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Oregon’s experiment with gas-tax alternative enters new phase
Oregon continues to lead the nation in rolling out an alternative to the gas tax, with a new experiment planned for its OReGO pay-per-mile system.
January 27, 2021
Unusual concrete pour? Try out Curb Roller's custom drum
Curb Roller's custom drum shapes pair with the Hydra-Screed 3000 and allow faster production times and better quality finishes.
January 25, 2021
Video: Emergency ‘Bailey Bridge’ rolled out for large sinkhole in Ore.
Watch crews deploy this emergency bridge type, in use since World War II.
January 22, 2021
Downtown Columbus I-70/71 reconstruction progresses
The first half of Ohio's new Broad Street bridge is slated for completion summer 2021.
January 21, 2021
Time-Lapse Video: Watch Crews Repair This Burned Kentucky Bridge
The Brent Spence Bridge opened a day ahead of schedule following repairs of damages caused by a fiery tractor trailer crash in November 2020.
January 20, 2021
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New Jersey’s First Orthotropic Bridge Shipped in Five Pieces Through the Panama Canal
A new vertical-lift bridge across the Hackensack River represents the first use of a lightweight steel “orthotropic” bridge deck for the state of New Jersey.
January 15, 2021
Final phase of Nevada’s largest interchange underway in Las Vegas
The final phase of Nevada's Centennial Bowl project is underway. This last phase involves completing three remaining ramps in northwest Las Vegas. Watch here.
January 14, 2021
3 Million Job Losses Predicted Without Increased Infrastructure Funding
A recent ASCE report predicts 3 million jobs and $10.3 trillion will be lost by 2039 if the U.S. continues to fall behind in infrastructure funding.
January 13, 2021
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns Over Capitol Invasion
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has resigned her position in response to the invasion of the Capitol on Wednesday by supporters of President Donald Trump. Chao, the first of Trump’s Cabinet to resign over the January 6 riot, said her departure is effective January 11 and directed staff to help Pete Buttigieg prepare for the […]
January 8, 2021
This new bridge is being built with a record-breaking concrete girder
The longest prestressed concrete girder made in North America will be placed on an interstate bridge, according to the Washington State DOT. Details here.
January 7, 2021
$10B Covid aid headed to states to keep roadwork on track
A recently signed Covid-relief package will help states recoup lost revenue for road projects. See how much funding your state will get here on Equipment World.
January 6, 2021
World of Asphalt paving education sessions to be held virtually in March
The show is teaming up with the National Asphalt Pavement Association to present the first People, Plants and Paving Digital Conference.
January 1, 2021
Top Roadbuilding Equipment of 2020
This year's top roadbuilding equipment, chosen by Equipment World editors, features pavers, compactors, new monitoring tech, and much more. Details here.
December 31, 2020
Contractor speeds pavement preservation with custom road maintenance vehicle
Neal Manufacturing customizes High-Volume Road Maintenance Vehicle for Material Resources to apply Onyx surface treatment to preserve asphalt roads.
December 30, 2020
24 contractors earn ACPA awards for outstanding concrete pavement
The American Concrete Paving Association presented its 31st annual Excellence in Concrete Pavements Awards for pavements constructed in the U.S. and Canada.
December 25, 2020
Husqvarna expands into surface prep by acquiring Blastrac
Husqvarna is acquiring Blastrac, a manufacturer of products for shot blasting, scarifying, grinding, polishing and dust collection for surface preparation and polishing of concrete, steel and asphalt. The Holland-based Blastrac, which has North American headquarters in Oklahoma City, will join Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division. Husqvarna President and CEO Henric Andersson says the acquisition is part […]
December 23, 2020
Does your town need infrastructure help? Case CE has a grant for that
Case Construction Equipment's Dire States Grant provides $25,000 worth of free use of construction equipment for building or repairing critical infrastructure.
December 18, 2020
Plans for Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Vegas Loop advance
Las Vegas has moved a step closer to the Vegas Loop, a project by Elon Musk’s Boring Co. to build an underground transportation system using Tesla vehicles.
December 17, 2020
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Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
How to Determine the Resale Value of Your Used Machine
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The Latest Report Card For U.S. Roads Is In... And It's Not Pretty
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.