China will add 50% or 1,000 kilometers of urban rail networks by 2015, the statement said. The country currently has a total of 2,100 km of rail transit in 18 cities, the government previously said. Authorities will also expand and upgrade an 80,000-km natural gas pipeline and finish construction of 73,000 km of new sewage lines over the same period, the statement said. It didn’t specify how much authorities planned to spend or name the cities that would be affected. Infrastructure spending has been a cornerstone of Chinese policy to ensure that employment remains strong and the economy reaches the government growth target of 7.5% this year. Beijing has also loosened curbs on rural-urban migration in order to spur domestic consumption, speed up the country’s urbanization and ultimately boost economic growth.
“The last thing we need is people looking at orange barrels and not coming here at all.” Under DMD’s marketing program, a campaign called “It’s Happening Downtown” kicked off with the demolition of the former City Hall building to announce the construction of the Triple-A baseball stadium. Today, the chain link fencing around the Downtown construction sites are draped with banners carrying the same slogan. Aside from the $60.8 million ballpark, other major projects include the $6 million redesign and expansion of the San Jacinto Plaza, the $2.3 million reconstruction of San Antonio Avenue, and construction of the underground infrastructure for the future Mesa Rapid Transit Station along Franklin Avenue near the Main Library. Also surrounded by street closures, detours and chain link fences is the $12.4 million Mulligan (Luther) Building. The historic building is Downtown construction Has the Downtown construction affected your commute? Read story Yes, I’m affected every day. I’m only inconvenienced sometimes. No, I never go Downtown.
Construction to shut down portion of eastbound I-94 next weekend
20 until 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23. The work is scheduled for I-94 between M-14 and Scio Church Road, and between State Street and Carpenter Road, including the I-94/US-23 interchange. To complete additional repairs, there will be nighttime single-lane closures on I-94 that week beginning at 9 p.m. In addition to this, the following ramps will be closed that weekend: The eastbound I-94 entrance and exit ramps at Jackson Road, Ann-Arbor Saline Road and State Street.