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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
News September 10, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at the Build America Infrastructure Investment Summit a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for $950 million to help pay for the reconstruction and widening of 21 miles of I-4 in metropolitan Orlando, Fla. This is the... more
Maintenance Article September 09, 2014
When a destructive landslide unexpectedly closed historic Beaminster Tunnel in southwest England, it cut off a busy transportation route and threatened to damage the economy of the nearby town, which relied on the northern access roadway.   Originally opened to horse-drawn traffic in 1832, the... more
Maintenance Article September 09, 2014
U.S. transportation agencies are facing unprecedented challenges of tremendous proportions.   On the cusp of a historic infrastructure crisis, the Federal Highway Administration estimates that $170 billion in capital investment is needed on an annual basis to significantly improve the conditions... more
Bridges Article September 09, 2014
When the original design for an overseas bridge does not satisfy the concerns of the host nation, it is time for the engineering firm to develop an innovative solution.   That is what HNTB Corp. did in the case of a bridge that was built to link the U.S. Navy Support Activity Base to the U.S. Navy... more
Concrete Article September 09, 2014

The NGCS consists of diamond grooving a surface using 3.2-mm-wide longitudinal grooves saw-cut to a depth of 3-5 mm at 12.5- to 16-mm centers.

Australia’s Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) recently constructed several test sections utilizing diamond saw-cut textures on their concrete pavement as part of a continued effort to minimize tire-pavement road noise. The completed research has resulted in the development of a low-noise-diamond-... more
Bridges Article September 09, 2014
To learn about the bridges of Chongqing, we first need to know a few facts about China.   China’s total land area of 3.7 million sq miles is about the same as the U.S. However, its total arable land of about 0.55 million sq miles is less than the U.S.’s 0.68 million sq miles. Of the U.S.’s 317... more
Asphalt Article September 09, 2014
In July, the Northeast Anthony Henday Project, the final leg of the new ring road around Edmonton, Alberta, reached its halfway point.   The massive project includes the construction of 17 miles of six- and eight-lane divided roadway and 47 bridge structures, including 37 highway bridges and... more
Asphalt Article September 09, 2014
The recent redesign of a disjointed section of the Arborway through Boston’s Forest Hills/Jamaica Plain neighborhoods became a transformative endeavor, as an army of designers, consultants, government agencies and stakeholder groups worked for months to strike a balance between livability and... more
Highway Construction News September 09, 2014
When construction eventually begins on the proposed Intermountain West Corridor, designated I-11, it will have a home in Nevada after the state transportation board selected U.S. 95 as the connector between Las Vegas and I-80. Decisions still must be made on how the proposed interstate will serve... more
Winter Maintenance Article September 08, 2014
In most parts of the country, the average lifespan of a snowflake increased dramatically last winter. Public works officials are hoping the numbers are not doctored in 2014-15.   An unforgiving polar vortex inflated snowfall totals and dropped average temperatures, taxing even the agencies built... more
Maintenance Article September 08, 2014
Persistent cold combined with numerous precipitation events last winter challenged snow fighters from the Midwest to the East Coast and points south to the Gulf Coast. Winter 2013-14 broke records and demanded flexibility in winter-maintenance tactics.   Public agencies responded with ingenuity,... 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...
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...
News September 10, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at the Build America Infrastructure Investment Summit a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for $950 million to help pay for the reconstruction and widening of 21 miles of I-4 in metropolitan Orlando, Fla. This is the...
Maintenance Article September 09, 2014
When a destructive landslide unexpectedly closed historic Beaminster Tunnel in southwest England, it cut off a busy transportation route and threatened to damage the economy of the nearby town, which relied on the northern access roadway.   Originally opened to horse-drawn traffic in 1832, the...
Maintenance Article September 09, 2014
U.S. transportation agencies are facing unprecedented challenges of tremendous proportions.   On the cusp of a historic infrastructure crisis, the Federal Highway Administration estimates that $170 billion in capital investment is needed on an annual basis to significantly improve the conditions...
Bridges Article September 09, 2014
When the original design for an overseas bridge does not satisfy the concerns of the host nation, it is time for the engineering firm to develop an innovative solution.   That is what HNTB Corp. did in the case of a bridge that was built to link the U.S. Navy Support Activity Base to the U.S. Navy...
Concrete Article September 09, 2014

The NGCS consists of diamond grooving a surface using 3.2-mm-wide longitudinal grooves saw-cut to a depth of 3-5 mm at 12.5- to 16-mm centers.

Australia’s Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) recently constructed several test sections utilizing diamond saw-cut textures on their concrete pavement as part of a continued effort to minimize tire-pavement road noise. The completed research has resulted in the development of a low-noise-diamond-...
Bridges Article September 09, 2014
To learn about the bridges of Chongqing, we first need to know a few facts about China.   China’s total land area of 3.7 million sq miles is about the same as the U.S. However, its total arable land of about 0.55 million sq miles is less than the U.S.’s 0.68 million sq miles. Of the U.S.’s 317...
Asphalt Article September 09, 2014
In July, the Northeast Anthony Henday Project, the final leg of the new ring road around Edmonton, Alberta, reached its halfway point.   The massive project includes the construction of 17 miles of six- and eight-lane divided roadway and 47 bridge structures, including 37 highway bridges and...
Asphalt Article September 09, 2014
The recent redesign of a disjointed section of the Arborway through Boston’s Forest Hills/Jamaica Plain neighborhoods became a transformative endeavor, as an army of designers, consultants, government agencies and stakeholder groups worked for months to strike a balance between livability and...
Highway Construction News September 09, 2014
When construction eventually begins on the proposed Intermountain West Corridor, designated I-11, it will have a home in Nevada after the state transportation board selected U.S. 95 as the connector between Las Vegas and I-80. Decisions still must be made on how the proposed interstate will serve...
Winter Maintenance Article September 08, 2014
In most parts of the country, the average lifespan of a snowflake increased dramatically last winter. Public works officials are hoping the numbers are not doctored in 2014-15.   An unforgiving polar vortex inflated snowfall totals and dropped average temperatures, taxing even the agencies built...
Maintenance Article September 08, 2014
Persistent cold combined with numerous precipitation events last winter challenged snow fighters from the Midwest to the East Coast and points south to the Gulf Coast. Winter 2013-14 broke records and demanded flexibility in winter-maintenance tactics.   Public agencies responded with ingenuity,...
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