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Empire Boulevard construction begins (access required)

Construction has begun on a $4 million project to rehabilitate a busy Webster thoroughfare. Empire Boulevard, between Helendale Road in the town of Irondequoit and Gravel Road in the town of Webster will be resurfaced, and crews will add pavement ...

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Mt. Read road diet begins (access required)

A busy west side road soon will be getting a $7.4 million facelift and traffic calming safety enhancements. Construction on Mount Read Boulevard between Buffalo Road and Lyell Avenue is set to begin this spring and conclude in the fall ...

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MRB Group opens Geneva office (access required)

Former Geneva city manager Matt Horn again has an office in the heart of the community, only this time the sign on the door says MRB Group. Horn, municipal services director for the Rochester-based engineering, architecture and surveying firm, will ...

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Assembly Minority Conference releases infrastructure report (access required)

New York State’s Assembly Minority Conference, led by Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, plans to introduce a package of bills to improve funding for the state’s roads, bridges and water and sewer systems. The announcement followed Monday’s release of the task force’s ...

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Childhood love of infrastructure leads to success at engineering firm (access required)

Long before he ever ventured to the United States, long before he ever took his first engineering class at Syracuse University, and long before he ever started inspecting bridges in the real world, Cletus Ezenwa was quite sure of what ...

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Former Geneva city manager joining MRB Group (access required)

Former Geneva city manager Mathew Horn will be joining MRB Group to lead the firm’s Municipal Services Division. MRB, a Rochester-based engineering and architecture firm, employs more than 75 professionals, technicians and planners who have been recognized for their work ...

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Skilled labor shortage means higher costs, concerns in construction industry (access required)

The ongoing shortage of skilled trade labor is impacting project times, payroll costs, ancillary expenses and safety concerns for construction companies throughout New York and the nation, according to 2019 Construction Outlook Survey results from the Associated General Contractors of ...

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OBG engineering to join worldwide giant Ramboll (access required)

OBG, an engineering firm specializing in manufacturing, energy, environmental and water solutions, has been acquired by Copenhagen-based Ramboll. The acquisition was announced this morning. OBG’s downtown Rochester office is one of the firm’s nine locations in New York state, and ...

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Rehabilitation of Orleans County canal bridges is underway (access required)

Work has begun to rehabilitate seven century-old bridges that span the Erie Canal in Orleans County, a $10.7 million project that will run through 2020. The seven single-lane truss bridges, built between 1909 and 1914, will have weight limits increased ...

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Another stretch of East Avenue will shrink to two lanes (access required)

In an effort to reduce accidents and create a safer roadway, the New York State Department of Transportation is implementing “traffic calming” procedures on a 2.3-mile stretch of East Avenue through Brighton and Pittsford. The well-worn roadway will be reduced ...

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Test of presidential alert system coming to your cell phone (access required)

In case you hadn’t heard, you’re going to hear your cellphone make a loud noise on Wednesday afternoon. A test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts will be conducted at 2:18 p.m., according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each ...

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New Lyell Avenue bridge over Route 390 is finished (access required)

Construction has been completed on the Lyell Avenue bridge across Route 390 in Gates, a milestone for the 390/490 interchange enhancement project. The $11 million bridge replacement was part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Drivers First Initiative, which tries to minimize ...

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Power Authority moves forward on electric vehicle expansion across New York (access required)

The New York Power Authority has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify potential public and private partnerships to address key barriers to electric vehicle (EV) expansion statewide. The RFI also will help maximize the impact of NYPA’s recently ...

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