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This section offers several areas to explore: winter maintenance, snow and ice control, vegetation management, roadside and bridge maintenance, 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 specific maintenance types. The article library contains all stories related to maintenance pulled from the rich archives of Roads & Bridges magazine and our Winter Maintenance supplement magazine

Article July 10, 2014
The Red River Valley of western Minnesota and eastern North and South Dakota has a flooding problem: It happens all the time.   Instead of rebuilding the land, roads and bridges after every flood, communities and government agencies are trying to find ways to mitigate damage and allow life to...
Article July 08, 2014
For David Ward, a 52-year-old management consultant from Orange County, Calif., getting around on local streets near his Tustin home is “a mixed bag.”   Ward, a quadriplegic for the past 25 years, uses a specially equipped van and wheelchair to get to appointments, shopping and visit relatives. In...
Article June 24, 2014
Snow and ice operations are a signature function of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Snow and ice directly impact our customers’ daily routines in the winter months, and it is the department’s most visible operational function done by ODOT forces. Reflecting its importance, ODOT...
Products May 27, 2014
ClearLane enhanced deicer helps you fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. Providing better performance at lower temps, ClearLane enhanced deicer offers greater residual, less scatter, reduced clumping and a PNS-corrosion inhibitor in a non-leaching formula. What’s more, the U.S....
Products April 29, 2014
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two options for brine making to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals: the new AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker. Offering accurate salinity concentrations, hassle-free installation, operation and cleanout, brine...
News March 20, 2014
A punishing winter has melted away road-maintenance budgets across the country, and Virginia could be one of the hardest hit.   Snow-removal costs are coming in well over what was originally laid out by the Virginia DOT. Transportation officials say it could cost $200 million more than the $157...
Products February 25, 2014
Featuring an 860,000 BTU/hr burner and 5,000 ft of hose, the E5000 from Wacker Neuson quickly and economically thaws frozen ground up to 1-ft-deep per day, and speeds the concrete curing process of slab on grade, elevated slabs, poured walls/columns and bridge decks. Diesel, Natural Gas and Propane...
Products February 25, 2014
Dust emissions can cause respiratory health problems, visibility hazards, crop damage and complaints from residents and businesses. The EPA has strict open-air dust control regulations in place and companies who do not abide by the law may be struck with large fines. Not only does PennzSuppress D...
Products February 25, 2014
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two options for brine making to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals: the new AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker. Offering accurate salinity concentrations, hassle-free installation, operation and cleanout, brine...
News February 18, 2014
If you have road salt coming in from overseas, make sure the ship is decked out in American wear.   New Jersey’s supply of the snow-fighting material is running dangerously low, and officials are now trying to free a 40,000-ton shipment of rock salt sitting at a port in Maine. Officials were trying...
Article February 11, 2014
Most urban emergency snow-response programs focus on one aspect of travel: the automobile. Plow routes are designed to move vehicular traffic safely around the city. However, lifestyle changes are occurring now and people are using alternate modes of travel. Mass transit like light rail and bus,...
Article February 11, 2014
Typical traffic paint and tape do not provide effective delineation during wet, nighttime conditions. Steel-casting snowplowable markers have been used by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) since the 1980s to provide delineation under these conditions. In recent years there have been...
Products January 16, 2014
Winter maintenance professionals now have an option for accurate, affordable brine making with the AccuBatch brine maker. The system provides accurate, automated salinity concentration; affordable, professional-quality brine; and hassle-free installation, operation and cleanout, helping...
Products January 02, 2014
A state-of-the-art system that can produce approximately 5,000 gallons of brine per hour, the AccuBrine automated brine maker provides a fast, easy-to-use, fully automated process with accurate salinity concentrations. The system offers flexible programming options for making custom batches and hot...
Products December 19, 2013
SafeLane surface overlay HDX is a vital anti-icing tool that helps prevent ice and frost from forming on roadways and bridges. The patented technology retains deicing chemicals within the surface and releases them as temperatures drop below freezing, helping keep motorists safe from dangerous...
Products December 05, 2013
For use on any pedestrian walkway, SafeLane surface overlay CA-48 helps prevent slippery conditions. A patented epoxy-aggregate pavement overlay, this product is the only solution on the market to provide anti-icing and increased year-round traction. It retains deicing chemicals, helping prevent...
News October 28, 2013
With the state facing a $215 million annual backlog on critical infrastructure repair, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa DOT director Paul Trombino released a two-page memo last week with a series of proposals for raising additional road repair funds.   A total of nine ideas were presented in the...
Products September 24, 2013
Introducing the new AccuBatch brine maker from Cargill Deicing Technology. Built by the makers of the AccuBrine automated brine maker—the most recognized name in brine makers—winter maintenance professionals now have an option for accurate, affordable brine making. The new system provides accurate...
Products August 27, 2013
With the AccuBrine automated brine maker from Cargill Deicing Technology, creating your own brine on demand has never been easier or more affordable. Automated controls eliminate the time, guesswork and human error normally associated with production. Even cleanout is easier and, more importantly,...
Products June 14, 2013
BrineXtreme is Henderson’s line of professional salt brine systems. The process of producing brine begins with a brine-making tank—available in stainless steel or fiberglass—that is capable of holding up to 5 cu. yd of salt; the stainless steel brine tank is expandable to 8 cu. yd and is 100% self-...