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Flagman caught drinking, buying booze on the job at Michigan road construction site

Flagman caught drinking, buying booze on the job at...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 15, 2014

Road construction zones are already unsafe enough without bringing alcohol into the mix. Yet that's exactly what the flagman of ...

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur innovation in highway funding

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 14, 2014

In November, Texans will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1, which, in a nutshell, proposes to take ...

Construction worker killed after being hit by dump truck on Georgia interstate

Construction worker killed after being hit by dump...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 30, 2014

A construction worker was killed over the weekend in Rockdale, Georgia after being hit by a dump truck. Tristram Harvey, 51, ...

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 19, 2014

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, ...

Truck driver hops out of his truck at road work zone, sucker punches construction worker

Truck driver hops out of his truck at road work zone,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2014

As if workers in road work zones didn't have enough to worry about between speeding cars and inattentive drivers, the ...

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower gas tax, surrender federal highway authority to states

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 18, 2014

Construction groups and transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program ...

New “bridge in a backpack” construction method saves Vermont town time and money

New “bridge in a backpack” construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 16, 2014

Those who have driven in the Fairfield, Vermont, area recently may have wondered what construction crews were doing placing hollow ...

Why repair cracks when you can avoid them altogether?

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Sep 10, 2014

Fibers in concrete bridges controls cracks High-performance, fiber-reinforced concrete controls cracks and provides satisfactory bond strengths in bridge deck construction, say ...

A crack-resistant road? You better believe it!

A crack-resistant road? You better believe it!

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Sep 04, 2014

Stress-absorbing membrane interlayer in Rural Nevada In Washoe County, Nev. County Highway 447 was improved by cold in-place recycling, placement of ...

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 ...

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