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Hacked construction signs are no laughing matter

Brian Ethridge - Oct 07, 2014

Hacked construction signs are no laughing matter

Some may see it as a practical joke, while others know it's no laughing matter. Some jokester thought it would be funny to break into the back of an electric construction sign on an Alaskan roadway. The person changed the message ...

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Why Alaska DOT isn't sweating U.S. DOT's upcoming reimbursement plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 07, 2014

Why Alaska DOT isn't sweating U.S. DOT's upcoming reimbursement plan

Many state transportation agencies are likely getting nervous about a new reimbursement plan from the U.S. Department of Transportation, set to begin in less than a month. But the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) isn’t worried, Juneau ...

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Bridge building on Alaska’s North Slope

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 12, 2014

Bridge building on Alaska’s North Slope

Four bridges integral to the Alpine Satellite Development Program faced environmental challenges. The four bridges being constructed by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (CPAI) as part of the Alpine Satellite Development Program’s Colville Delta-5 (CD-5) Construction project on Alaska’s North Slope have not ...

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11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 28, 2013

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving. But that isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel. Each day, about 660,000 drivers in the U.S. use a phone or ...

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Guest Blog: The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Contributed - Oct 23, 2013

Guest Blog: The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Whether you happen to be a thrill-seeking car enthusiast or a cautious traveler prone to carsickness, knowing what to expect on your upcoming commute is essential. Driving in foreign countries -- where highway laws, motorist behavior and vehicle types can be remarkably ...

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Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Sep 02, 2013

Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Don’t run red lights or stop signs. Stay on your side if there are double lines. These are all laws we know and hopefully abide by – but what about these crazy rules? Many states have outlawed texting while driving. But ...

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VIDEO: Craziest Roads in the World

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 21, 2013

VIDEO: Craziest Roads in the World

I’m sure you’ve worked on your share of difficult projects, but I doubt any of them can compare to the roads in this video. With two in the United States, the video shows roads that should be reserved for daredevils and ...

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Is Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere” going somewhere?

John Latta - Jul 10, 2013

Is Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere” going somewhere?

Maybe someone is getting ready to take the "dead end" sign off America’s most infamous non-bridge. According to the Associated Press, Alaska has “proposed six ‘build’ alternatives to improve access between the Southeast Alaska community of Ketchikan and Gravina Island, where ...

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