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Road Construction News May 27, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration announced this week it would increase spending on road and bridge repairs by nearly $3 billion during the next six years, but the state’s transportation secretary said the state still won’t get ahead of deteriorating roads.   The Illinois Department...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 26, 2016
A convoy of U.S. Army vehicles will be cruising Interstate 69 in Michigan’s St. Clair and Lapeer counties in late June to test driverless and connected vehicle technology.   The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the Michigan Department of...
Road Construction News May 26, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $200 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to finance the construction of additional lanes and improvements on New Hampshire’s I-93 from Salem to...
Road Construction News May 25, 2016
In an effort to bolster exposure of both large-scale and tighter, community-based road and bridge construction projects, the editors at Roads & Bridges are putting out a call for video submissions.   We invite construction professionals, DOT members and enthusiasts to submit videos showcasing...
Maintenance Case Studies May 25, 2016
Drainage systems are critical components of any type of construction, and flooding is always a risk to consider when completing public works projects. Maintenance and rehabilitation to storm water systems must be performed quickly and efficiently to prevent any significant damage from forming or...
Highway Construction News May 25, 2016
For too long, congestion and gridlock have been the norm for the one million cars and 150,000 commercial trucks that use San Bernardino’s Devore Interchange weekly. During peak times, it’s not uncommon for traffic to exceed five miles.  Bumper-to-bumper traffic conditions on the interchange...
Highway Construction News May 25, 2016
When a section of freeway settles a bit, taking a high-tech approach to the repair work allows the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to give the roadway a lift without digging up the pavement.   That’s now the case along the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) in the Scottsdale area, where ADOT is...
Retaining Walls Products May 24, 2016
Redi-Rock is an engineered retaining wall system that has been used by engineers on critical road and bridge projects around the world. Designed for engineers, by engineers, Redi-Rock offers a variety of resources to make designing road and bridge retaining walls easier.
Equipment Products May 24, 2016
IAS produces and distributes The Trucker series of truck and trailer ladders. Their ANSI-rated aluminum ladders combine safety, versatility, and convenient storage. Their safety-engineered boat and dock ladders include Tooner Pontoon Ladders and Docker Dock Ladders. IAS portable aluminum work...
Safety Products Products May 24, 2016
FlaggerJoe introduces a safety sign system that provides benefits to flaggers around the world. The bright orange waterproof canopy and double warning flags increase work-zone visibility as well as provide heat and rain relief along with UV-Sun protection. Includes rolling base for mobility.  The...
Safety Products Products May 24, 2016
NITE Beams' rechargeable LED vests emit beams into the darkness, visible up to 1/4 mile in each direction and can be seen in any weather condition. The vests are ANSI/SEA 107-2010 compliant. Class 2 and Class 3 are available. LED Colors include red, green, blue, pink, orange or white. Vest comes in...
Saws Products May 24, 2016
The Husqvarna CS 10 gives contractors the flexibility of using a high-frequency wall saw and a wire saw in a single system. It is coupled to the wall saw’s operating unit, track and power supply, giving users an easily mounted unit that cuts all kinds of openings with precision.
Snow / Ice Removal Chemicals Products May 24, 2016
Cargill Deicing Technology offers GreenBlast, a deicing liquid brine additive enhanced with magnesium chloride. GreenBlast helps increase the anti-icing capabilities of salt brine by reducing the freezing point of water and increasing ice melting at colder temperatures. What’s more, GreenBlast...
Joint Sealing Machines Products May 24, 2016
Cimline’s Magma Series in 150, 230 and 410-gallon capacities features efficient crack sealing.  AutoStart informs operators of ready-to-seal status with three green lights. Digital Flow Control guarantees even material flow. No Drip ergonomic sealant wand eliminates drips. Optional air compressor...
Bridge Construction News May 24, 2016
In 2011, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) spent more than $5 million to rebuild a bridge overpass near Newport to accommodate taller freight trains.   However, soon after the project was completed, the agency discovered that it hadn’t been built quite high enough.   The most...
High-Speed Rail News May 24, 2016
Crews will build downtown Roanoke’s Amtrak platform starting this fall, one year before the expected start of passenger train service, according to a state official.   Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation spokeswoman Bethany Wolfe said Amtrak plans to begin service in the fall of...
Equipment Products May 24, 2016
Calbond provides its customers with numerous “special bend” capabilities. The company specializes in producing conduit runs from complex layouts. It can create custom segment bends in a variety of radii, including large-diameter and difficult-to-field bend stubs and offsets equipped with large-...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 23, 2016
Those driving through Pittsburgh in the next few weeks might see Uber's first test self-driving car taking a spin through the streets. The hybrid Ford Fusion car, out of Uber's Advanced Technologies Center, will be gathering mapping data and testing out its autonomous driving abilities, according...
Funding News May 23, 2016
Associations representing state departments of transportation, legislatures and the nation's governors worked this month to head off a Senate appropriations provision that could potentially take away billions of dollars in already-authorized highway funds.   The groups sent joint letters to Senate...
Funding News May 23, 2016
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