Kerry ClinesBetter RoadsYellowstone National Park considers replacing deteriorated bridgeThe concrete deck, sidewalks, and parapets of the bridge over the Yellowstone River at the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park have deteriorated so badly that the National Park Service (NPS) wants to replace it, the Montana Standard reports. The bridge, which was built in the early 1960s, is the only […]November 14, 2019Better RoadsChao announces recipients of $900 million in 2019 BUILD Transportation grantsThe U.S. Secretary of Transportation has awarded millions to the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation program. Details here.November 13, 2019Better RoadsCrews to work night and day and through Thanksgiving to speed Chesapeake Bay Bridge rehabThe Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) announced plans to take a series of steps to shorten the duration of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge rehabilitation project and mitigate the traffic impact. “My most important responsibility is the safety of Maryland citizens,” said Gov. Larry Hogan during a meeting of the Board of Public Works, according to an […]November 12, 2019Better RoadsCalPortland receives WACA Excellence in Concrete Construction Award for its work on Seattle’s SR 99 tunnelCalPortland received the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association (WACA) 2019 Awards for Excellence in Concrete Construction “Grand Award” for its work on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program SR-99 Tunnel. The nearly 2-mile-long tunnel has two stacked 32-foot-wide roadways — two southbound lanes over two northbound lanes — and features state-of-the-art fire detection, suppression, and […]November 8, 2019Better RoadsLarge sinkhole opens up in downtown PittsburghEngineers are scrambling to figure out why a 100-foot-long, 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened up on 10th Street in downtown Pittsburgh on October 29, according to TribLive. City officials say it could take a while to determine the cause and noted the city’s advanced age. “We’re building on top of 250 years of development, and there are […]November 7, 2019Better RoadsN.C. bridge being dismantled using saw cutting techniqueAfter the new $252 million, 2.8-mile Basnight Bridge over the Oregon Inlet in North Carolina opened in February 2019, the dismantling of the old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge began in April. Since then, crews have removed sections from the north end and the middle of the bridge. Pablo Hernandez, resident engineer for the North Carolina […]November 6, 2019Better RoadsIll. governor proposes 5-year highway improvement planIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has the FY 2020-2025 Proposed Highway Improvement Program report, which will put more than $3.7 billion into highway construction in 2020 and more than $23 billion by 2025 to fix and expand 4,200 miles of roadways and 9 million square feet of bridge decks, WIFR reports. The spending plan is being […]November 5, 2019Better RoadsMo. bridge closed after deterioration found during inspectionThe Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) closed an 80-year-old bridge that spans the Little Sac River on Greene County Route BB after a significant amount of deterioration was found during a bridge inspection, the Springfield News-Leader reports. The bridge, which is located between Greene County Route Z and Missouri Route 13 northeast of Willard, was […]November 1, 2019Better RoadsACI announces winners of 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction AwardsThe American Concrete Institute (ACI) has announced the winners of its 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards. The winners in the Infrastructure category were: 1st Place: I-91 Brattleboro Bridge — Concrete Bridges to Nature: Brattleboro, Vt. 2nd Place: Goethals Bridge Replacement Project: Elizabeth, N.J. The awards were created to honor the visions of the most […]October 31, 2019SafetyNational Ready Mixed Concrete Association launches ThinkFirst safety programThe National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) launched a new safety program called ThinkFirst, dedicated to reinforcing a culture of safety in the ready-mixed concrete industry. NRMCA’s Safety, Operations, and Environmental staff noted that the Top 10 most frequently-cited safety violations in the construction, general industry, and ready-mixed concrete industry have barely changed in the […]October 30, 2019Previous PagePage 2 of 91Next PageTop StoriesTechnologyWho, What, When, Where and How Long? Equipment Trackers Have The Answers.These systems make use of tracker systems – basically little black boxes – to keep track of and manage not only all the OEM brands in your mobile fleet but everything else on your equipment list.EquipmentMill, Mix and More with 12 Attachments for Concrete, Asphalt JobsEquipmentSkid Steers Settle In As Go-To Compact EquipmentBusinessAG: Contractor Charged in Largest Prevailing-Wage Theft in U.S. HistoryAerial LiftsYour Choice: Electric or Diesel With JLG's 8 New Rough-Terrain Scissors?