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Kosciusko County Turns to Liquid Calcium Chloride to Improve Road Base Stabilization

Contributed - Mar 21, 2014

Kosciusko County Turns to Liquid Calcium Chloride to Improve Road Base Stabilization

  Situation The Kosciusko (Indiana) County Highway Department undertakes improvement projects on 50 to 100 miles of roadway annually and, like many counties across the U.S., faces constant pressure to contain costs in the face of decreasing budgets. Although resources are limited, ...

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Winter storms back up Indiana roadways; Crews help southern states without power

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 13, 2014

Winter storms back up Indiana roadways; Crews help southern states without power

During the rough winter weather storms caused by the polar vortex the week after the New Year holiday, snow and ice caused cars to slide off the road, semis to get stuck and some interstates to shut down for hours. According ...

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Extreme winter weather causes massive semi, vehicle pileup (PHOTOS)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 24, 2014

Extreme winter weather causes massive semi, vehicle pileup (PHOTOS)

Another round of extreme winter weather, including subzero temps and whiteout conditions, has hit some areas of the United States, which is being dubbed by some as “Polar Vortex Part 2.” In Northwestern Lake County, Indiana, more than two feet of ...

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Geofoam saves time, money during three projects

Contributed - Dec 06, 2013

Geofoam saves time, money during three projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has promoted the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam as a lightweight embankment soil alternative for a number of years. In a 2006 report, the agency's Technical Service Team described the material as a “field-tested, budget-friendly ...

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PHOTOS: Indiana DOT Opens New Tension Fabric Building for Salt Storage

Contributed - Nov 08, 2013

PHOTOS: Indiana DOT Opens New Tension Fabric Building for Salt Storage

When the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) opened a new facility for winter de-icing operations and salt storage in Wabash, Indiana, earlier this year, it was the fourth such facility the state had commissioned and built since 2010. And as ...

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11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 28, 2013

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving. But that isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel. Each day, about 660,000 drivers in the U.S. use a phone or ...

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Outfitted with Cummins 5.0L V-8, Nissan Titan to be first light-duty diesel with V-8

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 23, 2013

Outfitted with Cummins 5.0L V-8, Nissan Titan to be first light-duty diesel with V-8

Nissan and Cummins announced Tuesday that the two have formed a partnership that will soon result in a turbocharged diesel option for the next-generation Titan, making the pickup the first light-duty diesel with a V-8 engine, according to our sister ...

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(VIDEO) INDOT shows trucks striking Virginia Avenue Bridge, plans to lower roadway

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 06, 2013

(VIDEO) INDOT shows trucks striking Virginia Avenue Bridge, plans to lower roadway

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has released a video showing multiple trucks striking a Virginia Avenue Bridge underpass, according to a report from NBC News. Transportation officials installed a camera at the underpass because large trucks have repeatedly hit the ...

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INDOT, state agencies team up for veteran-focused job fair

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 23, 2013

INDOT, state agencies team up for veteran-focused job fair

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is joining several other state agencies today to sponsor a job fair for military veterans, National Guard or Reserve members and their families. The job fair takes place today, July 23, from 3 p.m. until ...

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States combat low gas tax revenues with hybrid-, electric-vehicle fees

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2013

States combat low gas tax revenues with hybrid-, electric-vehicle fees

In an attempt to battle lost taxes due to increased hybrid and electric car use, six states are working to create laws to tax fuel-efficient vehicles, Automotive News and Bloomberg reported. Electric and hybrid car sales have continuously risen in the ...

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A Private Bridge Funding Success Story

John Latta - Apr 29, 2013

A Private Bridge Funding Success Story

Apparently it can be done. It is possible for states to find and work with private partners for transportation infrastructure projects. Just look at this case from Indiana. Governing magazine noted that Indiana stated trying to find private partners for part of ...

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Indiana focuses on work zone safety

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 12, 2013

Indiana focuses on work zone safety

The State of Indiana is participating in two statewide initiatives this month to develop work zone safety. The Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) is promoting worker safety with its statewide safety initiative with a goal of reducing workplace transportation-related deaths, while ...

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