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APWA recognizes 3 agencies for snow, ice control at Snow Conference

Posted by Chris Hill on May 24, 2016

APWA recognizes 3 agencies for snow, ice control at Snow Conference

The American Public Works Association recognized three public works agencies with its Excellence in Snow and Ice Control award during the 2016 North American Snow Conference in Hartford, Connecticut. The Longmont, ...

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Got a critical infrastructure project? New Case CE grant to award $25,000 in equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 23, 2016

Got a critical infrastructure project? New Case CE grant to award $25,000 in equipment

As part of the company's infrastructure funding awareness efforts, Case Construction Equipment has launched a grant that will provide a community with free heavy equipment. Case is encouraging representatives of municipal, ...

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Rutgers: New Jersey DOT total road cost is $183,757 per mile

Posted by Chris Hill on May 23, 2016

Rutgers: New Jersey DOT total road cost is $183,757 per mile

A new study by Rutgers University’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center finds that the average costs of planning, construction, operation and maintenance of roadways maintained by the New Jersey Department ...

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TRIP report finds Maryland roads and bridges improving, but congestion lingers

Posted by Chris Hill on May 23, 2016

TRIP report finds Maryland roads and bridges improving, but congestion lingers

The latest state report from The Road Improvement Program (TRIP) shows conditions of Maryland’s state-maintained roads have improved over the past four years, mirrored by a decrease in the number ...

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Oklahoma DOT worker killed during brush removal project

Posted by Chris Hill on May 23, 2016

Oklahoma DOT worker killed during brush removal project

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Superintendent I Jarrell Gray, 47, was killed while supervising a brush removal project May 18. Gray is the 60th ODOT worker to be killed in a work ...

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Missouri, Illinois DOTs seek public input on new location for Champ Clark Bridge

Posted by Chris Hill on May 23, 2016

Champ Clark Bridge, Pike County, Missouri and Pike County, Illinois

The Illinois and Missouri Departments of Transportation are seeking public comments on the environmental assessment for a location for the new Champ Clark Bridge to span the Mississippi River in ...

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UTA engineer assessing use of lasers to measure microtexture of aggregates in asphalt and concrete mixtures

Posted by Kerry Clines on May 20, 2016

UTA engineer assessing use of lasers to measure microtexture of aggregates in asphalt and concrete mixtures

Roger Walker, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), is working with the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M to assess ...

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Minnesota governor, house republicans spar over transportation funding solutions

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2016

Minnesota governor, house republicans spar over transportation funding solutions

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and state House Republicans have both proposed transportation funding measures this week, but have failed to reach an agreement on either. Dayton has brought to the table ...

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House subcommittee advances new THUD bill with $19.2 billion in USDOT discretionary funds

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2016

House subcommittee advances new THUD bill with $19.2 billion in USDOT discretionary funds

The House Appropriations Subcommitee on Transportation, House and Urban Development (THUD) has sent the fiscal year 2017 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation (USDOT), Housing and Urban Development on ...

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S. Carolina DOT commission re-appoints commissioner following state Supreme Court ruling

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2016

S. Carolina DOT commission re-appoints commissioner following state Supreme Court ruling

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission held an emergency meeting this week to re-appoint SCDOT Secretary Christy Hall following a state Supreme Court ruling that removed the governor’s ...

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Preservation programs grow as state DOTs battle challenging bridge conditions

Posted by Chris Hill on May 19, 2016

Preservation programs grow as state DOTs battle challenging bridge conditions

The truth is, while there are still a relatively large number of structurally deficient bridges across the country, roughly 58,500, that figure has dropped in recent years. It’s still not ...

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One Oregon: Transportation report proposes recommendations to state system

Posted by Chris Hill on May 19, 2016

One Oregon: Transportation report proposes recommendations to state system

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s Transportation Vision Panel has outlined 10 areas of recommended improvements for the state’s transportation system in the “One Oregon, A vision for Oregon’s Transportation System” report ...

