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Welcome to the Concrete Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the concrete road industry. This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. 

News June 24, 2016
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) joined with Governor Mike Pence as well as state and local leaders to officially kick off construction on a $92 million project to modernize Interstate 69 in Hamilton and Madison counties.   The project, as part of the governor’s Major Moves 2020...
News June 23, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to put between $4.2 billion and $4.5 billion toward easing traffic on the highly congested Interstate 35.   At this stage, however, only $300 million has gone to the project.   Seven of the new I-35 projects are already funded, and two...
News June 22, 2016
Construction is under way on a $330 million Texas State Highway 360 South project that will add lanes to the highway stretching 9.7 miles from 2 miles south of I-20 in Arlington, south to U.S. 287 in Ellis County.   The project is overseen by a public-private partnership between the Texas...
News June 21, 2016
Work on the $88 million Interstate 77 widening and rehabilitation project in north Richland County was set to start yesterday, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).   The two-year project, covering a seven-mile stretch of I-77 between the I-20 and Percival Road...
News June 20, 2016
A $1.4 billion road improvement project to ease traffic along State Route 91 in California includes a 3,700-foot toll bridge that will take nearly a year to build.   Parts of the $1.4 billion work are more than a month behind schedule, including several ramps lining a 6-mile corridor of the highway...
News June 16, 2016
Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says the state faces the unprecedented prospect of missing a road construction season if lawmakers fail to approve a stopgap spending plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed.   On the final day of the Democratic-controlled Legislature’s spring...
Case Studies June 14, 2016
The Paseo Del Norte/I-25 Interchange is one of the busiest corridors in New Mexico, often producing major traffic congestion issues during rush hours. The city of Albuquerque needed a way to make it easier and safer to travel on the highways, and wanted to incorporate a pedestrian walkway and bike...
News June 14, 2016
Expanding Interstate 77 and canceling the private contract to build toll lanes would cost $800 million—including a $300 million cancellation fee, according to figures disclosed in a letter from North Carolina’s state transportation department to lawmakers. The figure, if accurate, is higher than...
News June 13, 2016
Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce members and leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., this week, to push for speed on construction of Interstate 11 between Las Vegas and Phoenix. A group of more than 50 business people and officials visited with members of the Nevada congressional delegation and...
News June 10, 2016
A new, $1 billion interstate highway planned to connect Norfolk and Raleigh will open a high-speed, unobstructed route between a Virginia port and the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.   The road, to be called Interstate 87, could take as long as two decades to complete. It has the...
News June 08, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation today ceremonially broke ground on the USA Parkway extension project connecting Interstate 80 and U.S. 50 through Storey and Lyon counties.   The USA Parkway was originally constructed as a privately built, six-mile-long road connecting I-80 to the Tahoe Reno...
News June 07, 2016
The Nevada state Board of Transportation on Monday approved using a design-build process for a $60 million highway improvement project for the Faraday Future electric car factory now under construction in Apex in the southern region of the state.   Construction of the five-mile-long widening of U.S...
News June 02, 2016
Rhode Island is seeking federal help to replace a dilapidated highway interchange with a $595 million project that would bury a Providence expressway beneath a park-lined boulevard.   Critics warn the project could be another Big Dig—Boston's Central Artery project that achieved similar results in...
Case Studies June 01, 2016
Gray & Son, Inc. is a family-owned contracting firm in Maryland with roots going back to 1908. They are currently one of the biggest paving contractors serving Baltimore and the surrounding counties, and have a reputation for introducing state-of-the-art solutions that cost-effectively keep the...
News May 27, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration announced this week it would increase spending on road and bridge repairs by nearly $3 billion during the next six years, but the state’s transportation secretary said the state still won’t get ahead of deteriorating roads.   The Illinois Department...
News May 26, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $200 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to finance the construction of additional lanes and improvements on New Hampshire’s I-93 from Salem to...
News May 25, 2016
In an effort to bolster exposure of both large-scale and tighter, community-based road and bridge construction projects, the editors at Roads & Bridges are putting out a call for video submissions.   We invite construction professionals, DOT members and enthusiasts to submit videos showcasing...
News May 25, 2016
For too long, congestion and gridlock have been the norm for the one million cars and 150,000 commercial trucks that use San Bernardino’s Devore Interchange weekly. During peak times, it’s not uncommon for traffic to exceed five miles.  Bumper-to-bumper traffic conditions on the interchange...
News May 25, 2016
When a section of freeway settles a bit, taking a high-tech approach to the repair work allows the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to give the roadway a lift without digging up the pavement.   That’s now the case along the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) in the Scottsdale area, where ADOT is...
Case Studies May 18, 2016
Polk County, Minn. has approximately 400 miles of gravel roads that it maintains.   “Every year the county would spend money adding gravel that was lost during the winter snowplowing season, have to fix frost boils, and receive complaints about muddy conditions during the rainy season,” said...
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