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Welcome to the Asphalt Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the hot-mix asphalt industry.  This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list.   

highway construction Pennsylvania toll road
News November 13, 2018
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is ready to begin construction of an interchange on the Southern Beltway in the Pittsburgh area.   The commission last week awarded a $116.2 million contract to Trumbull Corp. for the 2.75-mile section of the $800 million toll road. Preliminary work to clear...
spray-applied waterproofing
Case Studies November 09, 2018
The Blue Ridge Parkway revels in its new autumn shades of yellow, orange and red that follow the road’s meandering, peaceful curves. Quickly, the brisk fall weather turns to biting winter cold, and the skies shift from clear blues to darker greys. The landscape becomes stark, quiet and still as the...
2018 Recycling awards
News November 06, 2018
The deadline to submit project nominations for Roads & Bridges' 2018 Recycling Awards has been extended to Dec. 5. Nominations are accepted in the following categories: cold planing, full-depth recycling, hot in-place recycling and cold in-place recycling. Please list as many job challenges as...
I-235 highway widening and bridge project Oklahoma City

Image: Oklahoma DOT

News November 05, 2018
The project to widen I-235 to six through lanes and two auxiliary lanes from NW 36th Street to just north of NW 50th Street in Oklahoma City has been completed ahead of schedule and is now fully reopened to traffic.   Construction began in January 2017 and was projected to take about three years if...
infrastructure software
News October 30, 2018
Bentley Systems Inc., the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, recently announced some of their latest acquisitions, resources and services at the company’s 2018 Year in Infrastructure Conference in...
2018 Recycling awards
News October 26, 2018
You have only a few days left to nominate your recycling project to be considered for Roads & Bridges' 2018 Recycling Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 2. Nominations are accepted in the following categories: cold planing, full-depth recycling, hot in-place recycling and cold...
Grandview Interchange

Image: Colorado Department of Transportation

News October 25, 2018
Construction to connect U.S. highways 550 and 160 using the Grandview Interchange, also called the Bridge to Nowhere, could start in late 2019 southeast of Durango, Colo.   The $98.6 million project will require about two years to complete. The new alignment will allow the Colorado Department of...
I-269 Mississippi
News October 22, 2018
The last 9-mile stretch of a 30-mile segment of I-269 in north Mississippi will open Oct. 26 with a ceremony taking place at the intersection of I-269 and Getwell Road in De­Soto County.   This completes I-269 connecting I-55 near Hernando to Tennessee 385, and it will open shortly after a 10 a.m....
I-294 Central Tri-State Tollway project

Crews work on I-294 Central Tri-State Tollway Project. Image: Illinois Tollway

News October 17, 2018
Transportation officials gathered in the village of Justice in Cook County on Tuesday to affirm their commitment to building an interchange on the Tri-State Tollway at 88th Avenue/Cork Avenue in the Chicago suburb.   The Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County, village...
new freeway plans
News October 10, 2018
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to turn the U.S. 1 Capital Boulevard into a freeway from I-540 in Raleigh north through Wake Forest and will present its plans at public meetings this week.   The limited-access highway would be free of traffic lights and driveways, and...
SH 288 Toll Lanes Project
Article October 04, 2018
No road project comes down to statistics alone—though when you have a project as massive and challenging as our No. 2 road project of 2018, you might be forgiven a mea culpa for thinking so.   The $850 million SH 288 Toll Lanes project in Houston, Texas, consists of the expansion and rehabilitation...
Northwest Corridor Express Lanes
Article October 04, 2018
It did not happen until the opening day of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in Atlanta, Ga., but Zach Folmar finally saw more than enough qualified people.   The lack of skilled workers is not a new trend in the road and bridge construction market, but activity in the Atlanta area double-...
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Tunnel Project
Article October 04, 2018
Before most grand openings like this, customers are at least allowed to pass along in a line and look at the goods.   The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project will use the more traditional methods before the ribbon cutting. Everyone will have to stay off the property while just the workers mill...
I-40, Devil Dog Wash
Article October 04, 2018
“It’s a quiet little town.”   That’s how Gannett Fleming Project Manager Karen Hobbs describes the town of Flagstaff. And she’s not wrong. A small metropolis of 70,000 souls, Flagstaff is couched in the mountainous, arboreal landscape of northern Arizona, a region that sees more than 11,000 freeze-...
Springdale Northern Bypass (Future Highway 412)
Article October 04, 2018
Situated within the Boston Mountains and Springfield Plateau subregions of the Ozarks, the region of Northwest Arkansas (NWA) has more than doubled in population over the last two decades and is currently the 22nd fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country.   In order to meet the...
Weld County Road 49 Design-Build
Article October 04, 2018
Serving as one of the only major connections to Denver and the surrounding areas, Weld County Road 49 is a crucial farm-to-market corridor for the agricultural industry, and is a key thoroughfare for the regional oil and gas industry.   Before construction, the existing two-lane roadway was in poor...
I-75/University Parkway DDI
Article October 04, 2018
Since 2009, dozens of diverging diamond interchanges (DDIs) have been built across the U.S. None, however, have been delivered in the state of Florida until this year, when the I-75 Interchange Project at University Parkway in Sarasota involved the construction of the state’s first DDI along with...
Riverside Drive
Article October 04, 2018
Gathering Place, Tulsa’s Riverfront Park is a 66.5-acre park located in the heart of Tulsa, Okla.   It skirts the Arkansas River and is adjacent to a smattering of residential developments.   The City of Tulsa funded and administered the surrounding infrastructure projects through a sales tax and...
Lakefront West Project
Article October 04, 2018
The city of Cleveland has been up-and-coming for going on two decades now, and a significant contributor to this growth and enrichment has been smart investment in infrastructure—investment that sets community needs as priority one.   “The Lakefront West Project was a partnership between the Ohio...
U.S. 17 in Zolfo Springs
Article October 04, 2018
U.S. 17 is a major north-south arterial in the state of Florida, and provides the most direct route between Orlando and the southwest part of the state. Traversing through the cities of Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Zolfo Springs, Wauchula, Fort Meade and Bartow, the corridor serves as a major trucking...
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