PROJECTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PROJECTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Big, pricey future Utah highway projects unveiled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57837285-90/bangerter-commission-cost-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57837285-90/bangerter-commission-cost-county.html.csp">Big, pricey future Utah highway projects unveiled</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="2014-04-18T22:20:55.251-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Transportation Commission on Friday unveiled the next highway projects it plans to fund — including rebuilding a key stretch of Interstate 215 in Salt Lake County, improving the “spaghetti bowl” interchange, and converting more stretches of Bangerter Highway into true freeway. Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, also made a surprise announcement to the commission that legislators may push a major road bill soon to issue bonds to finish even more big projects — such as the Mountain View C...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57837285@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:20:55 MDT Congress is giving states the transportation blues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp">Congress is giving states the transportation blues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dayton, Ohio • On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements. Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state bus trip in Ohio to whip up public support for congressional approval of legislation to keep federal transportation a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578228502014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822850@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:18:35 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. All rights reserved. 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 Utah State busy with construction projects http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787964-77/barnes-state-utah-stadium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787964-77/barnes-state-utah-stadium.html.csp">Utah State busy with construction projects</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T09:20:46.086-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • As the Utah State campus slowly defrosts from the winter months, the Aggies are taking time in the spring to focus on man-made projects coming into bloom. Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes may donate much of his March to men’s college basketball, but he’s got a lot of work to do this April and May as the athletic department celebrates the completion of some of its most ambitious construction projects and makes strides toward the next big thing: renovations to Romney Stadium. In...</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> 57787964@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:20:46 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 Bill passes for UTA to pursue land development http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57679868-90/bill-build-development-diehl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57679868-90/bill-build-development-diehl.html.csp">Bill passes for UTA to pursue land development</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="2014-03-13T23:58:58.944-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Legislators approved allowing the Utah Transit Authority, which operates trains and buses, also to become more involved in real estate development — which has led to controversy in the past. The House voted 66-2 to pass SB51, and the Senate concurred with amendments on a 26-0 vote. It now goes to Gov. Gary Herbert. The bill will allow UTA to become involved in three more “transit-oriented developments,” designed to build housing, retail stores and offices near transit stations to improve riders...</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> 57679868@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:58:58 MDT UTA gets nod for involvement in more development http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57631876-90/bill-development-developments-diehl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57631876-90/bill-development-developments-diehl.html.csp">UTA gets nod for involvement in more development</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="2014-03-04T22:16:54.407-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Besides running trains and buses, the Utah Transit Authority could soon become more involved in real estate development, too — which has led to controversy in the past. The Senate moved in that direction Tuesday by voting 20-2 to give preliminary approval to SB51. It will face a final Senate vote likely later this week before going to the House. Sen. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton, sponsor of the bill, said it would allow UTA to become involved in five more “transit-oriented developments,” designed ...</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> 57631876@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:16:54 MDT Letter: State should be promoting, building solar, wind projects http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57602076-82/energy-solar-wind-building.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57602076-82/energy-solar-wind-building.html.csp">Letter: State should be promoting, building solar, wind projects</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T01:01:03.036-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unlike in the past, today we possess the solar and wind technology that would allow Utah to produce more clean energy than we could consume. Our government should be focusing on how to offer economic incentives for clean energy production, rather than helping utilities to make it more expensive. Where are the massive wind and solar projects developed in the last 10 years along the Wasatch Front? The bottom line is: If we want clean air we have to wean ourselves from fossil fuels and start buildi...</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> 57602076@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT