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Big Bertha is set to start drilling again in November after extensive repairs, testing

Big Bertha is set to start drilling again in November...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 21, 2015

The world's largest tunnel-boring machine is now scheduled to get back to work on November 23, nearly two years after it overheated ...

FHWA creates new National Tunnel Inspection program

FHWA creates new National Tunnel Inspection program

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 21, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has created a new tunnel inspection program modeled after the decades old ...

SHRP2 Education Connection presents 10 universities with cooperative agreements worth $100,000

SHRP2 Education Connection presents 10 universities...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 21, 2015

Ten universities are receiving roughly $100,000 worth of cooperative agreements from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Education Connection ...

Transportation innovators: Nominees sought for White House, USDOT Champions of Change

Transportation innovators: Nominees sought for White...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 21, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House Office of Public Engagement are looking for nominees for a Champions ...

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National Work Zone Memorial travels through...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 20, 2015

The National Work Zone Memorial, the traveling tribute to those who lost their lives in work zones, made three stops ...

Construction of the flyover ramp at the northern part of the 95 Express Lanes.  Drivers use this ramp to exit the Express Lanes onto the right side of the general purpose lanes on I-95.

ARTBA recognizes Virginia I-95 project, 2 public...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 20, 2015

The financing of a high occupancy toll lane project along a stretch of Interstate 95 in northern Virginia received the ...

House passes $8 billion HTF extension to fund road projects through December

House passes $8 billion HTF extension to fund road...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 17, 2015

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor to extend transportation funding into December Wednesday afternoon, just two weeks before ...

Inslee at the Puyallup River Bridge Project in May 2015

Washington governor signs bipartisan package of bills...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 17, 2015

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a transportation investment package of bills that will fund transportation projects over a 16-year ...

Minneapolis residents aren’t happy about all of the road work

Minneapolis residents aren’t happy about all of...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 17, 2015

When departments of transportation get complaints, it's usually about some road or another needing work done. But the Minnesota Department ...

PaveXpress 2.0 pavement design tool adds asphalt overlay module

PaveXpress 2.0 pavement design tool adds asphalt...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 17, 2015

PaveXpress, a free, online pavement design tool created with support from the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the State Asphalt ...

Light-emitting concrete, RCC for highway use and more research that may fuel tomorrow’s road projects

Light-emitting concrete, RCC for highway use and more...

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Jul 16, 2015

Research influences how state and local transportation officials approach future road projects. A primary venue for transportation officials to get ...

NAPA panel: Asphalt durability relies on mix design, density, and paving basics

NAPA panel: Asphalt durability relies on mix design,...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 16, 2015

Members of the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Pavement Performance task group told attendees of the association’s midyear conference that ...

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