Excavation

News May 21, 2018
On May 17, John Deere and Hitachi Construction Machinery invited industry journalists to their joint footprint in Kernersville, N.C., which manufactures excavators for both groups, to tour the expanded facility and be on hand for the unveiling of a pair of new machines.   The 1 million sq ft ...
Top Road No. 1 2017
Article October 05, 2017
Noted transportation author and UC-Berkeley professor Robert Cervero once wrote, “Planning of the automobile city focuses on saving time. Planning for the accessible city, on the other hand, focuses on time well spent.”   This statement stands well as a philosophical and operational treatise for...
All-concrete, deep-water tube tunnel makes crucial connection in Virginia
Article January 03, 2017
Until recently, the Midtown Tunnel connecting Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., held the distinction of being considered the most heavily traveled two-lane road east of the Mississippi River.   In the more than 50 years since its original construction, traffic volume has risen from 8,400 vehicles per...
Nevada DOT extends U.S. 50 Cave Rock Tunnel ahead of schedule

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News October 05, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a project to enhance traveler safety and roadside water quality on U.S. 50 in the Cave Rock area of Lake Tahoe nearly one month ahead of schedule.   All U.S. 50 travel lanes through Cave Rock are now open. Since the project'...
News December 17, 2014
On Dec. 10, Roads & Bridges reported on a halt in the operations to excavate a tunnel down to the boring machine known colloquially as “Bertha,” in order to perform repairs that would allow the machine to once more begin tunneling for the S.R. 99 project.   State engineers had voiced concerns...
Article January 26, 2010
Operator comfort was a major theme for Bobcat Co. when they introduced the new M-Series skid-steers and compact track loaders and excavators earlier this year. The company invited the media to an event in Bismarck, N.D., the site of one of Bobcat’s largest manufacturing facilities, where the new...
Article October 23, 2008
Located in north central Wisconsin, Wausau offers the convenience of city living with the beauty and recreation of the north woods just minutes away from any doorstep in town. Keeping traffic on the city streets moving, especially during the winter months, is the job of the Wausau Department of...
Article September 16, 2008
Take a drive to Port Severn, Ontario—about 90 miles northwest of Toronto—and you’ll come across a recently constructed road and bridge adjacent to Dam G. Most people drive over it without paying any mind to what it took to make the concrete, asphalt and steel piece of infrastructure that helps them...
Article May 10, 2005
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has long been a proponent of the use of cold in-place recycling (CIR) as a strategy to optimize its pavement preservation program. CIR has proven to be a very cost-effective strategy in Nevada for asphalt pavement experiencing medium- to high-severity...
Article September 25, 2003
Roadside construction is never the safest work place: inattentive drivers, tight working lanes, the challenge of moving materials and equipment alongside major highways. The Eastern North Carolina Natural Gas Project, a joint venture between Progress Energy and the Albemarle Pamlico Economic...
Article September 25, 2003
Defying common construction limitations, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) started a large excavation and embankment project in the dead of winter. With 24-hour operations and by chemically treating the embankment soil, the construction team, led by Walsh Construction, Chicago,...
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