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Bad Roads, Bridges Cost California Motorists $61 Billion Annually

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost California motorists a total of $61 billion annually – a much as $2,995 per driver in some urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. 

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Granite Construction's Materials Revenue Increases 27.5 Percent

Granite Construction reported a net loss of $8.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, compared to a net income of $14.1 million in the second quarter of 2017. Second quarter 2018 results include the impact of acquisition expenses of Layne Christensen Company and LiquiForce. Excluding the impact of these expenses, second quarter adjusted net income was $17.9 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, a 22.9 percent increase from $0.35 per share in 2017.

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U.S. Concrete's Aggregates Revenue Rises Higher

U.S. Concrete Inc. reported that consolidated revenue increased 18.6 percent to $404.2 million in this year's second quarter, an all-time quarterly high.

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Gas Tax Supporters in 12 States Cruise Through Primaries

Ninety-six percent of state lawmakers who voted in favor of a gas tax increase and faced reelection in 2018 primaries will advance to the Nov. 6 general election, according to new data from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC).

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MSHA Reports Seventh Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on July 31 a 62-year-old foreman with 40 years of experience was fatally injured while dismantling a portable crusher at Susag Sand & Gravel Inc. in Wells County, N.D. 

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