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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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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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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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A new white paper: Jobs in the Asphalt Pavement Industry

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2010

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has released a new white paper, Jobs in the Asphalt Pavement Industry: A Profile of the Men and Women Who Build Our Nation's Infrastructure. The document highlights the varied jobs that are a part of ...

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New Jersey DOT suspending road construction for holiday weekend safety, congestion reduction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 01, 2010

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced today that it is suspending road construction projects statewide during the holiday weekend to promote safety and reduce congestion. Construction that affects travel lanes on state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. ...

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Texas Transportation Institute awarded $500K to study off-road construction equipment NOx

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 23, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Texas Transportation Institute's (TTI's) Center for Air Quality Studies a $500,000 grant two-year project will monitor nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of road construction equipment before and after the installation of an emission reduction ...

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