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Ajax Paving Repairs Critical Florida Evacuation Route with SmoothRide Technology

Unlike Florida’s inland regions, its coastal counties are highly susceptible to storm surge from the hurricanes and tropical storms that can batter the region each late summer/early fall. To ensure the safety of residents in these areas, evacuation zones – generally major highway arteries – have been designated, allowing fast, …

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The 20-Mile Second Segment of First Coast Expressway Moves Forward

Aiming to reduce congestion on area roads as the population of Jacksonville, Florida, grows and support economic growth, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has embarked on the construction of the First Coast Expressway connecting Duval, Clay, and St. Johns counties.

“The First Coast Expressway has already helped to boost economic …

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DBIA Announces Projects in Florida and Georgia as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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Complex Construction and Community Mitigation Require Seven Phases for I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project

Faced with tight spaces and complex construction, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) divided roadway work for the Interstate 16/Interstate 75 Interchange Improvement project in Macon, Georgia, into six phases with multiple construction contracts.

But the complexities didn’t stop there. Because the highway improvements impacted the adjacent Pleasant Hill neighborhood, …

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Alabama DOT and Ikaros Widen Congested US 82/McFarland Boulevard

Aiming to decrease congestion along U.S. 82, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has embarked on a $33.9 million widening of the road in Tuscaloosa County.

“This is a capacity project,” says Terence Williamson, Project Manager for ALDOT. “This is to handle the load from growth.”

Tuscaloosa County has …

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Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Projects in Florida and Georgia Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Florida and Georgia won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Georgia DOT Nears Final Stretch of Transform 285/400 in Atlanta

Aiming to reduce congestion and improve safety at the Interstate 285/SR 400 interchange in Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has made substantial progress on its approximately $800 million Transform 285/400 improvement project in a fast-growing area of the metro.

“The majority of work on I-285 and on SR …

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RC Construction Expands Hurlburt Field in Preparation for New Military Aircraft

Dwarfed by the adjacent Eglin Air Force Base (the world’s largest airbase) and nowhere near as famous as nearby Pensacola Naval Air Station (home to the world-famed Blue Angels), Hurlburt Field in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, is nonetheless a key component in our national defense structure. Serving as the headquarters …

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UES Helps Assembly Atlanta Project Get Off of the Ground

New life is blooming in Doraville, Georgia, with construction of Assembly Atlanta nearing completion, but first Orlando-based UES (formerly Universal Engineering Sciences) is performing some essential geotechnical, testing, and inspections to ensure successful delivery of the mixed-use development.

“This type of development puts a spotlight on Atlanta and Georgia,” says …

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Florida DOT Improves Okeechobee Road in Miami-Dade County

On heavily traveled SR 25, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has embarked on one of several projects to enhance travel a major arterial roadway in Miami.

“The purpose of this project is to improve the overall traffic operation and safety along these parts of a 10-mile corridor,” says George …

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Gomaco
Your local Gomaco dealer
Ring Power Corporation
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I-24 Reconstruction Aims to Support New Development in Chattanooga

Determined to improve safety and operational efficiency, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is eliminating loop ramps on a 1.6-mile section of Interstate 24 and creating a frontage road in southern Chattanooga to reduce congestion and support new development.

“There are a number of conflict points caused by loop ramps …

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Projects in Georgia and Tennessee Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Orlando Health Responds to Increased Demand for Orthopedic Services with New Institute

Responding to an increased demand for orthopedic services, Orlando Health is nearing completion of a 375,000-square-foot orthopedic institute.

“In central Florida, we have seen a significant surge in the need for orthopedic services,” says April Ernst, Administrator for Allied Health & Support Services for the institute. “We also saw a …

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Parking Deck Renewal Project Flying High at Hartsfield-Jackson

Multiple projects are under way as part of ATLNext, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s capital improvement program, including parking deck renewals.

The development master plan is designed to boost capacity, renew and replace existing facilities, and enhance ATL’s aesthetic appeal, according to an airport spokesperson, adding, “ATLNext, through 2042, will help …

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Superior Construction and The de Moya Group Work Jointly to Restore Sanibel Causeway in Just 15 Days

As Hurricane Ian barreled into Southwest Florida, the storm surge resulted in deaths and destruction, including washing away and breaching multiple portions of the three-mile long Sanibel Causeway, the only access to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) prioritized temporary repairs to the causeway …

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SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Construction Companies Help Clean Up and Rebuild Florida Communities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Two months after Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, cleanup and rebuilding efforts are still ongoing throughout the state. The Category 4 hurricane went down as the fifth largest hurricane in U.S. history, with a death toll of more than 100 Floridians and upwards of $40 billion in …

