CONSTRUCTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONSTRUCTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah’s unemployment rate ticked up in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836124-79/utah-percent-construction-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836124-79/utah-percent-construction-march.html.csp">Utah’s unemployment rate ticked up in March</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T20:37:51.896-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 08:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s unemployment rate went up a few decimal points in March, a sure sign of an improving economy to Utah Department of Workforce Services economist Mark Knold. “It’s not because of layoffs or signs of weakness we see in the greater Utah economy,” he said Friday of the department’s monthly employment report, which put the state’s jobless rate at 4.1 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from February. His interpretation of the number: “In a deep recession, you’re going to get people who move to th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836124@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:37:51 MDT Davis County stretch of I-15 due weekend restrictions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836360-78/500-county-davis-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836360-78/500-county-davis-south.html.csp">Davis County stretch of I-15 due weekend restrictions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T13:56:22.003-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Interstate 15 southbound in Davis County was due for some traffic restrictions Friday night through much of Saturday morning. The Utah Department of Transportation says southbound travelers will be squeezed into a single lane on the stretch of I-15 in Bountiful from 500 South to 1500 South 10 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. Construction crews will be working on reconfiguration aimed at improving traffic flow through the typically congested area — and this weekend’s interruption won’t be the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836360@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:56:22 MDT Big shovel begins big I-15 project in south Davis County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836935-90/500-braceras-bridges-construction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836935-90/500-braceras-bridges-construction.html.csp">Big shovel begins big I-15 project in south Davis County</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T22:45:00.203-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bountiful • The state’s largest highway construction project of the year began Friday with a much-bigger-than-usual ceremonial shovel — a heavy machinery excavator. That’s appropriate for the big $117 million project that will add express lanes to Interstate 15 through south Davis County and rebuild key interchanges and bridges there. Officials warn the construction could bring gridlock unless 20 percent of daily commuters use alternate routes or take the FrontRunner commuter train. Taking turn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836935@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:45:00 MDT Sandy’s legacy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836791-82/blasio-homes-sandy-construction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836791-82/blasio-homes-sandy-construction.html.csp">Sandy’s legacy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:47:01.713-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The hardest test of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vision and competence might end up being something quite different from expanding prekindergarten or affordable housing. It might just be his ability to restore normality to the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers in the Hurricane Sandy zone, from the Rockaways to Staten Island, whose homes and businesses were washed away or ruined a year and a half ago. And, once that job is done, preparing the city to weather the inevitable and potentially disas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Construction of single-family homes rose 6 percent, more than offsetting a 3.1 percent drop in the construction of apartments, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578265032014-04-16T08:02:02.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T08:02:02.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826503@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:02:02 MDT Letter: Bonuses show UTA’s flaws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818124-82/bonuses-trains-transportation-uta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818124-82/bonuses-trains-transportation-uta.html.csp">Letter: Bonuses show UTA’s flaws</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By XXXXXX</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.065-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No one in the know is surprised at UTA’s outrageous bonuses ($1.7 million this year). The problem is that most don’t understand, and non-PC points of view are seldom published. UTA = “government-controlled transportation.” A state that supposedly cherishes freedom from big government sure pushes trains—the most gold-plated, impractical mode of transportation. But it’s a PC thing so trains rob the federal highway trust fund to pay around half of train construction costs (benefitting a few lar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818124@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT Spring is in the air, so orange cones coming to highways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57798216-90/begin-completed-construction-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57798216-90/begin-completed-construction-county.html.csp">Spring is in the air, so orange cones coming to highways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEE DAVIDSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T11:21:19.673-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Besides spring flowers, a bumper crop of orange construction cones is about to blossom throughout Utah on its highways. “We’re planning about 175 projects this summer,” costing more than $800 million, Utah Department of Transportation spokeswoman Elizabeth Weight said Wednesday. “Our crews will be busy.” Projects range from adding express lanes to Interstate 15 in Davis County — expected to cause major disruptions — to repaving I-80 in Parleys Canyon, building another freeway-like interchange on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57798216@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:21:19 MDT Bach: IOC sending Olympic troubleshooter to Rio next week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802034-77/ioc-games-bach-rio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802034-77/ioc-games-bach-rio.html.csp">Bach: IOC sending Olympic troubleshooter to Rio next week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T16:27:46.014-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Belek, Turkey • The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday that Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s executive director of the Olympic Games, is being dispatched to Rio several months earlier than scheduled to begin dealing with the construction holdups and political paralysis that is putting some sports venues at...