Editorial/Commentary Article September 23, 2016
The editors of Roads & Bridges visited the site of the $475 million Jane Byrne Interchange project in Chicago, Ill., earlier this summer. The interchange... more
Road Construction News September 23, 2016
Nebraska is slated to invest nearly $300 million for eight long-delayed highway projects and will begin design work on 12 others with the goal of finishing... more
Transportation Management News September 22, 2016
Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and the Kansas Department of Transportation to continue providing... more
Road Construction News September 22, 2016
The team at Roads & Bridges invites all our readership to participate in our annual State of the Industry survey. We want to hear about how you think the... more
Highway Construction News September 22, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded a $99.2 million contract for reconstruction of a 1.2-mile stretch of Interstate 40 Business... more
Safety Products September 21, 2016
The Bantam6 self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) from WernerCo has the ability to reduce fall distance by up to 5.5 ft. Bantam6 SRLs extend and retract... more
Retaining Walls Case Studies September 21, 2016
For several years, the busy intersection of Lafranier Road and South Airport Road in Traverse City, Mich., near the Cherry Capital Airport was also one of the... more

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Traffic Management News September 21, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced today the expansion of its Real Time Traffic System (Go-Time) with additional displays along... more
Maintenance News September 21, 2016
After six months, and more than 100,000 cubic yards of debris, Highway 14 in north Idaho has finally reopened to traffic following a historic landslide.   The... more
Pavement Maintenance Products September 21, 2016
Learn the basics of pavement preservation in this one-hour course, part of TC3’s Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series. Ideal for highway... more
Equipment Products September 20, 2016
EARTHMAX SR 49 (L-4) is an All Steel radial tire that has been engineered for loaders and dozers. EARTHMAX SR 49 provides optimum performance in severe mining... more
Equipment Products September 20, 2016
EARTHMAX SR 46 for rigid haul trucks is BKT’s innovative response to severe rocky, abrasive and harsh mining environments. This tire has been specifically... more
Bridges News September 20, 2016
A new $4.3 million bridge using modern-day composite material is open to traffic in Thomaston, Maine.   The new Wadsworth Street bridge spanning the St. George... more
Safety Videos September 20, 2016
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) realizes the benefits of adopting a digital print system for traffic sign production using the TrafficJet Print... more
Automated Vehicles News September 20, 2016
Federal regulators, faced with a growing number of self-driving car tests on roads across the U.S., plan to issue a flurry of new guidelines aimed at... more
Funding News September 19, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses Congress passing transportation funding for the 2017 fiscal year.
Bridge Construction News September 19, 2016
Work will soon begin on rehabilitating a historic bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn.   The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)... more
Editorial/Commentary News September 16, 2016
Bill Malkes   Bill Malkes is part of a rare breed in the intelligent transportation industry. As he heads to Australia for the 23rd World Congress on... more
Road Construction News September 16, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) mobile construction app was demonstrated yesterday at an Interstate 83 construction site, in an... more
Transit News September 15, 2016
The San Diego Trolley extension to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) received a $1 billion grant Wednesday from the U.S. Department of... more
Transportation Management News September 22, 2016
Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and the Kansas Department of Transportation to continue providing staff, consulting and operational support to the Kansas and Missouri bi-state traffic management system known as Kansas City Scout, continuing...
Road Construction News September 22, 2016
The team at Roads & Bridges invites all our readership to participate in our annual State of the Industry survey. We want to hear about how you think the 2016 construction season has been, what's happening in your region and what you expect 2017 to be like for your company.    Please take a few...
Safety Products September 21, 2016
The Bantam6 self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) from WernerCo has the ability to reduce fall distance by up to 5.5 ft. Bantam6 SRLs extend and retract automatically during typical use, ensuring maximum productivity and safety at the same time. The Bantam6's brake mechanism activates immediately in the...
Maintenance News September 21, 2016
After six months, and more than 100,000 cubic yards of debris, Highway 14 in north Idaho has finally reopened to traffic following a historic landslide.   The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) says the final shovels of dirt were removed last month. The highway finally reopened without any lane...
Bridges News September 20, 2016
A new $4.3 million bridge using modern-day composite material is open to traffic in Thomaston, Maine.   The new Wadsworth Street bridge spanning the St. George River will have a formal opening ceremony on Oct. 5.   The 300-ft long, 36-ft wide bridge replaces a span that has been in place since 1928...
Funding News September 19, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses Congress passing transportation funding for the 2017 fiscal year.
Safety News September 15, 2016
TC3 has trained more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce and is now offering two courses at no charge through October 2016. Both of these courses are a part of the newly launched Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series.   Introduction to Pavement Preservation This one-hour course...
Highway Construction News September 08, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.   Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from...
Bridges News September 07, 2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning for a rapid bridge replacement of the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence in just 80 hours beginning Friday, September 9.   According to the agency, conventional replacement would take a year and cause prolonged traffic...

Construction of the massive 1,260-ft cross-river arch.

Bridges Article September 06, 2016
The Almonte River Viaduct is located on the high-speed rail line running from Madrid to Extremadura in southwestern Spain.   At some future time, this railway will be extended to provide high-speed transport between Spain and Portugal, and more specifically between Madrid and Lisbon. The stretch of...
Concrete Article September 06, 2016
Once in a while, especially in cold-weather states, joints in concrete pavements have shown signs of deterioration relatively soon after pavement construction (five to 10 years).   The phenomenon, known as premature joint distress, usually presents as shadowing, microcracking and flaking. These...

Concrete placement by pumping.

Concrete Article September 06, 2016
Concrete bridge decks are susceptible to premature cracking and to corrosion of reinforcing steel.   Cracks in concrete can occur when a restrained mass of concrete changes volume, including drying shrinkage due to water loss. These types of shrinkage cracks can be counteracted with the use of...
Bridges News September 06, 2016
A Michigan State University (MSU) engineering professor plans to install sensors on the Mackinac Bridge to monitor stress on the aging structure.   Professor Nizar Lajnef told the Lansing State Journal the stress sensors that will be placed on the bridge later this month are a test of a project he’...
Transportation Management Products September 02, 2016
The Kespry Drone 2.0 is a lighter-weight version of the previous model that flies twice as long, covers twice the ground area and has twice the wind resilience as a result of the new airframe, battery and flight system improvements. The 2.0 flies over 30 minutes per flight, covers up to 150 acres...
Safety News September 01, 2016
The Northwest Louisiana Transportation Safety Coalition has developed action plans that could potentially save thousands of lives on Louisiana’s roadways.   Zero deaths is the goal of a statewide initiative that has northwest Louisiana communities working together to improve highway safety. Nine...
Transportation Management News August 30, 2016
On August 29, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established the new Small UAS Rule (Part 107), changing operation regulations for the commercial drone industry across the nation.   Part 107 established new rules for non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, establishing...
Funding News August 29, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which concerns the pending Senate rescission proposal, now that Congress is heading back to session.
Highway Construction News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
Highway Construction News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
Bridges News August 23, 2016
Officials in New Hampshire and Maine will decide this week whether they will make repairs to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge or leave it in the up position.   The historic bridge became stuck on Sunday at approximately 11 a.m. EST, and workers could not raise it to allow for boats to pass. At 10 p.m...
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