Maintenance Case Studies May 25, 2016
Drainage systems are critical components of any type of construction, and flooding is always a risk to consider when completing public works projects.... more
Road Construction News May 25, 2016
In an effort to bolster exposure of both large-scale and tighter, community-based road and bridge construction projects, the editors at Roads & Bridges are... more
Highway Construction News May 25, 2016
For too long, congestion and gridlock have been the norm for the one million cars and 150,000 commercial trucks that use San Bernardino’s Devore Interchange... more
Highway Construction News May 25, 2016
When a section of freeway settles a bit, taking a high-tech approach to the repair work allows the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to give the... more
Retaining Walls Products May 24, 2016
Redi-Rock is an engineered retaining wall system that has been used by engineers on critical road and bridge projects around the world. Designed for engineers... more
Equipment Products May 24, 2016
IAS produces and distributes The Trucker series of truck and trailer ladders. Their ANSI-rated aluminum ladders combine safety, versatility, and convenient... more
Safety Products Products May 24, 2016
FlaggerJoe introduces a safety sign system that provides benefits to flaggers around the world. The bright orange waterproof canopy and double warning flags... more
Safety Products Products May 24, 2016
NITE Beams' rechargeable LED vests emit beams into the darkness, visible up to 1/4 mile in each direction and can be seen in any weather condition. The vests... more
Saws Products May 24, 2016
The Husqvarna CS 10 gives contractors the flexibility of using a high-frequency wall saw and a wire saw in a single system. It is coupled to the wall saw’s... more
Snow / Ice Removal Chemicals Products May 24, 2016
Cargill Deicing Technology offers GreenBlast, a deicing liquid brine additive enhanced with magnesium chloride. GreenBlast helps increase the anti-icing... more
Joint Sealing Machines Products May 24, 2016
Cimline’s Magma Series in 150, 230 and 410-gallon capacities features efficient crack sealing.  AutoStart informs operators of ready-to-seal status with three... more
Bridge Construction News May 24, 2016
In 2011, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) spent more than $5 million to rebuild a bridge overpass near Newport to accommodate taller freight... more
High-Speed Rail News May 24, 2016
Crews will build downtown Roanoke’s Amtrak platform starting this fall, one year before the expected start of passenger train service, according to a state... more
Equipment Products May 24, 2016
Calbond provides its customers with numerous “special bend” capabilities. The company specializes in producing conduit runs from complex layouts. It can create... more
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 23, 2016
Those driving through Pittsburgh in the next few weeks might see Uber's first test self-driving car taking a spin through the streets. The hybrid Ford Fusion... more
Funding News May 23, 2016
Associations representing state departments of transportation, legislatures and the nation's governors worked this month to head off a Senate appropriations... more
Funding News May 23, 2016
Check out our homepage and take this week's poll question regarding the potential $2B+ Congressional funding rescission.
Transit News May 19, 2016
Honolulu’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) would operate and maintain the city’s rail line, instead of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid... more
Bridge Construction News May 19, 2016
The Federal Highway Administration last month approved a proposal to build a new Champ Clark Bridge 50 ft south of the existing one in Louisiana, a town of 3,... more
Gravel Roads Case Studies May 18, 2016
Polk County, Minn. has approximately 400 miles of gravel roads that it maintains.   “Every year the county would spend money adding gravel that was lost during... more
Road Construction News May 25, 2016
In an effort to bolster exposure of both large-scale and tighter, community-based road and bridge construction projects, the editors at Roads & Bridges are putting out a call for video submissions.   We invite construction professionals, DOT members and enthusiasts to submit videos showcasing...
Funding News May 23, 2016
Check out our homepage and take this week's poll question regarding the potential $2B+ Congressional funding rescission.
Bridges News May 17, 2016
Mehdi "Saiid" Saiidi, Foundation Professor of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Engineering, is leading something of a revolution in the field of earthquake engineering for bridges.   For years, bridges in seismically active zones have been designed...
Transportation Management Article May 16, 2016
In an effort to reduce vehicular congestion on I-95, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with northern Virginia’s military installations to offer transportation demand management (TDM) solutions to the hundreds of Department of Defense (...
Transportation Management Article May 16, 2016
The idea for a new, elevated pedestrian bridge along Lake Michigan in the heart of downtown Chicago was born more than 15 years ago out of a need to ease heavy pedestrian traffic at the entry point to Navy Pier, one of the city’s principle tourist sites.   Unfortunately, the project remained stuck...
Funding News May 16, 2016
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DOT in Crisis News May 13, 2016
The American Society of Civil Engineers has concluded that over the next decade, it will cost more than $3.3 trillion to keep up with repairs and replacements to U.S. roads, bridges, airports, power grid and other critical infrastructure, but based on current funding levels, the nation will come up...
DOT in Crisis News May 13, 2016
The American Society of Civil Engineers has concluded that over the next decade, it will cost more than $3.3 trillion to keep up with repairs and replacements to U.S. roads, bridges, airports, power grid and other critical infrastructure, but based on current funding levels, the nation will come up...
Transportation Management News May 12, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) and Baton Rouge City-Parish are teaming up with Waze, the free, real-time navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers.   Through this free partnership, LDOTD and the City-Parish will join 65 other communities...
Road Construction News May 10, 2016
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published a policy revision to allow more flexibility in the design of smaller road projects.   In 1985, 13 design criteria were prioritized because of their perceived impact on operations and safety. Based on research and FHWA experience, several have...
Bridges Article May 09, 2016
According to the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) more than 86,000 bridges in the U.S. have no foundation data on record.   It is evident that an unknown percentage of the bridges identified by the NBI with missing foundation data also could be vulnerable to scouring induced by water flow coupled...
Bridges Article May 09, 2016
Research and development efforts are actively taking place to make small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) necessary tools for transportation infrastructure inspections.   As these efforts continue to advance the transformation process from idea into reality, it is necessary to rely on fundamental...

