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Brian Ethridge is the Online Managing Editor for Better Roads and Aggregates Manager. In addition to managing the websites, he's in charge of the daily newsletter and social media accounts for both publications. You can contact him with suggestions, tips and/or opinions at: BrianEthridge@randallreilly.com


Driver Beware: America's 5 most haunted roads

Oct 30, 2014

Driver Beware: America's 5 most haunted roads

Halloween: The time of year when ghosts, goblins and all things haunted try to scare the living daylights out of us! Whether you believe in that stuff or not, millions of people do. In celebration of all those trick or ...

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VP Biden urges for increase in infrastructure spending

Oct 30, 2014

VP Biden urges for increase in infrastructure spending

Vice President Biden wants to see an increase in infrastructure spending, saying it would spur growth and create jobs. "Build, build, build, build. ... We built the transcontinental railroad," Biden said at an event hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure. "The first federal road was ...

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Cement shortage taking its toll on Minnesota projects

Oct 29, 2014

Cement shortage taking its toll on Minnesota projects

Construction projects in Minnesota are struggling to get done in a timely manner due to a cement shortage. CBS Minnesota reports the shortage is due to flooding from the spring, and some problems at cement plants down south. "We have a problem ...

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MoDOT chooses GroupCast to stay connected

Oct 29, 2014

MoDOT chooses GroupCast to stay connected

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has chosen to use GroupCast as its mass notification service. The GroupCast system will facilitate communication between 3,500 of MoDOT's field and administrative personnel. “We’re thrilled to help the Missouri Department of Transportation stay connected to ...

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SCDOT now offering online traffic streaming

Oct 29, 2014

SCDOT now offering online traffic streaming

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) now offers online streaming video of traffic as part of its 511 Traveler Information System. The streaming video from SCDOT's traffic cameras replaces still images that were updated online every few seconds. "Streaming video was ...

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Success story: Kari Karst’s BX Civil & Construction

Oct 28, 2014

Success story: Kari Karst’s BX Civil & Construction

  A successful woman-owned highway construction company, while not unheard of, isn’t something you read about every day.  In fact, only eight percent of construction businesses in the United States are currently owned by women. Kari Karst, owner and president of BX ...

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Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association receives ACI award

Oct 27, 2014

Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association receives ACI award

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has presented its Distinguished Achievement Award to the Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association (MRMCA). MRMCA is a proactive trade association that represents every ready mixed concrete producer in Maryland in the areas of promotion, government ...

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N.J. transportation commissioner calls for tax hike

Oct 27, 2014

N.J. transportation commissioner calls for tax hike

New Jersey transportation commissioner Jamie Fox is calling for a tax hike to help fix the state's roads and bridges. The state's transportation trust fund is projected to run out of money for new projects next year. The trust fund is ...

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S.C. highway construction worker killed in hit and run

Oct 27, 2014

S.C. highway construction worker killed in hit and run

A highway construction worker in Beaufort County, South Carolina has been killed in a hit and run. Barry Asbury, 53, was working with a paving crew when he was struck by a car. Nicole McGuire, the 28-year-old driver, was driving a 2-door 2000 ...

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Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

Oct 27, 2014

Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

So far most drivers in Madison, Wisconsin, have been happy with the Department of Transportation's new beltline signs. The DOT says the signs estimate travel times using detectors that track bluetooth signals coming from cars and/or cell phones. That information is ...

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More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

Oct 24, 2014

More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

The list of state department of transportations to have removed the controversial guardrail end-terminal model (ET-Plus) from its approved highway-products list continues to grow. Ten states (and counting)  have now removed the model, including Vermont, Hawaii, Colorado, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New ...

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Terex Finlay launches 3 new machines, previews 5 others

Oct 24, 2014

Terex Finlay launches 3 new machines, previews 5 others

  Terex Finlay has announced the launch of three new products to dealers and end users. These products include the J-1175 dual power jaw crusher, C-1540 dual power cone crusher and the 693+ inclined screen incorporating innovative Spaleck screen box. The dual ...

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