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Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson is the editorial director of ROADS & BRIDGES magazine and has been covering the industry since 1999. He has won seven Robert F. Boger Awards for editorial excellence, including three in 2011. He also was the creator of the Top 10, Contractor's Choice Awards and Recycling Awards platforms, as well as ROADS & BRIDGES Live.

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Swanky nightclubs come and go, so it is probably not too difficult to stumble upon a stash of velvet rope.   The question is, will more departments of transportation be using them? If not in the physical sense, agencies might grab on to this trending mindset.   Everyone knows the scene, although...
I crossed through the No. 23, and looked up to see the No. 24.   I was keeping the official scorebook during one of my son’s AAU basketball tournaments recently when a situation lit up quicker and more intense than a bulb on a scoreboard. After a team from Joliet, Ill., which had all African-...
Ten feet high is my ceiling, but I wonder what numbers they produce in Canada, Germany and Russia . . . no, make that Siberia?   Could there possibly be an international winter game that showcases how much air you can get under a load of shoveled snow? I’m not talking an Olympic event, because...
It has to be extremely difficult to get your hands on the wallet of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.   I mean, look at the struggle Gov. Chris Christie put into the task. Isn’t that why he was so huggable with the captain of the NFL All-Billionaire Team after a few late-season wins? Tell me that...
At least twice a year, I find it absolutely necessary to clear my throat loudly from the back seat. This is because about once every 150 days or so, I find myself locked into a car with a limousine driver who looks like he is about to use his steering wheel for a pillow. So every time I’m led into...
In a second” comes out quicker these days. In fact, it almost overlaps my request for services involving my children. “Aidan, take a showe– in a second, Dad.” It reads funny, but that is exactly how it sounds. However, I’ve become privy to the now-intrusive retort. It took me much more than a few...
The interstate that drove right through people’s living rooms may soon resemble a green-speckled throw rug.   I-81 pierces through the center of Syracuse, N.Y. Before it was completed in 1969, thousands of homes, and a neighborhood or two, were either sacrificed or ripped apart—all in the name of...

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