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Baker’s Construction Services Utilizes Grade Control Technology for Intricate Atlanta Motor Speedway Track Reconstruction

For NASCAR fans, the start of the 2022 season brought more than just the excitement and anticipation of a new Cup Series, it also meant the unveiling of the new Next Gen car – NASCAR’s first major technology and design change since 2013. For Bristol, Tennessee-based Baker’s Construction Services, …

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Britt Demolition and Recycling Razes Carraway Methodist Medical Center to Make Way for New Development

What was once a bustling and thriving area of Birmingham, Alabama, eventually became an economic blight, including the former Carraway Methodist Medical Center. That’s all changing now, thanks to a developer and a demolition contractor.

Established in 1908, the hospital was formerly a Level 1 Trauma Center. Financial setbacks eventually …

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Georgia DOT Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) project won a regional award in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with …

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Final Three Phases Underway on Florida DOT’s Extensive 95 Express Program

Work on the final three sections of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 95 Express project is under way and will help keep traffic moving on this 29-mile stretch of the congested South Florida interstate highway.

The local 95 Express projects are part of a regional network of Express …

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Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Bobcat dealer
Pinnacle Central Co Inc
Mid-State Drilling LLC Provides Quality Geothermal and Quarry Drilling Services Throughout Tennessee

From dropping out of college to running one of the largest blasting companies in Tennessee, Johnny Coleman has always preferred to do things his own way.

“I was a sophomore in college majoring in business when my father called me about a job opportunity,” recalled Coleman, Owner of Mid-State Drilling …

Dewberry is Selected to Lead I-4 at US 27 Interchange Improvement Project in Polk County, Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has selected Dewberry to lead an interchange improvement project that will increase capacity, enhance traffic operations, and improve safety in Polk County, Florida. Dewberry will provide concurrent project development and environment (PD&E) study and design services for the I-4 and U.S. 27 interchange project. …

Tennessee DOT Improves SR 63 for Greater Efficiency and Connectivity

Responding to residents’ requests for improvements to a main arterial road between Campbell and Claiborne counties, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is widening and reconfiguring State Route 63.

“It’s to make this roadway as safe and efficient as possible,” says Mark Nagi, Community Relations Officer for TDOT. “We …

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Five Tips for Mini Excavator Maintenance

Maintenance might not be your favorite thing to do, but this minor inconvenience can help you avoid major headaches in the future. Good maintenance practices not only keep the machine running at peak performance, but they also minimize downtime from repairs that come from ignoring key maintenance requirements. Here are …

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Marsh Construction Services Benefits From Booming Business Expansion Near Savannah

Founded by brothers Timmy and Travis Marsh, Marsh Construction Services is successfully evolving to take advantage of a current surge in commercial construction opportunities in the Savannah, Georgia, area.

Approximately five years ago, the brothers rebranded their company as Marsh Construction Services. This rebrand followed several decades of doing …

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Vogele
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Changing the Game with the EWRS-HS Hard Surface Skid Steer Tire

WINNIPEG, MB — Evolution Wheel is a manufacturer of heavy-duty skid steer tires. The EWRS-HS series solid skid steer tire is the hard surface version of the EWRS-AT series all-terrain tire. The solid EWRS-HS skid steer tire is ideal for surfaces like concrete or asphalt.

Evolution Wheel spends a lot …

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Project Owners Drive Tech Adoption

The needs of the project owner have always defined the parameters of a construction job, but all signs are pointing to owners playing a bigger role in the use of technology on their projects in the future, especially as we begin to see federal funds put to work on transportation …

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Is Poor PR Driving Construction's Labor Shortage?

The global upheaval of the last few years has undoubtedly rocked the construction industry – and stories of labor shortages driven by COVID-19 abound. Add to that an aging workforce further stressed by current conditions, combined with a lack of skilled replacements, and the current struggle makes sense.

But beneath …

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Managing Screen Media Selection, Installation and Maintenance

It doesn’t matter how much aggregate is produced in a day if it is contaminated or not sized correctly. Though screen media is a minor cost when compared to larger equipment in a quarry or mine, it is a crucial part of any operation’s profit machine. One unexpected break and …

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How the US Will Deploy Intelligent Transit Networks That Enable Connected Vehicles

While America’s transportation infrastructure continues to be one of the country’s greatest historical accomplishments, as well as the lifeblood of the American economy, the system itself continues to have serious challenges during the last two decades.

