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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. 

EnviroTech Owl Canyon Road
Case Studies March 20, 2018
The Owl Canyon Corridor in northern Larimer County, Colo., is an 11-mile section of Larimer County Road 70 and 72 that serves as an important connection between U.S. Highway 287 and I-25. The westernmost three miles of the corridor is non-paved, consisting of a treated gravel surface.   As the...
Utah freeway
News March 15, 2018
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has made a final decision to convert U.S. 89 into a full freeway in Davis and Weber counties to connect Interstates 15 and 84.   UDOT approved and released late Tuesday a final state environmental study, making its decision for the new freeway final....
Belle Chasse Tunnel

Image: LaDOTD

News March 09, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) announced plans for the department to move forward with soliciting partners for its very first public-private partnership (P3).   The P3 venture would provide the estimated $122 million required to replace the Belle Chasse Tunnel...
carpool lanes
News March 05, 2018
The Ventura County Transportation Commission in California recently awarded an engineering contract to add carpool lanes to help relieve congestion on U.S. Highway 101.   The commission awarded a contract of up to $15.2 million to consulting firm WSP for preliminary engineering design and...

The Fast Lane Grant provided $60 million for a $183 million road project on I-10. Image: LADOTD

Article March 02, 2018
LOUISIANA: Protection keeps system exposed by Bill Wilson, Editorial Director   Nobody wants to put someone to work lining up hospital beds beside a dumpster.   Taking care of the health of any community should always be put in the forefront, even if roads and bridges are left wrapped in bandages....
road resurfacing
News March 02, 2018
A $28 million resurfacing project of I-894 between National Avenue and 84th Street in Milwaukee will begin this weekend, and when complete, will add 33% more capacity to that portion of the interstate, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).   The project will add a fourth...
Mountain View Corridor project

Image: Traffic Technology Today

News February 28, 2018
Engineering and planning consultant Michael Baker International (MBI) has announced completion of the second phase of the Mountain View Corridor project on S.R. 85 to the west of Salt Lake City.   MBI served as the lead designer for the second phase of the project, which included the full design...
interstate reconstruction and widening
News February 27, 2018
The Illinois Tollway is beginning work on the reconstruction and widening of the westbound side of the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between I-290 and York Road in Oak Brook.   More than 130,000 vehicles use this stretch of I-88 daily in the state. Electronic message signs and construction signage...
Big French Creek
Article February 26, 2018
When visitors drive by the portion of S.R. 299 in California known as Big French Creek, they may notice the rock-fall protection fence or perhaps other improvements; but they most likely have no idea what local residents, the traveling public and the California Department of Transportation (...
road widening
News February 23, 2018
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called Thursday for widening the congested I-95 in key spots in order to relieve long-running bottlenecks, starting at the New York state border and extending into southeastern Connecticut.   The plan calls for widening the southbound side of I-95 from the New York...
major highway projects
News February 21, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson announced the state’s intention to utilize federal Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds (GARVEE Bonds) to construct four major projects in three areas of Louisiana that have been...
interstate connection
News February 19, 2018
Officials anticipate the connection between I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a project 50 years in the making, will be open by late summer/early fall 2018.   Since I-95′s completion in 1969, plans called for creating a seamless link between the interstate and the turnpike. In 2018, project...
I-20 precast concrete
News February 15, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) will experiment with the use of precast reinforced concrete pavement on the eastbound on-ramp of I-20 west of the city of Shreveport.   The I-20 on-ramp is located near multiple truck stops in the area and gets a lot of heavy...
road widening
News February 09, 2018
A project to widen 6 miles of U.S. 95 in northwest Las Vegas has begun.   Las Vegas Paving won the $64.6 million general contract for the work between Durango Drive and Kyle Canyon Road. The project will expand the highway from four to six lanes to relieve congestion and improve safety, according...
multimodal projects
News February 09, 2018
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and waterways projects will benefit communities in 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.   The $41.5 million investment follows PennDOT's...
SH 288 in Houston

The updated SH 288 will include 40 new bridges and the rehabilitation of 13 bridges.

Article January 29, 2018
The city of Houston is booming, with new construction and development projects happening across the city at an astounding rate.   Texas State Highway 288 (SH 288) is a critical north-south transportation corridor for the greater Houston metro region, and it is under the strain of the region's...
highway construction
News January 24, 2018
The next section of I-11 in Nevada is scheduled to open Saturday morning—five days earlier than originally planned, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).   Starting at 8 a.m. that day, motorists will be allowed to drive along a 2-mile stretch of northbound I-11 between...
$1.9 billion I-405 widening in Orange County, Calif., gets underway
News January 22, 2018
Construction has begun on a $1.9 billion widening of California’s I-405, the largest project in the history of the Orange County Transportation Authority. The project is expected to run through 2023.   “That corridor is one of the most heavily congested corridors in the nation,” Ryan Chamberlain,...
News January 15, 2018
I have frost in my attic!! Help!! Also, Louisiana governor announces $600 million transportation plan, Arkansas motorists are not happy with the condition of the state's roads, and more. To hear the latest podcast, click here.
I-80 in Will County

Image: ILEPI

News January 15, 2018
An Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) study released last week emphasizes the growing safety and congestion problems on a 16-mile stretch of I-80 in the northeastern part of the state that connects six of Will County’s municipalities and traverses four waterways.   For the study, ILEPI...
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