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Case Studies October 01, 2014

Using a National IPA (NIPA) contract, Sparta Township, N.J., traded in a pair of older wheel loaders and purchased a pair of new wheel loaders.

After working hours of overtime cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, it became clear that the Sparta Township, N.J., Department of Public Works needed to replace its 1994 wheel loader to help keep roadways clear of debris, leaves and snow. With the department doing more with less (staff was... more
Maintenance News September 30, 2014
If you are parked in a ski resort in Colorado’s I-70 mountain corridor, you might receive a notice from the Colorado DOT. It all depends on the shape of your tires.   Back on Feb. 9, I-70 was a winter nightmare when motorists had trouble maintaining traction on the highway, adding hours to commute... more
Asphalt Videos September 29, 2014
Tensar International is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance products and engineered solutions. Tensar provides a wide range of geosynthetic solutions for earthwork problems.
Traffic Management News September 26, 2014
Those in Pinellas County, Fla., hoping to bring mass transit to the area had their cause bolstered this week when State Sen. Jack Latvala publicly announced his support for the Greenlight Pinellas proposal. Latvala is the first politician to openly support the plan at the state level.   Greenlight... more
News September 26, 2014
A pedestrian bridge has collapsed in Detroit, killing one.   It happened on the morning of Sept. 26, when a waste hauler truck apparently struck the Cathedral Street overpass, which spans I-96. Witnesses saw the driver of the truck exit his vehicle before collapsing in the grassy median. He was... more
Asphalt News September 25, 2014
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will go back to the drawing board after an environmental study revealed that a road project backed by former Gov. Robert McDonnell would cost $400 million more and destroy 120 more acres of wetlands than originally estimated. State Transportation... more
Road Construction News September 24, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb and other state and local leaders near the northern end of the proposed I-39/90 Expansion project to see first-hand the traffic congestion it would alleviate, and to call for greater investment... more
Traffic Management News September 23, 2014
A $10.1 million TIGER grant announced in mid-September will help launch eight intelligent transportation system (ITS) projects in Washington County, Ore., over the next two years, according to state and local officials. If these measures prove successful, the county could pursue as many as 60... more
Bridges News September 23, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the launch of an ambitious public-private partnership (P3) campaign this week to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges across the state by 2018. Contracts will be awarded in October and the department plans to begin construction... more
Funding News September 22, 2014
State departments of transportation will receive an additional 10 weeks of funding for surface transportation projects following Congressional approval of a new short-term continuing resolution last week.   The measure, dubbed H.J. Res. 124, provides partial appropriations for all federal programs... more
Traffic Management News September 19, 2014
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are taking a different approach to connected-vehicle technology, currently testing a smartphone app that uses GPS coordinates and a virtual token system to regulate traffic.   The RoadRunner program is facilitated through a smartphone... more
Bridges News September 19, 2014
First came the flood, and now comes the dust and debris.   The Detroit area was forced to deal with Mother Nature head on last week when torrential rain caused flooding and closed major highways across the region. On Sept. 19, crews will be taking down the southbound lanes of the Woodward Avenue... more
Snow and Ice Removal Case Studies September 19, 2014

 
Abraxus Salt uses the deicing product on sidewalks, roads and parking lots for a number of commercial businesses

After more than 40 years in the snowfighting industry, Frank Dedon has witnessed his share of winter maintenance products. Experimenting with a variety of deicers over the years, including molasses-treated salt and salt mixed with various liquids, Dedon found many deicing products to be ineffective... more
Case Studies September 19, 2014

In total, the project required 7,800 blocks, equaling 44,850 sq ft. Trains made their first run on the line in late 2013.

The goal of a recent Canadian National (CN) Railway and Montreal Metro project was to eliminate an at-grade crossing where the CN rail line crossed over the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) light commuter Metro line. These two lines ran through a narrow corridor with several sections of... more
Traffic Management News September 18, 2014
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) broke ground Sept. 17 on an $834 million project that will create 30 miles of dedicated managed toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Construction will commence at four separate locations next month.   GDOT is teaming up with... more
News September 18, 2014
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has been traveling all over the state unveiling a 25-year transportation vision that hits core areas rather than core projects.   The strategy is the offspring of the Strategic Transportation Investments law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly last summer.... more
Bridges Case Studies September 17, 2014

Phase I work involved the erection of four girder lines for a three-span section, four girder lines for a single-span section and 31 precast concrete beams.

The time had come. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had found the 55-year-old Ohio Street feeder, part of Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway, in need of complete replacement. The interchange had to be demolished and a new bridge constructed in a complex, $16.5 million multiphase project... more
Earthmoving Videos September 16, 2014
Kip Moore and CASE dedicate this song to the hard-working men and women who commit their lives to constructing the world where we live, work and play. Thank you for all you do.
News September 16, 2014
Officials in Mobile, Ala., need a bridge, so they are going to Washington, D.C., in an effort to fill in a major funding gap.   A new span over the Mobile River would cost about $900 million, but the Wallace tunnels, which currently carry I-10 across the bay, handle an average daily traffic count... more
Traffic Management News September 16, 2014
Visitors to downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., have been getting parking tickets for expired meters when they have already paid in full. City officials say the sensitivity of the sensors connected to the meters was set too high and that they are already fixing the problem. The new smart meters were... more
Case Studies October 01, 2014

Using a National IPA (NIPA) contract, Sparta Township, N.J., traded in a pair of older wheel loaders and purchased a pair of new wheel loaders.