The flare of the bridge columns is a design element unique to this region—and one that presented likewise unique challenges to workers.

Bridges Article May 09, 2016
Forbes Creek Bridge in Kirkland, Wash., is just 18 ft tall and 240 ft long.   It has no towers or suspension cables like those on the Golden Gate Bridge; no arch ring like those medieval English bridges that adorn calendars. It doesn’t even have a trestle like the railroad bridges of traditional...
Bridges Article May 09, 2016
A 100-year-old fixture in its community, the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge carries Rte. 9 over Lake Quinsigamond between Shrewsbury and Worcester, Mass. The previous concrete arch structure carried four lanes of traffic—two eastbound and two westbound. Prior to that, the crossing was originally...

Building a bypass bridge off Highway 30 in Nebraska.

Road Construction Article May 09, 2016
America’s Great Plains states are largely, if not exclusively, agricultural. They literally feed the nation.   In this way, their economic health is inextricably tied to that of the country as a whole; though not a center of financial industry or global technological advancement, the Great Plains...

Building a bypass bridge off Highway 30 in Nebraska.

Road Construction Article May 09, 2016
America’s Great Plains states are largely, if not exclusively, agricultural. They literally feed the nation.   In this way, their economic health is inextricably tied to that of the country as a whole; though not a center of financial industry or global technological advancement, the Great Plains...
Bridges Article May 09, 2016
The bridge industry likes to celebrate progress with fireworks. The most recent development is worth about a box of sparklers. The reaction is not quite as strong, but it is still nice to experience.   According to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the number of...
Road Construction News May 04, 2016
Once again, the time of year has come to submit nominations for the Top 10 Roads projects for 2016.    Created in 2000, Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads awards recognize the top road projects in North America each year. Nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, who determine the...
Bridges News May 04, 2016
Nearly 20 bridges in South Dakota are in the process of being replaced or improved thanks to new funding passed by the state legislature. The South Dakota Transportation Commission approved $8 million for bridge improvement projects across the state.   The state’s Secretary of Transportation Darin...
Bridge Construction News May 03, 2016
The new Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York is earning high marks for its low injury rate. Constructors officials from the site said Monday the total recordable incident rate for the nearly $4 billion project is 0.63 percent per 100 employees, more than five times lower than the 3.5 percent...
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