Asphalt Rollers

Top Road No. 3 2017
Article October 05, 2017
Situated only 15 miles outside the famous Las Vegas strip, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is comprised of 198,000 acres of protected, nationally significant geological and ecological resources.   Stretching through the conservation area is a 13-mile-long one-way picturesque roadway...
Colorado project embraces new approach
Article July 05, 2017
Unforeseen subgrade conditions, work-hour and construction-zone restrictions, heavy truck traffic and working in part of a floodplain—all these issues were encountered during the reconstruction of 30 miles of U.S. Rte. 85 (Ault to Wyoming) in northern Colorado.   Each of the issues had the...
Crews repave Texas Motor Speedway the right way
Article June 06, 2017
Having a ticket for some dry cleanings can lead to a lot of watching and waiting. Nobody would blame anyone if they walked out.   Many paying spectators were exiting early during races at the Texas Motor Speedway due to wet conditions. No matter how hard crews worked to dry the track, it usually...
Personal illumination keeps workers visible to motorists at night.

Personal illumination keeps workers visible to motorists at night.

Article January 03, 2017
As the largest hot-mix asphalt producer and asphalt paving contractor in the U.S., Oldcastle Materials Inc. has about one-third of its workforce out in the field dedicated to roadway projects.   As a result, many Oldcastle employees are exposed to higher risks related to work-zone safety. Oldcastle...
Article May 11, 2009
There is a slight parallelism between the state of our country today and in 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed landmark legislation intended to shore up the nation’s defense and strengthen business and trade. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, also referred to as the National...
Article April 02, 2009
Rising energy costs and the need to reduce greenhouse gases have focused growing attention on the potential benefits of warm-mix asphalt (WMA) in the U.S. Key environmental factors for using WMA include the potential for reduced emissions and energy consumption at the plant. However, state...
Article April 02, 2009
Most often when people think of California, they think of mild climates and warm weather. A place such as San Diego, where the temperature is eternally 70ºF and the sun is continually shining. The reality is that California’s climates vary more than any other state in the union. From the high...
Article February 01, 2006
Some highway repaving projects require more preparation than the existing pavement can afford. Generally, the structural integrity of the roadway, for one reason or another, has been compromised to the point where only complete excavation of the existing paving and even part or all of the sub-base...
Article February 21, 2003
If it's a weekday you can bet there are over 150,000 people in Kansas City, Mo., barely moving on a couch. The Grandview Triangle Interchange, where I-435, I-470 and Highway 71 meet in a tangled mess, is perhaps the most outdated of its kind. Containing three merging freeways and as many as 64...
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