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Deficient roads and bridges cost Iowa drivers an extra $2 billion each year

Deficient roads and bridges cost Iowa drivers an extra...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 19, 2015

  Twenty-seven percent of Iowa’s major urban roads and highways are in poor condition, and 21 percent of the state’s bridges are ...

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from no driver’s license to running her own construction crew (VIDEO)

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 29, 2015

“What am I doing here?” That was Patricia Hook’s first question when she arrived at J. Pettiecord two years ago. The ...

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 12, 2015

Although still in its early days, a program implemented by J. Pettiecord, Des Moines, Iowa, in September is already having ...

Iowa to spend over $1 billion on interstate widening project

Iowa to spend over $1 billion on interstate widening...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 26, 2014

  The Iowa Department of Transportation is currently working to develop plans to widen over 170 miles of interstate highways. For ...

H.R. Green’s Larry Stevens elected as 2014-2015 APWA president

H.R. Green’s Larry Stevens elected as 2014-2015 APWA...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Aug 28, 2014

The nearly 29,000 American Public Works Association (APWA) members elected Larry Stevens, P.E., PWLF, as its 2014-2015 president during the ...

Iowa DOT presents 5-year plan to Transportation Commission

Iowa DOT presents 5-year plan to Transportation...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 14, 2014

The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) present the draft of its five-year plan, the FY 2015-2019 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program, ...

Iowa’s Jesup Bridge: From beginning to end

Iowa’s Jesup Bridge: From beginning to end

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Feb 14, 2014

  Buchanan County Secondary Roads plans to replace the bridge on V-65 south of Jesup, Iowa. The bridge will be replaced ...

Alternative fuel-powered Dodge Ram touted as cost-effective transportation industry option

Alternative fuel-powered Dodge Ram touted as...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Dec 06, 2013

A Dodge Ram powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) is wrapped to promote the 2014 Land Investment Expo in West ...

The Durable Performance of Perpetual Pavements

The Durable Performance of Perpetual Pavements

Posted by Contributed on Oct 04, 2013

When the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened a new stretch of U.S. Highway 151 in Linn County back in 1966, ...

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel impact of skilled labor shortage

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

Add Iowa to a growing list of states struggling to meet rebounding construction demand due to a shortage of skilled ...

Iron Planet wins first round against Ritchie Bros. in suit involving Iowa contractor

Iron Planet wins first round against Ritchie Bros. in...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 08, 2013

IronPlanet announced Friday that an Iowa District Court jury ruled in favor of their suit against Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers that ...

Jesse Steger (right) with his son Paul.

Fourth-generation grading firm evolves with industry...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 01, 2013

  The story of Steger Construction, Dyersville, Iowa, is one of generations. The family business, one of our 2013 Contractor of the ...

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