Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan Materials Co. has agreed to pay the Illinois Dept. of Transportation $40 million to settle a 2001 lawsuit contending the aggregates producer damaged a former major artery that bisects an operating company quarry in McCook, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The road has been closed for more than a decade after it shifted suddenly. Photo: Vulcan Materials Aggregate mining was the cause of the Joliet Road collapse, the state of Illinois contended. Vulcan Materials disputed the claim but has agreed to pay the state DOT $40 million. The suit contended that Vulcan, the largest construction aggregate supplier
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