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Sales tax holiday brings freedom from construction

Jul 31, 2014

Sales tax holiday brings freedom from construction

Good news, Georgia shoppers! You will be getting a break from road construction this weekend! The Georgia Department of Transportation has decided to suspend all roadwork within 5 miles of shopping malls or major shopping districts on all interstates and major state ...

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New law aimed to protect road workers

Jul 31, 2014

New law aimed to protect road workers

Minnesota has passed a new law aimed at protecting road workers. The law will enforce slower speeds in work zones, and set a definitive fine for those who don't obey. The typical "fines will be doubled" signs will be replaced by ...

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Martin Marietta reports huge 2nd quarter profits

Jul 31, 2014

Martin Marietta reports huge 2nd quarter profits

Martin Marietta Materials has reported strong second quarter earnings of $1.34 per share compared to 89 cents per share in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue for the company totaled $669.2 million, up from $561.3 million during the same period last ...

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Senate passes highway bill, vote sent back to house

Jul 30, 2014

Senate passes highway bill, vote sent back to house

The Senate has voted to pass a bill that would keep money flowing into the Highway Trust Fund for at least a few more months. The bill was in response to one that the House passed earlier in July. There were ...

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Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign

Jul 29, 2014

Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign

Nobody's perfect! Not even the folks who handle signage for the Department of Transportation. The North Carolina DOT was so excited to open up its new flyover bridge from Johnston Road to Interstate 485, that it might have forgotten to ...

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Prices of construction materials on the rise

Jul 29, 2014

Prices of construction materials on the rise

Overall prices of construction materials are on the rise according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Labor. Prices increased by 0.1 percent in June and are up 1.9 percent from one year ago. “Prices for inputs to construction ...

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The state with the best roads in the country is...

Jul 28, 2014

The state with the best roads in the country is...

According to a report from the Washington Post, the state with the best roads in the country is ...Florida! The report says only four percent of Florida's 121,000+ miles road are in need of work. That's way below the nation's average of ...

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DOT looks to improve crude oil transportation

Jul 28, 2014

DOT looks to improve crude oil transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation would like to start phasing out old tank cars used transport crude oil by rail, among other measures to improve the safety of crude oil transportation by rail. The DOT proposed a two-year phase-out plan ...

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Road worker killed while picking up construction cones

Jul 25, 2014

Road worker killed while picking up construction cones

Dylan Joseph Snyder was killed in Kansas after being hit by a trash truck.  Snyder, 22, was picking up road construction cones and signs when the truck rear ended one vehicle and sideswiped two others stopped for the construction. After hitting ...

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VIDEO: VP Biden explains the importance of transportation infrastructure

Jul 25, 2014

VIDEO: VP Biden explains the importance of transportation infrastructure

Vice President Joe Biden wants to change the way the United States invests in transportation infrastructure. Biden calls it the "Grow America Act." Watch Biden explain his plan and the importance of transportation infrastructure by clicking play on the video below! What do ...

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Can you believe how much bad roads cost Texas drivers?

Jul 24, 2014

Can you believe how much bad roads cost Texas drivers?

Bad road conditions are costing the average Texas driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area more than $1700 a year. The report, released by TRIP (a national transportation organization), claims deficient roads, heavy traffic and high operating costs are taking its ...

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VIDEO: Watch time-lapse of I-84 bridge replacement

Jul 24, 2014

VIDEO: Watch time-lapse of I-84 bridge replacement

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy's office released the below video which features a bridge replacement project on Interstate 84 in Southington. The project costed $6 million using a process known as accelerated bridge construction (ABC). During the process the new bridge ...

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