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578020342014-04-11T16:27:46.014-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T16:27:46.014-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802034@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:27:46 MDT Layton adopts moratorium on new apartments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57791948-90/apartments-construction-family-homes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57791948-90/apartments-construction-family-homes.html.csp">Layton adopts moratorium on new apartments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:29:19.35-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Layton Mayor Bob Stevenson thinks his city has too many apartments. So the mayor, joined by the rest of the city council, voted last week to impose a moratorium on the construction of multi-unit housing until the municipality can review its master plan and how apartments fit in. The moratorium will not affect already issued building permits or current construction in Layton, the largest city in Davis County, with a population of about 71,000. There is no estimate on how long the moratorium wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791948@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:29:19 MDT Construction firms worried about worker shortage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792271-79/construction-workers-union-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792271-79/construction-workers-union-group.html.csp">Construction firms worried about worker shortage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COLLEEN SLEVIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T16:55:45.511-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • The construction industry says it’s in danger of running short on workers to keep up with the demand for building projects, as employees age and more teens are pushed to go to college. To counter the effect, a top construction trade group kicked off an effort Tuesday to help bolster the employment ranks. The plan by the Associated General Contractors of America, which represents 30,000 companies, aims to draw more people into building trades by establishing charter schools focused on t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577922712014-04-08T16:55:45.511-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T16:55:45.511-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792271@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:55:45 MDT U.S. construction spending up tiny 0.1 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758494-79/percent-construction-spending-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758494-79/percent-construction-spending-housing.html.csp">U.S. construction spending up tiny 0.1 percent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. construction spending posted a slight increase in February as a rebound in construction of hotels and other nonresidential buildings offset a decline in housing. But housing construction fell as activity was still being depressed by the harsh winter. Construction spending increased a scant 0.1 percent in February after a 0.2 percent drop in January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The increase left construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion, 8...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577584942014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758494@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:09:16 MDT Federal courthouse contractor in trouble with ­— the feds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57713704-79/okland-federal-saiz-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57713704-79/okland-federal-saiz-business.html.csp">Federal courthouse contractor in trouble with ­— the feds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T21:03:58.798-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The company constructing the new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City has agreed to pay more than $1 million to resolve allegations it made false claims about having a minority-owned business as a partner on a number of projects. The payment settles a whistleblower civil lawsuit that alleged Salt Lake City-based Okland, one of the biggest construction companies in the nation, falsely claimed it had a required minority-owned business partner when it bid on and won federal construction contracts...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57713704@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:03:58 MDT Heavy equipment company expanding in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57701861-79/equipment-honnen-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57701861-79/equipment-honnen-lake-salt.html.csp">Heavy equipment company expanding in Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T13:31:03.678-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 01:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honnen Heavy Equipment — a Salt Lake City-based dealership for John Deere and Hitachi construction equipment, Wirtgen milling machines, Hamm rollers and compactors, Vogele pavers and Kleeman crushers — is expanding. The company is building a new facility at 1380 S. Distribution Drive near the corner of Bangerter Highway and California Ave. “We are excited about the increased space in our parts warehouse and the new service offerings this larger facility will provide for our customers,” said Mark...