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Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Brian Ethridge - Aug 28, 2014

Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Drivers headed west on Highway 19 near Northfield, Minnesota, found an unpleasant surprise on their vehicles. Commuters saw signs warning of road construction, but didn't think anything of it until they exited their vehicles after reaching their destination. That's when ...

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Minnesota faces $12 billion highway funding shortfall

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 13, 2013

Minnesota faces $12 billion highway funding shortfall

In the next 20 years, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) could face a $12 billion dollar shortfall. The Star Tribune reports that MnDOT rebuilt Interstate 35 between Twin Ports and the Twin Cities in the past couple of years, but ...

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Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Contributed - Nov 15, 2013

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Increasingly, specifiers around the world are recognizing the benefits of diamond grinding and other diamond saw cut textures for their pavement and bridge deck surfaces. While most properly designed and constructed Portland cement concrete pavements (PCCP) can last for 30 ...

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Top 10 finalists selected for America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 04, 2013

Top 10 finalists selected for America’s Transportation Awards

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have selected 10 state transportation department projects as finalists in the 2013 America's Transportation Awards competition. The top 10 projects are: 1.  Dumbarton Toll Bridge ...

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MnDOT launches route-planning app, webpage for truck drivers

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 09, 2013

MnDOT launches route-planning app, webpage for truck drivers

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has launched a real-time service webpage for truck drivers. The new page, part of the agency’s 511 services, allows truckers to plan the best route from origin to destination. When drivers download MnDOT’s 511 mobile application, ...

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VIDEO: MDOT launches Toward Zero Deaths campaign with fatality messages

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 26, 2013

VIDEO: MDOT launches Toward Zero Deaths campaign with fatality messages

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on Wednesday launched a statewide safety campaign that features traffic signs displaying the number of traffic fatalities on Michigan roadways. The campaign, “Toward Zero Deaths,” is an MDOT effort “to influence driver behavior and improve ...

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Six projects receive mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 18, 2013

Six projects receive mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards

Six transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recognizes transportation projects ...

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MnDOT implements statistic-based signs to encourage safe driving

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 16, 2013

MnDOT implements statistic-based signs to encourage safe driving

The Minnesota Departments of Transportation (MnDOT) and Public Safety (DPS) yesterday launched 150 digital message signs in an effort to reinforce safe driving habits. The statistic-based signs, located above freeways throughout the state, feature messages that encourage seat belt use, driving ...

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Fast Forward

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Fast Forward

AASHTO’s TSP•2 Program Speeds Acceptance of Technologies, Materials A technology transfer program administered by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is helping state departments of transportation expedite review of potentially promising new pavement and bridge technologies prior ...

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