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Highway and bridge construction starts on the rise in September

Brian Ethridge - Oct 20, 2014

Highway and bridge construction starts on the rise in September

New construction starts rose 10 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought activity to its highest level so far ...

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Building a better highway construction jobsite

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2014

Building a better highway construction jobsite

The brave men and women who don their steel-toed boots and neon green safety T-shirts to build the nation’s highways and byways put their lives on the line every day to create the road systems that motorists may take for ...

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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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Highway and bridge construction on the rise in August

Brian Ethridge - Sep 23, 2014

Highway and bridge construction on the rise in August

New construction starts are back to the normal pace reported during the first seven months of the year. Construction dropped nine percent in August after recording a boost in energy-related manufacturing projects in July. However, the drop did not seem to have ...

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Driver hops out of truck and attacks construction worker

Wayne Grayson - Sep 22, 2014

Driver hops out of truck and attacks construction worker

As if workers in road work zones didn’t have enough to worry about between speeding cars and inattentive drivers, the driver of a tanker truck was recently arrested for allegedly attacking a construction worker near Fairbanks, Alaska. According to a report from ...

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Road commission worker killed by motor grader

Brian Ethridge - Sep 09, 2014

Road commission worker killed by motor grader

  A Kent County, Michigan, road commission worker has been killed after being hit by a motor grader at road construction site in Caledonia Township. The victim, Timothy Eugene Dougherty, 42, was working at the site when he was struck by the grader which ...

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Highway construction causes problems for firefighters

Brian Ethridge - Sep 09, 2014

Highway construction causes problems for firefighters

Highway construction typically poses an inconvenience for everyone who has to drive through it. It can cause traffic jams and detours which makes it difficult for anyone working on a tight schedule. For firefighters, highway construction can be much more ...

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Jackson County, Michigan to take on more than $29 million in highway projects this summer

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

Jackson County, Michigan to take on more than $29 million in highway projects this summer

Jackson County, Michigan is set to begin $29 million in highway projects in the coming months, MLive reports. Related: VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest ‘Reality Check’ update Federal, state, city and county funds are paying for the project, the ...

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Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2014

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction allowing bridges, highways to be built faster and enhance pavement performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows bridges, highways and roads to be built faster, cheaper and to last longer. Some geosynthetics enhance ...

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7 Tips for Your First Week in Highway Construction

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

7 Tips for Your First Week in Highway Construction

If you’re considering working in highway construction for the first time, you may be looking for some advice for your first few days on the job. You probably know it will be a lot of hard work and that hard hats ...

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PHOTOS: Japan's road construction signs are cute cartoon animals

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 11, 2013

PHOTOS: Japan's road construction signs are cute cartoon animals

Here in the U.S., we’ve been seeing innovations that save time and money, increase driver safety, raise awareness about construction crews and make other improvements to highway construction. But in Japan, a different and adorable kind of innovation is showing ...

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The EPA and You

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

The EPA and You

How often do we hear people in the business of highways and bridges refer not simply to environmental regulations but to environmental regulations To a degree, working with EPA is a lot like dealing with other agencies. The two keys seem ...

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