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Bad Roads and Bridges Cost Illinois Drivers Billions of Dollars

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Illinois motorists a total of $16.4 billion statewide annually – as much as $2,485 per driver in some urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays.

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Young Leaders to Meet in San Diego

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Young Leaders (YL) is a group of industry professionals 40 years old and younger. The group’s keystone event is the YL Annual Meeting.

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MSHA Issues Close Call Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a new Close Call Accident Alert. On March 13, a front-end loader operator was constructing an embankment to detour material away from the water supply. While backing up, the front-end loader backed over top of the roadway berm, slid down the embankment and rolled onto its roof.

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Gribbin Resigns; Was Top Infrastructure Guru for White House

In a blow to President Trump's infrastructure proposals, DJ Gribbin, the point person for the initiative, is leaving his position at the White House to "move on to new opportunities," according to a White House official.

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Construction Spending Ticks Upward; Highways Down

Construction spending during February 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,273.1 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised January estimate of $1,272.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The February figure is 3.0 percent (±1.5 percent) above the February 2017 estimate of $1,235.7 billion.

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