This project will enhance accessibility, address long-term safety concerns, and …

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Kansas Governor Announces $776M in Highway Improvement Projects Across Kansas

TOPEKA, KS — After making four announcements across Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly announces a total of 24 Expansion and Modernization highway projects — totaling more than $776 million in investments — have been committed to construction as part of the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan transportation plan.

“Expanding and modernizing our highways …

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Iowa DOT Completes Region’s First Dual, Divided Freeway

With the completion of the final phase of the I-80/I-29 Dual, Divided Freeway (DDF) Project in southwestern Iowa, drivers are now experiencing the full safety and traffic capacity benefits of a major Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) undertaking. The multi-year project along the overlapping section of Interstate 80 and Interstate …

Black & Veatch Completes Detailed Design Work for Koch Fertilizer’s Upgrade of Plant in Beatrice, Nebraska

BEATRICE, NE — With Black & Veatch having completed key front-end engineering design (FEED) work and cost guidance, Koch Fertilizer is undertaking a $90-million upgrade of its Nebraska nitrogen plant, looking to boost output while improving its reliability and environmental and safety performance.

As part of the push to increase …

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USDOT Announces $905M in Proposed Awards for INFRA Grant Program

DUBUQUE, IA — U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.

“These timely investments in our infrastructure will create jobs and support regional economies, …

Stanley Consultants Earns National Engineering Award for Iowa Organic Recycling Center

MUSCATINE, IA — A project designed by Stanley Consultants was named a national finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards for 2021. The Muscatine, Iowa, organic waste recycling project won a Grand Award in the association’s overall category. The Muscatine recycling center represents the new …

Ameren Missouri, Burns & McDonnell Break Ground on 6.5-Megawatt, 12,200-Panel Community Solar Project in East-Central Missouri

NEW FLORENCE, MO — To continue powering Ameren Missouri’s transformational renewable generation plans, the utility and Burns & McDonnell have broken ground on a 6.5-megawatt (MW) solar array in Montgomery County — Ameren Missouri’s largest solar installation to date. The facility, which will ultimately feature 12,204 solar panels, is projected …

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Krause Gateway Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

DES MOINES, IA — Krause Gateway Center in Des Moines Western Gateway has earned LEED Gold certification.

The building was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with OPN Architects and constructed by Ryan Companies with sustainable strategies such as: fully automated LED lighting systems, a green roof with …

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RDG Receives Multiple IIDA Great Plains Interior Design Awards

DES MOINES, IA — IIDA Great Plains recognizes RDG Planning & Design with two Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the Midwest Contractor area, including a Project Award and the ICON Award. IIDA Great Plains, which encompasses the states of Iowa and Nebraska, recognized IDEA winners during a virtual celebration. …

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Mabel Lee Hall at University of Nebraska Prioritizes Making Learning Visible

LINCOLN, NE — At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mabel Lee Hall is part of a connected three-building complex that serves as the City Campus home of the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS).

The new design by Sasaki, in partnership with Sinclair Hille Architects of Lincoln, will deliver …

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Nebraska DOT Awards US-275 Contract to Koss Construction

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces the awarding to Koss Construction of Topeka, Kansas, for the construction of three segments of U.S. Highway 275 (US-275). The three segments include: Scribner North for $37,772,493, West Point South for $18,546,966, and West Point North and South for $26,894,819. …

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Kansas Governor Announces $42M Investment to Support 30 Transportation Projects Statewide

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announce that more than $42 million will support 30 transportation construction projects across Kansas through an expanded list of recipients of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Cost Share Program for spring 2021.

Cost Share is a component …

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Nebraska DOT Makes Great Strides on Lincoln South Beltway

The largest construction project ever undertaken by the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), the $350 million Lincoln South Beltway, will offer motorists a route around town, skipping multiple traffic lights.

“This project will put a beltway south of the city and get truck traffic off of Highway 2 through town,” …

More than $12.6M in Federal Grants Awarded to Support Nebraska’s Aviation System

LINCOLN, NE — Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they would award Nebraska more than $12.6 million in federal grants through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The grants will provide funding for runway and taxiway improvements, navigational aids, snow removal equipment, and other …

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Iowa Transportation Commission Approves FY 2022-2026 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program

OSKALOOSA, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at a recent meeting. The program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways. The commission and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) remain committed to …

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KWK Architects Helps Universities Conserve Earth’s Resources Through Environmentally Responsible Student Housing Designs

COLUMBIA, MO — Colleges and universities today are looking for sustainable facilities, and a number of them choose to participate in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) process to obtain a measurable level of sustainability.

LEED is a green building certification program used worldwide. Developed by the nonprofit …

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Younglove Construction Receives Excellence in Construction Award

MENDOTA, IL — Younglove Construction, L.L.C., of Sioux City, Iowa, received a construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa during the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Gala, which was held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Younglove Construction was recognized with a 2021 …

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Creighton University Announces Construction of New Health Sciences Education Building

OMAHA, NE — Creighton University announces plans to construct a new, $75-million health sciences education building on its Omaha, Nebraska campus. The facility will be named the CL Werner Center for Health Sciences Education, in honor of donors C.L. and Rachel Werner, and will house programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, …

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DLR Group Selected to Design New School at Boys Town

OMAHA, NE — DLR Group has been selected to design a new school on the Boys Town campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Originally built in 1948, the current high school is outdated and does not meet the individual academic needs of the Boys Town student population. In addition, students in grades …

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ASLA Prairie Gateway Recognizes RDG for Design Excellence

OVERLAND PARK, KS — The Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with two design awards. PGASLA, which encompasses the state of Kansas and central and western Missouri, has been honoring outstanding contributions to the practice of landscape architecture since …

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Wichita Wind Surge Opens 2021 Baseball Season in New Ballpark

WICHITA, KS — The kick-off to the 2021 minor league baseball season has special meaning for the city of Wichita, Kansas. After a delayed opening due to the pandemic, fans can now cheer on their hometown team Wichita Wind Surge — AA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins — in the …

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Westbound Lewis & Clark Viaduct Opens to Traffic in Kansas City

Traffic has started flowing on the $66.5 million rebuilt westbound lanes of the Lewis & Clark Viaduct on Interstate 70, after more than two years of construction activity.