This is mainly due to the rise in traffic congestion which has ensnarled hundreds …

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Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
Your local Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc dealer
Nichols Fleet Equipment
Poor Project Data and Miscommunication Responsible for 52 Percent of All Rework

Most people in the construction industry will say that on any given work site, there is always an amount of waste that could have been avoided. Whether it be poorly handled materials, re-work, weather damage, or working from out of date documents, there are plenty of ways that humans can …

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Alabama DOT Reconstructs SR 255 to Meet Rising Traffic Demands in Huntsville

The city of Huntsville has been growing. Under Mayor Tommy Battle, the city has pursued businesses to move into town – they have responded. When business picks up in a location, traffic does as well. This is why the city of Huntsville has been engaged in infrastructure projects, including Research …

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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

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Archer Western - de Moya Joint Venture Expands the Gateway Expressway

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) nearly $595 million Gateway Expressway project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety, in Pinellas County, with elevated toll lanes on State Road 690 and 686 and express lanes on Interstate 275.

“The Gateway area of Pinellas County is a highly developing area, …

Safer Practices for Working Around Concrete

Many of the most famous structures of ancient times were constructed from a material we often think of us as modern. The workers who built them needed a material that could be shaped into blocks and other forms more easily than carving from stone. Finally, someone concocted a mixture of …

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Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Tennessee DOT Partners with Charles Blalock and Sons to Replace US 64 Bridge

For 85 years, motorists have driven over the Ocoee River on the now aging U.S. 64 bridge, but later this year, a new $12.6 million signature bridge will replace the existing structure in Polk County, Tennessee.

The project “will improve the safety and operations of the facility, update the bridge …

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Special Measures Protect Water Sources in Alabama’s $110M US 98/SR 158 Extension Projects

As the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) constructs the $110 million State Road 158 extension to connect with the new U.S. 98 west of Mobile, Alabama, many factors make stormwater management critical, including the project’s history.

When ALDOT started work on the new alignment in 2007, stormwater runoff into wetlands …

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Automated, Connected, and Intelligent

The future is looking bright for the construction industry, with project pipelines full and the promise of infrastructure spending infusing the industry with confidence and optimism. But as we face another year of supply chain issues and crippling workforce shortages, it’s possible that our industry’s biggest challenge could be too …

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Superior Construction Partners with Florida DOT to Reconstruct the I-10/US 301 Interchange

A critical part of northeast Florida’s transportation network, the Interstate 10 and U.S. 301 interchange near Baldwin is receiving a $107 million major upgrade.

“The reconstruction project is designed to accommodate increased truck traffic making the northbound U.S. 301 to eastbound I-10 movement,” says Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary …

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UMA Geotechnical Construction Goes Deep to Anchor Blankets Creek Pump Station

You need to build a stable foundation for improvements to a pump station but you’re located in a 5-foot water table within proximity to a creek. How do you keep the foundation from rising? One Georgia county’s engineer chose to pin it down with rock anchors and UMA Geotechnical Construction …

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Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Hubbard Construction Company Uses First All-Electric, Process Heating Liquid Asphalt Distributor to Resurface Orlando Road

To help meet their company’s goal of a zero carbon footprint by the year 2040, Hubbard Construction Company, headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, recently started using the first all-electric, process heating liquid asphalt distributor, manufactured by E.D. Etnyre & Co. in Oregon, Illinois.

“Etnyre’s Green Distributor can considerably reduce …

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Double Diamond Interchange Improves Traffic Flow at I-26 Interchange in Tennessee

The $15.6 million reconstruction of the Interstate 26 interchange with Boone’s Creek Road (State Route 354) in Washington County, Tennessee, has improved vehicle flow, enhanced safety, and supported economic growth in the area.

“Traffic congestion in the area had been an issue, and bridge height has been a problem for …

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Barton Malow Enhances Fan Experience at Camping World Stadium

Teamwork leads to success on a unique $60 million stadium upgrade in Orlando, Florida, aiming to enhance the fan experience at the city-owned Camping World Stadium while increasing revenue and economic benefit to the community.

“To stay competitive for bowl games and college football, there needs to be a certain …

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Net Zero ASHRAE Headquarters Serves as Model for the Industry

Aiming to create a high-performing, energy-efficient global headquarters building, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) renovated an Atlanta-metro, 1970s-era structure, which now serves as an exemplar and industry best practice.

