State/Local Government

Illinois Tollway awards $53.8 million in Move Illinois construction projects

Illinois Tollway awards $53.8 million in Move Illinois construction projects

The Illinois Tollway (IT) board of directors has approved $53.8 million in road and bridge construction, roadway lighting work, and drainage structure cleaning as part ...

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Equipment

Komatsu intros WA470-8 wheel loader with improved fuel economy, cab (PHOTOS)

Komatsu intros WA470-8 wheel loader with improved fuel economy, cab (PHOTOS)

Komatsu has launched an updated model of its WA470 wheel loader boasting increased fuel economy and an improved cab. Upgrades on the new WA470-8 are headlined ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Ram Truck designers discuss how they came up with the new Rebel and Laramie Limited grilles

VIDEO: Ram Truck designers discuss how they came up with the new Rebel and Laramie Limited grilles

With the unveiling of the 2015 Rebel and Laramie Limited pickups earlier this year, Ram introduced its most distinctive grilled designs yet, representing the first major ...

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Equipment

John Deere’s new GoPush app offers quick reference for 1050K dozer operation, maintenance

John Deere’s new GoPush app offers quick reference for 1050K dozer operation, maintenance

John Deere has released a helpful app for owners and operators of its 1050K dozer, especially those who dislike having to keep a paper reference ...

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Workforce

Alabama’s new building permit fee will fund statewide construction education and training

Alabama’s new building permit fee will fund statewide construction education and training

Though the construction industry's rebound is in full effect with spending at a nearly 7-year high and jobs at a six-year high, contractors across the ...

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Better Roads News

More than half of Americans say Congress should increase spending on roads and bridges

More than half of Americans say Congress should increase spending on roads and bridges

A new poll found that that 53 percent of Americans want the federal government to spend more on the nation's highways. The poll, conducted by the ...

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State/Local Government

California Transportation Commission allocates $561 million for 125 transportation projects

California Transportation Commission allocates $561 million for 125 transportation projects

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $561 million for state and local transportation projects across the state, representing 125 total projects. “At Caltrans (California Department ...

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State/Local Government

Maine governor signs law authorizing $85 million transportation bond package

Interstate 295 in Portland.

Maine Governor Paul LePage has approved a bill that authorizes a bond package worth $85 million in 2015 and $90 million in 2016 to be ...

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Safety

Trench collapse kills worker near Minneapolis

Trench collapse kills worker near Minneapolis

Another trench accident claimed the life of a construction worker, this one occurring near Minneapolis. According to a report from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, 51-year-old ...

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Better Roads News

Worker seriously injured in hit and run in California work zone

Worker seriously injured in hit and run in California work zone

A man doing road work in a California construction zone was seriously injured after he was struck by a vehicle during a hit and run. According to ...

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Equipment

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

It’s more ripple than tsunami, but there’s been an increase in sales of excavators toward the upper end of the midsize category. Why? No one’s ...

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Business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

While most people deal with work as one of life’s harsh necessities, Jason Ciavarro not only puts in the hours, he relishes them. "Work is where I find my ...

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Equipment

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants (ELCs) started gaining traction in the heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment industry about a decade ago. These coolants are so good they ...

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Better Roads News

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

A failed pavement isn’t a welcome sight, particularly during our current uncertain transportation funding. So it’s increasingly important that road builders use methods that can ...

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