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  • Innovative foldable highway giant dual lane trailer

    A special feature on the SCHEUERLE Highway Giant is the integrated folding mechanism which allowed Sterett to load the vehicle modules on standard trailers at the company site in Owensboro, KY, transport them to Clarksville, Tennessee to pick up the load without any special permissions and bring...

  • Canada's Largest Wastewater Outfall Project Awarded

    The City of Toronto is tunneling more than 2 miles under a lakebed to replace an outfall with one that can convey 1,040 million gallons of treated effluent daily.

  • City Awards $9 Million Library Expansion

    Built in 1962 and expanded in 1986, the public library in North Bellmore, N.Y., is getting 21% more space. Local property owners will pay roughly $71.10 more per year in property taxes.

  • County Awards Bridge Replacement

    The Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation in New York is replacing a bridge was built in 1950 and now carries more than 20,000 vehicles per day.

  • Porous Pathways Perk up Public Parks (slideshow)

    Both recently opened City of Sunrise, Fla., parks feature pathways paved with pour-in-place permeable pavement. This step-by-step slideshow shows the placement process.

  • Water District Deploys First-in-U.S. Filtration System

    A Colorado water and sewer district serving 50,000 residents is the world's first to convert dwindling groundwater supplies into a renewable source of drinking water using three cutting-edge technologies.

  • U.S. House Rejects $325B Highway Bill Amendment

    The trucking and railway industries have fought for years over the legal weight of commercial trucks. The latter won this round when an amendment that would have increased allowable weight by 14% was shot down.

  • OSHA Could Increase Fines by 82%

    OSHA hasn't changed its fines structure since 1990. If the agency aligns them with the Consumer Price Index, a violation formerly worth $7,000 would be $12,740.

  • City to Fire Up World's Largest Gasification Unit

    Gasification turns biomass-based material into synthetic fuel gas without incineration. In a deal with PHG Energy, a Tennessee public works department will reuse tens of thousands of tons of sewer sludge, used tires, and wood waste.

  • Sinkhole (Almost) Devours IHOP Pancake House

    A sinkhole half the size of a football field swallowed an estimated 15 vehicles parked outside a just-opened International House of Pancakes restaurant in Meridian, Miss.