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Posted by Contributed on Jan 02, 2015

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Posted by Contributed on Apr 25, 2014

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Posted by Contributed on Apr 18, 2014

Roundabout design was once a task that drove engineers around the bend. Accounting for so many variables in the early ...

Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness

Essential Communication for Winter Emergency...

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Posted by Contributed on Apr 11, 2014

Should snow bosses interpret a 70-percent chance for snow after midnight to mean that crews should be on the road ...

Kosciusko County Turns to Liquid Calcium Chloride to Improve Road Base Stabilization

Kosciusko County Turns to Liquid Calcium Chloride to...

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Posted by Contributed on Mar 21, 2014

  Situation The Kosciusko (Indiana) County Highway Department undertakes improvement projects on 50 to 100 miles of roadway annually and, like many ...

Cal Poly Pomona engineering students get real-world road building experience from Caltrans

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Posted by Contributed on Mar 14, 2014

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Vegetation Management Budget

5 Ways to Maximize Your Vegetation Management Budget

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Posted by Contributed on Jan 31, 2014

Tighter vegetation management budgets call for hard-working strategies. It’s a common conundrum — as challenges controlling invasive weeds and brush increase, ...

Disposal of Concrete Grinding Residue

Disposal of Concrete Grinding Residue

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Posted by Contributed on Jan 03, 2014

An area of focus within the construction industry throughout the past few years has been the question of how to ...

Kandiyohi County uses aggregate base stabilizer on damaged county road

Kandiyohi County uses aggregate base stabilizer on...

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Posted by Contributed on Dec 20, 2013

Located in central Minnesota, Kandiyohi County proudly maintains a 649-mile highway system, which includes 452 miles of bituminous roads and ...

Dowel Bar Retrofit: Where Are We Now?

Dowel Bar Retrofit: Where Are We Now?

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Posted by Contributed on Dec 13, 2013

Great ideas don’t always have to born in the moment or generated by a mainframe super computer. Sometimes it is ...

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