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Traffic Management News July 31, 2014
Up to three cities in the U.K. will have the opportunity to play host to self-driving-vehicle researchers thanks to a new competition enacted by the British government. If all goes according to plan, testing is scheduled to begin in less than six months.   The British government is offering a total... more
Bridge Construction News July 31, 2014
A new international agency will oversee the planned new Detroit-Windsor border crossing.   Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced yesterday that a new entity, the Canada-Michigan International Authority, is being formed and will manage land acquisition,... more
Equipment Products July 30, 2014
Cut cost by renting modular spreader beams with spans ranging from 3 – 52 ft and capacities from 9 tons to 187 tons from LGH! Lightweight, durable and strong, modular beams are also easy to transport. LGH now offers the CMOD-50, providing corners for modular beams and creating a modular lifting... more
Safety Products July 30, 2014
Mobile Barriers MBT-1—strong, highly mobile barriers for temporary work zones, mobile operations and incident management. Improves safety, efficiency and traffic flows. Drives at speed and simply parks to work. Fully integrated and self-contained with onboard power, lights, decks, storage, signage... more
Retaining Walls Products July 30, 2014
Superior aesthetics, proven engineering and fast installation make Redi-Rock retaining walls a great choice for road and bridge projects. Thousands of tall gravity walls and even taller reinforced walls have been built in North America since 2000. Learn more about the Redi-Rock system at www.redi-... more
Asphalt Products July 30, 2014
Available in 125-, 200-, 260- and 400-gal tank capacities, CrackPro oil-jacketed melter/applicators for hot pour crack filling offer the industry’s fastest heat-up and recovery time, with material ready to apply in one hour. With both the burner and engine powered by diesel fuel, CrackPro Heated... more
Snow / Ice Removal Equipment Products July 30, 2014
SafeLane surface overlay is a vital anti-icing tool that helps prevent ice and frost from forming on roadways and bridges. The patented technology retains deicing chemicals within the surface and releases them as temperatures drop below freezing, helping keep motorists and pedestrians safe from... more
Asphalt Products July 30, 2014
Use the 1,000-gal trailer-mounted emulsion tank to conveniently supply your DuraPatchers or other pavement maintenance equipment. Heavy-duty 14,000 lb-capacity trailer uses a rectangular tube chassis with dual axles for easy towing on four E-rated tires. Turnkey package includes electric brakes,... more
Equipment Products July 30, 2014
The Crafco Super Shot is an oil-jacketed melter/applicator designed to apply crack sealant and filler to pavement cracks and joints, resulting in extended pavement service life. It received the Roads & Bridges Contractor’s Choice 2014 Gold Award. It is an ideal choice when crews are continually... more
News July 30, 2014
Lawmakers in Washington are picking a fight on the playground before recess has begun.   At stake is the Highway Trust Fund, which will reach a dangerously low level in August. Both the House and Senate traded jabs on July 29 following the Senate’s passage of an $8.1 billion extension of MAP-21. A... more
Traffic Management News July 29, 2014
The first portion of the $5.6 billion Silver Line of Washington, D.C.’s, Metrorail subway system is now open for business, with more than 11 miles of new track in northern Virginia. It is the first extension of the Metrorail system since 2004.   While the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit... more
News July 29, 2014
Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) is taking longer than expected to build the underground walls of the circular pit crews will use to access and repair the S.R. 99 tunneling machine, but tunneling is still expected to resume as scheduled in March 2015, according to the Washington State Department of... more
Traffic Management News July 28, 2014
The “Century Crunch” sounds more like late-night snack, but thankfully it did not give many Los Angeles motorists a bad case of indigestion.   Century and Aviation boulevards near the entrance of the Los Angeles International Airport were completely shutdown on Saturday, July 26, so crew could... more
Bridge Construction News July 25, 2014
With the contract for the West Approach Bridge North Project awarded, crews are one step closer to breaking ground in Seattle on the S.R. 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program. The 6,100-ft-long structure will carry traffic across the westbound lanes of S.R. 520 from the new floating bridge to... more
Asphalt News July 23, 2014
Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lacking desirable safety features cost Texas motorists a total of $25.1 billion statewide annually—more than $1,700 per driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area—due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related... more
Traffic Management News July 22, 2014
Bike-lane design could soon feature more prominently in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) after the national advisory committee behind the list approved 11 bike-lane treatments in late June. The recommendations from the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices now... more
Bridges Videos July 22, 2014
Modjeski and Masters kept rail, marine and highway traffic moving in a busy Virginia shipping corridor by designing a 5 million pound lift span that was built offsite and floated it into position on a giant barge. This short video offers fascinating behind the scenes insight from designer, owner,... more
News July 22, 2014
It appears the Senate is not going to get in the way of the House of Representative’s $10.9 billion highway-funding extension bill which will keep the Highway Trust Fund functional until May 2015. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others, however, believe Congress as a whole is missing a... more
News July 21, 2014
President Barack Obama traveled to the port of Wilmington, Del., last week to talk about creating jobs and his latest initiative to rebuild America’s transportation infrastructure.   The president spoke near the site of the I-495 bridge. The work to construct new underground foundations for the... more
Bridges News July 18, 2014
The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over Washington state's roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board determined... more
Traffic Management News July 31, 2014
Up to three cities in the U.K. will have the opportunity to play host to self-driving-vehicle researchers thanks to a new competition enacted by the British government. If all goes according to plan, testing is scheduled to begin in less than six months.   The British government is offering a total...
