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As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 07, 2014

As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

The current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, is set to expire in less than six months, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the primary source of funding for state and local surface transportation projects -- could run out of money ...

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Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 26, 2013

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking for effective solutions within their budgets. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President and Secretary of the Kentucky ...

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Five projects receive southern regional America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 28, 2013

Five projects receive southern regional America’s Transportation Awards

Five transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual southern 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 in ...

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Look Out Below!

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 15, 2013

Look Out Below!

There’s nothing like sitting in front of the TV and hearing a bridge you just drove under was shut down soon after. After a bystander heard suspicious noises and drivers noticed falling debris, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) crews came ...

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Domino 1.

John Latta - Jan 15, 2013

Domino 1.

There is a sense of inevitability about this. It's not a real surprise, and the next falling domino probably won't be either.Tennessee will stop work on its portion of I-69 because the state can't afford the cost. Writing a guest column ...

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Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 04, 2011

Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Editor's Note: This coverage is a continuation from the June 2011 cover story in Better Roads on the latest in winter maintenance technology. Developed 20 years ago in Germany, the blade was just introduced to the U.S. market two years ...

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Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 18, 2011

Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Editor's Note: This coverage is a continuation from the June 2011 cover story in Better Roads on the latest in winter maintenance technology. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Developed 20 years ago in Germany, the blade was just introduced to the U.S. ...

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Emergency Clean-up of U.S. 64 Rockslide begins; highway closed for at least 8 weeks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 16, 2009

Work is now underway to remove a major rockslide along U.S. Highway 64 in Polk County, Tenn., the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced. The agency has awarded a $2.1 million emergency repair contract to Sevierville, Tenn.-based based Charles Blalock ...

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