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Chicago DOT works around the clock to repair potholes

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 13, 2014

Chicago DOT works around the clock to repair potholes

Chicago drivers may soon experience a more pleasant commute, thanks to a new approach the city is taking toward potholes. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that the Chicago Department of Transportation will work on filling potholes seven days a week, including ...

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Safer Road Construction Sites: Yes, we can.

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2013

Safer Road Construction Sites: Yes, we can.

By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com   A whole lot of highway contractors who work on our roads want to see tougher laws, fines and legal penalties for moving violations in work zones and more frequent safety training for workers on these jobs. This information ...

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Greenest Street: Chicago, Illinois

John Latta - Apr 09, 2013

Greenest Street: Chicago, Illinois

It’s “the greenest street in America.” That’s what the Chicago DOT says of Cermak Road. So it must be true. There’s been a lot written about it, but basically, to use Gizmag’s take on it, “A streetscape that includes natural landscaping, bicycle ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2012

  Old Dog, New Tricks   Even with a strong foundation and a long history, you need to be willing and able to adapt to stay competitive today.   By John Latta   It’s not 2007 anymore. Changes in the economy, the way work is decided on, planned ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Apr 06, 2012

Highway Contractor

How Chicago DOT Deals with the New Budget Realities The Mission: Manage more than 6,000 miles of roads and alleys with less money and be greener about it. The solution: Innovate and change. The Great Recession has wreaked havoc in road management programs ...

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