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A giant pothole swallows up a school bus tire

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 23, 2014

A giant pothole swallows up a school bus tire

Our nation’s roads are becoming so bad that potholes are apparently starting to look more like sinkholes. At least that was the case with a pothole in Detroit that was big enough to swallow a bus wheel, according to an online ...

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Pothole insurance takes hold in auto industry

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2014

Pothole insurance takes hold in auto industry

How much would you pay to protect your vehicle from pothole damage? Some car owners are adding an additional cost to their regular maintenance plan by purchasing insurance that protects against potholes, USA Today reports. Related: “Pothole Robin Hood” aims to fix 100 ...

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What your agency needs to know about how this year’s cold and snow might affect spring weather

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 10, 2014

What your agency needs to know about how this year’s cold and snow might affect spring weather

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring weather. Sure, I love winter sports and playing in the snow with my kids, but this winter has been particularly rough with extreme winter weather. It has certainly done a ...

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Maryland highway crews repair potholes following rain, snow storms

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 17, 2014

Maryland highway crews repair potholes following rain, snow storms

Maryland highway crews, like those in other states, are working to repair potholes that formed after recent rain and snow storms. The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) announced that crews are repairing the potholes weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. SHA ...

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Chicago DOT works around the clock to repair potholes

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 13, 2014

Chicago DOT works around the clock to repair potholes

Chicago drivers may soon experience a more pleasant commute, thanks to a new approach the city is taking toward potholes. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that the Chicago Department of Transportation will work on filling potholes seven days a week, including ...

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Potholes cost drivers more than $700 annually in five cities with roughest roads

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 18, 2013

Potholes cost drivers more than $700 annually in five cities with roughest roads

In the five cities with the roughest roads, potholes and other poor road conditions cost drivers more than $700 each year, our sister site, Aggregates Manager, reports. The information comes from The Road Information Program’s (TRIP) annual report, “Bumpy Roads Ahead: ...

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Bergkamp introduces Spray Injection Patcher pothole patching solutions

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 06, 2013

Bergkamp introduces Spray Injection Patcher pothole patching solutions

Bergkamp has introduced its SP5, SP8 and SPT Spray Injection Patcher pothole patching solutions, which are designed to be quick, safe and economical options. The truck-mounted SP5 and SP8 Spray Injection Patchers feature a dual chamber (60/40) aggregate hopper that allows ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling shingles for asphalt

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 08, 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling shingles for asphalt

Recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) have been featured in Better Roads before. We’ve discussed how they can prevent potholes, their significance in binder aging, their growing popularity. Now, Hometown Dumpster Rental is featuring an infographic about RAS on its Trash Talk blog. According to ...

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“Why are our roads so crappy?” Oh. Right.

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

“Why are our roads so crappy?” Oh. Right.

Here in the Rust Belt, the season of snow and ice is giving way to the season of rain and potholes which is just a brief transition to the season of road repairs and endless traffic backups. My personal belief is ...

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What Pittsburgh’s potholes can tell us.

John Latta - Mar 27, 2013

What Pittsburgh’s potholes can tell us.

Are potholes prime indicators of street health in a city? Or just one of a number of indicators? And does how they are managed and repaired tell you a lot about the agency responsible? I’d say “maybe” and “yes.” A detailed study ...

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Frank Sinatra, pothole crooner

John Latta - Mar 27, 2013

Frank Sinatra, pothole crooner

Potholes. Sinatra. C'mon, you gotta watch this video. The Worcestershire (pronounce it like the sauce) County Council in England is promoting its work fixing potholes. And who better to inspire them than the Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes himself, ...

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'Clean Up NJ' initiative gets boost from DOC inmates

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2012

Efforts to reduce litter along New Jersey highways will get a boost in the coming weeks from the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner James Simpson announced on April 16. Under an agreement that ...

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