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Bridges News September 23, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the launch of an ambitious public-private partnership (P3) campaign this week to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges across the state by 2018. Contracts will be awarded in October and the department plans to begin construction... more
Funding News September 22, 2014
State departments of transportation will receive an additional 10 weeks of funding for surface transportation projects following Congressional approval of a new short-term continuing resolution last week.   The measure, dubbed H.J. Res. 124, provides partial appropriations for all federal programs... more
Traffic Management News September 19, 2014
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are taking a different approach to connected-vehicle technology, currently testing a smartphone app that uses GPS coordinates and a virtual token system to regulate traffic.   The RoadRunner program is facilitated through a smartphone... more
Bridges News September 19, 2014
First came the flood, and now comes the dust and debris.   The Detroit area was forced to deal with Mother Nature head on last week when torrential rain caused flooding and closed major highways across the region. On Sept. 19, crews will be taking down the southbound lanes of the Woodward Avenue... more
Snow and Ice Removal Case Studies September 19, 2014

 
Abraxus Salt uses the deicing product on sidewalks, roads and parking lots for a number of commercial businesses

After more than 40 years in the snowfighting industry, Frank Dedon has witnessed his share of winter maintenance products. Experimenting with a variety of deicers over the years, including molasses-treated salt and salt mixed with various liquids, Dedon found many deicing products to be ineffective... more
Case Studies September 19, 2014

In total, the project required 7,800 blocks, equaling 44,850 sq ft. Trains made their first run on the line in late 2013.

The goal of a recent Canadian National (CN) Railway and Montreal Metro project was to eliminate an at-grade crossing where the CN rail line crossed over the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) light commuter Metro line. These two lines ran through a narrow corridor with several sections of... more
Traffic Management News September 18, 2014
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) broke ground Sept. 17 on an $834 million project that will create 30 miles of dedicated managed toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Construction will commence at four separate locations next month.   GDOT is teaming up with... more
News September 18, 2014
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has been traveling all over the state unveiling a 25-year transportation vision that hits core areas rather than core projects.   The strategy is the offspring of the Strategic Transportation Investments law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly last summer.... more
Bridges Case Studies September 17, 2014

Phase I work involved the erection of four girder lines for a three-span section, four girder lines for a single-span section and 31 precast concrete beams.

The time had come. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had found the 55-year-old Ohio Street feeder, part of Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway, in need of complete replacement. The interchange had to be demolished and a new bridge constructed in a complex, $16.5 million multiphase project... more
Earthmoving Videos September 16, 2014
Kip Moore and CASE dedicate this song to the hard-working men and women who commit their lives to constructing the world where we live, work and play. Thank you for all you do.
News September 16, 2014
Officials in Mobile, Ala., need a bridge, so they are going to Washington, D.C., in an effort to fill in a major funding gap.   A new span over the Mobile River would cost about $900 million, but the Wallace tunnels, which currently carry I-10 across the bay, handle an average daily traffic count... more
Traffic Management News September 16, 2014
Visitors to downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., have been getting parking tickets for expired meters when they have already paid in full. City officials say the sensitivity of the sensors connected to the meters was set too high and that they are already fixing the problem. The new smart meters were... more
News September 15, 2014
It will take Texas 20 years to pay off $23 billion in debt accrued in an attempt to rebuild roads and bridges.   Lawmakers in the state are now pushing for the passage of Proposition 1, which would amend the Texas constitution to allow part of oil and gas revenue to be spent on transportation... more
Traffic Management Products September 12, 2014
The Avery Dennison TrafficJet inkjet printing system features the TrafficJet 1638, an eight-color inkjet printer. Specially formulated eco-solvent inks in red, green, blue and black for the traffic sign industry are available, providing reflective sign-makers and government agencies the opportunity... more
Traffic Management News September 12, 2014
Continuing the transformation of Michigan into the national hub for connected-vehicle research, the Michigan DOT announced it is working with automakers and the University of Michigan to deploy more than 120 miles of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) corridors in the metro Detroit area. The... more
Culvert RepairRehabilitation Case Studies September 12, 2014

The Madera County Road Department opted for slip-lining over dig and replace due largely to the depth of fill over the culvert and limited options for rerouting of traffic.

Madera County in California’s central valley had a problem faced by hundreds of municipalities across the country: aging, deteriorated culverts on the verge of failure.   Considering his best options, Madera Road Commissioner Bradley Phillips turned to Snap-Tite, and his own crew, to begin the... more
Traffic Management News September 11, 2014
With 22 bridge strikes by truck drivers so far in Westchester County, N.Y., in 2014, the New York state Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will deploy new “over-height detection systems” along Hutchinson River Parkway to determine if these systems can help reduce crashes.   The devices project... more
Traffic Management News September 11, 2014
Verizon users may never be without a ride again thanks to the telecom provider’s new Auto Share service debuted this week at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit.   The new service operates in a similar fashion to Zipcar: Users scan a QR code on a car’s windshield via a smartphone app to get that... more
News September 11, 2014
Flood damage continues to disrupt the current of traffic on U.S. roadways.   On Monday, the victim was Nevada’s I-15, which took on so much water that a stretch of 50 miles remained closed on Sept. 11. Nevada DOT officials estimate the cost to repair the route will be in upwards of $5 million.... more
Bridge Rescue Article September 11, 2014
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) manages a complex network of highways and bridges traversing snowy mountain passes, coastal areas, urban centers and barren deserts.   The magnitude of this transportation system, diverse use characteristics and variable climatic regions make... more
Bridges News September 23, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the launch of an ambitious public-private partnership (P3) campaign this week to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges across the state by 2018. Contracts will be awarded in October and the department plans to begin construction...
Funding News September 22, 2014
State departments of transportation will receive an additional 10 weeks of funding for surface transportation projects following Congressional approval of a new short-term continuing resolution last week.   The measure, dubbed H.J. Res. 124, provides partial appropriations for all federal programs...
Traffic Management News September 19, 2014
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are taking a different approach to connected-vehicle technology, currently testing a smartphone app that uses GPS coordinates and a virtual token system to regulate traffic.   The RoadRunner program is facilitated through a smartphone...
Bridges News September 19, 2014
First came the flood, and now comes the dust and debris.   The Detroit area was forced to deal with Mother Nature head on last week when torrential rain caused flooding and closed major highways across the region. On Sept. 19, crews will be taking down the southbound lanes of the Woodward Avenue...
Snow and Ice Removal Case Studies September 19, 2014