“The bridge was an older truss bridge, and maintenance on it was a factor in taking on the project,” says Joel Smith …

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Johnston City Hall Honored with Masonry Award

JOHNSTON, IA — OPN Architects recently received the Masonry Institute of Iowa (MII) Appreciation Award for the soon-to-be complete Johnston City Hall.

At the core of the Johnston Town Center Development, the new city hall is a community anchor surrounded by public amenities. The building opens to a community “front …

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Ryan Companies Breaks Ground on Multi-Specialty Medical Building in St. Peters

ST. PETERS, MO — Ryan Companies US, Inc., in partnership with Surgery Partners and Advanced Bone & Joint, will bring all major orthopedic and ancillary services for Northwest Missouri under one roof with the development, design, and construction of St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center and Medical Office Building. The …

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Missouri DOT Nears Completion on the Final Miles of the I-49 Connector Near the Arkansas State Line

Regular back-ups and queues are a frustration for every commuter who experiences them. This was the experience for commuters traveling around southwest Missouri and the border of Arkansas. To alleviate the traffic, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is engaged in the I-49 Missouri/Arkansas Connector Project. The project does spill …

Lower Projected Wastewater Rate Increases and Additional Green Infrastructure Ahead for Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — A federal judge recently signed the long-negotiated Third Amended Consent Decree agreed upon by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Justice, which focuses on reducing wet weather overflows from the city’s sewer systems.

“We are thrilled …

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Construction Begins on Des Moines Industrial Transloading Facility

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines Industrial (DSMI) is poised to move forward with Iowa’s premier industrial transloading facility after recently acquiring 31 acres of land purchased from the City of Des Moines and Norfolk Southern. Ryan Companies US, Inc. recently began construction, and the facility is expected to be …

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Kansas Governor Announces Completion of $65M Transportation Project, the Lewis & Clark Viaduct

KANSAS CITY, KS — Governor Laura Kelly joined Representative Sharice Davids, Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz, and local officials to commemorate the completion of the re-opening of westbound I-70 as part of the multi-phase Lewis & Clark Viaduct project. The Lewis & Clark Viaduct is comprised …

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Olsson Wins Grand Award from ACEC of Nebraska for U.S. Highway 281 Bridge Design

LINCOLN, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, won the Grand Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Nebraska’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards, the top honor given by the organization.

Olsson won the top spot for its design work on the emergency repairs of the …

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Miller Electric Works on Heider College of Business Renovation for Creighton University

OMAHA, NE — Enhancements to the Heider College of Business at Creighton University began in early 2019 and continued through the pandemic-impacted days of 2020. Miller Electric worked to wire new classrooms, faculty offices, and collaborative and common spaces throughout the college’s Harper Center.

Funded by a gift from the …

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HDR's Cottonwood Ranch Project Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award in Nebraska

OVERTON, NE — Several HDR projects received 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards from multiple state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The state chapters each recognize the winning project teams and clients at local awards ceremonies throughout the fall, winter, and spring.

The state-winning projects advanced to the …

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Iowa DOT Redesigns I-80/I-380 Interchange for Better Mobility

The Iowa Department of Transportation is in the midst of a comprehensive redesign known as the I-80/I-380 Systems Interchange Project. Located in Johnson County, which is in the eastern central part of the state, the project is at the junction of Interstate 80, Interstate 380 and United U.S. 218, one …

Interstates Receives a Safety Award and Project Award from ABC

FREMONT, NE — Interstates joined several other merit shop contractors in Grapevine, Texas, for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards. The company received two of the highest level awards from ABC, the National Safety Excellence Pinnacle award and the National Excellence in Construction Pyramid award.

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Populous Part of Collective Effort to Revitalize Historic Paseo Stairs in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Volker Boulevard weaves along Brush Creek through Kansas City’s urban core, connecting east and west from Paseo Boulevard to the Country Club Plaza. The eastern termination of Volker Boulevard at Paseo is marked by a historic landmark, the well-known yet not often visited Paseo Stairs. The …

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Fremont Southeast Beltway Decreases Congestion and Improves Regional Connectivity

The new four-lane Fremont Southeast Beltway aims to improve safety and traffic flow by diverting through vehicles around the southeast side of the city.

“The four-lane project will decrease traffic congestion in the residential and downtown areas of Fremont and improve local access and mobility along with regional connectivity between …

Iowa DOT Awarded Top Honors for Work Zone Plan

AMES, IA — The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) announces the winners of its 2021 Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Awards Competition. Now in its third year, the national contest represents the latest TSMO projects and programs that are increasing the efficiency of America’s existing infrastructure to address …

Missouri DOT Selects Contractor for the Design-Build of the New Buck O'Neil Bridge

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission announces that it has selected Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture, as the design-build contractor to replace the Buck O’Neil Bridge, formally known as the Broadway Bridge. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall of 2021 and be fully complete by …

US-83 McCook - North Platte Super 2 Highway Taking Shape

LINCOLN, NE — Work on the first Super 2 highway in Nebraska is progressing on schedule, with the majority of the work completed on the 10-mile segment of US-83 between mile markers 35 and 45 by Frazier Creek in Frontier County, according to Nebraska Department of Transportation District 7 Construction …

