New Bridge, New Possibilities – Hammond to Grow Economically with Better Connectivity Through New Cline Avenue Bridge

The Executive Director of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce speaks on the significant role of the new Cline Avenue Bridge reconnecting Hammond to Chicago, in the development of Hammond. The city is already undergoing destination development activities under the leadership of the Mayor who understands the role of the transportation system in destination development.

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Honored for Bridging the Gaps

The Times of Northwest Indiana honors Terry Velligan, GM (Operations), United Bridge Partners, for his exemplary leadership in the Cline Avenue Bridge project. The bridge is on track for its January 2020 opening, and is expected to generate new business opportunities and revenues in the local region through improved connectivity.

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Many Americans Feel Government is Not Paying Enough Attention to Infrastructure

In a recent survey conducted by Monmouth University, a majority of respondents revealed that the bad state of transportation infrastructure was a major issue. They held the President responsible for infrastructure failure and would like the President, Congress and states to invest more on transportation infrastructure.

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With Other Projects Taking Priority, State Passes Over United Bridge Partners’ Highway 37 Proposal

While the Highway 37 project continues to get pushed down the priority list for four counties involved, United Bridge Partners’ proposal to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the project, with the commitment to get started as soon as approved, remains on the table.

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SNJB Walkway Declared the “Best Place to Hike/Walk” – Wins the Overall 2018 Gold Award

The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge was again declared as the best place to hike and walk in the Hampton Roads region, according to Coastal Virginia magazine. An official announcement will be made in the magazine’s July-August issue.

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More to Invest on Infrastructure, Private Capital Necessary

Small business owners are encouraged by the positive direction of the U.S. economy, and they are far more optimistic about it than they were before tax reform, according to a recent UBS poll. The poll also showed an increased interest in investing in the nation’s infrastructure, with the highest priority on improved bridges, highways, water systems and schools.

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Trump Infrastructure Plan May Hit the Right Note toward Meeting Development Goals

Trump’s infrastructure plan proposes a $200 billion increase in federal funding, and some of the provisions are expected to go a long way towards financing future infrastructure projects, though through a mix of capital solutions. The plan supports privately-financed infrastructure projects as a way to increase infrastructure investment and reduce the burden on locals.

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