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We’re moving towards more tolling

John Latta - Aug 04, 2010

Itr's possible that the (voting) public is begining to see what happens when there is too little money for highways and bridges. But the process moves like molasses in winter. Last week the Wall Street Journal picked up the movement in ...

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UDOT awards Granite Construction JV team $106 million project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 02, 2010

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has awarded the Granite Construction -- Copper Hills Constructors (CHC) joint venture team a $106 million construction management/general contractor (CM/GC) contract to build the new Mountain View Corridor freeway, transit and trail system in and around ...

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CalCIMA calls for conference papers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2010

Paper proposals related to the aggregate, industrial materials, ready mixed concrete, cement and asphalt industries for the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA)2010 Education Conference are are being accepted. Proposals are being accepted in all segments of the industry; aggregate ...

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NAPA changes 2011 Annual Meeting dates to Feb. 6-9

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 03, 2010

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has changed its 2011 Annual Meeting dates to better accommodate the program schedule. The revised information is listed below: WHAT: NAPA’s 2011 Annual Meeting WHEN: Feb. 6–9, 2011 WHERE: Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Florida WHY: ...

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Vulcan releases 4th-quarter results

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2010

Vulcan Materials Company announced results on Feb. 8 for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2009. For the full press release, including tables and a breakdown of earnings, click here: Vulcan_4Q2009PressRelease. The following are the fourth quarter summary and ...

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CNN report: Firms that broke the law still get stimulus money

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 04, 2010

The federal stimulus program is funding roadway construction in many Massachusetts towns. But more than one-half of the companies that have received taxpayer dollars to perform the work have a history of breaking the law. According to an investigation by Boston University's ...

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Mississippi DOT awards Granite Construction $22.4 million bridge demolition project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 13, 2010

WATSONVILLE, Calif.--Granite Construction Company has been awarded a $22.4 million contract by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the demolition of the U.S. 82 Greenville Bridge located approximately 100 miles northwest of Jackson, Mississippi. The scope of the project includes ...

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 interactive Websites help attendees pre-plan show visit

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 05, 2010

Industry professionals can go online to access all the information they need to register for and participate in the upcoming AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo and World of Asphalt Show and Conference. The show Websites feature an interactive "My Show ...

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Asphalt Institute names Bill Thorpe as board of directors chairman

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 22, 2009

The Asphalt Institute named William L. (Bill) Thorpe, Jr. of ALON USA/Paramount Petroleum Corporation as 2010 Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Institute's annual meeting in Bonita Springs, Florida. Bill Kirk of Associated Asphalt was named vice chairman of ...

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance refutes claims that asphalt prices now match concrete costs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2009

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) is refuting claims by the concrete industry that the cost of asphalt pavements has risen to match the cost of concrete. “Asphalt pavement is the buy of the year," said asphalt producer/contractor Larry Lemon, speaking on ...

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Featured Articles: The Power of Milling

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2009

Featured Articles: The Power of Milling

 With a struggling economy gripping virtually every country in the world, there is a greater need than ever for a good pavement management program. Milling is a vital option. Transportation agencies have a variety of tools available for routine and ...

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Featured Articles: Keys to Managing RAP Variability

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2009

Featured Articles: Keys to Managing RAP Variability

Specifying agencies sometimes say that they limit the amount of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in asphalt mixes because these stockpiles are highly variable. Therefore, the agencies reason that allowing higher percentages of RAP could have a negative impact on the ...

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