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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. 

News April 18, 2016
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has issued its notice to proceed to North Perimeter Contractors to begin work on the $800 million I-285/SR 400 Improvement Project in Atlanta.   According to GDOT, the corridor handles 420,000 vehicles. As of now the notice authorizes right of way...
News April 15, 2016
Nebraska this week saw passage of the Transportation Innovation Act (L960), a bill that increases funding for Nebraska transportation projects and authorizes design-build project delivery, Construction Manager/General Contractor delivery, and the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) for...

A completed riser project in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Case Studies April 14, 2016
Founded in 1916, Rieth Riley Construction is a large paving firm, serving Indiana and Michigan with 30 asphalt plants. With that kind of paving volume, and a nearly century-long history, the firm has rigorously tested hundreds of infrastructure solutions, and the tools and techniques that make the...
News April 11, 2016
Indiana’s East-West Toll Road is set to receive a $200 million makeover and work begins today. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, it is to be the largest project undertaken by the toll road since its original construction in 1954.   The project’s scale includes the...
Case Studies April 06, 2016
A 31-mile stretch of I-70 near Richfield, Utah—from mile marker 18 to mile marker 49—was in serious need of repair. Two lanes in each direction of interstate concrete pavement had corner breaks, surface and joint spalls and panel-length cracking. In addition to heavy traffic, this area receives an...

All lanes of traffic remained open during construction of the Redi-Rock retaining walls, which are designed to install quickly and within a small footprint.

Case Studies March 31, 2016
THE CHALLENGE In 2015, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) began work on the multi-million-dollar New Circle Road widening project in Lexington. The scope of the project included nearly 3.2 miles of lane additions, shoulder widening, on-ramp and exit ramp realignment, and bridge widening...
News February 12, 2016
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced a $1 billion, 20-year project to add two lanes along 17 miles of I-75 to better accommodate the 120,000 vehicles that use it each day.   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson endorsed the move, saying it would improve commerce and...
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...

Husqvarna FS 8400 flat saw cuts through concrete patch

Case Studies December 11, 2015
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...
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