 
Abraxus Salt uses the deicing product on sidewalks, roads and parking lots for a number of commercial businesses

After more than 40 years in the snowfighting industry, Frank Dedon has witnessed his share of winter maintenance products. Experimenting with a variety of deicers over the years, including molasses-treated salt and salt mixed with various liquids, Dedon found many deicing products to be ineffective...
Case Studies September 19, 2014

In total, the project required 7,800 blocks, equaling 44,850 sq ft. Trains made their first run on the line in late 2013.

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Installation of the PC walls was completed in phases.

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The freight line travels above and the commuter line passes below.

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The retaining wall system uses 12-in.-wide strips of geogrid threaded through the block's cores.

The goal of a recent Canadian National (CN) Railway and Montreal Metro project was to eliminate an at-grade crossing where the CN rail line crossed over the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) light commuter Metro line. These two lines ran through a narrow corridor with several sections of...
Traffic Management News September 18, 2014
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) broke ground Sept. 17 on an $834 million project that will create 30 miles of dedicated managed toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Construction will commence at four separate locations next month.   GDOT is teaming up with...
News September 18, 2014
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has been traveling all over the state unveiling a 25-year transportation vision that hits core areas rather than core projects.   The strategy is the offspring of the Strategic Transportation Investments law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly last summer....
Bridges Case Studies September 17, 2014

Phase I work involved the erection of four girder lines for a three-span section, four girder lines for a single-span section and 31 precast concrete beams.

The time had come. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had found the 55-year-old Ohio Street feeder, part of Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway, in need of complete replacement. The interchange had to be demolished and a new bridge constructed in a complex, $16.5 million multiphase project...
Earthmoving Videos September 16, 2014
Kip Moore and CASE dedicate this song to the hard-working men and women who commit their lives to constructing the world where we live, work and play. Thank you for all you do.
News September 16, 2014
Officials in Mobile, Ala., need a bridge, so they are going to Washington, D.C., in an effort to fill in a major funding gap.   A new span over the Mobile River would cost about $900 million, but the Wallace tunnels, which currently carry I-10 across the bay, handle an average daily traffic count...
Traffic Management News September 16, 2014
Visitors to downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., have been getting parking tickets for expired meters when they have already paid in full. City officials say the sensitivity of the sensors connected to the meters was set too high and that they are already fixing the problem. The new smart meters were...
News September 15, 2014
It will take Texas 20 years to pay off $23 billion in debt accrued in an attempt to rebuild roads and bridges.   Lawmakers in the state are now pushing for the passage of Proposition 1, which would amend the Texas constitution to allow part of oil and gas revenue to be spent on transportation...
Traffic Management News September 12, 2014
Continuing the transformation of Michigan into the national hub for connected-vehicle research, the Michigan DOT announced it is working with automakers and the University of Michigan to deploy more than 120 miles of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) corridors in the metro Detroit area. The...
Traffic Management Products September 12, 2014
The Avery Dennison TrafficJet inkjet printing system features the TrafficJet 1638, an eight-color inkjet printer. Specially formulated eco-solvent inks in red, green, blue and black for the traffic sign industry are available, providing reflective sign-makers and government agencies the opportunity...
Culvert RepairRehabilitation Case Studies September 12, 2014

The Madera County Road Department opted for slip-lining over dig and replace due largely to the depth of fill over the culvert and limited options for rerouting of traffic.

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Crews were able to assemble the pre-cut pieces of the new culvert lining on-site and then feed them through the existing deteriorated pipe.

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The department was able to deliver a complete rehab of the deteriorated structures without any traffic disruption or delays.

Madera County in California’s central valley had a problem faced by hundreds of municipalities across the country: aging, deteriorated culverts on the verge of failure.   Considering his best options, Madera Road Commissioner Bradley Phillips turned to Snap-Tite, and his own crew, to begin the...
Traffic Management News September 11, 2014
With 22 bridge strikes by truck drivers so far in Westchester County, N.Y., in 2014, the New York state Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will deploy new “over-height detection systems” along Hutchinson River Parkway to determine if these systems can help reduce crashes.   The devices project...
Traffic Management News September 11, 2014
Verizon users may never be without a ride again thanks to the telecom provider’s new Auto Share service debuted this week at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit.   The new service operates in a similar fashion to Zipcar: Users scan a QR code on a car’s windshield via a smartphone app to get that...
News September 11, 2014
Flood damage continues to disrupt the current of traffic on U.S. roadways.   On Monday, the victim was Nevada’s I-15, which took on so much water that a stretch of 50 miles remained closed on Sept. 11. Nevada DOT officials estimate the cost to repair the route will be in upwards of $5 million....
Bridge Rescue Article September 11, 2014
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) manages a complex network of highways and bridges traversing snowy mountain passes, coastal areas, urban centers and barren deserts.   The magnitude of this transportation system, diverse use characteristics and variable climatic regions make...
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