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LIUNA members in Maine are building an 88-mile steel transmission pipe connecting two taps from each side of the Kennebec River off the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline. Ultimately, 1,600 miles of polyethylene pipeline distribution will complete the system designed to serve 50,000 people. The project will give consumers more clean and efficient fuel options for their homes.
LIUNA Local 120 members were key partners in setting three new World Records in tunnel construction on the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector project: most feet mined in one day – 409.89 feet, most feet mined in one week – 1,690.04 feet, and most feet mined in one month – 5,755.15 Feet. The $180 million dollar Deep Rock Tunnel Connector project is the first of five tunnels under Indianapolis being constructed to alleviate combined sewer overflows.
A modern engineering marvel, the Hoover Dam Bypass is a new American landmark that rivals the world-famous dam itself. Soaring 900 feet above the Colorado River and built to withstand a 1,000 year earthquake, the four-lane, 19,000 foot long bridge is the longest single-span concrete arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere. LIUNA Local 872 members performed over 500,000 man hours, of work in concrete drilling and blast work, rock scaling, securing loose rocks and removing dangerous boulders.
LIUNA members were among the first responders in the wake of the World Trades Center tragedy and served in the immediate disaster response and cleanup and LIUNA members were also key in rebuilding by helping in the construction of Freedom Tower.
LIUNA members recently completed construction of the new Central Light Rail Transit project which connects St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis. It includes 9.8 miles of new underground track and 18 stations in addition to five shared with the METRO Blue Line in downtown Minneapolis. The $1 billion project was funded by federal, state, as well as local sources. Ridership is projected at more than 40,000 weekday boardings.
LIUNA members are building many solar power plants in California, including the Mojave Solar Plant a 250 MW concentrating solar power that will cost an estimated $1.6 billion and generate power for 88,000 households.The project received $1.2 billion in funding from the federal government and is predicted to create over 900 construction and permanent operation jobs as well as thousands of indirect jobs.
Members of LIUNA Mid-Atlantic Region worked on the Springfield Interchange Improvement Project in Virginia from the start in 1999 to completion in 2007. With seven phases of construction this road project in the highly congested Washington, DC metro area has increased safety and eased congestion for the 430,000 commuters passing through each day.
LIUNA members in Normal, Illinois helped build the Transportation Hub project, a $47 million project built over two years to connect travelers with Amtrak as well as city and interstate buses and taxis. The project brought together different transportation organizations and local officials and greatly improved the Illinois transportation system.
LIUNA members in Miami recently completed a project that will connect SR A1A/MacArthur Causeway to Dodge Island providing access between the seaport and highways I-395 and I-95 and creating an additional entry to the Port of Miami. This complex project was completed on schedule and on-budget and is expected to reduce traffic congestion while increasing cargo flow into the Port of Miami.
In Boston, LIUNA Local 7 members assisted in a $63 million project to rebuild and improve public housing buildings by implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy measures that will save the Housing Authority over $56 million annually. The project created more than 600 local jobs.
LIUNA members in New Jersey are working on a $1.3 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge from 151 to 215 feet to allow larger container ships to reach the state's marine terminals. The project will also widen lanes, shoulders, and median dividers as well as adding a bike and walkway. Projected to be completed in 2017, the project is expected to provide over 2,500 construction jobs and create a safer and more traffic-efficient bridge
In 2000, LIUNA reopened the historical Hamilton Station in Ontario, Canada as a hall for weddings and many other events. After LIUNA members completed the project, the $3 million renovations brought a historically valued building back to life for the community and is an extremely popular venue for special events.