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Highway Construction News September 27, 2016
Motorists will get their first look in a little over a week at ideas that South Carolina transportation officials are considering for reducing congestion at the intersection of I-20, I-26 and I-126.   The list of final contenders will be outlined during a session on Oct. 4 at Seven Oaks Elementary...
Funding News September 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of $5 million to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal citizens initiate, improve and enhance transit service on tribal lands.   FTA’s Tribal Transit Program, which provides a...
UAV Products September 26, 2016
The Topcon Falcon 8 is designed for inspection and monitoring applications. Featuring interchangeable payloads, the Falcon 8 makes offers a way to conduct close-up inspections of infrastructure, stream live video, or take high-definition georeferenced true color RGB and thermal images...
Road Construction News September 26, 2016
Nearly a year after unprecedented flooding struck South Carolina last October, the state still has 22 roads closed because dams failed in their areas and another seven closed because bridges on them need to be replaced.   That was the assessment in the Sept. 15 monthly recovery report from the...
Accelerated Construction News September 26, 2016
For the second time this month, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is replacing a bridge in East Providence within 80 hours. The agency began the replacement of the McCormick Quarry Bridge starting on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m.   RIDOT says the bridge, built in 1959, has been...
Editorial/Commentary Article September 23, 2016
The editors of Roads & Bridges visited the site of the $475 million Jane Byrne Interchange project in Chicago, Ill., earlier this summer. The interchange is the meeting place for the I-90 Kennedy Expressway, the I-290 Eisenhower, and the I-94 Dan Ryan.   Click photo below to view slideshow.  
Road Construction News September 23, 2016
Nebraska is slated to invest nearly $300 million for eight long-delayed highway projects and will begin design work on 12 others with the goal of finishing them all by 2033.   Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the project list Thursday at the Capitol. The projects will receive funding through a $450...
Transportation Management News September 22, 2016
Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and the Kansas Department of Transportation to continue providing staff, consulting and operational support to the Kansas and Missouri bi-state traffic management system known as Kansas City Scout, continuing...
Road Construction News September 22, 2016
The team at Roads & Bridges invites all our readership to participate in our annual State of the Industry survey. We want to hear about how you think the 2016 construction season has been, what's happening in your region and what you expect 2017 to be like for your company.    Please take a few...
Highway Construction News September 22, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded a $99.2 million contract for reconstruction of a 1.2-mile stretch of Interstate 40 Business/U.S. 421 in Winston-Salem, dubbed the Business 40 Improvement Project.   The agency awarded the contract to a team made up of Flatiron...
Safety Products September 21, 2016
The Bantam6 self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) from WernerCo has the ability to reduce fall distance by up to 5.5 ft. Bantam6 SRLs extend and retract automatically during typical use, ensuring maximum productivity and safety at the same time. The Bantam6's brake mechanism activates immediately in the...
Retaining Walls Case Studies September 21, 2016
For several years, the busy intersection of Lafranier Road and South Airport Road in Traverse City, Mich., near the Cherry Capital Airport was also one of the most dangerous. The steep, 12% grade at the end of Lafranier Road made it difficult for drivers to stop as they approached the South Airport...

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Traffic Management News September 21, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced today the expansion of its Real Time Traffic System (Go-Time) with additional displays along 30 miles of the Route 24 corridor, from Fall River to Randolph.  This expansion will include 9 signs, providing travel times to 20...
Maintenance News September 21, 2016
After six months, and more than 100,000 cubic yards of debris, Highway 14 in north Idaho has finally reopened to traffic following a historic landslide.   The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) says the final shovels of dirt were removed last month. The highway finally reopened without any lane...
Pavement Maintenance Products September 21, 2016
Learn the basics of pavement preservation in this one-hour course, part of TC3’s Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series. Ideal for highway construction and maintenance teams, this training covers identifying common surface distresses in pavement; distinguishing between distresses caused by...
Equipment Products September 20, 2016
EARTHMAX SR 49 (L-4) is an All Steel radial tire that has been engineered for loaders and dozers. EARTHMAX SR 49 provides optimum performance in severe mining operations requiring exceptional traction.
Equipment Products September 20, 2016
EARTHMAX SR 46 for rigid haul trucks is BKT’s innovative response to severe rocky, abrasive and harsh mining environments. This tire has been specifically designed to carry heavy loads, offering superior resistance to cuts and chips as well as a long tire life cycle. The All Steel casing and belts...
Bridges News September 20, 2016
A new $4.3 million bridge using modern-day composite material is open to traffic in Thomaston, Maine.   The new Wadsworth Street bridge spanning the St. George River will have a formal opening ceremony on Oct. 5.   The 300-ft long, 36-ft wide bridge replaces a span that has been in place since 1928...
Safety Videos September 20, 2016
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) realizes the benefits of adopting a digital print system for traffic sign production using the TrafficJet Print System.
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