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A road without fibers is a road soon to be in need of repair

Tom Kuennen - Aug 29, 2014

A road without fibers is a road soon to be in need of repair

New research is reaffirming the benefits of steel or synthetic engineered fibers in asphalt pavements and concrete, where they enhance performance, replace fine matter, and in the case of concrete, control shrinkage cracking and keep deicing salts away from reinforcing ...

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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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Kansas to receive $1.2 billion for improvements

Brian Ethridge - Aug 25, 2014

Kansas to receive $1.2 billion for improvements

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced a projected $1.2 billion improvement program for highways, bridge replacement and local projects throughout the state. The funds will create several short- and long-term highway and bridge construction jobs, with work expected to ...

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How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Brian Ethridge - Aug 22, 2014

How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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New law aimed to protect road workers

Brian Ethridge - Jul 31, 2014

New law aimed to protect road workers

Minnesota has passed a new law aimed at protecting road workers. The law will enforce slower speeds in work zones, and set a definitive fine for those who don't obey. The typical "fines will be doubled" signs will be replaced by ...

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Sales tax holiday brings freedom from construction

Brian Ethridge - Jul 31, 2014

Sales tax holiday brings freedom from construction

Good news, Georgia shoppers! You will be getting a break from road construction this weekend! The Georgia Department of Transportation has decided to suspend all roadwork within 5 miles of shopping malls or major shopping districts on all interstates and major state ...

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3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Amy Materson - Jul 25, 2014

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road construction work zones. A number of construction site hazards can be mitigated through effective control measures, but the unpredictability of other ...

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‘Home of the Detour’

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 14, 2013

‘Home of the Detour’

We are inching closer to the weekend, so here's some road construction humor. As I traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, last week to meet with some manufacturers, one thing was clear: Road-construction season was in full gear. From widening roads to repairing ...

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PHOTOS: Japan's road construction signs are cute cartoon animals

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 11, 2013

PHOTOS: Japan's road construction signs are cute cartoon animals

Here in the U.S., we’ve been seeing innovations that save time and money, increase driver safety, raise awareness about construction crews and make other improvements to highway construction. But in Japan, a different and adorable kind of innovation is showing ...

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Pavement work on I-70 in Kansas City begins

Overdrive Staff - Mar 02, 2012

Pavement work will close lanes of I-70 in the Kansas City area beginning Friday, March 2. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, workers will remove damaged concrete and replace it with asphalt in the center lane of westbound I-70 over Manchester Trafficway ...

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Mike Anderson's American Iron

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Mike Anderson's American Iron

Extra! Extra! Read All About It By Mike Anderson The headline was smart and catchy. Although I most certainly rolled my eyes, the typical response of trade press editors when our mainstream media cousins stretch their toes onto “our” turf, my eyes ...

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2003, here we come!

John Latta - Oct 06, 2011

Here's one of  those sentences that you can't help but feel hit you in the face. "To put it in perspective, in 2012 we will nearly return to 2003 levels of construction in current dollars." Nearly? So what is being put into perspective?  ...

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