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Are flying robots the future of road construction?

Brian Ethridge - Sep 30, 2014

Are flying robots the future of road construction?

Centuries ago some people thought the world would be taken over by robots and flying cars by now. They may not have been 100 percent correct, but they weren't completely wrong either. When it comes to highway and bridge construction, ...

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Foxx announces 72 TIGER 2014 recipients

Brian Ethridge - Sep 18, 2014

Foxx announces 72 TIGER 2014 recipients

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2014 program. The DOT received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. ...

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New use of carbon fiber grid in precast concrete piles

Brian Ethridge - Sep 17, 2014

New use of carbon fiber grid in precast concrete piles

U.S. Patent 8,677,720, “Precast concrete pile with carbon fiber reinforced grid,” is a new technology promising to dramatically extend the service life of precast concrete bridge piles by dramatically improving their corrosion resistance through the use of carbon fiber reinforced polymer ...

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DOT loans $950 million to Florida highway project

Brian Ethridge - Sep 12, 2014

DOT loans $950 million to Florida highway project

The federal government has decided to loan $950 million to Florida for use on a project to expand the state's heavily-used Interstate 4 highway way in the Orlando area. Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) is backing the loan ...

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Old mines could cause roads to collapse

Brian Ethridge - 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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DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Staff Report - Sep 02, 2014

DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General. The agency also hasn’t ...

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DOT owes Palm Beach over $300K

Brian Ethridge - Aug 20, 2014

DOT owes Palm Beach over $300K

In 2010 the Florida Department of Transportation paid Palm Beach $1.046 million when it took all but 1,598 square feet of a 14,744-square-foot parcel at the southeast corner of the Flagler Memorial Bridge to make room for a replacement bridge. The ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Aug 15, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. Unfortunately, for or as long as it took, nobody ended up happy with the outcome. Congress had months to ...

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DOT evaluating sinkhole in Georgia

Brian Ethridge - Aug 15, 2014

DOT evaluating sinkhole in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation is evaluating a sinkhole that suddenly opened in a parking lot on John Morrow Parkway at Pearl Nix Parkway in Gainesville. The sinkhole is approximately 12 feet wide and about 20 feet deep. Georgia DOT is closely evaluating ...

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3 strategies for balancing safety and roadside weed control

Contributed - Aug 14, 2014

3 strategies for balancing safety and roadside weed control

Balancing public and crew safety while maintaining effective roadside weed control is an ongoing challenge for DOT managers. Rights of way can be dangerous places when weeds obstruct sightlines, compromise road surfaces and provide fuel for wildfires. To learn more about ...

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Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Tom Jackson - Aug 13, 2014

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond financing would create short term gains and long term disaster for the road building industry. This weekend I read an article on ...

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Louisiana awarded $250k grant for bridge work

Brian Ethridge - Aug 13, 2014

Louisiana awarded $250k grant for bridge work

Senator David Vitter announced $250,000 will be awarded to the Louisiana Department of Transportation for bridge work in Vermilion Parish. The grant will be used to improve the Maree Michael and Creek Bridges on LA 91. "It’s important to improve our nation’s ...

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