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    Report: Texas' 85-MPH toll road opens weeks ahead of schedule

    While it takes some municipalities months just to fix a pot hole, apparently all you need is a little revenue stream to get road construction done at a rabbit's pace. After years of work, the final portion of the Texas State Highway 130 toll road has been opened today weeks ahead of schedule. The ...

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    Report: Drive for quieter pavement could lead to carpet-like roads

    Road construction isn't usually something to get excited about, but what if those resurfacing projects were also making roads quieter? While increased traffic has turned some roads into aural nuisances, engineers are working to reduce tire noise by changing the design of pavement ...

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    Video: Crazy machine rolls out brick roads like it's laying carpet

    Tiger Stone brick layer – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Any non-professional who has built anything using brick pavers knows that the work is tough on the back and hands and the process is slow as molasses. The payoff is a beautiful, long-lasting finish, but there has to be ...

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    REPORT: More than 25% of US bridges are "structurally deficient or functionally obsolete"

    Here's some bad news for all of us: Over 150,000 bridges in the U.S. have been judged to be "structurally deficient or functionally obsolete." And get this, there are less than 598,000 bridges in America. That means 25.7% aren't in very good shape. It turns out that the state with the most ...

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    STUDY: Majority of highway fatalities caused by deficient road conditions

    What would you think to be the leading contributor to fatalities in car crashes here in the States? Failure to use seat belts? Speeding? Drunk driving? Think again. According to a new study commissioned by Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), the leading cause of highway fatalities ...

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    VIDEO: Behold! D.C. saves motorists with 'The Pothole Killer'

    The Pothole Killer: Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Potholes suck. Every spring, northern towns see the snow melt, only to find destroyed streets in wake of Old Man Winter, and southern towns with heavy trucking routes aren't exactly exempt from the phenomena, either. Chuckholes ...

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    Michigan potholes so big, they're awarded prizes

    As we told you a couple weeks back, Michigan roads are a mess. The orange barrels keep popping up all over the place, but for every road that is fixed, two begin to crumble. The problem has been ongoing for decades, and it has gotten to the point where finding Chevette-sized craters can net you ...


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