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Construction error and weather causes new pavement to crumble within hours

Brian Ethridge - Sep 19, 2014

Construction error and weather causes new pavement to crumble within hours

Emergency highway repairs were needed on Interstate 65, near Corridor X, in Alabama following a construction error. Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials say the wrong pavement mix, and weather, caused fresh asphalt to start crumbling and breaking apart just ...

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Construction worker killed in Alabama work zone crash

Amanda Bayhi - May 02, 2014

Construction worker killed in Alabama work zone crash

A construction worker died early Friday morning after a vehicle struck him in a highway work zone in Hoover, Alabama, AL.com reports. Related: AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors’ work zones in 2013 The incident occurred on Interstate 459, the ...

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Two dead in Alabama bridge construction accident

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 08, 2014

Two dead in Alabama bridge construction accident

Two construction workers were killed Wednesday in a bridge construction accident in Montgomery, Alabama, according to a report from WSFA 12 News. The bridge construction site, located on Highway 80 East, is part of the Montgomery Outer Loop project, a portion ...

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Read All About It! Venice Roads Flooded!

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

Read All About It! Venice Roads Flooded!

Quick, what was the voter turnout for the Presidential election last year? The turnout for your latest Mayoral race or an election for another influential local official? The exact number is not important. The fact that it was very low is ...

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Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers to throw a party for yet, but once again, the number of structurally deficient (SD) or functionally obsolete (FO) bridges ...

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Barry Fagan named Int’l Erosion Control Association 2012 ‘Presenter of the Year’

Staff Report - May 18, 2012

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is recognizing Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, CPESC, with the 2012 Presenter of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. This award recognizes an outstanding presenter who demonstrates excellence in presentation skills, educational ...

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Asphalt Today

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2010

Asphalt Today

Thin Asphalt Overlays Answer the Call New research, as well as past performance, proves their value Research from two separate field sites is proving the effectiveness of thin asphalt overlays under heavy traffic loadings. Meanwhile, thin asphalt overlays continue to succeed as a ...

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Kirk Landers: Necessity is also the mother of economy

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2010

Kirk Landers: Necessity is also the mother of economy

We all talk about economizing, about eliminating waste, and about getting more value for every dollar spent. We all talk about these things when we talk about government spending, and often when we discuss corporate spending, such as the so-called ...

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