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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

News February 25, 2015
Anticipating new development and increased traffic, one Texas city came up with a bold solution: a reconstructed roadway that preserves long-term sustainability while maximizing development potential.   The city of Rowlett, northeast of Dallas, is experiencing significant growth fueled by two...
Products February 24, 2015
SafeLane surface overlay is an 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...
News February 11, 2015
Once again the East Coast was forced to deal with a winter emergency and everything that comes with it. For New Jersey, that “it” was a 40-car pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one in the early morning hours of Feb. 10.   The accident has New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox...
Article February 06, 2015

Photo courtesy of the Virginia DOT.

During the winter season the state of Vermont becomes a playground drawing people from across the country to enjoy activities such as skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Unfortunately, the very same snow and ice that creates a winter wonderland in the mountains also creates a winter gauntlet on...
Case Studies February 04, 2015

The DuraPatcher provides a permanent repair by spraying a mixture of emulsion-coated aggregate with sufficient force to compact the mixture as it is applied in layers.

In the far northern reaches of the continental U.S., pavement maintenance supplies can often be in short supply, depending on the time of year. This can seriously impede pothole patching as asphalt plants close for the winter. The City of Fargo, ND, only 160 miles from Canada, took matters into its...
Products January 26, 2015
The GL3000PMC Wing Plow-Tow Plow Guidance Laser reduces costly damages caused by wing strikes by 80-100%, greatly reducing downtime and improving safety. The GL3000PMC uses an ultra-bright green laser-spot to establish a wing plow or tow plows trailing edge location before you get there. The laser-...
Article December 04, 2014
As Larry Gescher tries to end a game of communication hopscotch in the state of Oregon, he is tossing more than one pebble out into the construction marketplace.   His new firm would probably prefer to work out of the square offering bridge construction and rehab, but he’ll also take more unique...
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...
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