After working hours of overtime cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, it became clear that the Sparta Township, N.J., Department of Public Works needed to replace its 1994 wheel loader to help keep roadways clear of debris, leaves and snow. With the department doing more with less (staff was...
Maintenance News September 30, 2014
If you are parked in a ski resort in Colorado’s I-70 mountain corridor, you might receive a notice from the Colorado DOT. It all depends on the shape of your tires.   Back on Feb. 9, I-70 was a winter nightmare when motorists had trouble maintaining traction on the highway, adding hours to commute...
Asphalt Videos September 29, 2014
Tensar International is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance products and engineered solutions. Tensar provides a wide range of geosynthetic solutions for earthwork problems.
Traffic Management News September 26, 2014
Those in Pinellas County, Fla., hoping to bring mass transit to the area had their cause bolstered this week when State Sen. Jack Latvala publicly announced his support for the Greenlight Pinellas proposal. Latvala is the first politician to openly support the plan at the state level.   Greenlight...
News September 26, 2014
A pedestrian bridge has collapsed in Detroit, killing one.   It happened on the morning of Sept. 26, when a waste hauler truck apparently struck the Cathedral Street overpass, which spans I-96. Witnesses saw the driver of the truck exit his vehicle before collapsing in the grassy median. He was...
Asphalt News September 25, 2014
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will go back to the drawing board after an environmental study revealed that a road project backed by former Gov. Robert McDonnell would cost $400 million more and destroy 120 more acres of wetlands than originally estimated. State Transportation...
Road Construction News September 24, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb and other state and local leaders near the northern end of the proposed I-39/90 Expansion project to see first-hand the traffic congestion it would alleviate, and to call for greater investment...
Equipment Products September 24, 2014
Vista by Viewpoint is a fully scalable and integrated SQL/.NET solution tailored specifically for mid-to-large-sized construction companies. An intuitive application that scales easily and integrates with all key third-party software, Vista provides real-time data wherever and whenever needed....
Maintenance Products September 24, 2014
Installed as many as 50 years ago, many culverts are significantly rusted and near failure. A "fish friendly" solution to these failing culverts that is economical, easy-to-install and non-disruptive to the motoring public is imperative.   Snap-Tite offers an interior open-profiled HDPE pipe...
Safety Products September 24, 2014
The X-Lite End Terminal from Lindsay Transportation Solutions uses next-generation, non-extruding technology to absorb the energy of impacting vehicles. When compared to older extruding end terminals, Lindsay Transportation Solutions provides improved vehicle control and increased occupant safety....
Maintenance Products September 24, 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...
Maintenance Products September 24, 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....
Traffic Management News September 23, 2014
A $10.1 million TIGER grant announced in mid-September will help launch eight intelligent transportation system (ITS) projects in Washington County, Ore., over the next two years, according to state and local officials. If these measures prove successful, the county could pursue as many as 60...
Bridges News September 23, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the launch of an ambitious public-private partnership (P3) campaign this week to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges across the state by 2018. Contracts will be awarded in October and the department plans to begin construction...
Funding News September 22, 2014
State departments of transportation will receive an additional 10 weeks of funding for surface transportation projects following Congressional approval of a new short-term continuing resolution last week.   The measure, dubbed H.J. Res. 124, provides partial appropriations for all federal programs...
Traffic Management News September 19, 2014
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are taking a different approach to connected-vehicle technology, currently testing a smartphone app that uses GPS coordinates and a virtual token system to regulate traffic.   The RoadRunner program is facilitated through a smartphone...
Bridges News September 19, 2014
First came the flood, and now comes the dust and debris.   The Detroit area was forced to deal with Mother Nature head on last week when torrential rain caused flooding and closed major highways across the region. On Sept. 19, crews will be taking down the southbound lanes of the Woodward Avenue...
Snow and Ice Removal Case Studies September 19, 2014

 
Abraxus Salt uses the deicing product on sidewalks, roads and parking lots for a number of commercial businesses

After more than 40 years in the snowfighting industry, Frank Dedon has witnessed his share of winter maintenance products. Experimenting with a variety of deicers over the years, including molasses-treated salt and salt mixed with various liquids, Dedon found many deicing products to be ineffective...
Case Studies September 19, 2014

In total, the project required 7,800 blocks, equaling 44,850 sq ft. Trains made their first run on the line in late 2013.

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Installation of the PC walls was completed in phases.

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The freight line travels above and the commuter line passes below.

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The retaining wall system uses 12-in.-wide strips of geogrid threaded through the block's cores.

The goal of a recent Canadian National (CN) Railway and Montreal Metro project was to eliminate an at-grade crossing where the CN rail line crossed over the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) light commuter Metro line. These two lines ran through a narrow corridor with several sections of...
Traffic Management News September 18, 2014
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) broke ground Sept. 17 on an $834 million project that will create 30 miles of dedicated managed toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Construction will commence at four separate locations next month.   GDOT is teaming up with...
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