Daily News Briefs, February 10, 2020

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Illinois Tollway Uses 187-Foot-Long Beams in New Bridge Construction

Chicago Tribune reports, the Illinois Tollway is using exceptionally long concrete beams in its multiyear rebuild of the Mile Long Bridge on I-294 (the Tri-State Tollway). The article explains that the 7.5-foot-tall, 187-foot-long beams produced by County Materials Corporation in Janesville, Wisconsin, minimize the number of piers required for the new bridge, which reduces the cost and environmental impact of the project.

Chicago Metro Area Environmental Protection Policies and Procedures Illinois Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (IL Tollway)

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Real Estate Firm Attributes Dallas North Boom to Its Superior Highway Network

WFAA reports on a real estate firm’s bet that transportation access will continue to fuel a population and economic boom in communities north of Dallas. The unparalelled highway network in Collin and Denton Counties, including the Dallas North Tollway and the George Bush Turnpike, is enabling those communities to develop “their own business ecosystems and identities separate from Dallas,” according to Steve Jarvie, president of Frisco-based commercial real estate firm esrp.

Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro Region (DFW) North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) Texas Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

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