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Welcome to the Concrete Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the concrete road industry. This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. The product spotlights contain information and photos of equipment relevant to the industry. The article library contains all stories related to concrete roads pulled from the rich archives of Roads & Bridges magazine and our Concrete Progress supplements and special sections.

News January 12, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) approved a $75.9 million contract to build the USA Parkway connecting I-80 to U.S. 50 via the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.   Ames Construction won the contract bid $2 million below the next lowest bidder. The road project will be completed 125 days...
Article January 04, 2016
Historically, pavement engineers have strived to balance safety and driver comfort when designing long-lasting concrete pavements.   In recent years tire/pavement noise has become a hot-button issue for motorists and residents living near high-volume roadways alike. In the past this was a dilemma,...
Article January 04, 2016
The traveling public no longer has the time nor patience to suffer through prolonged and lengthy bridge replacement projects which disrupt traffic patterns for months and sometimes years at a time.    Avoiding such circumstances is exactly what the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) achieved...
Article January 04, 2016
RGG United Contractor Inc. (RGG) completed a major terminal gate repaving project at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport three months ahead of schedule, using reversible metal paving forms that were designed to accommodate different concrete depths.   The project was part of a $15.4 million...
Article January 04, 2016
Texas State Highway (SH) 71 serves as the primary access route leading to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).    It also is a major roadway for daily commuters from neighboring Bastrop County to the Austin metropolitan area and serves as one of two east/west high-capacity routes for...
Article January 04, 2016
Constructing, maintaining and reconstructing interstate highways can be accomplished in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.   Sustainability is an increasingly important element in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure because of limited dollars and natural resources.    ...
News December 30, 2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected a preferred developer for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, which remains on track for construction to begin in summer 2016 as the largest-ever highway project in the state.   This is the first highway public-private partnership in...
News December 17, 2015
With the passage of a five-year federal transportation bill, cement manufacturers will see a rise in consumption according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA).   The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will provide more than $305 billion to maintain and improve the nation’s...
Case Studies December 11, 2015

Husqvarna FS 8400 flat saw cuts through concrete patch

Concrete Cutting and Breaking Co. (CCB), were hired to saw cut 9-in.-thick concrete pavement on I-95 in Miami-Dade County, Fla. CCB cut damaged roadway locations into 1 ft x 6 ft x 9 in. thick sections, also known as patches, in order for Gosalia Concrete Constructor Inc. to remove the damaged...
News October 29, 2015
Concerns over the structural integrity of a 750-ton bridge spanning East Grand Boulevard in Corona, Ca., have led to the decision by state DOT officials to demolish and rebuild it.   The S.R. 91 on-ramp work is expected to cause traffic delays, but to not affect or delay completion of the S.R. 91...
News September 24, 2015
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) to identify and rectify the worst road choke points in the state.   In a speech made at the Brazoria County Transportation & Infrastructure Summit, Abbott said, “Texans’ quality of life and our state economy are...
News September 23, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration dropped its appeal to a judge’s ruling against the Illiana Expressway, a move that could mean a dead end for the controversial project.    The proposed tollway would link I-55 in the south suburbs with I-65 in Indiana, but would cost taxpayers more than $1.1...
News August 25, 2015
The new Magma for efficient crack sealing has a low loading height, faster heat-up and material recirculation for even heating and better visibility. Digital flow control for smooth, even material flow. New “no drip” ergonomic sealant wand. Fuel efficiency and fume control standard. Optional air...
News August 18, 2015
The U.S. 301 toll road is on schedule for a January 2016 construction start and projected project completion date of December 2018.  A $211.3 million federal loan will cover roughly a third of the overall $643 million project, with construction costs expected to total $471 million.   U.S. 301 would...
News August 13, 2015
The county seat of Williamson County now has boasting rights to an Illinois first: a  diverging diamond interchange. Planning for the project, which opened yesterday to traffic, dates back to 2003.   Moreover, the recently renamed The Hill Avenue, formerly Morgan Avenue, was widened to satisfy...
Case Studies August 06, 2015
THE CHALLENGE   In September 2013, floods ripped through Boulder County, Colo., massively damaging the roads—leaving many of them in very dangerous conditions for travelers heading into the mountains.   The stream bank parallel to Lee Hill Road had seriously eroded and was threatening the stability...
News July 20, 2015
According to an announcement by Washington state transportation officials, work on the beleaguered State Route 99 tunnel will resume on Nov. 23, with the boring machine known as “Big Bertha” set to emerge at the north end of the city’s downtown area approximately one year thereafter.   Moreover,...
News July 15, 2015
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published the final rule for national tunnel inspection standards that will serve as the foundation of the nation’s first standardized tunnel inspection program. It will be modeled after the FHWA’s successful bridge program established nearly a...
Case Studies July 10, 2015

Valve Box Lids to Grade on VDOT job in Newport News

Newport News, Va., has a population of approximately 183,000, making it the fifth most populous city in the state. Newport News Waterworks is a regional water provider, owned and operated by the City of Newport News that serves over 400,000 people in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and portions of...
News June 25, 2015
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (OKDOT) brought in experts from Colorado to determine how to repair I-35, which connects Oklahoma City and Dallas, after a major rockslide from the Arbuckle Mountains shut down a portion of the highway.   Oklahoma transportation officials estimate that up...
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