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PHOTOS: Big Bertha’s 2,000-ton front end lifted to the surface. How the world’s largest tunneler was raised

PHOTOS: Big Bertha’s 2,000-ton front end lifted...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2015

After a year of slumber and almost a month after chewing her way into a 12-story repair pit, Big Bertha, the ...

High speed or just inching along, Komatsu’s new GD655-6 motor grader offers wealth of new features

High speed or just inching along, Komatsu’s new...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2015

Komatsu's new GD655-6 motor grader, like a premium pickup truck, comes with just about every bell and whistle you could ...

Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 26, 2015

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports that four states have canceled or delayed transportation improvement projects due to ...

Caterpillar launches RM500B rotary mixer with Tier 4 Final engine, several enhancements

Caterpillar launches RM500B rotary mixer with Tier 4...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2015

Designed for both full-depth road reclamation projects and soil stabilization jobs, Caterpillar has launched an update to its RM500 rotary ...

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 18, 2015

Holcim’s board of directors has determined that its merger with Lafarge will be delayed due to a disagreement of terms ...

Caterpillar brings its quick-heating screed system to two new pavers: the AP655F, AP600F

Caterpillar brings its quick-heating screed system to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2015

  At the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore today, Caterpillar introduced two new pavers equipped with its quick-heating screed system ...

Mississippi DOT announces Pittman as new roadway design engineer

Mississippi DOT announces Pittman as new roadway design...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 16, 2015

Richard Pittman is the new Roadway Design division engineer for the Mississippi Department of Transporation. MDOT announced the appointment, stating the ...

Oregon offers online calculator so drivers can see what they’ll owe in upcoming pay-as-you-go road usage program

Oregon offers online calculator so drivers can see what...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 11, 2015

OReGO, Oregon’s voluntary Road Usage Charge Program, offers an online calculator to help determine what a drive would pay under ...

Report identifies areas of improvement for Utah’s roads and bridges

Report identifies areas of improvement for Utah’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 04, 2015

Despite getting a B+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the condition of its roads and bridges, Utah ...

FHWA creates education grants for SHRP2

FHWA creates education grants for SHRP2

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 04, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration has launched a grant program for the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) titled SHRP2 Education ...

There are 90 transportation funding bills awaiting action across the U.S.

There are 90 transportation funding bills awaiting...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 03, 2015

The American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association, through its Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC), reports that 26 state legislatures have ...

Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 02, 2015

Wirtgen America's new SP 25i slipform paver offers Tier 4 interim-compliant emissions, an update for the current SP 25 line. The ...

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