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Portland, Ore. voters approve 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase

Posted by Chris Hill on May 19, 2016

Portland, Ore. voters approve 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase

Voters in Portland, Oregon, narrowly approved a 4-year, 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase to be used for transportation system updates, according to a report by The Oregonian. The tax would start in ...

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ARTBA urges contacting representatives for permanent solution to Highway Trust Fund

Posted by Chris Hill on May 19, 2016

ARTBA urges contacting representatives for permanent solution to Highway Trust Fund

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is advocating for its members and other groups and individuals involved in transportation construction to voice support for a permanent solution for supporting ...

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Crews install first piling for new Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet in N. Carolina

Posted by Kerry Clines on May 18, 2016

Crews install first piling for new Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet in N. Carolina

Construction crews installed the first piling for the the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet on May 9, according to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The bridge will ...

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FHWA provides $1 million in relief funds for Georgia road repairs

Posted by Chris Hill on May 18, 2016

FHWA provides $1 million in relief funds for Georgia road repairs

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released $1 million in emergency relief funds to repair and stabilize roads in the Chattahoochee National Forest in north Georgia damaged by heavy rains ...

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Michigan DOT Youth Development and Mentoring Program seeks students

Posted by Chris Hill on May 18, 2016

Michigan DOT Youth Development and Mentoring Program seeks students

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is requesting students submit applications for its Youth Development and Mentoring Program (YDMP), which aims to provide students with “opportunities to pursue higher education, ...

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Colorado DOT holds Open Roads public viewing of equipment, road construction schedules, jobs

Posted by Chris Hill on May 18, 2016

Colorado DOT holds Open Roads public viewing of equipment, road construction schedules, jobs

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is holding its Open Roads event May 21 at multiple locations across the state to allow the public close-up views of road maintenance equipment, ...

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Top 5 U.S. transportation infrastructure project needs highlighted at beginning of 2016 Infrastructure Week

Posted by Chris Hill on May 17, 2016

Top 5 U.S. transportation infrastructure project needs highlighted at beginning of 2016 Infrastructure Week

As Infrastructure Week 2016 got underway Monday, The Hill created a list of what it considers to be five of the top needed transportation infrastructure projects in the country, admitting that such a list ...

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Iowa DOT proposes $3.5 billion, 5-year construction plan

Posted by Kerry Clines on May 17, 2016

Iowa DOT proposes $3.5 billion, 5-year construction plan

The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has proposed a $3.5 billion, five-year construction plan to maintain and upgrade the state's 8,871 miles of state and federal highways and 4,103 bridges, the Des ...

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USDOT chief Foxx visiting Smart City Challenge finalists for submission preparation

Posted by Chris Hill on May 17, 2016

USDOT chief Foxx visiting Smart City Challenge finalists for submission preparation

Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx this week is visiting the seven finalists for the Smart City Challenge, a program designed to convert one city into the first in the nation to ...

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ASCE finds infrastructure underinvestment to cost U.S. families $3,400 a year

Posted by Chris Hill on May 17, 2016

ASCE finds infrastructure underinvestment to cost U.S. families $3,400 a year

A new report by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) says weak infrastructure investment in the U.S. will cost the nation’s families $3,400 per year for the next 10 ...

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Delaware DOT begins construction on state’s first diverging diamond interchange

Posted by Chris Hill on May 16, 2016

A rendering of Delaware's first diverging diamond interchange at SR 1 and Route 72.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has begun construction on the state’s first diverging diamond interchange (DDI) located at the junction of SR 1 and Route 72. Diamond Materials of ...

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Georgia DOT awards $246.5 million in road construction projects statewide

Posted by Kerry Clines on May 16, 2016

Georgia DOT awards $246.5 million in road construction projects statewide

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) says it has awarded 27 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $246.5 million, according to a GDOT press release. The projects total $100 million more ...

