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Nebraska expects big increase in highway projects next year

Brian Ethridge - Dec 04, 2014

Nebraska expects big increase in highway projects next year

If you live Nebraska, prepare for an increase in highway construction next year. During 2014, a total of 107 highway improvement projects took place. That number is expected to increase by 40 percent during 2015, with at least 150 planned ...

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Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013

Brian Ethridge - Nov 21, 2014

Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013

If you believe everything is bigger in Texas, than it should come as no surprise that the state also needs the most road construction equipment. At 68 buyers during the third quarter of 2014, Texas construction companies financed the most ...

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How to stay safe in extremely cold winter weather

Brian Ethridge - Nov 05, 2014

How to stay safe in extremely cold winter weather

Thankfully the hot weather that goes along with summer is finally over! Unfortunately, that means winter weather is rapidly approaching, and cold stress should be taken every bit as seriously as heat exhaustion. The bad news: highway and bridge construction workers don't typically ...

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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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