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Congress approves bill to boost nation's infrastructure

posted on December 4, 2015 at 11:13 AM

The bill boosts highway and transit spending and assures states that federal help will be available for major projects. Full Story

House Votes to Keep Highway Spending Level, Ignores Warnings

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Despite years of warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo. Full Story

In Cold Snap, Recipe For Roads Goes Beyond Salt

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM

In Milwaukee, road crews are experimenting with plentiful cheese brine, a leftover from cheese making. New York and Pennsylvania are among states trying sugar beet juice, while molasses and potato juice are flavoring roads elsewhere. Full Story

ISU Researchers Test New Type of Asphalt

posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University are testing a new type of environmentally friendly paving product. Full Story

Gravel Making a Comeback

posted on December 17, 2009 at 5:12 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ever since the invention of the automobile, paved roads have meant progress. Full Story

California Farmers Say Rural Roads Need Repairs

posted on April 7, 2006 at 8:04 PM

Farmers in California are concerned with their state's dilapidated rural roads and say they are in dire need of repair. Full Story

No Highway Memorials to Hogs

posted on February 17, 2006 at 8:02 PM

Hogs and humans don't deserve the same treatment when it comes to memorials, according to Virginia officials. Full Story

Study: Rural Roads Twice as Deadly

posted on March 4, 2005 at 8:03 PM

People are being killed on rural, non-interstate roads at more than double the rate for all other routes, a private group says, blaming narrow roads, sharp curves, and a lack of money for safety improvements. Full Story

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