Maintenance

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. 

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...
Article April 08, 2016
Among the public trusts that touch the lives of pretty much every American, by either circumstance or necessity, the highway and road infrastructure system is arguably the most crucial.   Its maintenance is therefore of the utmost importance to each state-level department of transportation. As such...
News March 24, 2016
The only road leading to Alaska’s North Slope oil fields is at risk of severe flooding during the coming spring thaw. Climate experts believe the conditions will be similar to those that intermittently closed portions of the remote highway for more than two months in 2015.   State transportation...
News March 18, 2016
Arkansas gave official interstate designation to a 44-mile stretch of road between I-55 Crittenden County and U.S. Highway in the city of Jonesboro.  The move to designate this section of U.S. Highway 63 as the Future I-555 has been in the works for decades but was recently made a reality with an...
News February 29, 2016
A rockslide shut down both northbound and southbound lanes of I-75 in Campbell County, Tenn. The highway, located approximately 30  miles from the Kentucky border, will likely be closed for weeks to come as crews clean up debris that fell onto the road.   Environmental factors like a recent...
Article February 08, 2016
For some, imagining farm country in the winter can conjure up peaceful bucolic scenes of snow blanketing an expansive and dormant landscape—the crops have been harvested, and it is a state of rest.    On the roads, however, these landscapes receive such snow in the winter as to create a state of...
News February 08, 2016
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) disputed a report released by the nonprofit transportation research group TRIP (The Road Information Program) that found that 25% of New Mexico’s roads are in poor condition, and 16% of bridges are either structurally deficient or obsolete.   The...
News January 29, 2016
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would rather be safe than sorry. FDOT held a winter weather exercise to test out its winter operations equipment in order to avoid a situation two years ago where they were unprepared for icy road conditions.   Ian Satter, spokesperson for the Florida...
News January 25, 2016
A snowstorm dumped as much as 20-30 in. of snow in some states like New York, Maryland and Virginia this past weekend shut down major roadways and public transit for much of the weekend.  Snow plows are still working to clear and deice roadways, and transit is slowly returning to normal operation...
News January 20, 2016
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is investing in technology to assist with snow removal for the state’s roadway system.   Technological advances ODOT is taking include the use of weather stations, embedding sensors in the roadways and equipping snow plows with in-cab touch-screen...
News January 15, 2016
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) to halt all tunneling activity at the $3.1 billion Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project in Seattle after a 35-ft-long sinkhole appeared earlier this week.   The order to stop all tunneling work reflects a shift from the state’s...
News January 04, 2016
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said it will begin testing license plate-tracking technology to monitor “unpermitted overweight vehicles.”   The initiative was spurred by damage caused by an overweight semi passing over I-65 southbound Wild Creek bridge in Tippecanoe County. Crews...
News December 30, 2015
Officials within the Alaska Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are looking at budget cuts outlined in Governor Bill Walker's recently published state budget proposal in advance of a pending legislative session. Cuts that may well have a significant impact on the agency’s ability to address...
News November 24, 2015
The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3) has released a new training learning management system (LMS) within the American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Web environment. The TC3 was originally launched in the summer of 2000 as a Federal Highway...
News November 23, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is testing new GPS technology in Southwest Michigan to help the public track of what major roadways snowplows are working on this winter.   Using GPS technology, members of the public will be able to see the location of plow trucks and where salt is...
News November 16, 2015
The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3) has announced its third annual meeting, which will take place April 10 to 14, 2016, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The meeting is an opportunity for members and interested parties to learn more about the TC3...
News November 11, 2015
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transportation Operation and Management LLC (TOM), which is VDOT’s partner in emergency response for the state’s I-77 mountain tunnels, recently hosted a training exercise involving real-world possibilities in effort to draw up emergency response...
News November 09, 2015
The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3) has announced the launch of its new learning management system (LMS) and website. The TC3 has migrated courses to a new LMS platform that leverages AASHTO resources. An improved user experience with new functionality and new and updated...
News November 06, 2015
Two major changes are coming to the I-70 Mountain Corridor including implementation of Passenger Vehicle Traction and Chain Laws, and the launch of the I-70 Mountain Express Lane. CDOT will continue to implement a variety of different operational strategies in the corridor, including safety...

Each winter, the Idaho Transportation Department is charged with snow and ice control on over 12,000 lane-miles of highway covering mountain passes to rolling hills and valley floors.

Case Studies October 30, 2015
The mission of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is clear-cut: “Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.” To verify and then evaluate and continuously improve the effectiveness of its winter road maintenance operations, ITD is implementing key systems for monitoring road...
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