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Bridge Rescue Article August 29, 2014

The Mulberry Street Bridge has undergone some major renovations in its 105-year existence, including replacement of the bridge deck in 1957 and replacement of the expansion joints at the piers in 1982.

When all is said and done, the Mulberry Street Bridge will look good as new—at 105 years old.   That’s how long the iconic, 18-span concrete arch structure has served Harrisburg, Pa., as the primary link between the Allison Hill neighborhood, the Harrisburg Transportation Center and downtown. And... more
News August 29, 2014
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved three new construction contracts totaling $62.7 million as part of its 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than $814 million in construction and engineering contracts have been approved... more
Traffic Management News August 29, 2014
The city of Austin, Texas, is preparing to implement a new advanced traffic management system (ATMS) that will monitor location data from drivers’ smartphones and adjust traffic-signal timing accordingly to reduce congestion.   As explained by the Austin Department of Transportation, the ATMS will... more
Safety Case Studies August 29, 2014

For I-30, project plans also included temporary portable rumble strips.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) Project BB0306, the Sheppard to Highway 278 project, entailed undercutting the inside shoulder and overlaying an asphalt surface on I-30. Earlier this summer, AHTD set up work zones and lane closures that ran from mile marker 22.4 to 29.5 on I-... more
Traffic Management News August 28, 2014
With the 2014 ITS World Congress approaching, the U.S. DOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office revealed its slate of demonstrations, simulations and information sessions related to connected-vehicle technology.   Highlights of the Joint Program Office’s program for the... more
Bridges Products August 27, 2014
Bridge lifting and repositioning with synchronous lifting & hydraulic cylinders rentals!   Cut cost on your next bridge project by renting hydraulic cylinders (single or double-acting)—and for ultra-precision lifts, you can also rent the synchronous lifting system. With an accuracy of 0.040 in... more
Software Construction Products August 27, 2014
Cloud-based Viewpoint For Project Collaboration allows for real-time flow of drawings, documents and data for all stages of the construction lifecycle, providing improved communications and collaboration among multiple project stakeholders on both internal and external teams; this includes owners,... more
Winter Maintenance Products August 27, 2014
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two options for brine making to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals: the new AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker. Offering accurate salinity concentrations, hassle-free installation, operation and cleanout, brine... more
News August 27, 2014
According to the U.S. DOT’s Inspector General, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has not fully implemented all MAP-21 bridge provisions and prior recommendations by the Inspector General.   Since 2006, the Inspector General has issued three reports with 16 recommendations for FHWA to... more
News August 26, 2014
Abandoned coalmines are now chipping away at Ohio’s Rte. 33.   About a year ago engineers traveling the route noticed a dip in the road, and after further investigation it was discovered that mining was done below the surface in the early 20th century, and the work left voids. Coal pillars and oak... more
Traffic Management News August 26, 2014
A new study ranking states based on their highest posted speed limit puts Texas in the top spot at 85 mph. The Lone Star State is the most extreme example of a national trend toward higher and higher speed limits over the last few decades, according to the study, which was published by cars.com.  ... more
Traffic Management News August 25, 2014
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has launched the first bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the northern Virginia-Washington, D.C., region, focusing on Arlington and Alexandria, Va.   Metroway, as the service is known, will initially cover a 5-mile route; only the first mile... more
Bridges News August 25, 2014
The northbound lanes of I-495 through Wilmington were reopened to traffic over the weekend following the successful realignment of the I-495 Bridge spanning the Christina River, Delaware Secretary of Transportation Shailen Bhatt announced. The southbound lanes were reopened July 31. This means... more
Traffic Management News August 22, 2014
A groundbreaking new feature on the 2015 Ford Falcon will allow the vehicle to automatically dial emergency services in the event of an accident, according to the company. The hope is that contacting emergency services right away will help save lives in the event of a severe crash.   The 000... more
Case Studies August 22, 2014
In October 2012, Lynchburg College, a small, private school in central Virginia, announced plans for the expansion and renovation of their student center. The $12 million project would expand the existing 42,000-sq-ft building by 30,000 sq ft, as well as renovate 8,000 sq ft of the existing center... more
News August 21, 2014
The U.S. DOT has released emergency relief funds for the I-65 bridge near Nashville, Tenn., and flood-damage infrastructure around the Detroit area.   Tennessee will receive $1 million to repair the I-65 bridge over Peytonsville Road, which was damaged by a truck fire. A replacement for the span... more
News August 20, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced more than $4 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) designed to accelerate innovation in highway project delivery. The funds, which offset the cost of demonstration projects, will help to get roads and bridges repaired... more
Traffic Management News August 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and a comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. The report will include analysis of the... more
News August 19, 2014
If you think public-private partnerships are a promising alternative, then Project Neon just lost some of its luster.   Due to affordability, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) decided to reject the idea of using public-private financing for work to be done on I-15, which is being... more
Maintenance Products August 19, 2014
The Crafco spray injection patcher is designed to patch potholes and other pavement distresses.  It cleans the distress, applies a tack coat, applies aggregate coated with hot asphalt emulsion and finally applies a dry topcoat of aggregate—all in one easy, fast and continuous operation.  Government... more
Traffic Management Products September 02, 2014
ComNet has introduced the NetWave NW8 wireless Ethernet link that is designed to support redundant ring and “Drop-and-Insert” functionality on a wireless network. The NW8 is a dual radio version of the recently introduced NW series of environmentally hardened wireless Ethernet products.   ComNet...
Traffic Management Products September 02, 2014
From bridges and tunnels to intelligent traffic control, Red Lion understands every network application is not the same. That is why our new N-Tron and Sixnet industrial Ethernet switches, Wi-Fi radio and cellular devices are designed to meet diverse networking environments. Built-in redundancy...
Bridge Rescue Article August 29, 2014

The Mulberry Street Bridge has undergone some major renovations in its 105-year existence, including replacement of the bridge deck in 1957 and replacement of the expansion joints at the piers in 1982.

