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Asphalt Products November 26, 2014
Bomag’s CMI RS950B Reclaimer/Stabilizer offers a 950-hp C27 diesel engine, making it the world’s most powerful reclaimer/stabilizer. It economically delivers beneficial gradation and efficiency for tough asphalt reclamation or deep soil stabilization projects. The center-mount rotor distributes...
Asphalt Article October 06, 2014
In the construction of paved roads, one of the most important design aspects is the compaction of the subgrade material.   The specification for compaction of the subgrade materials has conventionally been set based on the Proctor compaction test (AASHTO T99) conducted on a particular subgrade...
Asphalt News September 25, 2014
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will go back to the drawing board after an environmental study revealed that a road project backed by former Gov. Robert McDonnell would cost $400 million more and destroy 120 more acres of wetlands than originally estimated. State Transportation...
Asphalt Article September 09, 2014
In July, the Northeast Anthony Henday Project, the final leg of the new ring road around Edmonton, Alberta, reached its halfway point.   The massive project includes the construction of 17 miles of six- and eight-lane divided roadway and 47 bridge structures, including 37 highway bridges and...
Asphalt Article September 09, 2014
The recent redesign of a disjointed section of the Arborway through Boston’s Forest Hills/Jamaica Plain neighborhoods became a transformative endeavor, as an army of designers, consultants, government agencies and stakeholder groups worked for months to strike a balance between livability and...
Asphalt Products July 30, 2014
Available in 125-, 200-, 260- and 400-gal tank capacities, CrackPro oil-jacketed melter/applicators for hot pour crack filling offer the industry’s fastest heat-up and recovery time, with material ready to apply in one hour. With both the burner and engine powered by diesel fuel, CrackPro Heated...
Asphalt Products July 30, 2014
Use the 1,000-gal trailer-mounted emulsion tank to conveniently supply your DuraPatchers or other pavement maintenance equipment. Heavy-duty 14,000 lb-capacity trailer uses a rectangular tube chassis with dual axles for easy towing on four E-rated tires. Turnkey package includes electric brakes,...
Asphalt News July 23, 2014
Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lacking desirable safety features cost Texas motorists a total of $25.1 billion statewide annually—more than $1,700 per driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area—due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related...
Asphalt News July 11, 2014
America’s rural heartland is home to nearly 50 million people, and its natural resources provide the energy, food and fiber that support the nation’s economy and way of life. But, a new report finds that the nation’s rural transportation system, which is critical to the nation’s booming agriculture...
Asphalt News July 09, 2014
The Illinois Tollway continued construction this week on the 75th Street Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Temporary, overnight ramp closures are scheduled to begin on the ramps connecting 75th Street to northbound I-294. Electronic message signs and directional signs will be put in...
Asphalt Products June 24, 2014
BOMAG’s MPH 364-2 reclaimer/stabilizer features a rear-slung rotor and is suited for soil stabilization and full-depth asphalt reclamation projects. This machine offers mobility and maneuverability on municipal jobsites and secondary county road projects. Cummins engine power and Automatic Power...
Asphalt Article June 24, 2014
Steely determination is needed to propel a car around a racetrack at the limit of adhesion, to push it through a corner always on the verge of sliding into the wall and not be distracted by thoughts about spinning off the track, into a barrier and off to the hospital. Drivers need confidence in...
Asphalt News March 11, 2014
The March issue of ROADS & BRIDGES covers the Sheldon G. Hayes award winners, which is the top asphalt-paving honor from the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Colorado's flood recovery efforts is this month's cover story. Tom Kuennen has authored a piece on how the state rebuilt much of...
Asphalt Article March 11, 2014
It is the biggest change in asphalt specifications in California since the state transportation department went to a quality control/quality assurance model in the 1990s, and that has a lot of people very nervous. Up against a July 1 implementation deadline, Caltrans engineers and representatives...
Asphalt Article March 11, 2014
When torrential rains unprecedented in memory wiped out miles of roads and bridges in Colorado’s populated Front Range last September, state, city and county road agencies joined with road contractors and civil engineers in an extraordinary public-private-sector effort to reopen the roadways before...
Asphalt Article March 11, 2014
Density is usually a good thing in asphalt pavement. The more density, the better. Occasionally road builders want gaps in the asphalt, though, voids that make the asphalt layer permeable. The asphalt lift on top of the concrete sub-base on U.S. 75, for example, was supposed to be permeable. Knife...
Asphalt Article March 11, 2014
When roads have term limits you know there is a chance of a strong candidate in something. A 15.3-mile stretch of I-44 in Jasper County, Mo., had reached the end of its time serving the motoring public, and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) was determined to meet its seven-year...
Concrete News January 08, 2014
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has unveiled a plan to allocate more than $800 million to fund expansions of I-10, U.S. 281 and Loop 1604.   Noting San Antonio drivers waste more than 40 million hours annually sitting in traffic on some regional roadways, TxDOT, the Alamo Regional...
Asphalt Products October 29, 2013
Public works departments that want to use one truck chassis for multiple tools can now order a DuraPatcher as a roll-off. The proven pothole patcher incorporates an emulsion tank, aggregate storage, diesel engine, controls and spray injection hose and nozzle for permanent repairs to potholes,...
Concrete News September 20, 2013
NTE Mobility Partners has been awarded a $531 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for I-35W in Tarrant County, Texas. The project will relieve one of the state’s most congested corridors and improve safety by upgrading the expressway and adding two new lanes in...

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