Funding Article December 05, 2016
The money in the constant stream is all getting stuck on one big rock. The lever that was created in late 2015 is sitting idle.   Lawmakers in Washington... more
Law Article December 05, 2016
Most contractor claims never reach the formal claims process and are resolved on the project level after one or more negotiation sessions. These negotiations... more

A truck bypass on the west side of Killdeer, N.D., was a project aimed at improving traffic flow and safety.

Highway Construction Article December 05, 2016
The Upper Great Plains states serve several functions. They are a large-scale agricultural region. They are home to several crucial, not-so-secret missle silos... more
Winter Maintenance Article December 05, 2016
There’s a 100% chance that the weather will change. The best tool road crews have to get out ahead of that changing weather is time. Having to “chase a storm”... more
Asphalt Modifiers Emulsions Article December 05, 2016
An emulsified asphalt “tack” or bond coat produces a strong adhesive bond that will prevent slippage between an existing pavement and a new overlay.   An... more
Bridge Construction Article December 05, 2016
As the only interstate highway running east-west between Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia, I-66 is a heavily traveled commuter thoroughfare.   The... more
Bridge Construction Article December 05, 2016
When the Bridge Builders of Alabama won the $1.035 million project bid to replace the 12th Avenue Bridge in Phenix City, they were soon outshined by another... more
Roads Report Article December 05, 2016
Burning up the road They say that nothing has a greater influence on a child than a parent. If that is true, then as motorists we are all in deep trouble.  ... more
Transit News December 05, 2016
The price tag for Honolulu’s rail project has jumped nearly $1 billion to $9.5 billion including financing, according to an updated financial plan given to the... more
Safety News December 05, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses OSHA's new safety guidelines for the construction industry.

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Cement News December 05, 2016
Making cement is thought to produce 5% of all global greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and factories. But cement may eventually suck some of that... more
Safety Case Studies December 02, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) tested PSS RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) during the week of Oct. 31, 2016.... more

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Asphalt Maintenance News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument... more

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Highway Construction News December 01, 2016
The Martin Luther King Freeway Extension, a new elevated roadway that connects the Midtown and Downtown tunnels in Portsmouth, Va., has opened a month ahead of... more
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News December 01, 2016
The State of Ohio is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along its "Smart Mobility Corridor"—a 35‑mile stretch of U.S. 33 northwest of... more

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Highway Construction News November 30, 2016
A $6 billion project aimed at enhancing the environment and reducing traffic congestion along the I-5 corridor between Solana Beach and Carlsbad in California... more
Road Construction News November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his cabinet, and he picked one that has had a long shelf life as his next Transportation Secretary.   Elaine... more
Saws Products November 29, 2016
The Husqvarna FS 3500 G is a self-propelled 37-hp flat saw that is lightweight, low-profiled, easy-to-maneuver and service. The Poly-V bladeshaft belt drive... more
Automated Vehicles News November 29, 2016
A self-driving truck will begin traveling on two Ohio roads next week after state officials announce details of new investments to support innovative... more
Pavement Maintenance News November 29, 2016
The drought in Mississippi this year is not only affecting recreational activities such as bonfires and camping, but is also affecting the state’s highways,... more
Safety News December 05, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses OSHA's new safety guidelines for the construction industry.

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Asphalt Maintenance News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...

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Asphalt Maintenance News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...

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Asphalt Maintenance News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...
Road Construction News November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his cabinet, and he picked one that has had a long shelf life as his next Transportation Secretary.   Elaine Chao was named to that position late Tuesday, Nov. 29. Chao served as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush from 2001-2009, and also was...

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Bridges News November 28, 2016
Amidst a tight budget environment, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) engineers stretched resources to perform a needed replacement of an old bridge in the small, eastern town of Mud Lake. The project review also will reduce traffic impact during the four-month-long project starting next fall...
Safety News November 23, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is halfway through a statewide inspection of highway guardrails and has thus far found 144 sections that may not absorb the energy of a crash, putting drivers in danger.   Of the 120,000 crashes in Colorado per year, CDOT executive director Shailen...
Safety News November 21, 2016
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued final revised rules for its walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards, a change the agency estimated will affect 112 million workers at 7 million job sites.   The agency said the biggest change is that employers will...
Safety News November 21, 2016
With more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce trained, TC3’s training can impact you and your organization. Both of these courses are available at no cost and are a part of TC3’s 120-course curriculum.   Guardrail Series: Guardrail Basics This is the first course in the Guardrail Series...

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Transportation Management News November 18, 2016
Two special-assignment teams at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) that have focused on providing outstanding customer service, keeping customers and MoDOT workers safe, and preparing for the transportation network of the future have won prestigious national awards from the American...
Road Construction News November 14, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses the president-elect's plans for road and bridge infrastructure.
Road Construction News November 08, 2016
Besides choosing candidates today, voters nationwide will face at least 232 city, county and state ballot initiatives to decide whether to raise a potential $250 billion for road and bridge construction.   One of the smallest measures is a $5,308-a-year property-tax measure for road maintenance in...
Maintenance Products November 07, 2016
Here is your digital crib sheet: Math for the Coatings Professional eCourse. Brush up on essential math functions and calculations needed to succeed in the coatings industry with this six-hour short online training. Choose between two versions – imperial or math units. Click here to view the course...
Bridges Article November 04, 2016
In recent years, accelerated bridge construction (ABC) has gained attention within regions of high seismicity.   Prefabrication of bridge structural components is an effective ABC method under the category of prefabricated bridge elements and systems (PBES) promoted by the Federal Highway...
Asphalt Products October 26, 2016
GSSI's PaveScan RDM asphalt density assessment tool provides accurate real-time measurements to ensure pavement life and quality. The system is ideal for uncovering problems that occur during the paving process, including poor uniformity and significant variations in density. PaveScan automatically...
Highway Construction News October 17, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses NAM's proposals for improving U.S. transportation infrastructure.
Bridges News October 12, 2016
A pair of stream crossings on SH 13  in Wisconsin between Ashland and Mellen are finally nearing completion after a 1,000-year storm caused massive washouts two months ago.   Torrential rains washed out culverts at both crossings, as well as hundreds of cubic yards of fill material from the Trout...
Bridges News October 11, 2016
Leaders in both San Antonio and Austin are proposing plans to turn I-35 into a double-decker highway stretching from San Antonio to Georgetown. This stretch of interstate is the fastest-growing freight corridor in the country. Just 75 miles separate the cities, but the drive is punctuated by...
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