When all is said and done, the Mulberry Street Bridge will look good as new—at 105 years old.   That’s how long the iconic, 18-span concrete arch structure has served Harrisburg, Pa., as the primary link between the Allison Hill neighborhood, the Harrisburg Transportation Center and downtown. And...
News August 29, 2014
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved three new construction contracts totaling $62.7 million as part of its 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than $814 million in construction and engineering contracts have been approved...
Traffic Management News August 29, 2014
The city of Austin, Texas, is preparing to implement a new advanced traffic management system (ATMS) that will monitor location data from drivers’ smartphones and adjust traffic-signal timing accordingly to reduce congestion.   As explained by the Austin Department of Transportation, the ATMS will...
Safety Case Studies August 29, 2014

For I-30, project plans also included temporary portable rumble strips.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) Project BB0306, the Sheppard to Highway 278 project, entailed undercutting the inside shoulder and overlaying an asphalt surface on I-30. Earlier this summer, AHTD set up work zones and lane closures that ran from mile marker 22.4 to 29.5 on I-...
Traffic Management News August 28, 2014
With the 2014 ITS World Congress approaching, the U.S. DOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office revealed its slate of demonstrations, simulations and information sessions related to connected-vehicle technology.   Highlights of the Joint Program Office’s program for the...
Winter Maintenance Products August 27, 2014
The BrineXtreme Pro from Henderson Products is a mid-range brine maker. This standalone system offers honest plug-and-play setup. System highlights include: 100% automated brine production; 100% repeatability; accurate to 0.001 SG; production rates up to 6,000 gal per hour; self-contained design;...
Software Construction Products August 27, 2014
Cloud-based Viewpoint For Project Collaboration allows for real-time flow of drawings, documents and data for all stages of the construction lifecycle, providing improved communications and collaboration among multiple project stakeholders on both internal and external teams; this includes owners,...
Bridges Products August 27, 2014
Bridge lifting and repositioning with synchronous lifting & hydraulic cylinders rentals!   Cut cost on your next bridge project by renting hydraulic cylinders (single or double-acting)—and for ultra-precision lifts, you can also rent the synchronous lifting system. With an accuracy of 0.040 in...
Winter Maintenance Products August 27, 2014
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two options for brine making to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals: the new AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker. Offering accurate salinity concentrations, hassle-free installation, operation and cleanout, brine...
Snow / Ice Removal Equipment Products August 27, 2014
ClearLane enhanced deicer helps you fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. Providing better performance at lower temps, ClearLane enhanced deicer offers greater residual, less scatter, reduced clumping and a PNS-corrosion inhibitor in a non-leaching formula. What’s more, the U.S....
News August 27, 2014
According to the U.S. DOT’s Inspector General, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has not fully implemented all MAP-21 bridge provisions and prior recommendations by the Inspector General.   Since 2006, the Inspector General has issued three reports with 16 recommendations for FHWA to...
News August 26, 2014
Abandoned coalmines are now chipping away at Ohio’s Rte. 33.   About a year ago engineers traveling the route noticed a dip in the road, and after further investigation it was discovered that mining was done below the surface in the early 20th century, and the work left voids. Coal pillars and oak...
Traffic Management News August 26, 2014
A new study ranking states based on their highest posted speed limit puts Texas in the top spot at 85 mph. The Lone Star State is the most extreme example of a national trend toward higher and higher speed limits over the last few decades, according to the study, which was published by cars.com.  ...
Traffic Management News August 25, 2014
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has launched the first bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the northern Virginia-Washington, D.C., region, focusing on Arlington and Alexandria, Va.   Metroway, as the service is known, will initially cover a 5-mile route; only the first mile...
Bridges News August 25, 2014
The northbound lanes of I-495 through Wilmington were reopened to traffic over the weekend following the successful realignment of the I-495 Bridge spanning the Christina River, Delaware Secretary of Transportation Shailen Bhatt announced. The southbound lanes were reopened July 31. This means...
Traffic Management News August 22, 2014
A groundbreaking new feature on the 2015 Ford Falcon will allow the vehicle to automatically dial emergency services in the event of an accident, according to the company. The hope is that contacting emergency services right away will help save lives in the event of a severe crash.   The 000...
Case Studies August 22, 2014
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In October 2012, Lynchburg College, a small, private school in central Virginia, announced plans for the expansion and renovation of their student center. The $12 million project would expand the existing 42,000-sq-ft building by 30,000 sq ft, as well as renovate 8,000 sq ft of the existing center...
News August 21, 2014
The U.S. DOT has released emergency relief funds for the I-65 bridge near Nashville, Tenn., and flood-damage infrastructure around the Detroit area.   Tennessee will receive $1 million to repair the I-65 bridge over Peytonsville Road, which was damaged by a truck fire. A replacement for the span...
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