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Kentucky City Tearing Down Garage Where Concrete Panel Fell

A 30-year-old Lexington parking garage where a concrete panel fell from an upper deck to the sidewalk last spring is being torn down. Mayor Jim Gray says the city will demolish the upper deck of the Phoenix Parking Garage and …

Amtrak: Chicago’s Union Station Safe After Concrete Falls

Amtrak officials say they’re still not sure what caused a large piece of concrete to fall and strike a Metra locomotive in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that the rail agency said its platforms are safe for pedestrians to …

Flawed Concrete Used in Maryland I-70, I-95 Projects

A Hagerstown man has acknowledged he approved substandard concrete products used in construction projects on Interstate 70 and the Capital Beltway. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein says 32-year-old Santos Rivas pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to three …

Sound Walls Age Early Along Northeast Ohio Interstates

Interstate highway sound walls are aging more quickly than expected in northeast Ohio, costing the state millions. Regional Ohio Department of Transportation officials say they’re disappointed with the concrete product used in the walls. The Plain Dealer reports the material …