Iowa Organic Recycling Center Sweeps State ACEC Awards

MUSCATINE, IA — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa awards Stanley Consultants the Grand Prize in the water and wastewater category and the overall 2020 competition’s Grand Conceptor award for the design of the Muscatine organic waste recycling project. The ACEC competition is based on such elements …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $174M Grant Agreement to Expand Kansas City, Missouri, Streetcar Service

KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $174.1-million federal grant agreement with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project, which will improve transportation options and continue to spur economic development along the streetcar …

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Great Plains Trails Network Connector is Completed in Lincoln, Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE — There is a new 350-foot-long bridge in Lincoln, Nebraska, and it does not just span a section of railroad track. This bridge connects multiple trail systems that extend south into Kansas and east to Omaha, providing greater access to a beloved park and giving people a chance …

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Kansas DOT Upgrades US 83 for Better Traffic Flow

U.S. 83 is one of the longest North-South routes in the country. One can drive it from North Dakota down to Texas. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is reconstructing one 11-mile stretch of U.S. 83 that runs through Haskell and Finney County in the southwestern part of the state. …

Marshalltown Generating Station Wins 2020 Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award

MARSHALLTOWN, IA — Marshalltown Generating Station has been selected for the American Society of Civil Engineers 2020 Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award. ASCE recognized it as a model for sustainable energy with features that protect and restore the natural environment. It is the second year in a row an HDR …

Fast-Tracked Bridge Design Relieves Flooded Iowa Highway Corridor, Wins Awards

MUSCATINE, IA — Stanley Consultants and its industry partners were awarded the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement by the Iowa Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for its work in battling Missouri River basin flooding and restoring mobility. The Missouri River Overflow Bridges project also received an honor …

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Kansas DOT Kicks Off First Active Transportation Plan in 25 Years

TOPEKA, KS — Kansans are being afforded an active role in the development of the state’s first Active Transportation Plan (ATP) in 25 years.

Active transportation refers to human-powered modes of transportation such as walking or cycling. The Kansas ATP will serve as a guide for the Kansas Department of …

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SaskPower Names Burns & McDonnell as EPC Contractor for Great Plains Power Station

KANSAS CITY, MO — SaskPower has selected Burns & McDonnell as the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor for the new Great Plains Power Station. The new power facility will utilize highly efficient combined-cycle technology and clean-burning natural gas to provide up to 350 megawatts (MW) of baseload capacity.

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Garney Headquarters Moves to North Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Garney Construction has relocated its company headquarters. Strong growth drove the need for a larger office space than its long-time location along Vivion Road in Kansas City. The new headquarters, a 32,000-square-foot renovated warehouse office, is located at 1700 Swift Street in North Kansas City.

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LEO A DALY’s Restoration Design Reinvents Kimpton’s Historic Cottonwood Hotel in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — A storied destination between Denver and Chicago has been meticulously restored through a collaboration between international design firms LEO A DALY and DLR Group. Kimpton’s boutique Cottonwood Hotel recently opened, set in Omaha’s Blackstone entertainment district. The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel is managed by hospitality company Pivot …

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Two HDR Projects in Nebraska Win Honor Awards from ACEC

OMAHA, NE — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized two HDR projects in Nebraska with national awards. The Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program and HDR Global Headquarters both won Honor Awards.

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program, Hastings, Nebraska
Hastings Utilities faced a difficult decision to provide a reliable, …
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Thompson Park Honored for Innovation and Craftsmanship by ABC Heart of America

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Each year, the ABC Heart of America Chapter holds an annual awards program: The Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards. The EIC Awards recognize outstanding Merit Shop construction projects completed during the previous year by member companies in Missouri and Kansas. This year, RDG Planning & Design …

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McCullough Excavation Prepares a Major New Subdivision in Wichita

Water and sewer contractor McCullough Excavation, in Wichita, Kansas, is working at Taliesin, a master-planned residential community in West Wichita.

Taliesin, about 15 miles from downtown Wichita, features nearly 200 home sites, a clubhouse, an indoor gym, soccer fields, a dog park, walking trails, a swimming pool, and other …

McMAHON Partners with Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc. to Design First-Ever, Zero-Carbon Wood Substitute Manufacturing Facility

SAC COUNTY, IA — McMahon Associates, Inc. (McMAHON), a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is designing and overseeing the construction of a manufacturing plant for Corn Board Manufacturing Inc. (CBMI). The facility, which will be located in Sac County, Iowa, will be used to convert corn stover biomass — …

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ASLA Iowa Chapter Recognizes Excellence in Design

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with six 2020 Iowa ASLA Awards. These awards recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in the practice and/or study of landscape architecture. The six projects recognized include: …

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Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska DOT Join Local Community Celebration of Hwy 281 Bridge Opening South of Spencer

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), Governor Pete Ricketts, transportation partners, and Spencer-area community members recently gathered to celebrate the opening of the permanent bridge on Highway 281 over the Niobrara River south of Spencer. The event also marked full mobility being restored on the State Highway …

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USGBC West North Central Region's 2020 Leadership Awards

MADISON, WI — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) West North Central region's 2020 Community Leadership Award program honors individuals and organizations whose exemplary work has been influential in the expansion of sustainable, higher-performing buildings and LEED projects throughout the region's local USGBC communities of Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri …

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Omaha Rapid Bus Transit Stations Debut in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — Designed by LEO A DALY, 24 transit stations in Omaha now link some of the city’s premier destination districts and neighborhoods. Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) service began in November, with buses stopping at each of the stations, 12 in each direction, along the Dodge and …

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Flood Control Solution Supports Revitalization in Shawnee

SHAWNEE, KS — The City of Shawnee, Kansas, has transformed one of its main thoroughfares into a transportation and economic gateway for a community on the rise. The Nieman Road corridor between Shawnee Mission Parkway and 55th Street has been revitalized by approximately $38 million in public and private investment. …

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Kansas Governor Announces More Than $6M in Local Transportation, Technology Projects Statewide

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz announce the recipients of more than $6 million in funds provided by two programs that invest in technology and local community transportation needs.

