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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 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...
News June 03, 2015

Proposed Illiana Expressway (Source: IDOT)

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected the proposed Illiana Expressway, which would have connected I-65 in Indiana with I-55 near Joliet, Ill., due to the state budget crisis.   The project conception began in 2010 with a memorandum of understanding between former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and former...
News May 05, 2015
There is a push in Washington state to finish the State Route 167 project. Washington state transportation officials consider the SR-167 Completion Project to be the critical missing link in the state's highway network.   The completion is expected to improve safety and reduce congestion along...
News April 29, 2015
Designers, contractors and government officials can submit their top road projects to be considered for the 2015 Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads list. This list receives media attention all over the U.S. To submit, go to www.roadsbridges.com, click on the Top 10 Road logo and then hit the...
News April 09, 2015
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) laid out a proposed plan to include a new section of South Loop 335 in Amarillo, Texas.  The new section of the loop would span about 7.8 miles and would include a four-lane section with a provision to expand to six lanes.   Transportation studies show...
News April 06, 2015
The WestConnect Corridor Coalition, a newly formed transportation coalition, plans to move forward with several Denver-area highway projects.   The purpose of coalition is to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan that will be used to inform Jefferson County, Colo. residents about the...
Article March 02, 2015
I-90 is the main east-west transportation corridor in the state of Washington, connecting the large population and business centers of the western half of the state with the agricultural industries and recreational areas that comprise the eastern portion.   The uninterrupted movement of people,...
Article March 02, 2015

The new “Twins” offer three 12-ft driving lanes, a 4-ft inside shoulder and a 10-ft outside shoulder, as well as portal extensions beyond the rock face.

Colorado. Hearing the name of this great state brings to mind images of snow-capped peaks, clear mountain water used to brew Coors beer and the soft melody of John Denver’s timeless song, “Rocky Mountain High.”   One of the primary benefits of living in Colorado is the availability of so many...
Case Studies February 19, 2015

This image shows the placement of TechCrete into a cavity that has been sawed and blown clean with compressed air. 

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is always on the lookout for durable solutions for pavement preservation. Degradation caused by natural forces, traffic and other means is a continual challenge for keepers of the infrastructure—they need to treat defects such as surface spalling, panel...
Article January 05, 2015
In north Louisiana, not far from the Arkansas state line, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has been undertaking a megaproject with the intent of tying together a wide array of communities via the I-49 North Corridor. And now it looks as though the home stretch is...
Article January 05, 2015
Once a tree-eating monster is caught up in all of it’s glory, the best results are going to be produced when there is a place mat involved. When the Army Corps of Engineers first scoured the proposed wetland-sensitive footprint of the Carolina Bays Parkway project in South Carolina, the primary...
Article January 05, 2015
How do you deliver 78,298 cu yd of ready mix concrete, 270,000 cu yd of paving concrete, move 1.2 million cu yd of dirt, rehabilitate 30,000 linear ft of sewer line, recycle 700,000 sq yd of concrete pavement, place 850,000 tons of aggregate base and 85,000 linear ft of concrete barrier wall all in...
Article January 05, 2015
Same as any metropolis, New Orleans has a good many functioning industries, but tourism is arguably the most crucial. The pull of the French Quarter’s historic cache and socially embraced infamy entwines with the business importance of the riverside Convention Center and the Superdome’s dual...
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