Private construction spending beats public spending in 2017

In an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s November construction spending data, the Tribune-Review reported that private construction spending for the first 11 months of 2017 outpaced that of public construction. Private-sector spending from January to November increased to $878.6 billion, up 6.5% from the same period in 2016. Public construction spending fell 2.8% to $259.7 […]

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BLT provides details on newly-branded Harbor Landing development in Stamford

Building and Land Technology has formally announced Harbor Landing, a mixed-use waterfront development that brings together the Stamford Landing office complex and the Davenport Landing boatyard and residential properties. The newly connected waterfront destination, across from Harbor Point and overlooking the Long Island Sound, will offer 200,000 square feet of waterfront office space, 218 residential […]

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Southington bridge work ‘substantially complete’

Work is nearing completion on the West Center Street Extension bridge replacement project. Public Works Director Keith Hayden said work on the bridge, which spans the Eight Mile River, is “substantially complete.” It was originally scheduled to be completed in November. Hayden said the cost of the project is about $1.2 million. http://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/Southington/Southington-News/Southington-Bridge-Repairs-Still-Ongoing.html

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Five Hartford area transit projects to receive portion of $15M in grants

Eleven transit-oriented development projects in Connecticut will receive $15 million in funding, including five in the Hartford region. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said this week the funding will come through a competitive grant program that supports responsible growth, and noted it is targeted at boosting economic activity and creating jobs. http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20171228/NEWS01/171229933

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State DOT: Failing To Keep Up Highways And Mass Transit Would Hurt Connecticut

The agency notes that, since 2012, other states have addressed funding problems by increasing their gas taxes and diesel taxes, expanding highway tolls, creating a hotel tax and even imposing fees for electric and hybrid vehicles. “If the state fails to rise to these challenges, citizens can expect a pattern of stagnation — deteriorating highways […]

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S. Windsor green-lights luxury retirement project

South Windsor has given the green light to a Nebraska builder-developer to erect a $30 million luxury retirement community on Buckland Road at Evergreen Walk. Bob Lewis, the developer/builder’s director of development, told the panel at public hearing that the company plans to break ground this spring and take 14 to 18 months to complete […]

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Zeoli says state spent millions on Orange train station plan before killing the project

The state’s budget crisis has derailed longtime plans for a train station near Yale’s West campus off Marsh Hill Road that town officials hoped would provide convenience and an economic boost to the area. The project, expected to have cost $50 million to $60 million, and around which the state already has spent at least […]

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Report: Construction worker fatalities up 6%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries revealed that construction worker fatalities increased by 6% from 2015 to 2016, ConstructConnect reported. The four major causes of construction deaths — dubbed the Fatal Four by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — are falls, struck-by incidents, electrocution and caught-in/between accidents. They were responsible for […]

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