construction http://kcur.org en Emergency Repairs To Slow I-435 Southbound Traffic http://kcur.org/post/emergency-repairs-slow-i-435-southbound-traffic <p>Expect long delays Monday and Tuesday on southbound Interstate 435 at 87th Street.</p><p>The Kansas Department of Transportation has reduced traffic flow to one lane while work crews complete an emergency pavement repair on southbound I-435. Additional lanes were already closed at 87th&nbsp;Street to accommodate bridge work.</p><p>"As part of the lane restrictions, traffic was shifted partly onto the right southbound shoulder and the shoulder pavement has not held up to the increased traffic," KDOT spokeswoman Kimberly Qualls said in a written statement.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:01:18 +0000 Elle Moxley 56680 at http://kcur.org Construction Projects Growing In KC http://kcur.org/post/construction-projects-growing-kc <p>Kansas City seems to be building its way to an economic recovery. Take, for instance, Cerner's&nbsp;proposed redevelopment of the property that formerly housed Bannister Mall -- with office buildings that could potentially house 15,000 new jobs.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 41555 at http://kcur.org Construction Projects Growing In KC Preventing A DIY Dust-Up http://kcur.org/post/preventing-diy-dust-0 <p>Everyone knows you should <strong>wear a hard hat during construction</strong>, but <strong>are your lungs in just as much danger as your head</strong>? Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34021 at http://kcur.org Preventing A DIY Dust-Up New Houses Shrinking By Request http://kcur.org/post/new-houses-shrinking-request <p>As the economy drags, <strong>the size of homes is diminishing</strong>… and it’s <strong>by consumer demand</strong>. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Suzanne Hogan 33718 at http://kcur.org New Houses Shrinking By Request Apprenticeships Provide Options For Workers http://kcur.org/post/apprenticeships-provide-options-workers <p>Many skilled trades offer apprenticeship programs. It’s paid, on-the-job training in occupations like plumbing and carpentry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 130,000 people entered registered apprenticeships in 2011.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:25:51 +0000 Laura Spencer 23934 at http://kcur.org Apprenticeships Provide Options For Workers Top Of The Morning News: Monday, June 11, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-june-11-2012 <p>Political candidates rush to get their names on the primary ballot in Kansas, and construction starts on Interstate 70 this week.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:17:14 +0000 Maria Carter 19166 at http://kcur.org Two KC Businesses Build Largest Solar Canopy In Area http://kcur.org/post/two-kc-businesses-build-largest-solar-canopy-area <p>Necessity may be the mother of invention, but collaboration might be the father of innovation. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:04:08 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 16190 at http://kcur.org Two KC Businesses Build Largest Solar Canopy In Area Capital Projects Management Department Passes On New Vote http://kcur.org/post/capital-projects-management-department-passes-new-vote <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2bff887221-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2bff887221-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2bff887221-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-901869.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City, Missouri will create a city department in charge of overseeing city construction projects after all. The ordinance to create a city Capital Improvements Management Department failed last week on a tie vote with 12 council members present but was revisited and passed 7-6.</p> Fri, 14 May 2010 06:30:55 +0000 Steve Bell 6618 at http://kcur.org