The announcement marked the first-ever awards for KDOT’s Innovative Technology program made …

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Deloitte and Wichita State University Join Forces to Launch New Smart Factory

WICHITA, KS — Deloitte and Wichita State University announce the launch of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, an immersive experiential learning environment that will accelerate the future of manufacturing as innovation and new technologies continue to reshape operations and the modern enterprise. Crossland Realty provided predevelopment services, feasibility study, financing, …

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McCarthy Builds New Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office to Increase Local Capabilities and Services

With the completion of its new 32,000-square-foot facility, the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) in Kansas is ready to provide an expanded range of services locally. Located in Olathe, in the heart of the Johnson County Government campus, the new facility will help increase autopsy rates to meet national …

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Stantec Unveils Master Plan for Two Parks in Blue Springs, Missouri

BLUE SPRINGS, MO — Global design firm, Stantec, has completed the master plans for Southwest Park and Roscoe Righter Park, which were made public at a presentation to the Blue Springs City Council. The renderings and plans detail the vision for outdoor park space, indoor event facilities, and activity …

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Burns & McDonnell Breaks Ground on First-Ever Community Solar Program in Southwest Missouri

JOPLIN, MO — As part of its growing solar power generation design and construction services portfolio, Burns & McDonnell has broken ground on Liberty Utilities-Empire District’s Prosperity Community Solar installation — the first such renewable generation program in southwest Missouri. Comprised of more than 5,500 bifacial photo-voltaic panels, the 2 …

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Gov. Ricketts Joins Nebraska DOT, State and Local Dignitaries to Celebrate Progress on Lincoln South Beltway

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Governor Pete Ricketts, Senator Deb Fischer, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, and other state and local dignitaries gathered to celebrate progress on construction of the Lincoln South Beltway. Through the collaborative efforts of NDOT and its partners, work is well underway …

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NetApp Breaks Ground for Building on Wichita State University Innovation Campus

WICHITA, KS — Work has begun on a permanent new home for NetApp's Wichita operations on the Wichita State University Innovation Campus, near 17th Street and Innovation Boulevard. It is expected to open in early 2022.

The 168,000-square-foot LEED Silver building is designed as an open office plan, with over …

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I-435/I-70 Interchange Upgrades Create Safer Roadway in Kansas City

Most of the interstate highway system in the United States was built in the 1950s and 60s. Today, states are updating and replacing the aged infrastructure. As they do so, they have an opportunity to not only bring roadways up to date, but to also apply innovations. The I-435 and …

Missouri DOT Completes Brand New I-435 and I-70 Partial Turbine Interchange Ahead of Schedule

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has officially completed the brand new I-435 and I-70 interchange in Kansas City, Missouri. This $47-million construction project began in spring 2019 and was scheduled to be completed by December 2020.

After a global pandemic, and quite a bit of …

City of Muscatine Recognized for Urban Design Efforts

MUSCATINE, IA — The City of Muscatine’s efforts in Reconnecting Muscatine received the Planning Award for Urban Design by the American Planning Association - Iowa Chapter at the Upper Midwest Conference. This award honors efforts to create a sense of place, whether a street, public space, neighborhood, or campus effort. …

Garver to Assist Kansas DOT in Highway Enhancement Program

TOPEKA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is set to begin the most extensive transportation improvement program in its history — and Garver is set to help guide it through the process.

IKE Transportation Partners, a joint venture team comprised of Garver and Burns & McDonnell, …

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Des Moines University Holds Groundbreaking for New Campus

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines University (DMU) recently held its public groundbreaking event to commemorate the start of construction of its new campus on 88 acres in West Des Moines. In a public gathering at the new property, University President and Chief Executive Officer Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., …

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Johnson County Courthouse Celebrates Substantial Completion Milestone

OLATHE, KS — Global architectural design firm Fentress Architects and Johnson County Board of Commissioners recently announced the substantial completion for the new Johnson County Courthouse, located in downtown Olathe, Kansas.

The seven-story, 356,831-square-foot courthouse, designed by Fentress Architects in a partnership with Treanor HL, and constructed by JE …

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Overland Park, Kansas Celebrates Dedication of Thompson Park

OVERLAND PARK, KS — RDG Planning & Design joined the City of Overland Park, Kansas, to celebrate the official dedication of the city’s new Thompson Park. Previously known as Santa Fe Commons Park, the space was renamed in honor of downtown Overland Park business owners and philanthropists Frank and Evangeline …

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Fager Framing Gains Efficiency with Potain Cranes

Potain cranes from RMS Rentals in Savage, Minnesota, have made a difference in the success of completing two assisted living facilities in Iowa.

“These cranes are a lot faster than traditional cranes, because you do not need a signal person,” says Jeremy Fager, Owner of Fager Framing in Cedar …

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: satisfaction of owners objectives, development of innovative solutions, maximizing …

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Kansas Transportation Secretary Lorenz Celebrates I-70 Milestone Near Kanorado

KANORADO, KS — Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the completion of I-70 in Kansas at the Kanorado weigh station near the Kansas/Colorado state line. A replica of signs located on eastbound I-70 highlighting this accomplishment was unveiled at the event.