Bridge Construction News July 31, 2014
A new international agency will oversee the planned new Detroit-Windsor border crossing.   Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced yesterday that a new entity, the Canada-Michigan International Authority, is being formed and will manage land acquisition,...
Asphalt Products July 30, 2014
Available in 125-, 200-, 260- and 400-gal tank capacities, CrackPro oil-jacketed melter/applicators for hot pour crack filling offer the industry’s fastest heat-up and recovery time, with material ready to apply in one hour. With both the burner and engine powered by diesel fuel, CrackPro Heated...
Retaining Walls Products July 30, 2014
Superior aesthetics, proven engineering and fast installation make Redi-Rock retaining walls a great choice for road and bridge projects. Thousands of tall gravity walls and even taller reinforced walls have been built in North America since 2000. Learn more about the Redi-Rock system at www.redi-...
Safety Products July 30, 2014
Mobile Barriers MBT-1—strong, highly mobile barriers for temporary work zones, mobile operations and incident management. Improves safety, efficiency and traffic flows. Drives at speed and simply parks to work. Fully integrated and self-contained with onboard power, lights, decks, storage, signage...
Equipment Products July 30, 2014
Cut cost by renting modular spreader beams with spans ranging from 3 – 52 ft and capacities from 9 tons to 187 tons from LGH! Lightweight, durable and strong, modular beams are also easy to transport. LGH now offers the CMOD-50, providing corners for modular beams and creating a modular lifting...
Asphalt Products July 30, 2014
Use the 1,000-gal trailer-mounted emulsion tank to conveniently supply your DuraPatchers or other pavement maintenance equipment. Heavy-duty 14,000 lb-capacity trailer uses a rectangular tube chassis with dual axles for easy towing on four E-rated tires. Turnkey package includes electric brakes,...
Snow / Ice Removal Equipment Products July 30, 2014
SafeLane surface overlay is a vital anti-icing tool that helps prevent ice and frost from forming on roadways and bridges. The patented technology retains deicing chemicals within the surface and releases them as temperatures drop below freezing, helping keep motorists and pedestrians safe from...
Equipment Products July 30, 2014
The Crafco Super Shot is an oil-jacketed melter/applicator designed to apply crack sealant and filler to pavement cracks and joints, resulting in extended pavement service life. It received the Roads & Bridges Contractor’s Choice 2014 Gold Award. It is an ideal choice when crews are continually...
News July 30, 2014
Lawmakers in Washington are picking a fight on the playground before recess has begun.   At stake is the Highway Trust Fund, which will reach a dangerously low level in August. Both the House and Senate traded jabs on July 29 following the Senate’s passage of an $8.1 billion extension of MAP-21. A...
Traffic Management News July 29, 2014
The first portion of the $5.6 billion Silver Line of Washington, D.C.’s, Metrorail subway system is now open for business, with more than 11 miles of new track in northern Virginia. It is the first extension of the Metrorail system since 2004.   While the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit...
News July 29, 2014
Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) is taking longer than expected to build the underground walls of the circular pit crews will use to access and repair the S.R. 99 tunneling machine, but tunneling is still expected to resume as scheduled in March 2015, according to the Washington State Department of...
Traffic Management News July 28, 2014
The “Century Crunch” sounds more like late-night snack, but thankfully it did not give many Los Angeles motorists a bad case of indigestion.   Century and Aviation boulevards near the entrance of the Los Angeles International Airport were completely shutdown on Saturday, July 26, so crew could...
Bridge Construction News July 25, 2014
With the contract for the West Approach Bridge North Project awarded, crews are one step closer to breaking ground in Seattle on the S.R. 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program. The 6,100-ft-long structure will carry traffic across the westbound lanes of S.R. 520 from the new floating bridge to...
Asphalt News July 23, 2014
Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lacking desirable safety features cost Texas motorists a total of $25.1 billion statewide annually—more than $1,700 per driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area—due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related...
Traffic Management News July 22, 2014
Bike-lane design could soon feature more prominently in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) after the national advisory committee behind the list approved 11 bike-lane treatments in late June. The recommendations from the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices now...
Bridges Videos July 22, 2014
Modjeski and Masters kept rail, marine and highway traffic moving in a busy Virginia shipping corridor by designing a 5 million pound lift span that was built offsite and floated it into position on a giant barge. This short video offers fascinating behind the scenes insight from designer, owner,...
News July 22, 2014
It appears the Senate is not going to get in the way of the House of Representative’s $10.9 billion highway-funding extension bill which will keep the Highway Trust Fund functional until May 2015. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others, however, believe Congress as a whole is missing a...
News July 21, 2014
President Barack Obama traveled to the port of Wilmington, Del., last week to talk about creating jobs and his latest initiative to rebuild America’s transportation infrastructure.   The president spoke near the site of the I-495 bridge. The work to construct new underground foundations for the...
Bridges News July 18, 2014
The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over Washington state's roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board determined...
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