“We hope others follow suit and renovate existing buildings,” says Ginger Scoggins, Chair of the …

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Alabama DOT Partners with McInnis Construction to Replace the US 331 Bridge Over Patsaliga Creek

Located one hour south of Montgomery, Luverne, Alabama, bills itself as the friendliest city in the south. The small town, which has a population of approximately 2,800 is located one hour north of the border between Alabama and Florida. At 103 miles in length, U.S. 331 runs the entire route …

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First Coast Expressway Moves Closer to Completion

Two more projects are under way on the First Coast Expressway – SR 23, a new 46-mile, multilane, limited-access toll road in northeast Florida. Three projects are complete and two more will be let in the coming years.

“The First Coast Expressway will support current and future economic growth in …

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Georgia DOT Improves One of the State’s Busiest Freight Corridors with I-16/I-95 Interchange Project

Located on the Georgia coast, Savannah draws millions of visitors each year. Besides, those who are drawn to the southern town for its hospitality, architecture, and history, the city is also home to a bustling port as it exported more loaded containers than any other port in the country from …

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Major Reconstruction Project Upgrades Nashville's I-440

With the completion of the I-440 Reconstruction Project – the largest project in Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) history – additional vehicle capacity, less traffic congestion, and improved safety have been realized along one of middle Tennessee's busiest corridors. Interstate 440, which extends from Interstate 40 to Interstate 24 in …

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Dowdle Construction Overcomes Water Damage and Structural Challenges to Transform Old Lumber Mill Into Silo Studios

“When you work on old buildings, every day there’s a surprise or something that doesn’t work like you thought it would,” said Glynn Dowdle, President and Principal of Dowdle Construction Group in Nashville, Tennessee.

However, when the building you work on sat abandoned for almost 15 years with gaping …

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Georgia DOT Combats Greater I-20 Truck Traffic with Capital Maintenance Project

Benjamin Franklin advised Philadelphians, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Franklin was referring to fire prevention, yet this same wisdom can apply to many things in life, including construction. In fact, this reasoning is driving the I-20 capital maintenance project by the Georgia Department of Transportation …

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Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
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Congestion Relief on the Horizon for Chattanooga’s Critical I-75/I-24 Juncture

Big changes are coming down the pike in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a splendidly scenic riverside community considered to be one of America’s most breathtaking cities. Flourishing growth over the years has resulted in congestion woes at the I-75/I-24 interchange. Currently, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is working to address operational …

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Florida DOT Enhances Safety and Community Connectivity with I-95/I-10 Interchange Improvements

I-95 around Jacksonville, Florida, experiences a lot of traffic. Consider that according to census data released earlier this year, Jacksonville is the 12th most populated city in the United States. Over the decade, the city had the 15th largest population growth in the country and is now home to over …

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Brightline Trains Deploys Innovative Box-Jacking Technique in Orlando

Brightline Trains, the first privately funded passenger rail system in the United States in more than a century, is building a $2.7 billion expansion from South to Central Florida, and in the Orlando area deployed an innovative box-jacking technique to reduce closure of a major road.

“We are looking …

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SR 180 Widening Creates Better Access to Orange Beach

Alabama’s Orange Beach is situated on the state’s Gulf Coast. With its miles of attractive beaches, quality restaurants, and opportunities for fishing, the town is a popular tourist destination. Getting to and from Orange Beach, however, can be a challenge. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is engaged in the …

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Georgia DOT Focuses on Better Freight Movement with I-16/I-75 Interchange Reconstruction

The Georgia interstates see a significant amount of traffic. That traffic comes in the form of tourists who are going to and from Florida as well as freight due to the port in Savannah. In addition, there’s the typical local traffic. In order to move these various types of traffic …

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Bomag - Roller
Your local Bomag Americas dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
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Georgia DOT Advances Mobility with I-85 Expansion in Greater Atlanta

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making headway on its Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP), an ambitious initiative to reduce congestion and advance mobility in key regions of the state. This $11 billion bundle of megaprojects – made possible by the state’s Transportation Funding Act of 2015 – is …

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Johnson Brothers Corporation Uses Robotic Total Stations for More Accurate Construction on Downtown Birmingham Bridge

To residents of Birmingham, Alabama, work on the downtown section of I-59/20 has been a major adjustment, to say the least. While it might not equal the shutdown of L.A.’s 405 in 2011, the gridlock after the 2007 collapse of the Mississippi River Bridge near downtown Minneapolis, or traffic headaches …

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Alabama Builds State’s First Diverging Diamond

Aiming to improve traffic flow, alleviate congestion and enhance safety, the Alabama Department of Transportation is constructing the state’s first diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 10 and State Road 181 in Daphne.

“The interchange sits just south of a large shopping center and adjacent to many eateries, commercial developments, schools, …