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Rare design has crews working inside a tunnel to make bridge repairs in Michigan

Rare design has crews working inside a tunnel to make bridge repairs in Michigan

In a drive over U.S. 131 Bridge in Michigan, it'd be easy to miss that bridge is in the middle of an extensive rehab project. There may ...

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Cops in Georgia go undercover as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

Cops in Georgia go undercover as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

There might just be a badge behind the next visibility vest you see inside a road construction site. Police in Marietta, Georgia, have gone undercover, but they ...

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Seven state DOTs win western regional America’s Transportation Awards

The Texas Department of Transportation's North Tarrant Express project will alleviate congestion for more than 177,000 drivers daily.

Departments of transportation for seven western states won America’s Transportation Awards during the 2015 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) annual meeting/ California, ...

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Safety

Trench accident drowns worker in Massachusetts

Trench accident drowns worker in Massachusetts

A construction worker on a sewer line replacement in a Massachusetts town was killed Friday in a trench accident. According to a report from MassLive.com, an ...

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Indiana’s Road Construction Awareness Corp. holds 2nd annual motorcycle ride

Indiana’s Road Construction Awareness Corp. holds 2nd annual motorcycle ride

The Road Construction Awareness Corp.’s (RCAC) second annual Road Construction Awareness Charity Ride brought together more than 300 motorcycle and hot rod riders this past weekend ...

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State/Local Government

VIDEO: Watch action from North Carolina DOT Division 4’s win at the annual Equipment Operator’s Roadeo

2015 NCDOT Roadeo competitor

Division 4 of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) won the department’s recent Equipment Operator’s Roadeo held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in ...

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Boston names city’s first ever transportation director

Boston names city’s first ever transportation director

Boston has a director of transportation for the first time in the city's 385-year history. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday that the city's first transportation ...

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President Obama signs 3-month extension for Highway Trust Fund

President Obama signs 3-month extension for Highway Trust Fund

President Obama signed H.R. 3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, on Friday, bringing a close to the hand-wringing over the ...

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Workforce

Construction worker and boy team up to rescue man from pit bull attack in Minnesota

Construction worker and boy team up to rescue man from pit bull attack in Minnesota

A construction worker and a young boy jumped to action and played a part in saving a man’s life in Minnesota recently when the man ...

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Massachusetts Turnpike toll collector killed after being struck by a pickup

Massachusetts Turnpike toll collector killed after being struck by a pickup

A toll collector at the Massachusetts Turnpike died early Friday after he was hit by a pickup truck driving through the E-ZPass lane. Bill Pappas, 61, ...

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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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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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