Maintenance

Welcome to the Maintenance Channel, a special section that provides the user an in-depth look at the road and bridge maintenance industry. 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 maintenance 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.

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...
Typical traffic paint and tape do not provide effective delineation during wet, nighttime conditions. Steel-casting snowplowable markers have been used by the Kentucky...
When it comes to snowplowing operations, most public-works agencies historically have applied an ad-hoc approach, defined by geography and relying on individual drivers to...
Road weather sensors are widely used in road weather information system (RWIS) applications and, to a lesser extent, as components of recent weather-responsive advanced...
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...
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...
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...
It was a prickly situation. The weeds had to be removed, but using herbicides too near a water supply can be a dicey proposition due to federal regulations. Mowing weeds...

Products

  • 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...
  • Dust emissions can cause respiratory health problems, visibility hazards, crop damage and complaints from residents and businesses. The EPA has...
  • Cargill Deicing Technology offers two options for brine making to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals: the new AccuBatch...
  • ClearLane enhanced deicer helps winter maintenance professionals fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. Providing performance at low...
  • Winter maintenance professionals now have an option for accurate, affordable brine making with the AccuBatch brine maker. The system provides...
  • 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-...
  • SafeLane surface overlay HDX is a vital anti-icing tool that helps prevent ice and frost from forming on roadways and bridges. The patented...
  • For use on any pedestrian walkway, SafeLane surface overlay CA-48 helps prevent slippery conditions. A patented epoxy-aggregate pavement overlay,...
  •   SafeLane surface overlay is a vital anti-icing tool that helps prevent ice and frost from forming on walkways, roadways and bridges. The...
  • Introducing the new AccuBatch brine maker from Cargill Deicing Technology. Built by the makers of the AccuBrine automated brine maker—the most...
Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge in Australia was the largest road and bridge project in Queensland’s history, necessary to meet the region’s future highway...
In 2010, construction began on a massive new park system in the Louisville area. One key goal of the project was to link four major parks with a park...
Florida has doubled in population every 20 years for the past 80 years, pushing its infrastructure to the max in many parts of the state. To move...
When Cargill Deicing Technology officially decided to increase its environmental commitment, it were not making empty promises. Not only did the...
It is no secret that winter maintenance offers up its own set of challenges for contractors. Unpredictable weather, pedestrian safety concerns and...
According to the Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA), United States Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the number of...

Roads&Bridges Videos

 

Industry News

Another six S.R. 520 bridge pontoons began floating out of the Aberdeen, Wash., casting basin late last night, marking completion of the fourth of...
The April issue of Roads & Bridges magazine features our continuing Bridge Rescue coverage, along with stories on bridge and pavement...
A power line helped create a power forward.   Plans for the reconstruction of U.S. 6 in Colorado originally called for a 20-night traffic shift...