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Eurovia Acquires Lane Asphalt Plants & Paving

Eurovia has signed an agreement with Salini Impregilo Group to acquire the Cheshire, Conn.-based Lane Asphalt Plants & Paving division of its subsidary Lane Construction. The transaction is reported at $555 million. 

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New Construction Starts in July Slide 9 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $817.4 billion, new construction starts in July fell 9 percent from the elevated pace reported in June, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The latest month’s decline followed strong gains for total construction starts during the previous two months, with May up 14 percent and June up 11 percent. 

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WOTUS Rule Reinstated in 24 States

On Aug. 16, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued a summary judgment against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) two-year delay of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule, reinstating the rule in all but the 26 states listed below due to earlier judicial stays.

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Chaney Enterprises Wins Workplace Excellence Award

Gambrills, Md.-based Chaney Enterprises won its 10th consecutive Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) Seal of Approval award for its commitment to supporting employees and their communities.

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Bad Roads, Bridges Cost California Motorists $61 Billion Annually

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost California motorists a total of $61 billion annually – a much as $2,995 per driver in some urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. 

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