Bill Wilson
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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Earlier this week I was out shooting video when an Illinois Tollway roadside assistance vehicle pulled up behind me. I was on the shoulder just doing my thing, but he wanted to make sure everything was OK. After I gave him the thumbs-up sign he waved and went on his way.   Sometimes I think...
Congratulations, Senators! Now, was that so hard? It appears Congress is in the process of doing the right thing following the Senate's passage of a bill that would not require federal, state and local governments to withhold 3% of payments to contractors in 2013. The Senate did tinker with it a...
Arizona is considering tolling a strip of I-15, so who really cares what the state of Utah thinks? However, just to keep things interesting, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert tore into the idea of charging on the interstate route—and he did so more than once. “I strongly oppose any plans to levy tolls on...
The Texas Department of Transportation recently hired five new executives for more than $250,000 each in an effort to lure them away from the private sector. During tough economical times like these is this a wise move? We need to hear your opinion. Please take our weekly poll at www.roadsbridges....
Tampa project buzzing with excitement, progress
Piers were popping up like huge, gray carrots on a strip of 1-mile land in Tampa, Fla. They were not going to be picked anytime soon, but each one of them will grow into solid foundations that will help alleviate truck traffic caused by the ever-expanding Port of Tampa. I had the chance to walk the...
If you were involved in an asphalt road recycling project over the last year we would like to hear from you. Nominate your project now and you could claim one of our prestigious ROADS & BRIDGES/ARRA Recycling Awards. Submissions will be judged on the percent of RAP used, the amount of money...
So I arrived at the ITS World Congress in Orlando, and the first thing I saw by the TM&E booth was an unidentified flying object. That's not totally out of the ordinary at this show, where companies show off their latest gadgets and gimmicks for the ITS industry. I thought it might be a...
London Bridge sign, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

London Bridge sign, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

, London Bridge construction

London Bridge construction

, Sundt team looking over London Bridge plans

Sundt team looking over London Bridge plans

It is getting more difficult to find World War II survivors, but you should be able to see this one for quite some time resting in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. The London Bridge, which took on machine-gun fire from enemy warplanes during the seven-year conflict, was actually put up for sale in the late...
I'll pass on the sprinkles. Do not bother to put them on my birthday cupcake, and please do not put them on my ice cream.  The Obama administration, on the other hand, appears to be a big fan of the little pieces of rainbow colors, at least when it comes the road and bridge industry. Its first...
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