Construction Industry News Bulletin: June 1
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A summary of the news and updates from the heavy construction industry.

Final construction begins on St. Croix Crossing Bridge

During the month of May, crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation began work on finishing the driving and walking surfaces of the bridge, as well as chip sealing the bridge deck. Road crews also added curb, gutter and sidewalk systems and median barriers. The bridge, which will connect Oak Park Heights, Minn., and St. Joseph, Wis., also will be painted with a tan color reflective of the bluffs on the east bank of the St. Croix River.

Full report here.

How Trump's 2018 budget could help — and harm — the construction industry

The Trump administration released its 2018 budget proposal earlier this month, finally revealing a few long-awaited details about the $1 trillion infrastructure plan the president pushed in the run-up to the November election.

Full report here.

Construction spending fell 1.4 percent in April

Construction activity has been one of the bright spots for the economy over the past year, and the big decline in April is expected to be temporary. Analysts are forecasting that construction will provide continued fuel for the economy in the coming year.

Full report here.

Construction Industry Round Table Announces Board Elections & New Chairman

The Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), the national business trade association comprised exclusively of approximately 120 chief executives from the leading design and construction companies doing business in the United States and globally, has elected Wayne A. Drinkward as Chairman of the organization for a term of one year. 

Full report here

Tunnel Collapse at Hanford Nuclear Waste Site Prompts Emergency Declaration

A section of roof collapsed over a tunnel containing radiological materials on May 9 at the Dept. of Energy’s Hanford nuclear waste site in southeast Washington.

Full report here

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