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California Construction Industry News, Week of 07/23/2014

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California construction industry news from around the Web, Week of 07/23/2014:

Sacramento Commuters Deal With I-80 Construction Project
Just weeks after downtown’s Fix50 freeway closures came to a merciful end, Sacramento commuters find themselves dealing with another freeway reconstruction headache — this one on Interstate 80 through Natomas.

LAX Approves $900M New Terminal, Selects CM Joint Venture
The modernization of Los Angeles International Airport continued Monday with the approval of a new $900-million terminal that will add gates for wide-bodied aircraft and help eliminate a major inconvenience for travelers.

Tesla Idles Fremont Production Line During $100M Upgrade
Tesla Motors shut down its production line Monday as part of a long-scheduled plan to retool the factory to increase production of the Model S sedan and prepare for the introduction of the Model X crossover SUV.

Threat of Litigation Looms over Faulty Board of Equalization Tower in Sacramento
Board of Equalization employee Luella Vaughn remembers her introduction to the department’s notorious high-rise headquarters right after starting her job there seven years ago.

Warm Springs BART Station Construction Brings Fremont’s Future Innovation Center into View
The shell of the Warm Springs-South Fremont BART station has made conspicuous progress in recent months, slowly rising above a dusty field northeast of the Tesla factory.

Construction Delays Hold up Los Angeles River Greenway
For months, Josh Harris has hoisted his bicycle over or around a chain link fence blocking a pristine bike path along the Los Angeles River.

Anaheim to Make a Second Run at Convention Center Financing
The City Council on Tuesday will take another shot at financing the Anaheim Convention Center’s next expansion after a previous deal was upended by a lawsuit that city officials say has caused delays and construction costs to soar by $10 million .

Voters Set to Decide on $249M Anaheim Union Bond Measure
Voters in five cities will decide in November whether to approve a $249 million bond measure aimed at updating 19 aging schools within the Anaheim Union High School District.

Planning Commission Approves Irvine Great Park Scheme
Developer FivePoint Communities’ earlier approved plan for sports fields, a golf course and trails for 688 acres at the Great Park was given the technical go-ahead Thursday with a 3-2 vote by Irvine’s Planning Commission .

New Vision to Reshape LACMA Structures Could Cost $1 Billion
Michael Govan’s field of dreams stretches far beyond the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art , which he wants to radically remake over the coming nine years.


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