“In the past 20 …

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Kissick Construction Constructs Green Infrastructure in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — When most people think about heavy construction projects, acres of lush, green landscaping are not exactly what come to mind. But when it comes to developing creative solutions to stormwater and sewer overflow issues, those plants and trees you see on the surface are more than …

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First P3-Funded VA Health Care Facility Opens in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — After three years of design and construction, the landmark Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center recently opened on the campus of the Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center. LEO A DALY led all architectural, engineering, and interior design services for the $86-million facility, which was delivered through a public-private …

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Great Plains Manufacturing, Kubota Finalize Plans to Expand Assembly Operations for Kubota Equipment in Salina, Kansas

SALINA, KS — Great Plains Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota North America Corporation, announces a $53-million expansion project and 750,000-square-foot building purchase to further invest in its Salina, Kansas, operations in support of growing demand for Kubota construction equipment. The building is an existing facility in Salina …

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Crossland Construction Completes Stryker Sports Complex

WICHITA, KS — The Stryker Sports Complex is an all-turf sports complex in Wichita that accommodates year-round enjoyment of youth, college, adult leagues, tournaments, and events. The complex consists of 11 all-sports turf fields, each with outdoor lighting, and a 112,000-square-foot indoor facility designed to attract events with all levels …

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I-235 Green Project Rebuilds North Junction in Wichita

Although it’s a significant project in its own right, the I-235 Green Project in Wichita, Kansas, is the first phase of a much larger rebuilding of an interchange known locally as the North Junction.

The North Junction is a four-direction gateway to and from Wichita and many smaller communities that …

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Missouri DOT Takes the Next Step to Building a New Buck O'Neil Bridge

JACKSON COUNTY, MO — After an extensive evaluation process, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has developed a list of qualified design-build teams to compete for the contract to build a new U.S. Route 169 Buck O’Neil Bridge. Each of the teams come from a diverse mix of experienced local …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Governor Kelly Announces Kansas DOT’s Cost Share Program Recipients

NEWTON, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announce the recipients across the state of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Cost Share Program. These 24 projects total more than $20 million in transportation investments statewide. The Cost Share Program provides funding to local entities for …

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Kansas DOT Extends I-35 Bridges in Olathe

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is extending the north end of the Interstate 35 bridges in Olathe, Kansas, to accommodate a city street being expanded below to better serve an international company’s expansion. The larger headquarters will result in increased traffic to an already heavily congested area.

“The main …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

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Construction to Begin on Heckart Community Center

SEDALIA, MO — A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the Heckart Community Center in Sedalia, Missouri. The 92,000-square-foot community center will be built on the former Jennie Jaynes Stadium site.

Over 300 people were in attendance at the outdoor ceremony including several local dignitaries. Members of the Sedalia Park …

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Burns & McDonnell Keeps Workforce Moving Through Pandemic, Completes World Headquarters

KANSAS CITY, MO — State and local leaders joined Burns & McDonnell to dedicate the opening of the final building on its world headquarters campus to those who worked on its front lines — the critical infrastructure workers. Since breaking ground in 2018 on the $42-million project, crews worked more …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

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GPS Technology Speeds US 61 Paving for Streb Construction

Construction of 9.5 miles of two additional lanes to U.S. 61 near Mediapolis, Iowa, changing an existing two-lane highway into a four-lane interstate, has progressed faster and more accurately with Streb Construction in Iowa City, Iowa, using equipment with Topcon LPS robotic technology.

“The Topcon Millimeter GPS has helped us …

FY 2021-2025 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Presented to the Iowa Transportation Commission

AMES, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2021-2025 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at a recent meeting. The program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways. The commission and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) remain committed to …

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MoDOT Kansas City Completes I-435 South Loop Link Design/Build Project

JACKSON COUNTY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Kansas City has completed the Interstate 435 South Loop Link design/build project. This project has completely rebuilt more than three miles of pavement through one of Kansas City’s top three regional commuter corridors, added an additional lane in both eastbound …

Kansas City Chapter of AGC Honors Contractors for Top Projects at Building Excellence Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO — Contractor members of the Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) were recently honored at the Building Excellence Awards. The winners and finalists are listed below. All finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

Project of the Year by a General Contractor (Over …
Kansas City Completes $79.53M Water Revenue Improvement Bond Issuance

KANSAS CITY, MO — The City of Kansas City, Missouri, recently issued a total of $79.53 million principal amount of water revenue improvement bonds.

The proceeds will be used to fund $36.7 million in water main replacements, $20 million to upgrade and modernize the water treatment plant, $12 million …

Nebraska DOT Applauds Local Partnership, Announces Construction Schedule for Fremont Southeast Beltway

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces construction on the Fremont Southeast Beltway could begin as early as July 6 due to financial support from the Fremont community. In 2018, the project was fast tracked and moved from the 2024 construction season to 2020 due to the …

Governor Laura Kelly Celebrates 50 Years of I-70 in Kansas

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly recently marked the 50th anniversary of the completion of I-70 in Kansas. The 424-mile stretch of I-70 was the longest continuous segment of Interstate highway to be completed by any state in the United States. At the time, Kansas, Missouri, and Pennsylvania were the …

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Brokk’s New Demonstration and Service Center Increases Aftermarket Options

ST. JOSEPH, MO — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, enhances its aftermarket service capabilities, including machine refurbishment and repair, with the addition of its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. The 10,000-square-foot center reduces lead times on repair and refurbishment services, allowing the manufacturer …

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Forty Highway Projects Selected for IKE Development Pipeline

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz announces that preliminary engineering work will begin on 40 highway modernization and expansion projects. These are the first projects to move forward under the Eisenhower Transportation Legacy Program (IKE), which was created in March.