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57701861@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:31:03 MDT U.S. home construction fell in February but permit applications up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697484-79/construction-percent-february-homes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697484-79/construction-percent-february-homes.html.csp">U.S. home construction fell in February but permit applications up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home construction fell for a third month in February, but in a hopeful sign, applications for building permits rose to their highest level in four months. Builders started work on 907,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was down a slight 0.2 percent from January, when construction had fallen 11.2 percent. The declines have been blamed in large part on severe winter weather in much of the country. Applications fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576974842014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697484@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:56:25 MDT U.S. homebuilder confidence edges higher in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693210-79/sales-builders-homes-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693210-79/sales-builders-homes-season.html.csp">U.S. homebuilder confidence edges higher in March</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market edged higher this month, reflecting improved demand for new homes as the traditional spring home-selling season ramps up. But the outlook for sales of single-family homes over the next six months dimmed slightly as builders continue to grapple with a shortage of skilled workers, ready-to-build land and rising building materials costs. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday rose to 47. That’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576932102014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693210@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:10:22 MDT Dvorak: Modern moms live in Overwhelmia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681996-82/kids-confetti-making-construction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681996-82/kids-confetti-making-construction.html.csp">Dvorak: Modern moms live in Overwhelmia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Petula Dvorak</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T11:16:02.538-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I wrote a few paragraphs of this column between school drop-off and an appointment. I sent a bunch of emails between making dinner and taekwondo. Bedtime reading with the kids, then more writing at 1 a.m., after a few hours of sleep. Then back up at 4 a.m. to write and sign up for summer camp. There’s a name for this. It’s called “time confetti.” It’s miserable. And it’s part of why we are all Overwhelmed. My Washington Post colleague Brigid Schulte somehow carved out the hours to research and w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57681996@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:16:02 MDT 175,000 U.S. jobs added last month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57648543-79/jobs-added-accounting-construction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57648543-79/jobs-added-accounting-construction.html.csp">175,000 U.S. jobs added last month</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T16:09:32.758-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Construction companies hired. So did accounting businesses ahead of income tax season. And restaurants. Even state and local governments. Despite severe winter weather, U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate inched up to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. Those gains defied fears that tough winter weather might have sent hiring into hibernation. Hiring had slowed in recent months, with just 129,000 jobs added in January and 84,000 in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576485432014-03-07T16:09:32.758-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-07T16:09:32.758-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57648543@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:09:32 MDT How states fared on unemployment benefits claims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641680-79/due-layoffs-construction-fewer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641680-79/due-layoffs-construction-fewer.html.csp">How states fared on unemployment benefits claims</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T08:30:02.152-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, which suggests that layoffs remain low and that companies anticipate continued economic growth. Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in applications. The state-level data are for the week ended Feb. 22, one week behind the national level data: States with the biggest increases: Georgia: Up 7,383, due to layoffs in manufacturing, construction, adminis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576416802014-03-06T08:30:02.152-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T08:30:02.152-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57641680@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:30:02 MDT I-15 to close this weekend in Roy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57638393-78/close-riverdale-road-roy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57638393-78/close-riverdale-road-roy.html.csp">I-15 to close this weekend in Roy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T20:13:53.398-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 08:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Interstate 15 is scheduled to close at times this weekend in Roy and Riverdale for construction on Riverdale Road. On Friday and Saturday, northbound I-15 will close each night beginning at 11 p.m. at Riverdale Road, Exit 339, for bridge construction. It will reopen the next mornings at 9 a.m. Traffic will be routed east along Riverdale Road to I-84 and back to I-15. The northbound ramp at 5600 South in Roy, Exit 388, will also be closed at those times. On Monday beginning at 11 p.m., two south...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57638393@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:13:53 MDT Utah’s CUP doesn’t runneth over in Obama’s budget http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57631195-90/budget-chaffetz-construction-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57631195-90/budget-chaffetz-construction-cup.html.csp">Utah’s CUP doesn’t runneth over in Obama’s budget</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T22:35:58.49-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama is proposing $5 million toward a construction project to bring water from the Wasatch Back to the populated areas in Salt Lake and Utah counties — a fourth of what the government spent two years ago. Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget, released Tuesday, suggests $5 million, plus another $1 million in administrative costs, for the Central Utah Project, a line item that has been targeted for cuts in previous Obama budgets. In 2008, the project was tagged at $40 million ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57631195@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:35:58 MDT