construction http://wwno.org en South Claiborne lanes to close for two years http://wwno.org/post/south-claiborne-lanes-close-two-years <p>The westbound lanes on South Claiborne Ave. between Cambronne St. in Orleans Parish and Dakin St. in Jefferson Parish will close for two years, the City of New Orleans said today in a press release.</p><p>The closure, set to begin Sept. 17, is due to work being conducted on the drainage system beneath the street and neutral ground. Motorists will be detoured onto the eastbound lanes of South Claiborne.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:54:18 +0000 Jason Saul 19987 at http://wwno.org H&E Equipment plans debt sell http://wwno.org/post/he-equipment-plans-debt-sell <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">BATON ROUGE&nbsp;&mdash; H&amp;E Equipment Services Inc., a Baton Rouge-based construction machinery provider, plans to sell $480 million in debt to investors.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The company says H&amp;E will use the proceeds to retire existing debt and pay a special, one-time cash dividend of $246 million, or roughly $7 per share.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:17:06 +0000 The Associated Press 17318 at http://wwno.org Court reverses iron worker's $300K sexual harassment award http://wwno.org/post/court-reverses-iron-workers-300k-sexual-harassment-award <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A federal appeals court has thrown out a $300,000 court award for an iron worker in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Boh Brothers Construction Company.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:42:10 +0000 The Associated Press 16807 at http://wwno.org Boomtown Casino to add 150-room hotel http://wwno.org/post/boomtown-casino-add-150-room-hotel <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment says it will build a 150-room hotel at the site of the company&#39;s Boomtown Casino in Jefferson Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Construction of the $20 million development in the New Orleans suburb of Harvey is expected to begin in September and should be completed in late 2013.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:48:49 +0000 Sheila V Kumar | The Associated Press 16459 at http://wwno.org Nicholls culinary school to get new HQ http://wwno.org/post/nicholls-culinary-school-get-new-hq <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Nicholls State University says the Louisiana Bond Commission has authorized $8.1 million to build a new, bigger headquarters for the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A news release says the final design will be completed by Oct. 1, and the building should be finished by mid-2014.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:46:38 +0000 The Associated Press 16458 at http://wwno.org Ruston High gets new field house http://wwno.org/post/ruston-high-gets-new-field-house <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Ruston High School football players will have a new facility to work in this fall.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Daily Leader reports (<a href="http://bit.ly/NkP1ew" style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0); outline: none; ">http://bit.ly/NkP1ew</a>) equipment was being moved into more than 100 lockers at the new 19,000 square-foot field house this past week.</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:03:47 +0000 The Associated Press 15798 at http://wwno.org Jeff company wins drainage contract http://wwno.org/post/jeff-company-wins-drainage-contract <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $18.6 million contract for drainage construction in the Industrial Canal area on Jefferson Parish&#39;s west bank.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:00:34 +0000 The Associated Press 15764 at http://wwno.org Some lanes on Huey P. Long Bridge closed http://wwno.org/post/some-lanes-huey-p-long-bridge-closed <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">West bank bound lanes on the Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson Parish are closed until 5 a.m. on Monday while workers place girders for wider lanes.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State officials are urging motorists to use the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans or the Interstate 310 Bridge in Lulling as alternate crossings of the Mississippi River.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 15:52:53 +0000 The Associated Press 15761 at http://wwno.org Nicholls stadium may not be ready opening day http://wwno.org/post/nicholls-stadium-may-not-be-ready-opening-day <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Construction delays on Nicholls State University&#39;s football stadium might mean problems for the school&#39;s first home game.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:12:59 +0000 The Associated Press 15437 at http://wwno.org Baton Rouge Firm Gets State Hospital Contract http://wwno.org/post/baton-rouge-firm-gets-state-hospital-contract <p>Swedish developer Skanska and joint venture partner MAPP Construction, a Baton Rouge-based construction firm, have secured the second piece of the state contract for the new University Medical Center in New Orleans. Skanska said the second portion of the contract is for $130 million and Skanska&#39;s share is $118 million.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:38:18 +0000 The Associated Press 13472 at http://wwno.org