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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. The article library contains all stories related to maintenance pulled from the rich archives of Roads & Bridges magazine and our Winter Maintenance supplement magazine

Case Studies March 27, 2015

The brine maker with advanced technology.

A few years ago, the City of Wauwatosa implemented a brine program for anti-icing and pre-wetting salt. As a pilot program, city officials were cautious when it came to investing in the upfront costs for an in-house brine maker without first seeing the results. Rather than batch their own brine,...
Products March 24, 2015
Attack the pothole epidemic with the DuraPatcher Spray Injection Patching method proven to be up to 10 times more effective than other patch repairs. Potholes are permanently patched in minutes and can be driven over immediately with the DuraPatcher 4-step process delivered through one nozzle:...
Products March 24, 2015
The Hi-Way Xzalt delivers a 70:30 ratio of dry/liquid material, reducing salt usage while accelerating ice melt. The mixed material delivered produces less material bounce and improves adhesion to the road, virtually eliminating over-application on roadside shoulders. Featuring a directional...
Products March 24, 2015
When it comes to winter maintenance, Cargill Deicing Technology offers deicing and anti-icing solutions that are easier on the environment. The product line includes granular deicers, automated and semi-automated brine-making systems and additives, and pavement overlay solutions for vehicle and...
News March 17, 2015
Now that winter looks to be finally on the wane, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is left with the task of assessing and addressing the state of its state-maintained roads and bridges—this coming after what has been characterized as the second-snowiest winter season in Rhode...
Case Studies March 13, 2015

The deicer flows freely without clumping.

While it may encompass just 25 lane miles, Rutland Township takes its winter maintenance responsibilities seriously. That’s why Jay Schultz, highway commissioner for the western Chicago suburb, made finding the right road deicer a top priority.   “I’ve tried spraying salt with calcium chloride, I’...
Videos March 11, 2015
Check out aerial footage taken by a drone over the S.R. 951/U.S. 41 Road Project in Naples, Fla.
Article March 02, 2015

The construction of MoDOT’s proven life-saving rumble stripes involves grinding them into the pavement, exposing what is very often a porous aggregate to the elements.

The largest asset for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is its pavement. MoDOT maintains more than 77,000 lane-miles of roads, making it the seventh-largest highway system in the U.S. An agency’s ability to maintain pavement conditions is impacted by multiple factors, not least of...
Article March 02, 2015

Both eastbound and westbound relief bridges to the White River were completely replaced from the footings on up.

Ask the common man to describe a cavern and you’d likely be regaled with the stuff of discovery tucked into a picturesque mountainous landscape.   But ask a construction contractor astride Prairie County, Ark.’s I-40 in early 2014 for the same, and you would get a very different story.   “Many of...
Article March 02, 2015

Total lift thickness for the roundabout was 6.5 in. The 19-mm mix was used for the first lift (2.5 in. thick) and second (2.25 in. thick), but Northeast Asphalt had to use a Wisconsin DOT higher ESAL mix for the 1.75-in. surface course.

Last year’s modern day Ice Age buried routes across the U.S. with its frozen malice.   Many public works officials had to pick through the remains of pavement during the spring and summer months of 2014.    Up in Wisconsin, the glacier-like effect left an 8.1-mile portion of State Trunk Highway (...
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....
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