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A road without fibers is a road soon to be in need of repair

A road without fibers is a road soon to be in need of...

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Aug 29, 2014

New research is reaffirming the benefits of steel or synthetic engineered fibers in asphalt pavements and concrete, where they enhance ...

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 28, 2014

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly ...

Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 28, 2014

Drivers headed west on Highway 19 near Northfield, Minnesota, found an unpleasant surprise on their vehicles. Commuters saw signs warning ...

Kansas to receive $1.2 billion for improvements

Kansas to receive $1.2 billion for improvements

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 25, 2014

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced a projected $1.2 billion improvement program for highways, bridge replacement and local projects ...

How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 22, 2014

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there ...

Construction worker rolled over by equipment and killed while laying asphalt in Arkansas

Construction worker rolled over by equipment and killed...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 19, 2014

A worker in Batesville, Arkansas was killed earlier this month when he was rolled over by a piece of equipment. John ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

Mud in Your Mouth: How Rex’s Outrageous developed Road Crew Crunch, a line of construction-themed snacks

Mud in Your Mouth: How Rex’s Outrageous developed...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 04, 2014

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing House’s $10.8 billion highway funding patch

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing...

Posted by James Jaillet on Aug 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until ...

New law aimed to protect road workers

New law aimed to protect road workers

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jul 31, 2014

Minnesota has passed a new law aimed at protecting road workers. The law will enforce slower speeds in work zones, ...

Sales tax holiday brings freedom from construction

Sales tax holiday brings freedom from construction

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jul 31, 2014

Good news, Georgia shoppers! You will be getting a break from road construction this weekend! The Georgia Department of Transportation has ...

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