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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

Products October 29, 2014
The Python 5000 from SuperiorRoads is a one-person operated pothole patcher that repairs potholes in less than two minutes, while the operator stays safely in the cab. The patches outlast the surrounding pavement. Python 5000 also has the unique ability to repair utility cuts or long cracks in...
Products October 28, 2014
Permanent solution to potholes and 18%-better fuel economy with Tier IV engine. Physical size reduced for easier handling with no loss in performance. New low- profile design for better visibility. Spray injection method recognized as the lowest cost per patch. Also effective for road repairs...
Products October 28, 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 October 28, 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...
Case Studies October 24, 2014

Pavement overlay helps protect the bridge.

Located on a rural portion of Interstate 76 in eastern Colorado, a bridge near the town of Hudson needed infrastructure protection and safer winter driving conditions. When the University of Colorado Denver wanted to conduct a study involving the effects of an anti-icing pavement installation, this...
Case Studies October 10, 2014

An application vehicle at MRDC prepares for a run.

MRDC Operations Corp. (MRDC), a private enterprise responsible for maintaining and rehabilitating a 121-mile highway connecting the cities of Fredericton and Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, began manufacturing and using salt brine several years ago for pre-wetting road salt during deicing...
News September 30, 2014
If you are parked in a ski resort in Colorado’s I-70 mountain corridor, you might receive a notice from the Colorado DOT. It all depends on the shape of your tires.   Back on Feb. 9, I-70 was a winter nightmare when motorists had trouble maintaining traction on the highway, adding hours to commute...
Products September 24, 2014
Installed as many as 50 years ago, many culverts are significantly rusted and near failure. A "fish friendly" solution to these failing culverts that is economical, easy-to-install and non-disruptive to the motoring public is imperative.   Snap-Tite offers an interior open-profiled HDPE pipe...
Products September 24, 2014
SafeLane surface overlay 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 and pedestrians safe from...
Products September 24, 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....
Case Studies September 19, 2014

 
Abraxus Salt uses the deicing product on sidewalks, roads and parking lots for a number of commercial businesses

After more than 40 years in the snowfighting industry, Frank Dedon has witnessed his share of winter maintenance products. Experimenting with a variety of deicers over the years, including molasses-treated salt and salt mixed with various liquids, Dedon found many deicing products to be ineffective...
Article September 09, 2014
When a destructive landslide unexpectedly closed historic Beaminster Tunnel in southwest England, it cut off a busy transportation route and threatened to damage the economy of the nearby town, which relied on the northern access roadway.   Originally opened to horse-drawn traffic in 1832, the...
Article September 09, 2014
U.S. transportation agencies are facing unprecedented challenges of tremendous proportions.   On the cusp of a historic infrastructure crisis, the Federal Highway Administration estimates that $170 billion in capital investment is needed on an annual basis to significantly improve the conditions...
Article September 08, 2014
In most parts of the country, the average lifespan of a snowflake increased dramatically last winter. Public works officials are hoping the numbers are not doctored in 2014-15.   An unforgiving polar vortex inflated snowfall totals and dropped average temperatures, taxing even the agencies built...
Article September 08, 2014
Persistent cold combined with numerous precipitation events last winter challenged snow fighters from the Midwest to the East Coast and points south to the Gulf Coast. Winter 2013-14 broke records and demanded flexibility in winter-maintenance tactics.   Public agencies responded with ingenuity,...
Article September 08, 2014
These days the Iowa Department of Transportation talks a lot about dashboards, especially when it comes to our maintenance operations. With more than 900 snowplows, that is a lot of actual dashboards—but the ones we talk the most about can be viewed on a desktop, laptop, tablet or other mobile...
Article September 08, 2014
In the past two decades or so, anti-icing has been gradually adopted by North American highway agencies as a proactive approach to addressing winter driving safety.   Fixed automated spray technology (FAST) systems are designed as a fixed-asset technology for anti-icing at specific target areas,...
Article September 08, 2014
The Great Winter of 2013-14 will be remembered by tens of millions as one of the coldest and snowiest in memory. For months on end extreme weather conditions pummeled the Eastern Seaboard, Midwest and even the Deep South with some of the largest snowfall volumes and lowest temperatures recorded...
Products August 27, 2014
The BrineXtreme Pro from Henderson Products is a mid-range brine maker. This standalone system offers honest plug-and-play setup. System highlights include: 100% automated brine production; 100% repeatability; accurate to 0.001 SG; production rates up to 6,000 gal per hour; self-contained design;...
Products August 27, 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...
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