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smart corridor
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News July 20, 2018
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is preparing to transform a 30-mile stretch of I-24 from Nashville to Murfreesboro into the state's first smart corridor designed to notify motorists and keep traffic moving when an accident takes place.   Work is expected to be done in several...
Steel Beams Videos July 20, 2018
Founded in 1931, High Steel Structures is among North America’s largest bridge fabricators and plays a major role in building—and rebuilding—the nation’s infrastructure.
road bridge construction business news
Equipment News July 20, 2018
Epiroc becomes fully independent company June 18, 2018—The shares of Epiroc AB, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, have started trading on Nasdaq Stockholm in Sweden. This marks the start of Epiroc as a fully independent company...
Public transit safety rules
Law News July 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued two final regulations to strengthen the safety of public transportation systems, the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan rule and the Safety Certification Training Program rule.   With these actions, FTA has...
Road and bridge construction podcast
News July 19, 2018
Roads & Bridges visits the I-88 project in Oak Brook, Ill., and talks with Illinois Tollway Chief Engineer Paul Kovacs. Officials break ground on a new bridge project connecting Michigan to Canada, third parties in Florida can challenge permits for infrastructure projects that could harm the...
Pensacola Bay Bridge

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Bridge Construction News July 19, 2018
Cracks in newly placed concrete during the current construction of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Florida recently caused two temporary halts to work on the deck of the $400 million span, state officials told the Navarre Press Wednesday.   The work stoppage was specifically on the new concrete bridge...
Concrete Videos July 19, 2018
Contractors choose Rapid Set Concrete Mix due to the ease of use, speed, high bond strength and extreme durability. 
NAPA Asphalt survey report
Asphalt News July 18, 2018
Nearly 39% of asphalt pavement mixture produced in 2017 was produced as warm-mix asphalt at reduced temperatures, which decreases energy demands, reduces air emissions, and improves compaction at cooler temperatures, according to the latest survey report from the National Asphalt Pavement...
ALL Crane
Cranes Case Studies July 18, 2018
It is often said that football is a game of inches. So is using two cranes to set 120,000-lb bridge beams.   “With those final, exacting adjustments, you absolutely must have selected the right machines and the most experienced operators,” said Edwin Suazo, project coordinator for ALL Sunshine...
virtual traffic lights
Traffic Signals News July 17, 2018
Researchers have launched a pilot program which replaces physical traffic light systems with virtual alternatives.   The challenge of improving road traffic flows and the effectiveness of traffic control methods is at the heart of a new research project led by engineer Rusheng Zhang, together with...
Traffic safety campaign
Road Traffic Safety News July 17, 2018
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has partnered with the states of Georgia, South Carolina and other southern states for the second annual Operation Southern Shield.   Georgia's Governor's Office of Highway Safety says starting this week drivers need to be hyper-aware...
Autonomous vehicle research
Automated Vehicles News July 17, 2018
Purdue University is launching an autonomous vehicle innovation hub where students and faculty will research a range of issues related to the technology, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and public policy.   The new center—called the Innovation Hub for Connected and Autonomous...
Wes Guckert
Web Exclusive Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Article July 17, 2018
According to the BRT Centre of Excellence, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a major source of transportation for millions every day. There are 54 cities across Latin America that have a BRT system, transporting nearly 20 million people on a daily basis. Latin America makes up 62% of the global demand for...
New NY Bridge
Bridge Construction News July 16, 2018
The Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project is nearing another construction milestone this week, as crews are performing concrete pours to complete installation of the final concrete road deck panel on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge's still-under-construction span.   The deck panels sit on top of the...
Bridge design
News July 13, 2018
The latest Bridge Quiz from McElhanney Consulting Services is sure to sharpen the senses. To take the quiz, click here. 
traffic signal upgrades
Traffic Signals News July 13, 2018
Gov. Tom Wolf announced yesterday that 70 municipalities in the state of Pennsylvania will receive more than $31 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across the state's communities.   "This is the fourth round of funding disbursed to support increased safety...
Kentucky bridge program
Bridge Construction News July 13, 2018
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) has launched a six-year, $700 million program to replace or rehabilitate 1,000 bridges across the state.   A team led by Stantec is working with KTC on identifying and prioritizing which bridges to address first. The program will include a mix of delivery...
WV Turnpike ABC
Accelerated Construction Case Studies July 12, 2018
The West Virginia Turnpike, an 88-mile four-lane toll road including stretches of I-77 and I-64, is a winding and elevated highway through mountainous terrain. There are 116 bridges on the Turnpike, and prior to 2016, the average bridge age was 32 years old. In 2016, the Turnpike commenced a...
Road construction
News July 12, 2018
Crews continued to pave westbound lanes on I-88 near York Road in Illinois. Roads & Bridges was on the scene and took some 360 photos. Stay tuned for a video on the project.
Merchants Bridge St. Louis

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Bridges News July 12, 2018
Replacement of the 128-year-old Merchants Bridge in St. Louis will proceed as scheduled, with the railroads that own the span stepping up to fund the full $172 million cost.   The Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) of St. Louis and area elected officials had sought a federal grant to cover a...
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