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Infrastructure Week 2016 kicks off with ‘Infrastructure Matters’ theme

Posted by Chris Hill on May 16, 2016

Infrastructure Week 2016 kicks off with ‘Infrastructure Matters’ theme

The 2016 Infrastructure Week kicks off today in Washington, D.C., with an event featuring business leaders as well as current and former leaders within the U.S. Department of Transportation and ...

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ARTBA-TDF graduates 32 construction execs from leadership program

Posted by Chris Hill on May 16, 2016

ARTBA-TDF graduates 32 construction execs from leadership program

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) recently graduated 32 construction executives from its Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) held in Washington, D.C. The ILDP occurred during ...

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ARTBA-TDF awards 11 scholarships to children of highway workers killed on the job

Posted by Chris Hill on May 13, 2016

ARTBA-TDF awards 11 scholarships to children of highway workers killed on the job

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) worker memorial fund has provided scholarships for 11 children of fallen highway workers in its most recent round. The Lanford ...

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Missouri DOT adds projects to long-term plans due to improved funding outlook

Posted by Chris Hill on May 13, 2016

Missouri DOT adds projects to long-term plans due to improved funding outlook

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has added 855 projects to its 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) plan, citing increased state revenues and the assurance of long-term federal funding ...

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Two construction workers hit by car near Westinghouse Bridge in Pittsburgh

Posted by Kerry Clines on May 13, 2016

Two construction workers hit by car near Westinghouse Bridge in Pittsburgh

Two construction workers were hit by a vehicle near the Westinghouse Bridge in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning. CBS Pittsburgh reports that the accident happened on the Route 30 bridge just before ...

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Oregon DOT bathes bridges in orange light for work zone safety awareness

Posted by Chris Hill on May 13, 2016

Oregon DOT bathes bridges in orange light for work zone safety awareness

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been illuminating in orange the Morrison Bridge in Portland and Union Street Railroad Bridge in Salem as a way to raise awareness for ...

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This glow-in-the-dark concrete could build long-lasting, light-emitting highways

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 12, 2016

This glow-in-the-dark concrete could build long-lasting, light-emitting highways

In the hopes of one day lighting highways without the need of electricity, a Mexican researcher has developed a unique formula of concrete that would not only glow in the dark, ...

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85-year-old George Washington Bridge getting much-needed $2 billion renovation

Posted by Kerry Clines on May 12, 2016

85-year-old George Washington Bridge getting much-needed $2 billion renovation

The 85-year-old George Washington Bridge, spanning the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, is getting some much-needed major renovations to keep it alive into the next century. NJ.com reports that officials are ...

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Colorado House members “postpone indefinitely” $3.5 billion transportation bond bill

Posted by Chris Hill on May 12, 2016

Colorado House members “postpone indefinitely” $3.5 billion transportation bond bill

The Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee put an end to Senate Bill 16-210 that would have put to public vote the authorization to bond $3.5 billion in ...

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ARTBA recognizes Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Dave Gehr with Bartlett Award

Posted by Chris Hill on May 12, 2016

ARTBA recognizes Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Dave Gehr with Bartlett Award

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) recognized Dave Gehr, senior vice president and highway market leader at Parsons Brinckerhoff, with the George S. Bartlett Award at its recent ...

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Louisiana DOTD, Baton Rouge partner with Waze Connected Citizens Program

Posted by Chris Hill on May 12, 2016

Louisiana DOTD, Baton Rouge partner with Waze Connected Citizens Program

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (Louisiana DOTD) and Baton Rouge City-Parish have partnered with the crowdsourced navigation app Waze and will contribute to the company’s Connected Citizens Program. Louisiana ...

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U.S. Navy Seabees built a safer gravel road for a community in Djibouti

Posted by Kerry Clines on May 11, 2016

U.S. Navy Seabees built a safer gravel road for a community in Djibouti

The United States Navy is doing its part to improve road conditions abroad. According to a report by the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, U.S. Sailors from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ...

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