“These …

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Work Progresses on the I-74 Bridge Project Near the Quad Cities

As part of an overreaching goal to improve a section of the Interstate 74 corridor in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, the states have launched a $1.2 billion reconstruction of the bridge over the Mississippi River and its approach roads.

“Those improvements are based on the lack of …

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LEO A DALY-Designed Biocontainment Unit Activated to Treat Coronavirus

OMAHA, NE — In 2014, the LEO A DALY-designed Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) treated Americans who were infected with Ebola. Now, the hospital is being tapped to evaluate 13 Americans who were exposed to the coronavirus, leading many to wonder why the Omaha-based hospital is consistently tasked with treating …

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Darland Completes Another Branch for Pinnacle Bank

OMAHA, NE — Darland recently completed a multi-story office building anchored by Pinnacle Bank. The new building features a 7,500-square-foot main level with a retail bank branch and space for one additional tenant. The second level includes 9,000 square feet of available office space for lease.

The exterior of the …

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Peculiar Public Works Facility Earns APWA Chapter Award for Project of the Year

PECULIAR, MO — The City of Peculiar’s new Public Works/Utilities Maintenance Facility recently earned recognition as the Public Works Project of the Year for Small Cities and Rural Communities. The award, granted by the American Public Works Association Kansas City Chapter, recognizes the new and modernized base of operations …

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KDOT Awards $8.6M in Transportation Alternatives Projects

TOPEKA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has awarded $8.6 million for the 18 projects selected for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives (TA) program for Federal Fiscal Year 2021.

“Kansans value safety in all modes of transportation, which is why it is an important element of the new …

Interstate 29 Bridge Rehabilitations Begin in Andrew County

AMAZONIA, MO — Construction has begun on two Interstate 29 bridge projects in Andrew County north of St. Joseph. These projects include the replacement of the north and southbound I-29 bridges over Hopkins Creek and rehabilitation of the north and southbound bridges over Route T.

The replacement and rehabilitation will …

Nebraska and Iowa DOTs Working Together to Mitigate Potential Spring Flooding

LINCOLN, NE — Following the 2019 flooding in Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, the departments of transportation in both states continue to coordinate efforts to minimize the impacts of anticipated flooding in 2020. Because of last year’s event, some areas may be more vulnerable to flooding this year.

Because of …

Eight Nebraska Transportation Projects Recognized in National Transportation Benefits Campaign

LINCOLN, NE — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is beginning a new public outreach campaign entitled “The Benefits of Transportation: The Solutions State DOTs Bring to People & Their Communities.”

Designed to increase public awareness about the benefits transportation investment provides, this new national campaign …

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U.S. 281 T-WORKS Project Kicks Off with Groundbreaking Ceremony

RUSSELL, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) ceremonially broke ground on the previously delayed T-WORKS project along a portion of U.S. 281 in Russell County.

“This project is a great example of combining an immediate need for reconstructing the roadway, while also modernizing the highway with shoulder slopes …

Groundbreaking for U.S. 169 Project Celebrated at Welda

WELDA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), state and local officials, and highway advocates attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the previously delayed U.S. 169 project in Anderson County at Welda.

“This U.S. 169 project is a true connection point between delivering on the promises of our past transportation …

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Nonprofit, 1000 Friends of Iowa, Recognizes RDG Planning & Design Projects

DES MOINES, IA — 1000 Friends of Iowa, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible land use, smart growth and sustainable development, has recognized three projects designed by RDG Planning & Design with Best Development Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Best Development Awards program celebrates work across …

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2019 MCA Chairman's Award Winners Announced

DUBUQUE, IA — The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has recognized North America's most outstanding metal construction projects of 2019. This year's judging panel of architects included James Theimer, Principal Architect, Trilogy Architecture; Mark Roddy, Lecturer in the Department of Design, California State University, Sacramento; and Erik Mehlman, …

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Garver Opens New Office in Lincoln, Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE — Garver recently opened a new office in Lincoln, Nebraska. Garver employees based in this office will team with more than 80 Engineers and Planners from across the country to solve challenges at airports throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

With the newest opening, Garver’s nearly 700 employees are now …

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Doosan Expands Missouri Sales and Services with New Springfield Location

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Heavy equipment users looking for Doosan machines, parts and service in the Ozarks can now visit the Springfield, Missouri, location of Central Power Systems and Services, LLC, the latest authorized dealer of Doosan Infracore North America, LLC.

Central Power Systems and Services offers a range …

Kansas Governor Moves Transportation Plan FORWARD

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Julie Lorenz, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), recently announced a new transportation program, FORWARD, at a news conference as part of the Transportation Day activities at the State Capitol.

“Key features of FORWARD include a flexible, responsive rolling program …

Kansas DOT Announces Kansas Airport Improvement Projects

TOPEKA, KS — Twenty-three projects have been selected for Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) funding for the purpose of planning, constructing or rehabilitating public use general aviation airports, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

KAIP receives $5 million annually through the T-WORKS transportation program and requires airport sponsors …

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Nebraska DOT Announces Selection of County Bridge Match Program Proposals

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces 20 proposals have been selected for funding in the fourth round of the County Bridge Match Program (CBMP). The program was created as a result of the 2016 Transportation Innovation Act, signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts in April …

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OPN Architects Restores Marshall County Courthouse after Tornado Damage

MARSHALLTOWN, IA — On July 19, 2018 an EF-3 with a recorded 144 mph wind tornado hit the center of Marshalltown, Iowa, leaving a path of destruction. The Marshall County Courthouse was one of the buildings damaged by this storm.

