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Salt prices to hurt road budgets

Brian Ethridge - Sep 24, 2014

Salt prices to hurt road budgets

With winter right around the corner, cold-weather states are starting to stockpile on rock salt to fight icy conditions. Unfortunately, several states will have to squeeze budgets due to skyrocketing prices. In Michigan, Ann Arbor area municipalities, school systems and road commissions ...

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Ohio expands bridge partnership program

Brian Ethridge - Aug 22, 2014

Ohio expands bridge partnership program

Ohio's Local Bridge Partnership Program is adding 10 bridges to its plan that provides $120 million to local governments to make transportation safer. The program is already  fixing or replacing 220 bridges in local communities throughout Ohio. “This first-of-its-kind program is getting better because ...

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Road trip Days 4-5: Pools, movies and downpours

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 15, 2014

Road trip Days 4-5: Pools, movies and downpours

We had a day of just sitting still so it was time to go on the move again! The kids and I packed up early in the morning, left my parents’ house and headed toward Central Ohio to visit family ...

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VIDEO: With streaking flash of explosives, mile-long bridge collapses in 3 seconds

Wayne Grayson - Jul 15, 2014

VIDEO: With streaking flash of explosives, mile-long bridge collapses in 3 seconds

When the Innerbelt Bridge opened to traffic in Cleveland in 1959, it was the widest bridge in Ohio and carried Innerstate 90. Today it’s gone. Though demolition work began on the bridge back in January, according to WKYC TV, crews working ...

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Road trip day 3: Fun with backyard BBQs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 08, 2014

Road trip day 3: Fun with backyard BBQs

Day Three of my journey was pretty low-key – at least in my eyes. (Others would say it’s complete chaos, but that’s my norm!) Related: Road trip day one: From congestion to digestion I managed to sneak out early in the morning ...

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Ohio DOT moves forward on $331 million Opportunity Corridor

Amanda Bayhi - May 31, 2014

Ohio DOT moves forward on $331 million Opportunity Corridor

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is one step closer to beginning work on the Cleveland Opportunity Corridor project, which will connect Interstate 490 to University Circle. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently approved the environmental impact statement for the $331.3 ...

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Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pushed for transportation infrastructure investment during their respective trips to New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge and Ohio’s Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority this week. While at the site of the $3.9 billion Tappan ...

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How one city used technology and training to cut its salt budget

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 06, 2014

How one city used technology and training to cut its salt budget

West Des Moines, Iowa, has implemented new technology and boosted its training efforts throughout the past few years to radically reduce the amount of deicer materials required to achieve desired and expected levels of service through use of advanced spreader ...

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It’s a Snow Celebration at the Horseshoe Casino

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 05, 2014

It’s a Snow Celebration at the Horseshoe Casino

Although I’m betting most of us are happy to see the crazy winter weather have gone away (it snowed into mid-April in the Chicago area!), when you get winter maintenance folks and snowfighters together, you have to have a celebration ...

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Geosynthetics speed construction

Better Roads Staff - May 01, 2014

Geosynthetics speed construction

Geosynthetics Speed Construction While Enhancing Pavement Performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows highways, roads and bridges to be built faster, cheaper and longer lasting. Some geosynthetics enhance pavement longevity by separating good materials from bad. Some promote water flow ...

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VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest 'Reality Check' update

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2014

VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest 'Reality Check' update

In it’s latest “Reality Check” video, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) looks at why Ohio roads are in better condition than those in Michigan. The agency began the “Reality Check” video series in March, when it launched the first two ...

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Ohio DOT to begin largest construction season ever with 936 projects totaling $2.5 billion

Wayne Grayson - Apr 22, 2014

Ohio DOT to begin largest construction season ever with 936 projects totaling $2.5 billion

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that the 2014 construction season will be its largest ever. ODOT says the season is made up of 936 projects statewide totaling $2.5 billion. Most of the funding will come from the Ohio ...

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