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The Mississippi River Rises Fast, Impacting Infrastructure and Evacuating River Towns

December 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Transportation

Flooding in central Missouri and Illinois is getting worse as the Mississippi River is rising quickly and is on pace to eclipse the Midwest flood of 1993, which saw more than 800 levees in Missouri breached. The storm is also having a broad impact on transportation…

Fox Metro Water Reclamation District Prepares to Meet Revised Illinois EPA Guidelines

December 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Wastewater

OSWEGO, IL., Dec. 1, 2015 – In response to a mandate from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District…

Siemens to Deliver 34 Locomotives to Three States

November 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail

The three states of California, Illinois and Maryland have ordered a total of 34 diesel-electric locomotives from Siemens. The California Department of…

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $14 Million Tiger Grant For Metra’s Fox River Bridge Project

October 27, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate

Oct. 26, 2015—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded $14 million in federal funding through the TIGER grant program to Metra to replace the existing…

SEAOI Government Affairs Committee Welcomes Mrs. Christine M. Reed, P.E., Deputy Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation

August 2, 2015 - in Announcement, Corporate

Please join us on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, for the annual SEAOI Government Affairs Committee (GAC) Dinner Meeting. The SEAOI GAC has invited Mrs. Christine M. Reed, P.E., Deputy Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation, to speak at the upcoming…

New Multi-Year Highway Construction Plan Released for Illinois

May 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today released a six-year, $8.4 billion highway construction plan that fixes and improves roads and bridges throughout the state, but anticipates a rapid deterioration in the overall condition…

IDOT Launches Statewide Listening Tour to Discuss Illinois Infrastructure Needs, Priorities

April 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

SPRINGFIELD, April 22, 2015—The Illinois Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Illinois Capital Development Board, announced today the start of a series of listening sessions over the next month to discuss the state’s infrastructure needs…

March – April 2015 Infrastructure SHOWCASE

April 4, 2015 - in Showcase

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois holds an annual “Excellence in Structural Engineering” awards program, which recognizes creative achievement in structural engineering via innovative structural designs as well as individual contributions…

Illiana Toll Road Nears Reality

October 10, 2014 - in Modeling, Planning, Projects, Roads, Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have completed the Tier Two Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which recommends a new 50-mile toll road…

Illinois Governor Marks the Milestone for High-Speed Rail Between Chicago and St. Louis

September 24, 2014 - in Construction, Projects, Rail, Transportation

Governor Pat Quinn today marked a significant milestone in the construction of major high-speed rail track work between Chicago and St. Louis. The Governor was joined by Union Pacific Railroad officials as the last segment of track and ties were replaced.…