The force of the tornado twisted the dome and bent …

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CHI Clinic Opens in Council Bluffs Area Slated for Major Revitalization

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Darland recently completed the CHI Health Valley View Clinic in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The 38,844-square-foot clinic features 56 exam rooms, focusing on primary care with specialties including radiology, ultrasound, pharmacy, behavioral health and physical therapy. The new clinic is part of the organization’s ongoing mission to …

New Sammons Financial Group Corporate Headquarters Hits Milestone

DES MOINES, IA — The Weitz Company recently hoisted a commemorative beam signed by its project team and the leadership from Sammons Financial Group and KDC Real Estate Development to top out the new Sammons Financial corporate headquarters. Weitz celebrated the milestone by hosting a luncheon for over 150 trade …

Transportation Projects Selected Under Governor Parson’s Cost-Share Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Governor Mike Parson announces that 20 transportation projects will receive $50 million under his transportation cost-share program. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Department of Economic Development (DED) selected the projects with the goal of building partnerships with local entities to deliver road and bridge …

Nebraska DOT Awards Contract for Lincoln South Beltway Project

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces that Hawkins Construction of Omaha has been awarded the contract to construct the Lincoln South Beltway. Once complete, the South Beltway will improve safety and regional mobility by connecting U.S. Highway 77 (US-77) and existing Nebraska Highway 2 (N-2).

The …

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Multi-Tenant Office Tower to be Built in Downtown Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — A divided City Council approved a financing agreement for a multi-tenant downtown office tower, the likes of which Kansas City, Missouri, has not seen in more than 25 years.

The development group, led by H&R Block Inc. and Copaken Brooks, plans to build a 25-story, …

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Nebraska DOT Details Road Forward for Northeast Nebraska Expressway

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently released an update on ongoing efforts to convert the remaining 48 miles of US-275 between Norfolk and Fremont from a two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway. The expansion will increase capacity and support economic growth along a key roadway connecting …

Paseo Gateway Choice Neighborhoods Project Completes Third Phase

KANSAS CITY, MO — Brinshore Development, LLC, and the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri (HAKC), announces the grand opening of Pendleton ArtsBlock, a 38-unit, mixed-income development that features loft-style studio, one and two-bedroom units along with a roof deck, workshop, fitness room, secured car and bike parking and …

Projects Awarded for Routes in Adair, Knox, Macon, Linn and Sullivan County

MACON, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract to W.L. Miller, of Hamilton, Illinois, for projects in Adair, Knox, Macon, Linn and Sullivan County in the amount of $4,970,996. The projects are as follows:

  • Missouri Route 6 (Adair & Knox) – resurface from 0.20 …
Two-Mile Section of Kellogg Freeway Opens in East Wichita

WICHITA, KS — At a ribbon-cutting ceremony, representatives from the City of Wichita, Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) opened to traffic a new two-mile section of U.S. 54/400 freeway from Eastern Street to the junction with K-96.

“During the past three years, the City of …

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Two RDG Planning Projects Receive APA Awards

DES MOINES, IA — The American Planning Association (APA) Iowa Chapter recently recognized two of RDG Planning’s projects for helping cities strengthen and create more thriving communities. The following projects are recipients of APA Iowa Planning awards: The Dyersville Downtown Plan and Davenport GO.

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Seven Highway Projects Win National Roadway Safety Awards

GARFIELD COUNTY, WA — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation honored seven highway safety projects in five states with National Roadway Safety Awards as part of a biennial program to highlight successful approaches to improving roadway safety at the state and local level.

“While our roads …

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KCMO Celebrates Improvements on N. Oak Trafficway from North Kansas City to Indianola Avenue

KANSAS CITY, MO — City officials, neighborhood leaders and others recently gathered to celebrate about $6 million of recent improvements made on N. Oak Trafficway, which extended from the North Kansas City city limits to N. Indianola Avenue.

“This project integrated many different multi-modal improvements — a new roadway, sidewalks, …

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HDR’s New Headquarters Earns LEED Gold

OMAHA, NE — HDR’s new headquarters in the Aksarben mixed-use neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska, has been awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 10-story office building is home to approximately 1,000 employees of the global A/E/C firm. It features a modern façade with a unique …

Weitz Begins Geothermal Work for University of Nebraska at Omaha Mammel Hall Addition

OMAHA, NE ― Construction activities have begun to build the geothermal system that will heat and cool the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) College of Business addition. This system will benefit UNO and its College of Business by lowering operating costs through the use of this sustainable energy practice. …

Cost Share Program Projects Selected

TOPEKA, KS — Gov. Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announces the 22 projects selected across the state as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s new Cost Share Program. These projects total nearly $74 million in state, local, federal and private investment in transportation improvements statewide.

“These …

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Kansas DOT Announces Projects Selected Under Local Bridge Improvement Program

TOPEKA, KS — Twenty-seven counties will receive a combined total of $5 million under the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Local Bridge Improvement Program. Requests for transportation funding outpaced available funds by nearly three times. The selection of the local bridge projects was announced by KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz. …

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces $900M Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states.

“The administration is targeting BUILD Transportation …

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TitleKCMO Breaks Ground on N. Brighton Improvements

KANSAS CITY, MO — Neighbors, city staff and project contractors kicked off construction on N. Brighton Avenue with a groundbreaking event. The roadway is being upgraded from NE 58th Street to just north of the Pleasant Valley Road intersection — a one-mile long project. Improvements should be completed by fall …

USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

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McCownGordon Construction Completes Northland Fire Station in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — The City of Kansas City, Missouri, has officially opened Northland Fire Station 15, a 12,000-square-foot facility built to lift standards of public safety in the region to higher heights.

The new station has drive-through bays to accommodate a pumper truck, ambulance and a future fire truck …

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Governor Parson's Bridge Program Awarded Contracts on First 14 Bridges

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded construction contracts to rehabilitate or replace 14 of the state’s poor bridges. They are the first bridges to be awarded under Governor Mike Parson’s Focus on Bridges program, which was proposed in January and passed by the Missouri …

Nebraska DOT Releases 2020 Construction Program

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently released its 2020 Construction Program, which details transportation projects scheduled for funding over the next year and identifies those planned for construction in the following five years. With the announcement came news that the department’s strategy for 2020 will be …

Darland-Constructed FRHS Medical Office Nears Completion

NORFOLK, NE — Darland is nearing completion on the construction of a four-story, 130,000-square-foot medical office building in Norfolk, Nebraska. The Faith Regional Health Services (FRHS) South Medical Office will bring together multiple practices into a shared space.

First Floor: An outpatient surgery center will be located on the first …

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FY 2020-2024 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Approved by Iowa Transportation Commission

AMES, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved the Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. The program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails and highways. The commission and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) remain committed to providing modern, safe …

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CASE Construction Equipment Plant in Iowa Achieves Bronze Level Manufacturing Designation

BURLINGTON, IA — The CASE Construction Equipment manufacturing facility in Burlington, Iowa, has achieved Bronze status in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program. The Burlington plant manufactures tractor loaders, backhoes, rough-terrain forklifts and crawler dozers for the CASE brand, as well as headers for the Case IH and New Holland …

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Foley Equipment Completes Solar Microgrid Installation

SALINA, KS — Foley Power Solutions, a division of Foley Equipment, recently completed a solar microgrid installation on the roof of the company’s Salina, Kansas, facility. Foley Equipment is a provider of solar, microgrid and energy storage systems to customers throughout Kansas and northwest Missouri.

The company’s 306-panel …

Strong Interest in KCI Project as City Issues Largest Bond Package in History

KANSAS CITY, MO — On behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Industrial Development Authority (KCIDA) recently priced a total of $887.7 million in bonds related to the project to build a single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. The total includes $826.025 million of Series …

Nebraska DOT Awards Emergency Contract for Highway 281

OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces that Hawkins Construction of Omaha has been awarded the contract to begin immediate work on the Highway 281 Bridge over the Niobrara River south of Spencer, Nebraska. Recent flooding caused significant damage and washed out a segment of the highway …

Kansas DOT Announces Approved May Bids

TOPEKA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.

District One — Northeast
  • Brown: K-20, from the U.S. 75/K-20 junction …
FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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HNTB Celebrates Projects Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations, coast to coast, that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement and are delivering mobility benefits that strengthen …

Miron Construction’s Cedar Rapids Office Earns Leed V4 Certification

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Miron Construction Co., Inc. put down roots in the Cedar Rapids area in 2003, renting office space in a small strip mall. In 2015, the company decided to construct a new facility, not only to increase operational efficiencies and allow easier access to project sites, …

Kansas City Art Institute Breaks Ground on Paul and Linda DeBruce Hall

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) recently broke ground on an 18,000-square-foot building, Paul and Linda DeBruce Hall. The facility is designed specifically for art history, creative writing, entrepreneurial studies, liberal arts and student services. Named for two of Kansas City’s philanthropists, Paul and Linda DeBruce …

Ten US and Five Canadian Projects Receive Copper Architecture Award

MCLEAN, VA — From a new copper clad university building seeking LEED accreditation to a restored 100-year-old copper roof,  15 unique buildings from the United States and Canada recently earned a spot among the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) award-winners.
The NACIA awards program, organized by the Copper …

36 Projects Underway, $105M Invested in GO KC Program After Two Years

OMAHA, NE — When Nelson Mandela Elementary in North Omaha, Nebraska, looked to expand its programming to include an Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), they enlisted Darland Construction to serve as the construction manager and Holland Basham Architects as the architect. Darland worked with the owner and architects to ensure …

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US Capital Development Breaks Ground on New Engineering and Manufacturing Complex

BRIDGETON, MO — Federal, local and company leaders recently attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Bridgeton, Missouri, for the new Leonardo DRS, Inc. engineering development and light manufacturing facility. The new facility will accommodate the company’s growing Land Systems line of business. The $32-million complex is being developed by real estate …

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Darland Breaks Ground on New CHI Health Clinic in Millard

OMAHA, NE — Darland recently marked the official groundbreaking of one of Omaha's newest medical office buildings, CHI Health Clinic Millard. The new, 38,844-square-foot clinic will feature 59 exam rooms and focus on primary care with specialties including: radiology, ultrasound, behavioral health, nutrition and physical therapy. The facility will be …

Kansas City Prices $98.46M Airport Terminal Modernization Project Bonds

KANSAS CITY, MO — On the heels the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, comes the announcement that $98.4 million in bonds have been issued to get financing for the $1.5-billion project off the ground.

The Kansas City Industrial Development Authority successfully priced the special …

$1.5B Terminal Breaks Ground at Kansas City International Airport

KANSAS CITY, MO — Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) recently joined the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and officials from around the region, major airlines, developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, design-builder Clark|Weitz|Clarkson (CWC) and organized labor and business representatives to break ground …

Nebraska DOT Announces Emergency Repairs in Northeast Nebraska, Omaha Metro Area

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is currently working on repairs to the flood-damaged roadways and bridges on various emergency projects in northeast Nebraska and the Omaha Metro Area.
Northeast Nebraska
• Highway 12: K Porter Construction, Norfolk, Nebraska, has been awarded the contract for the …

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U.S. DOT Awards $53M in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation'sFederal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …