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  • How to choose the right bird-control method

    If having a site professionally analyzed isn’t an option, follow these three steps to ensure your department deploys a solution that’s both effective and humane.

  • Will You Design the Next D.C. Attraction?

    Project teams wanted: The 11th Street Bridge Park design competition is seeking to turn an existing bridge and underutilized waterfront into a dynamic elevated park with shoreline civic spaces, an environmental education center, and urban agriculture.

  • VIDEO: This bridge is gonna blow

    Engineers in San Francisco prepare to demolish what was once the world's longest cantilever bridge, a $300 million project that should take several years. "We're taking it down 95% in the reverse order it was built," says one.

  • It's Work Zone Safety Awareness Week!

    This annual national event is credited with lowering worker fatalities almost 40%. Recent stats suggest that there's still more that can be done to save lives.

  • Earn 6 PDH (0.6 CEU) for road construction on May 16

    This all-day bootcamp covers everything you need to know, including the results of actual projects, about Greenroads: a LEED-like rating system for new, reconstructed, and rehabilitated roads, and other transportation projects.

  • New from EPA: free discharge mapping tool

    It provides help in filling out the required receiving waters information in a Notice of Intent for a Construction General Permit or Multi-Sector General Permit.

  • It's Work Zone Safety Awareness Week!

    Ten years ago a Virginia DOT district kicked off construction season with a week-long focus on employee safety. Today, this national event is credited with lowering worker fatalities almost 40 percent. Click here for recent stats.

  • Why projects cost more than they should

    Seven federal policies that drive up the cost of our streets, roads, and bridges.

  • VIDEO: Bridge owner penalizes contractor for safety lapses

    The New York State Thruway Authority is withholding $1 million in monthly progress payments from the consortium building the new Tappan Zee bridge.

  • Congratulations, U.S. Water Prize winners!

    Two of the four recipients of the U.S. Water Alliance's fourth annual program have received coverage in PUBLIC WORKS for their innovative programs: the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati and the water and sewer districts of Orange County, Calif.