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Old mines could cause roads to collapse

Sep 02, 2014

Old mines could cause roads to collapse

Andy Moreland, a geotechnical engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation, was driving on Rt. 33 toward Nelsonville when he noticed a strange dip in the road. When he got back to work, he did some research and discovered old mines ...

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GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

Sep 02, 2014

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

  Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict lawmakers will come up with an idea to fund U.S. transportation projects beyond the gas tax. “Coming up between now and ...

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Homeless forced to relocate due to bridge construction

Sep 01, 2014

Homeless forced to relocate due to bridge construction

Several homeless men who live beneath the 9th Street overpass in Jeffersonville, Indiana, have been forced to move. That's because Walsh Construction has begun demolition as part of a new phase of Ohio River Bridges Project. This is not the first time ...

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Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

Aug 29, 2014

Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters are pleading with state officials to focus on the safety of state's transportation system. The organization, which represents over 6,000 professional firefighters across the state, has released an open letter to the state. "There are ...

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Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Aug 28, 2014

Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Drivers headed west on Highway 19 near Northfield, Minnesota, found an unpleasant surprise on their vehicles. Commuters saw signs warning of road construction, but didn't think anything of it until they exited their vehicles after reaching their destination. That's when ...

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Highway and Bridge contract awards down 14 percent

Aug 28, 2014

Highway and Bridge contract awards down 14 percent

  The value of highway and bridge contract awards was down 14 percent in the first seven months of 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013. According to American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), state and local governments awarded ...

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Watch construction of Gerald Desmond Bridge 24/7

Aug 28, 2014

Watch construction of Gerald Desmond Bridge 24/7

Love watching bridge construction? You're in luck! The Port of Long Beach is offering you real-time footage of the construction related to replacing the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Three webcams have been installed on the World Trade Center rooftop facing west toward the ...

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Think you're a good driver? Try staying in these crooked lanes [VIDEO]

Aug 27, 2014

Think you're a good driver? Try staying in these crooked lanes [VIDEO]

Virginia Department of Transportation crews had a mess to clean up when temporary striping tape installed on Interstate 66 peeled off and created crooked, narrow lanes. The crooked lanes caused mass confusion among drivers which resulted in lengthy traffic delays. Two ...

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Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Aug 27, 2014

Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Long story short: Pennsylvania's roads and bridges need a lot of work. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state has the worst transportation infrastructure in America. ASCE gave the state a D-minues grade, the worst of any other ...

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SCDOT signs biggest road project contract in over a decade

Aug 26, 2014

SCDOT signs biggest road project contract in over a decade

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has signed its biggest contract for a state road project in more than a decade. SCDOT will use its $231 million contract to improve the interchange of Interstates 85 and 385 in Greenville to ...

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Voting now open for 11th annual Faces of Transportation contest

Aug 26, 2014

Voting now open for 11th annual Faces of Transportation contest

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has opened online voting for the eleventh annual Faces of Transportation photography contest. Voters are invited to choose their favorite photograph from among 78 images being judged in three categories: "Quality of ...

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Turn Around! FDOT seeking ways to alert wrong-way drivers

Aug 25, 2014

Turn Around! FDOT seeking ways to alert wrong-way drivers

Since 2012 there have been four deaths resulting from drivers going the wrong way in Interstate 275 in Tampa. Since that's four too many, the Florida Department of Transportation has began to look for new way to alert wrong-way drivers. Kris ...

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