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Monte Vista Avenue to be closed to allow railroad maintenance

Monte Vista Avenue to be closed to allow railroad maintenance

TURLOCK — Monte Vista Avenue will be closed at Golden State Boulevard for three days, starting Aug. 8. The closure will allow Union Pacific Railroad to perform maintenance work on…

U.S. home construction jumps in April

U.S. home construction jumps in April

WASHINGTON — Home construction ramped up in April as housing starts jumped 6.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to the Commerce Department. The…

Worker shortage continues to plague construction industry

Worker shortage continues to plague construction industry

MODESTO — Construction, which boomed before the recession, has been slow at coming back, especially in the Central Valley. It’s not so much that demand for projects is low as…

Failed inspection to delay new courthouse opening

Failed inspection to delay new courthouse opening

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County courthouse’s grand opening will be delayed indefinitely. The new $273 million courthouse received poor marks from the Office of the State Fire Marshal this…

Modesto’s Pelandale southbound off-ramp to close for construction

Modesto’s Pelandale southbound off-ramp to close for construction

MODESTO — Drivers who regularly use the southbound Highway 99 off-ramp at Pelandale Avenue are going to have to find an alternate route for three weeks, beginning April 26. The…

Contractors sting nets 9 local workers

Contractors sting nets 9 local workers

SACRAMENTO  — A sting operation by the Contractors State License Board has netted nine local contractors suspected of  contracting without a license. The board used two websites, Thumbtack.com and Craigslist.org…

Homebuilders optimistic about 2016

Homebuilders optimistic about 2016

LAS VEGAS — The coming year will see an increase in housing starts, the National Association of Homebuilders is forecasting. The organization shared its predictions Tuesday at its convention. The…

Builders face construction worker shortage

Builders face construction worker shortage

STOCKTON — America’s building again. The housing market, and construction in general, are showing signs of growth as housing starts nationally increased 11.3 percent in 2015 and commercial spending grew…

Motorists advised to be aware of Highway 99 closures

Motorists advised to be aware of Highway 99 closures

MERCED — The southbound lanes of Highway 99 from Highway 140 (near 16th Street) to the Highway 59 and Martin Luther King Jr. Way will be closed on Monday, Nov.…

Stockton council passes home construction stimulus plan

Stockton council passes home construction stimulus plan

STOCKTON — The Stockton City Council passed a plan Tuesday night to reduce some of the fees developers are charged when they build new homes in the city. Under the…